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Author Thornton Wilder likened Newport to the nine cities of ancient Troy in his autobiographical novel, "Theophilus North," set in 1926. "Newport, Rhode Island, presented nine cities, some superimposed, some having very little relation … more
(Updated 9:36 a.m.) Six companies will share more than $275,000 through the next round of Innovation Voucher awards to leverage research and development partnerships with local universities or institutions: Aquanis LLC, MindImmune Therapeutics Inc., NanoSoft LLC, ProThera Biologics Inc., PowerDocks LLC and Videology Imaging Solutions Inc. more
Approximately $750,000 in industry cluster grants to encourage innovation were awarded to seven organizations Monday night by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp.’s board of directors. more
(Updated, Dec. 19, 4:40 p.m.) EpiVax Inc. is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop an effective vaccine against a bacterium that leads to melioidosis, a tropical disease that is resistant to many antibiotics. more
Seven colleges and universities in Rhode Island have earned 2017 Military Friendly School designations by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and other military publications. more
Thanks in part to a $100,000 industry cluster grant from the R.I. Commerce Corp., the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, along with Polaris MEP, is putting on a Rhode Island manufacturers’ exhibition and networking event on March 23 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
(Updated 11:02 a.m.) Textron Inc. plans to restructure and align its businesses through employee reductions and facility consolidations, but no changes are planned for the company’s headquarters in Providence, a spokesman said Wednesday. more
William McCaffrey, co-founder and chief operating officer of Vector Software in East Greenwich, talks about his company, and the industries that it serves. more
(Updated 3:04 and 3:57 p.m.) “Reckless and unrealistic.” “An assault to our values as Rhode Islanders.” more
(Updated 3:06 p.m.) Three people were arrested outside Textron Inc. on Westminster Street Thursday after blocking the entrance to the company. Two of them used bicycle locks to chain their necks to doors at the entrance. more
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