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RECYCLED IDEAS: Workers pull contaminants from the paper sorting at R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation’s facility. /

Recession drops recyclables’ prices

Daren MacDonald considers himself an environmentally friendly person – a man who recycles at home and cares about where his waste goes. But when...
BUILDING BLOCK: The proposed expansion of Ballard’s Inn is aimed at attracting a more upscale clientele, Ballard’s owners say. /

Ballard’s owners see growth for Block Island inn

For decades visitors to Block Island have stepped off the ferry and headed to Ballard’s Inn, a beach-front restaurant just steps from the dock....
CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: Bill Donahue, owner of Crown Supply, stands among some of the lighting fixtures at the Providence location. /

Son’s success does father one better

Twenty-six years ago, William Donahue III made a deal with his son, William Donahue IV. The younger Donahue could take ownership of his father’s...
HEAVY CARGO: The Port of Providence is considering expanding onto a city-owned piece of property, shown above in red, and using it as a storage area. /

Providence Port still busy amid recession

Off Interstate 95, down Terminal Road and behind a security gate with armed guards sits one Providence business seemingly unaffected by the global economic...
THE MEDIAN PRICE of a single-family home sold in Rhode Island fell 14 percent to $210,000 in the year ending last month, but sales rose 9 percent. /

Realtors’ data shows rising home sales

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors released figures today that show sales of existing single-family homes, multifamily homes and condos in July...
A4 ARCHITECTURE's radically changed the look of a 1950s cape by eliminating a boxy addition and adding two gable dormers on each end. /

A4 tapped for ‘Dream Home’ award

NEWPORT – An architecture firm garnered top awards for its exterior renovation of a home along Newport’s Cliff Walk. A4 Architecture Inc. last week received...

Charlestown wind project abandoned

The company behind a proposed small wind farm in Charlestown has abandoned the project after one of its owners died, The Westerly Sun reported...

Construction jobs down 11.2% YTD

Employment in the construction industry increased 2.8 percent in July from June, but remains down 11.2 percent for the year, the Associated General Contractors...

Boston firm loans $7.2M to East Bay Village

Boston banking firm Fantini & Gorga extended a $7.2 million loan last week for the East Bay Village Apartments, a 240-unit complex in Middletown....
"MOST PEOPLE do not find jobs today through the want ads. It is more about who you know and how you quickly you demonstrate what you know," said Deborah Rosen, executive director of URI's Transportation Center. /

Five Questions With: Deborah Rosen

Deborah Rosen is the executive director of the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center. Created by Congress, the center studies transportation issues and hosts...

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