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By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Twin River, Rhode Island's casino operator, has experienced a run of bad luck. With the opening of Encore Boston Harbor, Twin River suffered a 34 percent decline in table-game revenues and a 17 percent decline in video slot more
As long as Rhode Island pursues economic development policies designed to benefit a few businesses, rather than all businesses, its economy will trail behind other states. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY 'Twas the deadline for Christmas, when all through the house Not a computer was on, not even a mouse; The files were saved in the drive with care, In hopes that writer soon would be there; The sports department were nestled all snug in more
“Have you met Victor? You’ll have to meet him,” WPRI-TV reporter Kim Kalunian asked Saturday morning. It was early, 5:17 to be exact. She filled me in quickly. Victor Colella, 96, recently … more
By STEVEN FRIAS When government awards lucrative licenses to only a limited number of businesses, the possibilities for controversy, favoritism, and even corruption are limitless. Currently, there are three medical marijuana dispensaries operating in more
History Notes is a biweekly entry in the Sun Rise that features a passage from the Johnston Historical Society. This week's story comes from March 2012. By By LOUIS McGOWAN Growing up in Thornton in the 1950s, I and everyone else seemed to know of Indian more
History Notes is a biweekly entry in the Sun Rise that features a passage from the Johnston Historical Society. This week’s story comes from March 2015.Quarrying granite was an ongoing business … more
By STEVEN FRIAS Over the last three months, International Game Technology (IGT) and its affiliate have spent approximately $1.8 million lobbying Rhode Islanders to support a no-bid deal which will give IGT a billion dollars over the next 20 years. more
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