(Updated 3:21 p.m.)
A new poll shows that the majority of Rhode Islanders think the state spends too little on road and bridge maintenance and that they also want the Pawtucket Red Sox to remain in Rhode Island, but they do not want to be taxed on either initiative.
The great recovery in U.S. manufacturing jobs -- a surprising five-year surge that blossomed in the aftermath of the financial crisis and added almost 900,000 people to payrolls across the country - appears to be dead. Or at the very least, on hold.
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The R.I. Department of Transportation has reorganized its operations to reflect a project-management approach to public works, and will emphasize more cost-effective techniques to maintain roads and bridges, including through more in-house work.