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Five Questions With: Erica Martineau

Erica Martineau was recently promoted to senior vice president and regional manager with Bank Rhode Island, and oversees a network of 11 branch locations...
MONEY CONCERNS: When Janet Tanury was forced to temporarily close her clothing boutique in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she stopped making contributions to her retirement account.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

More people resorting to raiding their nest egg

Janet Tanury had been dutifully putting away money for retirement for years and was even considering doubling her contribution. Then, COVID-19 hit, shutting down Botticelli...
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: Producer Connor Finelli, left, and hip-hop artist DaLaun Andrade, both recent high school graduates, opened Blue Wave Poetics, a recording studio for local independent artists, in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beats keep this duo on track

A 2015 gym class at St. Raphael Academy first brought DaLaun Andrade and Connor Finelli together. But it was their shared passion for hip-hop...
ONLINE ORDERS: Philip Viveiros, owner of Phil’s Propane in Tiverton, closed the company’s showroom and created an online-friendly ordering format prior to the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Fueled by family ethics

Not only do they have the same name – the younger named after the older – but Philip Viveiros also took over the third-generation...
Annette Tonti / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Five Questions With Annette Tonti

Annette Tonti | Managing director, RIHub 1. What is RIHub? RIHub is Rhode Island’s first “Innovation Campus.” Founded in 2019. … RIHub is a...

Some remain unswayed on marijuana proposal

Legalized recreational marijuana seemed like a long shot when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo proposed it as a revenue generator 10 months ago, but a...

East Greenwich Firefighters Association closes firehouse after COVID-19 outbreak

EAST GREENWICH – The East Greenwich Firefighters Association has temporarily closed one of its stations after nearly two-thirds of its firefighters tested positive for...

First major R.I. offshore wind project faces further delays, with no...

PROVIDENCE – The 12-year saga of efforts to build a utility-scale offshore wind project off the coast of Rhode Island has been extended again,...

Latest R.I. House fiscal analysis puts FY 21 budget deficit at...

PROVIDENCE – It’s clear the state is facing a deficit in its fiscal year 2021 budget, but exactly how much depends on who you...

EPA to provide $39.2M loan to Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is one of three state agencies invited to apply for $695 million in water-infrastructure loans through the...

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