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Mary MacDonald joined the Providence Business News as a staff writer covering Government, Development, Real Estate and Manufacturing in December 2014. She previously was a correspondent for The Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette, an editor at Patch/AOL, and a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in secondary English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Waterview home in Barrington fetches $1.3M

BARRINGTON – A Nantucket-style colonial with water views has sold for $1.3 million in Barrington. The sale is the town’s highest price so far this...

Cranston’s Rolfe Square scheduled for major improvements

CRANSTON – Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins recently announced the start of the Rolfe Square revitalization. The improvements to the area of the city include replacement...
IN RECENT DAYS, vaccine availability in Rhode Island has outpaced demand. Some are calling on the state change its messaging tactics to reach newly eligible age groups. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

As vaccine demand cools, some warm to idea of new messaging...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has reached a point where it has more vaccine supply than demand for it. And the population that has yet...

R.I. to start significantly relaxing COVID-19 business restrictions in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will greatly relax its restrictions on business operations and occupancies starting May 7, thanks to increased vaccination progress across the...

Advanced Production and Design leases new space at Quonset Business Park

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Advanced Production and Design, a digital events business, has leased and moved into expanded space at the West Davisville Commons in...

Five Questions With: J. Paul Loether

J. Paul Loether, executive director of the R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, is retiring in June, ending a 43-year career in historic preservation....

Providence City Council reviewing ordinance requiring notice of building demolitions

PROVIDENCE – A new ordinance being reviewed would require a city building official to provide written notice to the district City Council representative when...

Purchase agreement negotiated for Parcel 9 in I-195 Redevelopment District

PROVIDENCE – A one-acre parcel of land in the I-195 Redevelopment District will be sold to Pennrose LLC for development of 131 apartment units,...

Health insurers partner with cities, organizations to increase vaccinations

PROVIDENCE – Health insurance companies are actively partnering with community organizations, state agencies and cities to help vaccinate people who are at high risk...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health on Friday reported another 417 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state. / R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. Department of Health reports 417 more positive cases of COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had 417 more positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to new data published by the R.I. Department of Health...

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