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Here’s what keeps R.I.’s business leaders awake at night

From education and workforce development to taxes and business rankings, members of Rhode Island’s business community agree state leaders have a lot of issues to address in the coming years.

Meet the powerful new business group at the center of R.I.’s hot-button issues

The Partnership for Rhode Island is comprised of 12 members whose companies pay $100,000 a year to be part of the group.

DOT disputes critics who say it slashed bike and pedestrian budget

Director Peter Alviti Jr. says that while DOT plans to cut the Transportation Alternatives Program to about $120 million, the state will end up with $200 million in bike and pedestrian work over the next decade because it’s now doing that kind of work as part of larger road and bridge projects.

Man accused of shooting Providence police officer held without bail

A man accused of shooting a Providence police officer in his bulletproof vest Friday afternoon was ordered held without bail on 10 new gun charges and violating his bail on two other cases involving illegal guns.

Sailing community mourns death of trailblazer Sandra Tartaglino

As one of the few female skippers of Formula 18s, a popular class of two-person catamaran sailboats, Tartaglino competed at some of the highest levels of sailing.

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Twin River just took a big hit in the stock market. Here’s why

Shares for Twin River – which owns both of Rhode Island’s casinos – fell nearly 12 percent Monday.

Insurers’ lawyer says Nathan Carman made unsafe changes to boat

A lawyer for two insurance companies said Tuesday that Nathan Carman made unsafe alterations to his boat before setting off on a “fateful voyage” three years ago with his mother, then lied about where the boat sank after he was the sole survivor.

Child sent to area hospital after fall from third-story window in Manchester, N.H.

Officials said the child was receiving care at a hospital as of Monday night.