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CRMC chairwoman resigns

PROVIDENCE – The chairwoman of a council of state coastal regulators has resigned amid increasing scrutiny over its decisions and makeup of the appointed body. In...

Rockland Trust parent company reports $38M Q2 profit

PROVIDENCE – Independent Bank Corp. Inc., the parent company for Rockland Trust Co., saw its second-quarter profits increase more than 50% compared to a...
FAMILY MOLD: Francis H. Curren IV, right, vice president of Pease & Curren Inc., a family-owned precious-metal refinement company in Warwick that works with jewelers, pawn brokers, medical offices and recyclers, watches as David Silva, manager/operator, pours molten metal into a mold. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Curren ensures metal refining family business in capable hands

It’s hard to sum up Pease & Curren Inc.’s business in a single word. Much of the 40,000-square-foot building in Warwick suggests manufacturing: unfinished, concrete...
John J. Igliozzi Jr. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Five Questions With: John J. Igliozzi Jr.

John J. Igliozzi Jr. | President, Providence City Council 1. What are your top priorities as council president? Priority No. 1 is stabilizing our...
HOMEMADE TOUCH: Husband and wife Mahran Izoli, right, and Nur Shahida Roslan are the owners of Feed the Cheeks, a specialty cookie shop, which started as a home business then moved to a Providence storefront during the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making cookies full time

Like any card-carrying millennial, Nur Shahida Roslan created an Instagram account to document her food and travel adventures. She named the personal page “Feed the...

How will states tax remote work?

After finally getting the hang of remote work, employers could face new headaches around tax policies for workers whose home offices had them working...
THE COMEBACK: Jennifer Vinalon returned to the classroom at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus 10 years after she stopped pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She graduated in the spring and was a commencement speaker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some college focus on persuading older students to finish what they...

Graduating college is a milestone for many, perhaps more so in a pandemic. For Jennifer Vinalon, the diploma holds even more significance. Vinalon, 37, earned...

National Grid proposes 16% increase in electricity rates for winter season

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island customers would see their electricity bills rise by 16% on average this winter over current summer rates and...

Citizens: National business conditions see improvement in Q2 but decline in...

PROVIDENCE – While a strong post-pandemic rebound pushed nationwide business conditions to a three-year high in the second quarter, Rhode Island’s business climate worsened, according...

Metacomet rezoning sets some limits on redevelopment, but specific plans unclear

EAST PROVIDENCE - There won’t be any hotels, funeral homes, or big-box retail stores coming to the former Metacomet Golf Club property in East...

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