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Problem: Although known for its mansions, Newport has issues with poverty, education and mobility. The Newport Working Cities team reports subpar graduation rates – 79 percent – high child-poverty rates – 24.4 percent – and a mass exodus, as … more
Problem: The capital city has a skills problem. In 2000 the unemployment rate for residents in the labor force totaled 9.3 percent, compared with 13.7 percent in 2014. The Providence Working Cities team has also identified a skills gap between … more
More than two decades after its opening, the R.I. Convention Center still routinely runs a deficit, even with the revenue that its parking facility and food services provide. Factor in the debt service – with $300 million still on the books – … more
Updated 1:18 p.m. There’s going to be a new way to get to Block Island. The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on Thursday approved an application filed by Rhode Island Fast Ferry Inc. more
During the centennial celebration of the Eastern States Exposition, Rhode Island Day will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, and feature attractions and activities from the Ocean State. more
The Make It Yours ad campaign will resume in mid-October so Rhode Islanders can share their favorite fall photos of the Ocean State, the R.I. Commerce Corp. said this week. more
Caesars Entertainment Corp., trying to convince young people that slot machines can be cool, is rolling out a new generation of devices in its casinos that look like the mobile games people play on their phones. more
Five percent hotel tax revenue increased 2.9 percent year over year in April to $1.1 million, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
(Updated 3:10 p.m.) The seasonal ferry service between Providence and Newport proved to be a success, the R.I. Department of Transportation said Friday. more
Blithewold Mansions, Garden and Arboretum’s biannual grand tour gala, the organization’s largest fundraising event, raised $180,000 to benefit preservation of the mansion, the 33-acre estate and Van Wickle family history. more
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