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William Hamilton

William Hamilton joined Providence Business News as the special projects editor in February 2019. Before that, he had been a content editor and Sunday business editor at The Providence Journal. He was a PBN staff writer from 2007 to 2011, and had previously written and edited for the Fall River Herald News, the Pawtucket Times and the Kent County Daily Times. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.
Bancorp Rhode Island President and CEO Merrill W. Sherman reported growth in both revenue and profit for the bank's just-concluded second quarter. /

BankRI profits up 9% in 2Q

PROVIDENCE - Bank Rhode Island reported a year-over-year gain in its earnings – this time of 9.4 percent – for the second consecutive quarter...
STEVEN J. ISSA has been named market CEO for the New England South region at Sovereign Bank, a promotion from his old position as market CEO for Rhode Island.  /

Issa gains broader responsibilities<br> at Sovereign

PROVIDENCE – Sovereign Bank today announced that Rhode Island native Steven J. Issa has been named market CEO for the New England South region,...

Wash Trust shows 2Q growth in revenue, profit

WESTERLY - Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of The Washington Trust Co., today posted second-quarter profit of $6.3 million, a 2.15-percent increase over...
A STUDY by the libertarian Reason Foundation shows Rhode Island spent $361,106 per mile of road in 2005, more than most states, but the quality of the roads is among the worst. /

R.I. roads inefficient, study says

When it comes to the upkeep of Rhode Island’s highway system, taxpayers haven’t exactly been getting their money’s worth, according to a recent study...

Training tomorrow’s surveyors

Like most in his profession, land surveyor John Libby never planned on making a career of it. In his case, it started with an...

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