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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.) more
John Condon, president of Stonewall Solutions, will tell you it’s no easy task finding the right people to work at his software-development company. “We need candidates with technology skills that are pretty unique,” he said. “To find them, we have to cast a wide net.” more
Upended by more than $2.4 million in beach-related damages alone last October by Hurricane Sandy, affected Westerly businesses have found creative ways to reopen this summer, though challenges to a full recovery for both the beaches and some businesses remain. more
The R.I. Emergency Management Agency will host a series of public information sessions on recent changes to federal flood insurance policies in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Agency, RIEMA announced Friday. more
National Grid Tuesday praised the findings of a report calling for improvements to the electrical grid in light of Hurricane Sandy. more
The R.I. House and Senate Finance Committees will meet Monday to review the state’s plan for distributing federal grants, the Associated Press reported. more
Rhode Island issued more than $17.9 million in tax credits and incentives to 20 different companies in the 2013 fiscal year, according to the R.I. Division of Taxation’s annual tax credit and incentive report. more
The new 10 cent toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge began Monday despite protests and a damaging fire over the weekend. more
Providence-based Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island energy officials say the company’s win of the first two federally auctioned offshore wind-farm sites is a milestone in the state’s goal to harness wind resources, create hundreds of new jobs and attract energy industries to help pump up the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
Gourmet Heaven on Weybosset Street in downtown Providence looks like a Manhattan deli, from the giant salad bar and steam table, to the tiny seating area perched above the shelves and wide array of chicken cutlets piled in the refrigerated counter. more
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