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Dan Lawlor: Old Providence Dies With The Closing Of Eddie & Son

The closing last week of Eddie & Son Diner finalizes the death of the Old Providence--for better, for worse.

Back in February, I wrote, "Five years from now, Downtown should still have the Dorrance and Eddie & Son. Each serves a role." Eddie &...

In Case You Missed It: New England’s Top 50 Public High Schools

With back to school looming in New England, it's the perfect time to look at the 50 public, charter, and technical high schools that top...

Gerald Carbone: Leave RI’s Historic Gravestones Alone!

Rhode Island's historical cemeteries are valuable glimpses into our state's past, and should be treated as such.

Good gravestones are like books. They tell stories, they endure, and it’s hard to choose a favorite. High on my list of the...

slides: The Top 50 Public High Schools in New England

Topping the New England rankings: the Maine School of Science + Mathematics, or MSSM.

With back to school looming in New England, it's the perfect time to look at the 50 public, charter, and technical high schools that top...

slides: New England’s Top 50 Public High Schools: Rhode Island Runners-Up

East Greenwich High School, a top performer in GoLocalProv's annual rankings, is a highly ranked school by US News & World Report.

While two Rhode Island high schools--Classical and Barrington--made New England's Top 50 Public High School list for 2013, seven additional schools earned honorable mention. 

slides: Eddie and Son Diner: Look Back at the Star Customers

On Friday, Eddie and Son Diner, the popular Providence establishment for nearly 70 years -- and 20 in its spot on Dorrance Street -- will close its...

The Most Burdensome Regulations in RI

The most burdensome state regulations in Rhode Island include over 300 rules governing daycare, wages, state contracts, labor relations, insurance rates, and the fire and food...

slides: The Top 15 Most Burdensome State Regulations

What’s holding back businesses in Rhode Island? Hundreds of business owners say it’s state regulations, according to a recent survey. In...

NEW: Eddie and Son Diner in Downtown Providence to Close

Eddie and Son, the popular Providence eatery, will be closing its doors on Friday August 23.

Eddie and Son Diner, the long-standing Providence institution, will be closing its doors on Friday, after nearly 70 years of serving customers. 

New: Man Arrested for Taylor Swift Trespassing Due in Court Friday

A Portland, Maine man is due in Rhode Island court tomorrow following a trespassing arrest at Taylor Swift's property in July.

A 55-year-old man from Portland, Maine is due in Rhode Island court on Friday on trespassing charges stemming from an incident last month at Taylor...

slides: The Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in Rhode Island

The Nissan Maxima is the most stolen car in Rhode Island.

Drive a 1998 Nissan Maxima? Look out if you're driving in Rhode Island. According to the most recent annual National Insurance Crime Bureau ...

Does Rhode Island Need 17 Chambers of Commerce?

How many Chambers of Commerce does the Ocean State need?  Read what the experts had to say.

Rhode Island, ranked second in the country in population density, but 43rd overall with just over 1 million residents -- 1,050,292 at last census count -- has...

See How Much the Chamber of Commerce Bosses Earn

With the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce claiming to serve all of Rhode Island, "The advocate for growing and protecting the business community in Rhode...

Julia Steiny: Bring Back The ‘C’ Grade

The standards for getting into college have only risen for students, while the opposite is true for the grades that get them there.

When my sons and I visited Columbia University, the presenter first warmly welcomed the freshman wannabees, and then she got brutally blunt with us. Back...

Providence Data Flag Crime as Biggest Threat

A national real estate website crunches data points for home buyers and renters -- which includes highly detailed crime information.

Recent data compiled by Trulia, which is billed as an "online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals", show...

NEW: Healthsource RI Announces Health Benefits Exchange Rates

Healthsource RI announced today the rates for the state's health benefits exchange starting October 1.

HealthSource RI announced this afternoon the plans and rates that will be offered through the state's health benefits exchange when open enrollment begins on...

Group of Woonsocket Residents File Suit to Block Supplemental Tax

A group of Woonsocket taxpayers have filed a class action lawsuit to block the City of Woonsocket from full implementation of a supplemental tax on...

New Data Shows Who Can and Can’t Afford to Live in Providence

Who can - and who can't - afford rents and homeownership in Providence is the focus of a recent report of the National Housing Conference.  GoLocal asked local experts for their take on the implications.

How affordable is it to live in Providence these days? If you're a software programmer, a civil engineer, or a registered nurse, you might...

slides: 18 Secret Late-Summer Spots in Rhode Island

Each summer thousands of tourists come to Rhode Island to enjoy its most famous attractions. But Rhody natives know where to tread off the beaten...

Sakonnet Bridge Toll Goes Into Effect on Monday

Despite a weekend of protests and vandalism, effective Monday, August 19 all vehicles crossing the Sakonnet River Bridge will incur a ten-cent toll.

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