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Cassius Shuman


Who Owns the Block?

Kingstown Road, South Kingstown (From Old Tower Hill Road to MacArthur Boulevard) 4. 577 Kingstown Road (1984) OWNER: 575-577 Kingstown Road LLC TENANT: SOS reTail PBN RESEARCH AND...
LIFTOFF: Jaia Robotics LLC owner Ian Estaphan Owen launches one of his company’s aquatic robots in Narragansett Bay. Newport-based Jaia could be a benefactor if the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation’s proposal to boost the blue economy is named a winner in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

EYES ON THE PRIZE: 2 key R.I. sectors could get $100M...

Ian Estaphan Owen launched a marine robotics company less than two years ago with the aim of helping combat the effects of climate change. But...
COMMON GOAL: From left, Tekla E. Moquin, associate vice president of the division of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island; Amy Grzybowski, assistant commissioner at the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner; and Jenifer Giroux, assistant vice president for professional studies and continuing education at Rhode Island College, have been working together to provide an education system that allows all Rhode Islanders a chance at earning a degree or advanced credential in fields that are in demand. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Leaders lay groundwork to ‘supercharge’ training

It was a first at Rhode Island College. At the start of the spring semester, the college started offering a fully online degree – a...
BREADMAKERS: Jeffrey Collins fulfilled a dream last year when he opened his own bakery, South County Bread Co., with his wife, Keri Lyn, in South Kingstown. /PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Collins’ bakery thriving after couple ‘catapults’ into breadmaking business

After baking bread for Belmont Market for many years, ­Jeffrey Collins decided it was time to pursue his dream of ­owning a bakery. The South...
QUALITY TIME: Heather Mayo, founder and owner of Sweet Peas Village in East Greenwich, reads to a few kindergarten students on St. Patrick’s Day. The school has 22 classrooms and serves 230 students between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Sweet Peas Village creates foundation for kids to succeed, learn and...

Heather Mayo was a sophomore in college when she saw a television show about abused children in child care, prompting her to change her...

Five Questions With: Richard Godfrey

Richard Godfrey | Executive director, Roger Williams University interdisciplinary Real Estate Program 1. What do you hope students will learn from your new interdisciplinary real...
READY FOR TAKEOFF: James Lolio, left, event manager for the Roger Williams Park Zoo; Ronald Patalano, deputy director of zoo operations; and Do Bao, of Hannart Culture, prepare one of the displays for the Asian Lantern Spectacular set to open at the zoo on April 13. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Zoo looks to capitalize on record attendance

When Roger Williams Park Zoo opened in 1872, its collection of animals was small and included raccoons, guinea pigs and squirrels. Not exactly a...

Burrillville elementary teacher receives $25,000 Milken Award

BURRILLVILLE – Nancie Lawrence, a teacher at the Steere Farm Elementary School in Burrillville, was awarded a $25,000 unrestricted grant as a Milken Educator...

Vermont-based firm to study tourism impacts on Block Island

NEW SHOREHAM – The Block Island Tourism Council has contracted a firm to study societal and environmental impacts of tourism on Block Island. The study,...

RIPEC report warns of increasing general revenue spending trend

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is warning state policymakers about an increasing trend in general revenue spending, while calling for the...
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