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INNOVATOR Q&A

Spinal taps on infants are grueling for parents and medical teams. This startup may have a solution.

Providence-based SmolTap has a new device, almost like a cradle or seat, that positions and holds the infant in place during a lumbar puncture.

HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness in Rhode Island

Coverage of the housing and homelessness crisis by the staff of Globe Rhode Island.

RI POLITICS

McKee budget proposes additional $25m in funding for South Quay project

“We’re very happy the governor supports this,” East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva said. “We think it’s an incredible opportunity for the entire state, East Providence especially.”

RHODE MAP

It’s budget day in Rhode Island

McKee's proposals could include a sales tax reduction, a new housing plan, and money for abortion coverage for state workers and women on Medicaid.

RI BUSINESS

Stefan Pryor named R.I. housing secretary

Just days after Joshua D. Saal resigned, the governor announced he has appointed the former commerce secretary as the state’s housing czar.

RI CRIME

Mass. contractor charged in R.I. with bringing contaminated fill to highway project

Canton, Mass.-based Barletta and a former senior employee were charged in Rhode Island state court with illegal disposal of solid waste, operating a solid waste management facility without a license, and providing a false document to a public official.

RI SHORE ACCESS

How many people can safely fit on Narragansett Town Beach? Some in town want to know.

The Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to seek bids for a carrying capacity study, which considers how many people a beach can hold — both physically, in terms of square footage, and socially, in terms of comfort.

RHODE MAP

Another year, another debate over the Fane tower in Providence

The developer has won his legal battles against those seeking to block the project, but he has lost in the court of public opinion.