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MONEY WISE: BankNewport Vice President and Newport Branch Manager Jennifer Pratt, left, and Vice President and Relationship Manager Renate Marek, conduct a financial presentation to students in Newport.

Fiscal literacy still lags among R.I. students

Call it a silver lining of the financial crisis that led to government bailouts, a mortgage crisis and a deep look at how Americans...

F.R. gaining Novelty at Rhody’s expense

For Fall River, it’s just what the economist ordered: a major corporation snapping up a vacant 500,000-square-foot warehouse and promising to bring at least...
"WORKING FOR A family-run, midsized business dedicated to commercial and industrial roofing, I am able to be a part of those larger decisions, recommending ideas of my own and learning from the experiences of family members and co-workers alike," said Chaffee Industrial Roofing Project Manager Peter Chaffee. / COURTESY CHAFFEE INDUSTRIAL ROOFING

Five Questions With: Peter Chaffee

Peter Chaffee is a rarity in today's United States. After studying computing in college, Chaffee passed on entering the hip technology sector. Instead, he...

Providence Housing Authority receives $770,000

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Housing Authority received $770,000 in federal grants this week to help residents find employment and connect with social services. The...

South Coast rail project gets new leader

BOSTON – The effort to bring commuter rail to the South Coast has a new leader. Last week Mass. Department of Transportation Secretary Richard...

Wind turbine going up at Fishermen’s Memorial

NARRAGANSETT – Construction on a 117-foot wind turbine at Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground in Narragansett got under way this week. Expected to be...

Mass. Realtors optimism rises

WALTHAM, Mass. – Optimism among Bay State Realtors soared in August compared with a year earlier. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors said this week that...
SHOW MUST GO ON: Newport Performing Arts Center board Chairwoman Alison Vareika is working to boost support for a rehab of the Opera House. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Now-vacant theater seen boosting Newport tourism

Call it a multiact play. After more than a decade, the plan to restore and reopen the Newport Opera House continues. In July, the Newport...
NEW AGAIN: Andrew Tiplady carries refuse from the demolition phase of a project that will be featured on "This Old House." / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Barrington contractor to share TV spotlight

In 25 years in the homebuilding business, Andy Tiplady has never advertised and instead relied on referrals. His relatively low profile may change next...
COUNTING BEANS: Mark LaHoud, owner of Java Madness in Wakefield, estimates spoiled food and lost sales cost his business more than $20,000. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Storm gone, but claims coming in

Tropical Storm Irene’s strong winds blew in mountains of paperwork for Rhode Island businesses and governments seeking to recoup money spent on lost sales...

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