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First, let's make clear that the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island if the team doesn't move to the former Interstate 195 land along the Providence River in the Capital City. So with Pawtucket's loss already a sunk and unknowable cost, let's … more
BOSTON – A special panel examining the Mass. Bay Transit Authority has recommended a series of measures to bolster the agency, including creating a five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board and the development of one, five- and 20-year … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie M. Baker last week signed legislation authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities, bringing the total funding available for construction this spring to $300 million. An additional … more
PROVIDENCE – The co-chairs of the Joint Municipal Shared Services Study Commission this month announced legislation that takes another step toward facilitating shared services among Rhode Island's municipalities. While there are existing … more
Pawtucket Red Sox president James J. Skeffington spent the last few days making the political rounds, visiting city and state leadership to lay out the details of his plan to build a … more
The possibility of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? more
Rhode Island is a perennial on the "worst state" lists that calculate tax burdens, imposing some of the highest property taxes in the nation. The most recent listing last week, by the online financial-news site WalletHub, ranked the Ocean … more
CRANSTON – Rhode Island's request for a major disaster declaration after the Jan. 26 blizzard has been granted by President Barack Obama. As a result, federal funding will be made available through the Federal Emergency Management … more
BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey said last week that she has filed draft regulations to support the new Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, which became law in Massachusetts this month. The regulations set forth the workplace rights … more
Stefan Pryor moved quickly through what he called the challenges and promise of Rhode Island's economy before an attentive breakfast audience of Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce members last month. They'd heard much of it before, but not … more
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