Providence Biltmore Hotel http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: Where To Put The Probation Office? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-where-put-probation-office <p>The plan to locate a state probation office on Fountain Street in downtown Providence is dead. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says the debate on where it ought to go may be just beginning.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:06:51 +0000 Scott MacKay 28814 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Where To Put The Probation Office? Scott MacKay Commentary: Providence Journal, We Knew Ye Well http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-providence-journal-we-knew-ye-well <p>For nearly two centuries, the Providence Journal has been Rhode Island’s most important news organization. Now that it is up for sale, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay brings us the ProJo’s &nbsp;storied &nbsp;past and uncertain future.</p><p></p><p></p><p>When the first edition of the Providence Journal &nbsp;was printed in 1829, it was a four-page broadsheet hand pressed into paper fashioned from recycled linen rags.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:34:08 +0000 Scott MacKay 25899 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Providence Journal, We Knew Ye Well Monday, February 25, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/monday-february-25-2013 <p>RI defense companies are concerned about pending federal program cuts. A PC professor does not think a cardinal from this region will be elected pope.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp;&nbsp; And Political Commentator Scott MacKay wonders why municipalities in RI have a hard time working together.</p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%2025%20Feb%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:56:00 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10900 at http://ripr.org The Biltmore Hotel $16m Makeover http://ripr.org/post/biltmore-hotel-16m-makeover <p>The Providence Biltmore Hotel is undergoing a $16 million makeover.&nbsp; Owner Todd Finard says the heating, cooling and ventilation system is being completely replaced and all the rooms will be redecorated.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:31:56 +0000 Flo Jonic 10894 at http://ripr.org The Biltmore Hotel $16m Makeover