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Nancy Lavin is a PBN staff writer. You may reach her at Lavin@PBN.com.

With recreational marijuana legal, industry scrambles to prepare for Dec. 1...

PROVIDENCE – The countdown is on for recreational marijuana, with six months until existing medical marijuana stores can start selling to adult users. Some proponents...

Five Questions With: Andrew Deluski

Andrew Deluski serves as senior vice president, senior business lender for Bank Rhode Island’s Commercial Real Estate division. In addition to his work with the...
RELIABLE RESOURCE: Jeremy Tolleson, left, veteran program manager for the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, at a Veterans Expo event at Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence, with Roger Richards, veterans representative. As more employees are quitting or not showing up to work, companies are turning to veterans to fill their workforces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More firms tapping into ranks of ex-military

Jeremy Tolleson traded one conflict for another when he retired from the U.S. Army and started working for the R.I. Department of Labor and...
NEW SHOES: Joshua Swift, left, and David Maceroni, in their East Providence warehouse where they receive and ship out shoes for their new company, Dash Running LLC. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dash makes swift entry in shoe sales

Joshua Swift is his own target audience: a recreational runner sick of paying too much for fancy running shoes from brand-name companies. And he figured...
CURIOUS COLLECTOR: Aardvark Antiques Inc. owner Arthur Grover, center, loves the thrill of the hunt for rare or unique items. Grover is pictured with his sons, Rocco Grover Silvestri, right, and Jay Grover Silvestri, general manager, at the Newport business. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

On the hunt for hidden gems

Arthur Grover loves the chase. Whether it was combing through the Cranston dump as a teenager or now traveling to Dubai and Thailand to...
Silas Pinto / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Silas Pinto

Silas Pinto | Director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the city of Providence 1. Diversity can mean different things to different people. How would...

R.I. House to consider Providence pension obligation bond plan

PROVIDENCE – A plan to borrow half a billion dollars to shore up the city’s beleaguered pension fund moved one step closer to reality,...
NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION CEO and President Gary E. Furtado will retire at the end of the year, the credit union announced Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Longtime Navigant Credit Union CEO and president to retire

SMITHFIELD – The leader of the largest Rhode Island credit union is stepping down after 44 years with the company. Navigant Credit Union CEO and...

Narragansett Electric now ‘Rhode Island Energy’ with $3.8B sale finalized

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s primary utility business is now under new ownership. National Grid on Wednesday announced the sale of Narragansett Electric Co. to PPL...

R.I. lawmakers approve recreational marijuana, sales to start Dec. 1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana, with state lawmakers in both chambers approving legislation Tuesday. The...

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