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PPL offers free architectural tours

PROVIDENCE – Providence Public Library will offer guided architectural tours of its historic library building beginning on Aug. 6. The free tours will...

Economy becoming ripe for new businesses?

Kevin B. Murphy of Warwick has not only been busy setting up new incubator startup and title insurance companies; he has resurrected his dormant...
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Bryant, town clash boils over

A 17-year-old dispute between Smithfield and Bryant University over the latter’s tax-exempt status finally came to a head this month, after state lawmakers passed...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Ronald K. Machtley plans to meet with officials from the town of Smithfield in coming weeks to address potential payments for police, fire and rescue services. / COURTESY ROCKARHO MEDIA GROUP INC./VICTORIA AROCHO

Machtley to meet with town officials as Bryant considers ‘all options’

SMITHFIELD - Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley will meet in coming weeks with the town of Smithfield to negotiate an agreement that would...
"There will be a significant change to the process of how FHR obtains business."

Five Questions With: Debra Paul

Debra Paul is the new president and chief executive officer of Fellowship Health Resources Inc., succeeding Joseph Dziobek, who has held the position since...
GALA GUESTS packed into Restoration Hall on the IYRS campus during the Annual Summer Gala, to enjoy cocktails amidst examples of students' boat- restoration work. The Gala drew over 600 people to the school for an evening of cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment by Jimmy Buffett and his band. This was the 16th gala held by IYRS.

Annual IYRS summer gala raises $885,000

NEWPORT — Supporters for International Yacht Restoration School, which teaches boat-building and restoration, raised $885,000 on July 6 at the school’s annual summer gala. More...

U.S. factory orders rise on machinery, computers

Orders placed with U.S. factories rose in May, reflecting broad-based gains that signal manufacturing is stabilizing. The 2.1 percent gain in bookings followed a revised...
MAKING IT WORK: Elizabeth Potenza, an independent fabricator and artist, at work at The Steel Yard, in Providence. The nonprofit routinely partners with local businesses for industrial painting, power coating and sandblasting of its goods. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Eager to sell goods ‘Made in R.I.’

Can a movement and a logo that brandishes “Made in Rhode Island” as its moniker boost local commerce? Rhode Island state officials and businesses who...

Providence program gets backpacks, more for students

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Children’s Initiative shopped at the end of June for $1,000 worth of donated backpacks, ponchos and other items at Ocean...

City maps sites from Colonial era

Of the 158 cemeteries in Warwick, one of Rhode Island’s oldest cities, 23 burial sites have been lost, moved to other locations or simply...
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