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MAN AND MACHINE: Joseph Matthews, president of Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. in Westerly, explains the features of a sheeter, a piece of precision manufacturing equipment that Maxson produces for other companies. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A CUT ABOVE: Maxson’s precision machines keep other manufacturers in business

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
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COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL 
OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

18th RISD president is practiced in art of social equity and...

Crystal Williams ­describes herself as a “faculty activist,” so it’s no surprise that Williams envisions the start of her tenure at the Rhode Island...

R.I. Commerce Corp. announces expansion of hotel discount program

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday announced the return and extension of the annual destination marketing initiative previously known as “Hotel Week,” in...

Providence nightclub files suit alleging racial persecution by city officials

PROVIDENCE – The owners and managers of the adult entertainment club Silhouettes on Thursday filed a $10 million federal lawsuit in R.I. District Court...

Mother Earth Wellness set to begin cannabis sales in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – On Wednesday dozens of employees of what will be the state’s largest retail marijuana center were still putting the final touches inside...

Public hearing set for hotel-funded Providence tourism district

PROVIDENCE – The city finance committee on Tuesday set a public hearing on a proposal to create a special district to raise revenue in...

Breeze Airways expands service from T.F. Green Airport

PROVIDENCE – Breeze Airways on Tuesday announced two additional cities will be serviced from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in early 2023.  Beginning on...
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Five Questions With: Jonathan Stone

5Q: Jonathan Stone | Executive director, Save The Bay Inc. 1. You announced in September you will be retiring on June 30, 2023. What led to your...
SCAM STOPPERS: Lee H. Vilker, head of the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island, helps prosecute people ­accused of defrauding others through investment schemes. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

In some investor scams, warning flags are waving

As a federal prosecutor, Lee H. Vilker deals with not only criminal defendants but the victims of those crimes. Vilker, head of the criminal division...
THE NUMBER of events at the R.I. Convention Center and the Amica Mutual Pavilion next door are increasing and so is the amount of spending at local businesses by visitors. / COURTESY R.I. CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

Convention bookings in R.I. looking brighter

The recent Rhode Island Comic Con that drew tens of thousands of people to downtown Providence over three days is the latest sign of...
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