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SEEKING CLIENTS: Robert Wheeler, co-owner of Friends of Toto Inc., a dog day care and grooming business in Pawtucket, spent $400,000 to double his business space to accommodate growing customer demand but now he must find additional customers to cover the construction costs of expansion.
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Preppin’ for RECESSION. PBN survey: Talk of a coming downturn is...

If and when the country will slip into a recession depends on who you ask, but the gloom is already settling over Rhode Island...

Many ignore R.I.’s Airbnb registry, at least in Newport

Compliance problems with a state registry of short-term vacation rentals are reigniting debate over the program that went into effect last year despite a...
TURNING THE PAGE: Sisters Caroline Vericker and Mads Vericker gave up their jobs as librarians and opened Heartleaf Books in Providence in September.
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From loaning to owning: Former librarians open community bookstore

Sisters Caroline and Mads Vericker grew up among the dusty stacks of the North Smithfield Public Library, where their grandmother worked as library director. It’s...

City Council gives final OK to amended ProvPort tax agreement

PROVIDENCE – The wave of criticism over the city’s tax agreement with its primary port operator appears to have calmed, with the City Council...

Five Questions With: Stephen Tetzner

Stephen Tetzner is area vice president for Mortgage Equity Partners in Warwick. He has more than three decades of experience in the mortgage business,...

Fine for unregistered short-term rental owners in R.I. not being enforced

PROVIDENCE – Short-term rental property owners who advertise their homes through websites such as Airbnb Inc. and VRBO were supposed to be fined $250...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank awards $2.5M in municipal grants, including for Tidewater...

PROVIDENCE – A pedestrian bridge connecting a new, Pawtucket soccer stadium to residential and retail development across the Pawtucket River is one of nine...

Audit: Providence ends FY22 with $827K surplus, $40M pension investment loss

PROVIDENCE – The city ended fiscal year 2022 with an $827,00 surplus, according to a recently published audit by accounting firm CliftonLarsenAllen LLP. The surplus...

BankRI donates $90K to 23 R.I. nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island recently donated just under $90,000 to 23 Rhode Island nonprofits, according to a news release. The grants aim to support...

BankFive, SouthCoast Community Foundation open applications for $1.2M scholarship fund

PROVIDENCE – BankFive and the SouthCoast Community Foundation recently opened applications for its $1.2 million President’s Scholarship Fund, according to a news release. The scholarship...
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