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While Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s decision to not seek a second term has simplified the politics of the upcoming race for the state’s top elective office, it does little to combat the continuing economic doldrums that Rhode Island finds itself mired in. To make a dent on that issue, Gov. Chafee needs to remain engaged in the state’s governance, as well as focused on handing over a business climate to his successor that does more to help than harm Ocean State enterprises. more
This week’s final installment of the three-part series by staff writer Patrick Anderson on the redevelopment of East Providence’s industrial waterfront supplies an opportunity to assess the city’s approach. more
BOSTON – Former Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray and his campaign committee have agreed to pay $80,000 to resolve allegations that he accepted contributions unlawfully solicited by state employees on his behalf, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
PROVIDENCE – The demand for marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island remains strong one month after the state’s marriage law took effect, The Associated Press reported. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee bowed out of next year’s governor’s race extolling the same government “fundamentals” of infrastructure, education and workforce development he campaigned on in 2010. more
Providence will try again this year to drag its zoning code into the 21st century. more
Efforts to understand how a mistake as large as Rhode Island’s loan to 38 Studios LLC could happen are intensifying in the courtroom and on Smith Hill nearly a year and a half after the video game company collapsed. more
(Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.) more
Engage Rhode Island, the business-backed advocacy group that helped stoke popular support for overhauling the state pension system, has dissolved, the group said in a statement Friday afternoon. more
The town of Bristol has been awarded an $861,000 grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to turn the downtown Naval Reserve Armory into a municipal maritime center. more
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