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THE JOHNSTON TOWN COUNCIL on Sept. 15 will hold a public hearing on a proposed 20-year tax stabilization agreement for Amazon.com Services LLC to build a $290 million, 3.8.-million-square-foot distribution facility on nearly 200 acres at 2120 Hartford Ave. / COURTESY JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD

Johnston to consider 20-year tax break for proposed $290M Amazon facility

JOHNSTON – The cat is out of the bag – and it’s being lured to Johnston with a potential tax break. Town officials revealed what...
FOUNDED 35 YEARS AGO to help other organizations develop their medical devices, the Providence-based Ximedica was recently acquired by the Summit Partners-backed Veranex to provide end-to-end, concept-through-commercialization services. / Courtesy of Veranex.

Providence-based Ximedica acquired by medical technology pipeline service

PROVIDENCE – Ximedica, founded 35 years ago to help other organizations develop their medical devices, was recently acquired by a newly formed North Carolina...
BREATHING EASIER: John Foley of Providence says he was worried he might have to default on $100,000 in student loans when he was laid off from his job as a supply chain analyst at the height of the pandemic last year, but a deferment on federal loans has allowed him to get his finances under control.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Extension of student loan deferment offers grads opportunity

When the pandemic hit last year, Providence resident John Foley lost his job as a supply chain analyst and was staring at more than...

Brewers: R.I. law hurts direct sales

A new state law allows Rhode Island brewers to sell twice as much beer directly to consumers than they could before, but local beermakers...

Colonial revival home turned into apartments sells for $1.7M in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Originally built in 1895 on the city’s East Side, the colonial revival house at 214 Olney St. was renovated into modern apartments...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students wait to be vaccinated for COVID-19 during a spring clinic in the school's Memorial Union on the Kingston campus in South Kingstown. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

McKee touts high vaccination rate at URI, calls on employers to...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With more than 17,000 students arriving on campus this September and a roughly 95% COVID-19 vaccination rate, Gov. Daniel J. McKee...
Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue announced on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2021, that he rejected rate increases proposed by health insurance companies in the state's individual, small and large markets. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

OHIC limits approved health insurance rate hikes, citing the pandemic

PROVIDENCE – In the aftermath of a pandemic that not only caused a toll physically but also financially on many Rhode Islanders, a state...

HousingWorks RI using grants to develop 10-year plan for senior housing

PROVIDENCE – With funding from two of the state’s major health insurance companies, the nonprofit research group HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University is...

‘Briarcliff’ sale for $4M is highest real estate deal in Portsmouth...

PORTSMOUTH – A Portsmouth home known as “Briarcliff” was sold for $4.05 million, making it the biggest real estate deal in the town since...

Contemporary brick home in Lincoln sells for $1.2M

LINCOLN – With 10-foot ceilings and a contemporary brick exterior, a spacious home at 1 Morning Star Court was sold for $1.2 million, according...
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