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United Way guides staff through a big change

Let’s face it: The United Way of Rhode Island probably starts out with a slight advantage at making itself a great place to work....

Building a premium coffee market

Cherish the beans; respect the brew; teach others how to love it, too. Devotion to excellent coffee and the drive to teach others how to...
THE TALL SHIPS, last seen in Rhode Island three years ago, are coming back for a June 27 to July 1 festival that is one of the highlights of this summer's tourist season. /

Tall Ships bringing the world<br> to Newport June 27-July 1

For the sixth time since the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976, majestic sailing ships from around the world will slip back into the Colonial tapestry...
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Kent County water study urges <br>statewide solution

Recent problems with water supplies, quality and costs have cast the Kent County Water Authority as the canary in the mineshaft: Its recent struggles...
ELECTRO STANDARDS has seen a considerable payoff from CE certification on one of its instruments. The Sepe family, from left: Mike  Sepe, Ray  Sepe Sr., Brenda Sepe, Ray  Sepe and Ken Sepe. /

Reaping rewards of meeting EU standards

If you are traveling to Europe and hoping to play one of the continent’s favorite sports, don’t take a baseball and bat. Similarly, if...
DR. SELIM SUNER helped found the R.I. Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 1989, when he was a med student and an EMT. Today, he is a unit commander heading a team of 230 volunteers. /

Team is ready for any emergency

Disasters can happen, and the smart homeowner or business manager is ready in advance: candles, batteries, rock salt, propane stove, drinking water, walkie-talkies, data...

Supply-chain disruption is only one of many worries

As American manufacturers increasingly reach across the country and around the world for component parts, they risk becoming victims of disasters many time zones...
THE TURBINE HALL in the former South Street power station will house part of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is also carving out retail and office spaces within the building. /

Reinventing a waterfront icon

Stepping into the darkened South Street Station power plant in Providence's Jewelry District is like stumbling upon a lost temple of the Industrial Age.The...

Diversity brings new workplace rules

"It's a small world after all …" the ethnically costumed dolls chirped to thousands of beaming visitors at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Little...

Diversity brings new workplace rules

By Mary Lhowe, Contributing Writer“It’s a small world after all …” the ethnically costumed dolls chirped to thousands of beaming visitors at the 1964-65...
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