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An artist's rendering of the proposed redevelopmentof the Masonic Temple.

Masonic Temple hotel plans get initial OK

After 21 months of revisions, postponements, permitting, testing and planning, Denver-based hotel operator Sage Hospitality Resources has finally received preliminary...

Obesity costs saddle R.I. taxpayers, report finds

Obesity is considered a national epidemic, and in 2002 it cost Rhode Island taxpayers more than $305 million in medical expenditures, according...
A collection of wheels and a crane from the Foundrycomplex in Providence.

Mill Relics find New Life

Mill restorations unearth structures’ industrial past. Ranne P. Warner sees artistic potential where others might not – whether it’s a rusted door hinge...

Tech training center targets Prov. youth

A Boston-based training program for urban youth interested in a career in technology is expanding to Providence in the fall. Year Up,...
CCRI's Liston Campus in Providence will be gettinga 30,000-square-foot addition.

Student surge prompts expansion at CCRI’s Liston Campus

The recent influx of students attending the Community College of Rhode Island’s Liston Campus in Providence prompted the college to build an...
Al Smith processes sheets of rubber at Warren-basedLloyd Manufacturing.

Rubber company stretches client base

Lloyd Manufacturing Corp. President: Michael J. SchaltzLocation: 130 Franklin St., Warren Employees: 25 Year Founded: 1938 Annual Sales: WND  The soft, uncured rubber...

Skyrocketing value

R.I. home appreciations outpace rest of nation Westerly resident David Newton is house hunting, and so far, he’s made two offers in two...
Colt State Park in Bristol and other state parksare popular sites for company gatherings.

Custom-designed outdoor events can be cost-effective

Companies are looking to change the venue of their corporate outings or team-building activities, and state parks, beaches and even private school...
Greg Badigan, left and Louis Pennacchia Jr., havebenefitted from training programs.

Executive development yields risks, rewards

Educating employees may lead to problems retaining them later For many company presidents, training employees is a mandatory element of being successful –...

Bill affords added protection to homes amid lawsuits

Legislation that Sen. Daniel Issa, a Central Falls Democrat, has proposed could offer homeowners a little more peace of mind, increasing the...
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