Bill Fischer http://ripr.org en Bill Fischer Leaving Clay Pell's Campaign http://ripr.org/post/bill-fischer-leaving-clay-pells-campaign <p>Bill Fischer, who has brought communications discipline to the early phase of<a href="http://ripr.org/post/clay-pell-talks-hes-made-his-mind-run-governor"> Clay Pell's Democratic gubernatorial campaign </a>as Pell's spokesman, is transitioning out of the campaign this week.</p><p>"I'm certainly proud of what we accomplished with Clay, working with his team to get the campaign off the ground successfully," Fischer told RIPR Wednesday afternoon.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:49:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 29719 at http://ripr.org The Clay Pell factor in 2014 RI Governor campaign http://ripr.org/post/clay-pell-factor-2014-ri-governor-campaign <p>Just when we thought we knew that next year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary field was set, it suddenly was not. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay talks about the Clay Pell factor.</p><p>Herbert Claiborne `Clay’ Pell&nbsp; IV is a scion of a storied Rhode Island political family. He’s the grandson of U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, a quirky, even eccentric politician who nonetheless never lost an election in six terms, despite facing the toughest opponents our small state could muster.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:57:51 +0000 Scott MacKay 25234 at http://ripr.org Beacon Atop Superman Building Won't Go Out http://ripr.org/post/beacon-atop-superman-building-wont-go-out <p>The beacon light atop the tallest building in Rhode Island will remain on for the time being. But the owner of the so-called “Superman Building” says that could change if state leaders don’t approve a $39 million package of tax credits. State leaders are decidedly lukewarm to the idea.</p><p></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 12:23:06 +0000 Flo Jonic 14544 at http://ripr.org Beacon Atop Superman Building Won't Go Out Superman Building to Remain in Providence Skyline http://ripr.org/post/superman-building-remain-providence-skyline <p></p><div>A spokesman for the owner of the Bank of America building in Providence says there are no plans to tear down the iconic building. &nbsp;</div><div><p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras said in a recent television interview that the 26-story art deco building – popularly known as the Superman building - might have to be leveled now that Bank of America is leaving it.</p><p>But Bill Fischer, a spokesman for building owner David Sweetser, says demolition is not on the drawing board.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:07:51 +0000 Flo Jonic 12625 at http://ripr.org Superman Building to Remain in Providence Skyline