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Five Questions With: Mark Rapoza

Mark Rapoza has been with Barrett & Co. in Providence since 1994. He is certified as a fund and income specialist by the Institute...

Boards of directors for Washington Trust and Halsey Associates approve merger

WESTERLY – The boards of directors of The Washington Trust Co. and the bank’s wholly owned subsidiary Halsey Associates Inc. approved the merger of...

BayCoast Bank chips in for Vietnam War wall memorial in Fall...

SWANSEA – BayCoast Bank is contributing $50,000 to help pay for construction of a $1.4 million replica in Fall River of the famous Vietnam...

HarborOne names 2 veteran employees as ‘first vice presidents’

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bank has promoted Richard Sullivan and George Sadler to the position of first vice president.Their new roles are in recognition of...
STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
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Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally.Last fall the...

BankLocal boosting small businesses

Hey mister, can you spare a few thousand dollars? The answer from local banks often is “yes,” under R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s BankLocal...
SMOOTH RIDE: Elijah Matthews, left, and Xavier Rivera work in central transport at Rhode Island Hospital in 2018. The job, often filled in the summer by interns, involves moving patients and equipment.
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Hospital summer programs start young interns on career path

For high school and college students, summer break doesn’t usually conjure up images of hospitals and medical offices.In the so-called “new economy” of the...
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY officials announced a Pawtucket developer had agreed to pay a $82,000 fine to settle allegation of improper storage and management of toxic chemicals.

Pawtucket developer agrees to pay $82K to settle toxic chemical allegations

EAST PROVIDENCE – A local developer has agreed to pay a $82,000 federal fine to settle claims it improperly stored toxic chemicals at a...
STATE OFFICIALS are scheduled to take a final vote in June on Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's proposed 1,080-megawatt power plant in Burrillville . / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Final decision on proposed Burrillville power plant set for June

WARWICK – A decision that’s been several years in the making is finally scheduled to happen in June.The state Energy Facility Siting Board is...

Rhode Island approves state’s first major offshore wind energy contract

PROVIDENCE – State regulators Tuesday approved what was described as a historically significant agreement in the movement away from fossil fuels, clearing the way...
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