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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.
SIMULATED SCENE: University of Rhode Island nursing students at the new Nursing Education Center at South Street Landing in Providence attend to a patient during a simulated hospital scene in which the woman, played by an actor, is in labor. From left, URI junior Rachel Kane, of Braintree, Mass.; Rachel Winslow, patient actor; URI junior Sandy Vuong, of Danville, N.J.; URI senior Brittany Hunt, of Scituate; Jane Williams, dean of the School of Nursing at Rhode Island College; and Barbara Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing at URI. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing Education Center provides advanced tech, simulations for students

The woman on the hospital bed looked distressed and unwell. Sent over with a diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, she was 36 weeks pregnant with her...
SUSTAINED GROWTH: Automated Business Solutions owners Alan Albergaria, center, president, and Robert Maceroni, right, vice president, speak with Tom Laport, vice president of sales. Albergaria and Maceroni started the company in 1992 without a customer and have since grown the business to more than 4,000 clients. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Not giving up on paper yet

The evolution of the office printer, and business machines in general, has taken Automated Business Machines Inc. in new directions over its 26-year history.Begun...
SOAP SAVVY: Elizabeth Sylvia started Rhode Island Natural Soap in November, converting a spare bedroom in her Lincoln home into a “soap lab,” and sells her product through a website, as well as at shows and the Providence Flea. / COURTESY ELIZABETH SYLVIA

Pastime now fills ‘soap lab’

The journey from a pastime to a home-based business has been swift for Rhode Island Natural Soap Co.Entrepreneur Elizabeth Sylvia started her business in...
The Row at College Hill would place an integrated mixed-use development in Providence on the East Side./COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

I-195 commission hears presentations on development targeting East Side parcels

PROVIDENCE — Three development teams, three different visions for the cleared land in the Interstate-195 District on the East Side of Providence, the parcels...
PARISHIONERS OF THE First Unitarian Church of Providence at 1 Benevolent St. have raised $1.2 million in the past two years to cover the renovation of the exterior of its meeting house, including the steeple. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

First Unitarian Church of Providence exterior undergoing $1M renovation

PROVIDENCE – The view of College Hill in Providence for the next several months will include scaffolding around one of its oldest churches.The First...
SEN. CYNTHIA COYNE, D-Barrington, has introduced legislation that would allow property owners aged 60 and older to volunteer for their communities in exchange for a reduction of up to $1,500 on their property taxes. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Five Questions With: Cynthia Coyne

Sen. Cynthia Coyne, D-Barrington, has introduced legislation that would allow property owners aged 60 and older to volunteer for their communities in exchange for...
AUSTRIA-BASED MANUFACTURER Dewetron began moving its American headquarters from South Kingstown to a new facility in East Greenwich in 2017, a process it completed this month, expanding its size and operating capacity.

Dewetron grows size, operating capacity of U.S. headquarters with move to...

EAST GREENWICH – Dewetron Inc. this month will mark the completion of a significant expansion, which doubled the size of its American headquarters and...
LOCATED AT 79 IVES ST. in Providence, PVDonuts is expanding into a vacant retail space next door, which will become the commercial kitchen for the operation while the original building will become an enlarged seating area.

PVDonuts expanding Ives Street location into vacant retail space next door

PROVIDENCE – A doughnut institution in Providence is expanding. PVDonuts, which operates from a wood-frame building at 79 Ives St. in the Fox Point...
GREG GUGLIELMO, a certified land planner, has been promoted to executive vice president at DiPrete Engineering, where he will lead the day-to-day operations, including business development and proposal delivery. / COURTESY DIPRETE ENGINEERING

Guglielmo promoted to executive vice president at DiPrete Engineering

PROVIDENCE – Greg Guglielmo, a certified land planner, has been promoted to executive vice president at DiPrete Engineering, the firm announced this week.He joined...
THE R.I. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION told an audience of business representatives Monday that tariff policies enacted by the administration of President Donald Trump could have unintended consequences at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce's annual Congressional Breakfast.

Congressional delegation talks trade, tariffs at annual breakfast

WARWICK – The Rhode Island congressional delegation told an audience of business representatives Monday that tariff policies enacted by the administration of President Donald...
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