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PAWTUCKET OFFICIALS gave decided to delay issuing $27 million in public bonds planned to help finance the Tidewater Landing project. / COURTESY FORTUITOUS PARTNERS

Opinions differ how funding delay impacts soccer stadium project

PAWTUCKET – With a timeout called on the central part of the funding for the Tidewater Landing project, supporters and detractors of the 10,500-seat...
OFFICIALS WHO OVERSEE the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families say severe labor shortages have resulted in children waiting a long time for some services. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

At DCYF, labor shortages creating big headaches

The state is struggling to hire and retain public employees, but the labor problems are particularly troubling at the R.I. Department of Children Youth...

PVD Fest returning in September

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced Wednesday that PVD Fest, the free annual outdoor arts festival, will be held Sept. 8-10. Billed as the...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a bill temporarily suspending the limit on the number of days retired public school teachers and administrators can substitute without losing post-retirement benefits. The measure now heads to Gov. Daniel J. McKee's desk. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Bill allowing retired educators to substitute longer awaits McKee’s signature

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has passed legislation that would temporarily suspend the limit on the number of days retired public school teachers and...

Funding still available for electric vehicle rebate program

PROVIDENCE – The electric vehicle rebate program that began in July 2022 and administered through the R.I. Office of Energy Resources has approved 321...
THE 844-MEGAWATT Revolution Wind 2 has been proposed for the area in green off the southern New England coast. NORTHEAST OCEAN DATA

Orsted and Eversource the only bidder for offshore wind proposal

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy says it received only one response to the utility’s request for proposals to add 600 to 1,000 megawatts of...
TABLE TALK: Anika Kimble-Huntley, second from left, chief marketing officer at R.I. Commerce Corp., confers with her staff at the R.I. Commerce headquarters in Providence. The staff includes, from left, Mark Brodeur, director of international and domestic group sales; Lindsay Russell, deputy director of communications and stakeholder engagement; and Robin Erickson, domestic tourism and marketing operations director.

ATTRACTION STRATEGY: R.I.’s chief tourism marketer setting plan to entice visitors...

With the start of the peak tourism season approaching, Anika Kimble-Huntley is eyeing the billions of ­dollars that potential visitors to Rhode Island could...
TIGHTKNIT OPERATION: Employee Maria Monteiro works on a rug at Rhody Rug Inc.’s manufacturing facility in Lincoln. The company produces 1,500 braided rugs per week and supplies hundreds of rug dealers nationwide, says President Scott Weldon.

Where braided rugs are rolling out the door by thousands

Before Scott Weldon became CEO and president of Rhody Rug Inc., he wasn’t particularly interested in the rug business. He was simply searching for...
CLASSIC CONNOISSEUR: Ken Hudson, owner of Newport Classic Car Co., offers tours of Newport in vintage vehicles, as well as boat tours of Narragansett Bay via an antique motor yacht. 

See the City by the Sea from the seat of a...

Ken Hudson spent 11 years as a merchant mariner before changing careers in 2018, the year he founded Newport Classic Car Co., which offers...

Moody’s upgrades Providence’s bond rating

PROVIDENCE – For the second time in four months, the city has received improved ratings from a credit agency, this time from Moody’s Investor...
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