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Gaming tax revenues are the state’s third-largest source of revenue, but more casinos in Massachusetts are expected to decrease state revenue.


Casinos in neighboring Mass. could hurt state revenue

November 13, 2014 0 comments

Gaming revenues for casinos in the state will drop between 30 and 38 percent in the next five years, mostly due to increased competition from Massachusetts.

Newport rejects measure to add casino table games


Newport rejects measure to add casino table games

November 5, 2014 1 comment

Newport voters once again rejected the addition of table games to the Newport Grand casino by voting 57 percent to 43 percent to reject Question 1.


Magazine names Providence ‘America’s Favorite City’

October 28, 2014 1 comment

Travel and Leisure Magazine named Providence “America’s Favorite City” in its annual rankings.

Proposed changes in Providence’s zoning ordinance would allow the University to build in an expanded commercial zone near Thayer Street without a currently required special-use permit.


Zoning revamp could spur development

October 9, 2014 0 comments

A Providence ordinance could go into effect by the end of the year that would streamline commercial corridor guidelines and reform parking regulations.

David Poritz’s ’12 project, Equitable Origin, which he started while at Brown, was in this year’s First Readings selection for incoming first-years.

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In Conversation: David Poritz ’12

October 6, 2014 0 comments

David Poritz ’12, a Rhodes Scholar who founded Equitable Origin in 2009 visited campus last week for a series of events about “Oil and Water.”


Newport gambling ballot measure sparks debate

September 23, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Islanders will vote this November on whether to allow the Newport Grand casino to open table games.