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David A. Darlington, the chairman of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority who has overseen the implementation of E-ZPass toll collections, the Pell Bridge improvement project and debate over the Sakonnet River Bridge toll, announced Thursday that he will step down from the board of directors effective immediately. more
Providence levied the fourth highest tax burden on commercial properties last year, down from the highest burden in the country in 2012, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence said in a report issued Wednesday. more
Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a $678.4 million city budget proposal for fiscal 2015 Tuesday that would maintain the current residential and commercial tax rates. more
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $17.6 billion contract to General Dynamics Corp. and Newport News Shipbuilding for the next block of 10 Virginia-class submarines to be built beginning in fiscal year 2014 and continuing on to fiscal 2018. more
For the second consecutive year, Rhode Island and Providence will throw competing highway and mass-transit expansion plans into the race for federal transportation funding. more
At the Foundry complex in Providence, owners are poised to fill the remaining vacant portions of the historic former Brown & Sharpe Mill with luxury apartments. more
Bike share isn’t easy. There’s community hostility to worry about – from drivers, anti-gentrification activists and even neighbors who don’t like a system’s chosen color – plus numerous technical land mines and the challenge of staying solvent. more
In fiscal 2013, the U.S. government entered into contracts to be performed in Rhode Island with a value of more than $766 million. These contracts were for goods and services as diverse as construction services, underwater sound equipment and clambakes. more
Losing time running a printing press while searching for a misplaced screwdriver is a small but potentially costly inefficiency, says one business owner who will be using a state grant to implement a lean manufacturing program. more
Too bad the state and city governments are not able to coordinate their efforts better when applying for federal grants. more
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