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RI POLITICS

R.I. Senator Frank Lombardo dies after battle with cancer

The longtime Johnston Democrat, who died overnight, is remembered as "a passionate and effective representative of his constituents."

COMMENTARY | LISA HILDEBRAND AND KHADIJA LEWIS KHAN

Investments in Rhode Island’s child-care infrastructure are as critical as funding roads and bridges

Child care is essential: It provides quality learning opportunities for young children, gets families to work, benefits employers, and strengthens the state’s economy.

COMMENTARY | PAUL A. ROSELLI

A state that values farms, forests and open space must fund land conservation

The head of a land trust in Burrillville urges all Rhode Islanders to ask elected representatives to add $16 million for land preservation to the “Green Economy” bond proposed by Governor McKee.

RI HEALTH

Key takeaways from Rhode Island’s new Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders plan

The 2024-2029 state plan offers dozens of strategies for improving the quality of life and accessibility of care for people with dementia and those who take care of them.

RI POLITICS

R.I. legislators call for making ‘green’ bond even greener

Representative Cotter and Senator DiPalma propose adding $16 million for land preservation to the $50 million “green economy” bond proposed by Governor McKee.

HOUSING

RI bill would stop affordable housing tax breaks given for market-rate apartments

Changes to the “8-Law” are being proposed as a controversial tax deal for wealthy developer Arnold “Buff” Chace is in the spotlight.

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.

POLITICS

Providence City Council hires former East Providence clerk who fabricated resume

Samantha Burnett, now the council’s constituent services coordinator, told the Globe: “I’m happy to be moving forward.”