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FILLING THE ROLE: Karen Kenney, COO of Liberty International, served as the company’s IT manager despite no formal computer education. /

Onetime messenger now shipping firm’s COO

Twenty-four years ago, Karen M. Kenney started out as a summer messenger at Liberty International Inc., a Pawtucket-based, international-freight shipping logistics firm. Back then,...
A GRAND STAGE: Mike Carcieri, a sound and lighting engineer at the RICPA Historic Park Theatre in Cranston, raises a section of lighting at the recently reopened theater. /

In Cranston, a theater is reborn

For nearly eight decades, until it closed its doors in 2002, Cranston’s Park Theatre had been a cultural benchmark for those growing up and...
TALL TASK: Joseph Scianna, owner of Joseph Big and Tall, could be displaced if the preferred airport expansion plan moves forward. /

Waiting game on T.F. Green expansion

On a recent weekday afternoon, traffic was heavy at the intersection of Airport and Post roads in Warwick. Cars filtered through the three-way traffic...
ART OF CRAFT: Décor Craft Inc. employees, from left, Logistics Coordinator Greg Elias, co-owner Kara Orr, founder Roni Kabessa, Accounts Receivable Manager Felicia Calamar and graphic designer Lori Witham. /

A knack for the gifts worth giving

There’s a story that Kara Orr likes to tell. A few months ago, she was at a dinner party with her husband, Roni Kabessa...

R.I. commercial market could pick up

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s commercial market has been in the doldrums since the fourth quarter of 2008, but as the first half of 2009...

Event to benefit Stanford White Casino

NEWPORT – As The Stanford White Casino Theatre is being readied for a $4.5 million renovation, the owners are planning a benefit open house...

NAHB: Home sales rise 11% in June

WASHINGTON – Newly built single-family home sales rose nationally by 11 percent in June, marking the third consecutive month of improving sales, according to...
ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL will hold an open house for the 21,000-square-foot project, which broke ground 14 months ago on Saturday.   /

St. Anne’s to open radiation center

DARTMOUTH – St. Anne’s Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 8, will celebrate the grand opening of its new, $21 million radiation therapy center. From 1...
"IN PLACES like Rhode Island, it's not like Oklahoma or Iowa, where there are wide open spaces. There are a lot of people, a lot of development everywhere, so you have to be really careful about how you place these things so they don't unduly impact any residents," said ASA Senior Principal Daniel Mendelsohn. /

Five Questions With: Daniel Mendelsohn

Applied Science Associates (ASA) last week announced that it has been tapped to lead a technical and economic feasibility study for the possible construction...
FOREIGN LAND: Exchange students Alisa Mohr, left, of Germany and Melissa Grant of New Zealand on Easton’s Beach in Newport last week. Bad weather and a down economy have impacted Aquidneck Island’s tourism business this summer. /

Day trips to Newport up this summer

Poor weather and a sour economy have hurt tourism in Newport this summer, but the news isn’t all bad. Visits to attractions – the...
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