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FRESH COAT: Paint supervisor Eddy Silveira works on a racing shell at Bristol's Resolute Racing Shells. Networking through RIMTA has helped the company find clients for its painting services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

At 50, RIMTA’s still a leading industry advocate

Resolute Racing Shells of Bristol sold its first boat to Japan in December, and is following up with two more, through a referral the...

Meeting new health care service needs

As health care changes hit the workplace, nurse managers and paramedics have the opportunity to obtain more academic credentials and training here in Rhode...

RIF aids nonprofits in recruiting next generation

Two years ago, Kevin Gallagher volunteered to become a board member for the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island, a nonprofit that had...

Right time for expanded gaming in Newport?

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider next month.) Authorizing table games at...

Liberal arts education still needed in the workplace

Dennis M. Hanno has been working in his new capacity as president of Wheaton College in Norton for nearly three months, and will be...
BUY LOCAL: New England Farm and Artists opened in 2013 as a way to “help support and build” community. Pictured above are Laurie Tapozada, left, owner of New England Farm and Artist in West Greenwich, and Renee LaPorte, of Delectible Edibles, with whom Tapozada shares the space. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crafting plan to support local farms and artists

New England Farm and Artist is part crafts store, part local organic-produce outlet and part art gallery – and it’s on the move, literally. Opened...
PRODUCING RESULTS: Deborah L. Sheely, associate director of the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, says that it will take an increase in the amount of food produced in Rhode Island to get residents to buy more locally sourced goods. / COURTESY URI

Cooperative Extension links university to communities

Deborah L. Sheely is a biologist whose Ph.D. research studying trees in the Micronesian islands in the mid-1990s eventually led to a 16-year stint...
STRONG FOUNDATION: Rhode Island Foundation Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance John Barnett, left, and President and CEO Neil Steinberg. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation perpetuates cycle of giving

The Rhode Island Foundation manages its finances to make sure that its capital endowment grows in perpetuity, a key function of its identity as...
CROWN JEWEL: Providence Diamond Co. prides itself on avoiding “elitism” by offering a number of product lines. Pictured above are Providence Diamond Director of Operations Brandon Salomon, left, and owner Peter Pritsker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Quality, value help jeweler’s bottom line sparkle

Peter Pritsker, the founder and owner of the Providence Diamond Co., says consistency in quality is what has helped the jewelry store thrive for...

Truants taught to build own Links to Success

A behavioral-health intervention program for Woonsocket students kicked off with six weeks of training this summer and is expanding to West Warwick in the...
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