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A GREATER VALUE: Textron test pilots Andy Vaughan, left, and Dan Hinson pose with the company's Scorpion fighter jet when it visited T.F. Green Airport recently. / COURTESY TEXTRON

Textron unveils low-cost Scorpion fighter jet

When the U.S. Air Force puts out an expected request for proposals next year for the next generation of jet trainers, Providence-based Textron Inc....
OFF THE VINE: Newport Vineyards is expanding, doubling its space with a new building, shown above at left in a fall 2013 photo. / COURTESY NEWPORT VINEYARDS

Middletown winery gets makeover

The Newport area’s visiting and resident wine aficionados will soon have more room to nurse their Pinot noirs and sip their Sauvignon blancs. Newport Vineyards...
HIGH ENERGY, LOW COST: First Point Power’s team is small, but the company’s emphasis on efficiency allows it to service many customers across a broad swath of the United States from its East Greenwich offices. Above, from left, are: Chief Operating Officer Stephen Bestwick, associate Andrew Litchfield, CEO Peter Schieffelin and associate Andrew Fitzgerald. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With low costs, First Point sees increasing growth

Many businesses emphasize keeping a lid on overhead costs, but Peter Schieffelin’s First Point Power LLC ups the ante for success when curbing this...
FULL SALE: Now in its 44th year, the Newport International Boat Show will bring some of the largest players in the boating industry to Aquidneck Island this month. Pictured above is a scene from the 2013 show. / COURTESY NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Newport boat show vendors increasing presence

As the Newport International Boat Show enters its 44th year, the hope among organizers is attendance and sales will signal a rising tide capable...
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