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Blazing a trail for entrepreneurs

Michelle Davidson opened Trinity Mortgage Solutions in 2005 on Colfax Street in Providence with four employees and the goal of serving minorities in the...
BAYKEEPER John Torgan shows a tour group the coastal buffer zone at the Save the Bay Center in Providence, which also uses a green roof and other runoff-reducing low-impact design (LID) features. /

CRMC, General Assembly agree:<br> Less runoff is good runoff

While the Smart Development for a Cleaner Bay Act of 2007 percolates through the legislative process, the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has...

Helping families eat better, shape up

As schools and even Sesame Street work to teach children about exercise and nutrition, Rep. Elizabeth M. Dennigan, D-East Providence, has a plan for...
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Bills seek minimum wage hike

If a person in Rhode Island works 40 hours a week at the state’s minimum wage, $7.40 an hour, he will earn $15,392 a...

APC embraces challenge of reducing energy usage

Call it growing pains, although not in a conventional sense. As businesses rely more on tools driven by electricity and energy prices soar, the...

Report: 12-state ‘Clean Car’ effort<br> is stronger than U.S. plans

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ponders whether to allow the 12-state Clean Car Program to move forward, a local advocacy group has issued...

Where jonnycakes, Del’s <br> and the Big Blue Bug rule

From Del’s Lemonade, to jonnycakes, to coffee syrup, Rhode Island is full of unique items. And while most Rhode Islanders know that, it was...

Newport DOT deal offers North End opportunities

The 5.34-acre parcel the City of Newport has acquired from the R.I. Department of Transportation is seen as a prime candidate for economic development...

Retirement looks to be costly for baby boomers

The TV commercials talk about baby boomers’ dreams of staying active and traveling the globe after they retire – that’s why they need financial...

Pawtucket’s revival coming together<br> ‘like a mosaic’

When Herb Weiss came to Pawtucket in 1999, economic development in the city was more an aspiration than a reality. Though the city had...
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