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Fane Tower developer scraps plans for what would have been Providence’s tallest skyscraper

New York developer Jason Fane said the $300 million Fane Tower project at 250 Dyer St. in the city’s Jewelry District, first proposed in 2016, is no longer “feasible.”


R.I. Lieutenant Governor Matos plans to run for Congress

The first-term Democrat has started contacting supporters to let them know she intends to run for the seat that will be open once US Representative David Cicilline steps down to become CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation beginning June 1.


How safe is R.I. for pedestrians? Not safe enough.

A Providence resident calls on the newly reconfirmed Department of Transportation Director to provide transparency and accountability.


R.I. House Speaker Shekarchi says Raimondo encouraged him to run for Congress

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Warwick Democrat also details the 14-bill legislative package unveiled last week, saying, “We have a crisis at every level of the housing spectrum.”


R.I. Senate votes to remove limit on retirees working as substitute teachers

The Senate Finance Committee amended the legislation to spell out that school districts must first seek out qualified full-time employees before turning to retirees.


R.I. Senate confirms Alviti’s reappointment as DOT director despite opposition

Senate also approves reappointment of State Police superintendent Darnell Weaver and Department of Labor and Training director Matthew Weldon.


R.I. bill would allow human composting

“For people who have respected the earth and tried to lighten their impact on it in life, it makes sense to also want to take the greenest, most environmentally beneficial route in death,” Rep. McGaw said.


Days after testifying to R.I. lawmakers, the Strong family is homeless again

Unlike other states, no-fault evictions are not sealed in Rhode Island — and the one on the Strong family’s record is making it nearly impossible for them to find a home.