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RI DEVELOPMENT

More money and fewer protections: Why some call Tidewater stadium deal ‘pure insanity’

The Tidewater Landing soccer stadium deal in Pawtucket has gotten significantly more expensive for Rhode Islanders to pay off. And in more subtle ways, the latest version of the deal also undermines financial protections for the state.

Beth Teitell | Commentary

CVS rage is simmering as some consumers face long pharmacy lines and incarcerated shampoo

The pharmacy has made investments in its stores and employees. Some customers still aren’t feeling the love.

Date night strike: Thousands of US, UK delivery, ride-hailing drivers stop work on Valentine’s Day

Thousands of ride-hailing and delivery workers in the US and the UK went on strike on Valentine’s Day, calling for fair compensation and other changes to their working conditions.

RI FOOD & DINING

Just shy of its 100th anniversary, the Original New York System is close to serving its last hot wiener

“I give it about six months — maybe more, maybe less — before I need to sit down and have a conversation with my family about what comes next,” said owner Taner Toprak, who is known as “Baba.”

WEATHER

As snowstorm winds down, R.I. coastal flooding expected; tractor-trailer ban lifted

Schools, state offices, and city buildings in Providence closed as snow fell in Rhode Island. A winter storm warning is in effect for parts of Rhode Island until 7 p.m. Follow along for updates.

RI COURTS

Providence rejects lease transfer for Skyline at Waterplace, going ahead with eviction trial

The Providence Parks Commissioners rejected an offer by a newly formed East Greenwich company to take over the lease of Skyline at Waterplace. The city is moving ahead with a trial in two weeks to evict Skyline.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Pointing to inflation, Brown plans 4.5 percent tuition increase

The university also announced this week it would provide the highest salary pool bump for employees since 2009.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN

Don’t give Peter Alviti the pass he wants for the Washington Bridge fiasco

The transportation chief spent too much time at Monday's oversight hearing patting himself on the back rather than admitting major mistakes were made.