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Michael Mello joined Providence Business News as managing editor in November 2007. He previously had been a staff writer at The Providence Journal and had held a variety of other editorial positions, including working for The Associated Press in Providence and the Ottaway News Service in Washington, D.C. Mello holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
LOCAL REGIONAL TOURISM districts, the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport have partnered to relaunch the BuyLocalRI campaign and website. Above, a screenshot of BuyLocalRI.org.

Will you go out of your way to “buy local” this...

Rhode Island’s tourism districts have joined with the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport on a “Buy Local RI” campaign, just in time for the final...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Most-read stories on PBN.com, November 2020

1. Citizens to shutter 40 Stop & Shop branches in R.I., Mass. POSTED ONLINE: NOV. 17. Amid increased use of digital banking, Citizens Financial...

PUA filings rise by 944 in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island rose by 944 on Monday, to 78,078, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

PUA filings climbing again in R.I.

PROVIDENCE - Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island continued their multiday climb on Thursday, with 1,051 new filings, according to the R.I. Department...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has announced the return of the #ThinkPVD campaign for 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Will you make a point to shop local during the holiday...

The holiday shopping season is underway. One of the signature local kickoff events, Small Business Saturday Shop RI, will be held Nov. 30 at...
COMPETING PRIORITIES: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been unable to convince House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello to support her plan to offer two years of free college to R.I. High school graduates. / PBN FILE PHOTO / JAIME LOWE

Which should be a higher priority for the state: Gov. Gina...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas A Mattiello have differing priorities for the fiscal 2018 budget. Raimondo has prioritized a plan to offer two...
NEW PITCH: The Pawtucket Red Sox have chosen a downtown Pawtucket site for a new ballpark that would require taxpayer support. The team worked on the plan with city leaders and R.I. Commerce Corp. / COURTESY ­PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Is the latest plan to build a new ballpark for the...

Two years ago Pawtucket Red Sox ownership made a unilateral $85 million proposal to build a new stadium in Providence that would have left...
BROWN UNIVERSITY AND Prospect Medical Holdings are in tentative but serious talks to submit a alternative bid to acquire Care New England. Above, CNE's Women & Infants Hospital / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Can Care New England Health System’s planned merger with Partners HealthCare...

Care New England Health System recently announced plans to join Boston-based Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts, and sell Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to Prime Healthcare...

Mayor Avedisian says Warwick still concerned about runway expansion

WARWICK - Mayor Scott Avedisian on Tuesday said a draft plan favored by the Federal Aviation Administration to expand T.F. Green Airport’s main runway...

Warwick mayor opposes T.F. Green plan

WARWICK – The city of Warwick opposes the Federal Aviation Administration’s preferred alternative for runway expansion at T.F Green Airport. In a statement prepared for...

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