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ASHLEY KALUS, top center, Republican gubernatorial candidate, shares her economic plan Thursday with local business officials at VR Industries Inc. in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Kalus unveils plan to boost R.I. competitiveness

WARWICK – Referring to it as a “promise to working families,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Ashley Kalus on Thursday unveiled an economic plan for the...

Hennessey Elementary School teacher wins $25K Milken Educator Award

EAST PROVIDENCE – An Agnes B. Hennessey Elementary School third grade teacher received a pleasant monetary surprise, courtesy of the Milken Family Foundation. Emily Rendine...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, helps with local state education and business officials cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

New Woonsocket Education Center officially opens

WOONSOCKET – State-elected and education officials on Tuesday formally cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center that has officially opened at 115...
THE TOWN OF JOHNSTON has been issued an $85 million bond from the R.I. Health and Educational Building Corp. to be used to finance the town’s first phase of its district-wide school facility improvement plan. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Johnston receives $85M bond to begin school improvements

JOHNSTON – The town has been issued an $85 million bond that will be used to finance the first phase of its districtwide school...
BARBARA S. COTTAM will step down on Oct. 6 from her role as chairperson of the R.I. Board of Education to take on a new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. education board chairperson to step down, takes new role with...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s education board chairperson will soon be heading to the nation’s capital to work with Rhode Island’s former governor. In a Sept....
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Editor Michael Mello, right, addresses the crowd Thursday during PBN's Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Awards ceremony at the Graduate Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Organizations honored for growth, innovation at PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative...

PROVIDENCE – A financial institution, a construction management company, an addiction recovery organization and an insurance agency were recognized Thursday as the top earners...

Parlange inaugurated as URI president

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After more than a year into his new role in the Ocean State, Marc B. Parlange on Sept. 22 was officially...
MARKET OPPORTUNITY: Joe Tuberville, left, and Alan Oversmith, owners of full-service moving company Two Men and a Truck in Warwick, say Rhode Island appealed to them because it was an untouched market with a lot of potential and a need for their services.
COURTESY TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

Franchisee: Joe Tuberville and Alan Oversmith

Joe Tuberville and Alan Oversmith Two Men and a Truck  |  205 Hallene Road, Warwick The pitch: Two Men and a Truck is a full-service moving...
Ming Shao

Shao receives $499K CAREER award from National Science Foundation

MING SHAO, assistant professor of computer and information science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, recently received a $498,970 National Science Foundation CAREER award...

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PLAINFIELD PIKE Interstate 295 to Comstock Parkway CRANSTON AND JOHNSTON PBN RESEARCH AND PHOTOS/JAMES BESSETTE PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING
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