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Five Questions With: Joseph Caldeira

In September, Children’s Friend and Service cut the ribbon on a $1.25 million expansion and renovation of their Friendship Center at 350 Point St....

URI library renovations under way

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island’s main library is undergoing a roughly $800,000 project to renovate part of the first floor. The work...

Girl Scouts of R.I. to move

PROVIDENCE – The Girl Scouts of Rhode Island will vacate its headquarters in Providence and move to Warwick. Spokeswoman Nicole Kelly said the organization planned...

R.I. construction employment falls

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in Rhode Island dropped 5.7 percent in August compared with the same month last year, the Associated General Contractors of...
TWENTY-nine residences at Waterplace will go up for auction next month in an attempt to jump-start sales at the luxury condominium complex. / COURTESY WATERPLACE

Waterplace residences up for auction

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-nine residences at Waterplace will go up for auction next month in an attempt to jump-start sales at the luxury condominium complex. Developer...
HOME SALES in Rhode Island rose in August compared with the same month last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said. For a larger version of this graph click here. / SOURCE: RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

R.I. home sales up, prices down

WARWICK – Sales of single-family homes in the Ocean State rose 22 percent in August compared with the same month last year, the Rhode...

Central Falls partners with charter schools

CENTRAL FALLS – City schools will exchange best practices with five local charter schools under an agreement announced Tuesday. Part of an effort by the...
HOUSINGWORKSRI said Tuesday that households earning the state's median income could afford housing in nine communities, above in orange. For a larger version, click here. / HOUSINGWORKSRI

Housing affordability little changed

PROVIDENCE – Buying a home remains out of reach for the average Rhode Island household in most of the state’s communities, according to HousingWorksRI’s...
WHIRLWIND: Rick Hodges, president of Hodges Badges in Portsmouth, with a windmill that a $225,000 Renewable Energy Fund grant will help pay for. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

EDC fund gives firms energy jolt

To entice Toray Plastics (America) Inc. to expand in Rhode Island, state economic-development officials reached into their toolbox and tapped the R.I. Renewable Energy...
TAKING FLIGHT: Massachusetts construction firm Capone is working on the new air-traffic control tower at Camp Fogarty. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RYAN T. CONATY

Building boom modernizing Guard

Not long ago, when parachutes arrived at the Rhode Island National Guard’s Camp Fogarty, personnel trucked them among three buildings to inspect, repair and...

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