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Burying Rhode Island’s 6/10 Big Dig

by Josh Wood Saturday July 9, 2016

Rhode Island Department of Transportation has learned that it lost its bid for a $175-million federal FASTLANE grant to rebuild the Route 6/10 Connector, and that’s probably good news for Rhode Islanders.

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Planning-Development

The Providence Ballpark Proposal and The Fuzzy Math of Stadium Economics

Michael Leeds, a sports economist at Temple University, told Southern California Public Radio that the one thing economists can agree on is that sports stadiums have little to no impact on the local economy. “If you ever had a consensus in economics, this would be it,”

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Nature-Outdoors

Earth Day Clean-ups

The West Bay Land Trust and Friends of the Pawtuxet, are holding two clean-ups in Cranston on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Click for the details.

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Nature-Outdoors

The Night Skies in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park offers an island of darkness perfect for viewing the revolving dome of the night sky. Photographers and astronomers are drawn to the park where the Milky Way is so bright it casts shadows.

It’s amazing how much we miss under the orange glow of the street lights.

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Politics-Policies

Pensions By The Numbers

This is a short guide to understanding the Rhode Island pension crisis. I’m not a financial guru, so please bear with me.

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Food

Subversive Plots

Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardens International, offers an interesting angle on the importance of growing food at home at a TEDx conference. In his “Subversive Plot: How To Grow a Revolution In Your Backyard” talk, he suggests that growing a kitchen garden can change the world.

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Food

Dirt, Geese and Jazz

The Pawtuxet Farmers’ Market continues through the fall, with apples, potatoes, onions, leafy vegetables and squash aplenty. And also fish. Here’s an update from the Friends. Also, please ignore the articles in the right column, including the one called “Three Markets Left.” It’s from last year. Make Dirt, Not War Cranston and... more

Planning-Development

Vulnerable And Improbable Transit

Groundhog Day in August. A public demonstration against cuts to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority service was held today in Kennedy Plaza. It’s sad that cuts are looming.

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