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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.
DOTTIE NIGRELLI is the manager of the Randall, Realtors office in the Watch Hill section of Westerly. / COURTESY RANDALL, REALTORS

Five Questions With: Dottie Nigrelli

Dottie Nigrelli, the manager of the Randall, Realtors office in the Watch Hill section of Westerly, recently represented the sellers of a $1.25 million condominium, capping...
THE UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island held a topping off ceremony Jan. 26 to celebrate the installation of the final piece of structural steel for its new College of Engineering complex. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS

URI College of Engineering celebrates milestone with topping off ceremony

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Construction of a nearly 200,000-square-foot College of Engineering complex at the University of Rhode Island recently celebrated a milestone. The topping off ceremony, to mark the...
THIS OCEANFRONT HOME in the Point Judith section of Narragansett at 78 Calef Ave. sold in December for $2.5 million. / COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL

Oceanfront home sells for $2.5M in Narragansett

NARRAGANSETT – An oceanfront home with three bedrooms, three and a half baths and 3,100 square feet of interior living space sold in mid-December...
PAWTUCKET'S PAYNE PARK received a $400,000 grant from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, which it will use to add a 2,500-square-foot spray park, a rain garden and expansion of the basketball courts. Site plans, above, were completed by Gardner + Gerrish Landscape Architects LLC. / COURTESY GARDNER + GERRISH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Payne Park to use $400K RIDEM grant on new features, site...

PAWTUCKET – With the receipt of a state grant, Payne Park is expected to be improved this year to include a motion-activated water splash...
THE PROPOSED SITE plan for Hope Point, which passed a preliminary vote of the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission. Some residents have voiced concern over the project and its effect on downtown Providence. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

I-195 commission sets purchase price for Parcel 42 at $3.2M, Hope...

PROVIDENCE — The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Wednesday approved a non-binding agreement that sets the parameters for Jason Fane to purchase Parcel 42,...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, is seen in his office at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mattiello says PawSox need to hold public meetings, then revise stadium...

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, speaking before an audience of state business and labor leaders, said Wednesday the Pawtucket Red Sox need...
THE PROPOSED SITE plan for Hope Point, which passed a preliminary vote of the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission. Some residents have voiced concern over the project and its effect on downtown Providence. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Hope Point tower project returns to I-195 commission

PROVIDENCE – Development of a luxury high-rise in downtown Providence is back before the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission.The commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday...
ICE MELT: The Elizabeth River, out of Hong Kong, offloads 60,000 tons of salt at the Port of Providence. The salt is sourced from the interior of Egypt and is used as ice melt. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. bids to become a statewide foreign trade zone. Who will...

Rhode Island, which sometimes is at a disadvantage trying to lure or expand business because of its small size, now hopes to use that...
SNOW REMOVAL: A Shawmut Construction worker shovels snow from the work site at 225 Dyer St. in Providence. Construction crews must deal with the winter elements to meet project deadlines. / PBN PHOTO/­
RUPERT WHITELEY

No more ‘off season’ in construction

As snow fell on Providence during the first significant storm of the winter, a construction worker in a bright orange lift toiled on windows...
ACCLAIMED ARCHITECTURE: Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis are the founders of Ultramoderne LLC, a Providence architectural firm that has recently won acclaim for one of its projects, a kiosk station called Chicago Horizon in Chicago. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ultramoderne breaking design barriers

Ultramoderne LLC specializes in inventive solutions for public spaces. In three years, the architectural-services company based in Providence has built a name in designing...
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