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WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state’s official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. 
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HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Building a tall ship is much easier than keeping it afloat

Providence Business News first wrote about the Oliver Hazard Perry in January 2009 when BankNewport gave a $25,000 grant to help cover development costs...

Liberal arts college takes on job skills

With all the attention being given to improving the job skills of Rhode Island’s workforce, and rightfully so, it seems that many want to...
GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH: PBN's biannual Business Survey showed that while the Rhode Island economy continues to improve, business owners are taking a "wait-and-see" attitude before making major new investments.

R.I. economy doing well, say leaders, but it could do better

In the summer of 2008, before the crash, before the Great Recession, before, well, before a whole lot of the changes that now define...

Legacy of Gov. Chafee lives on

Give praise when and where it’s due, so a hearty job well-done should go out to Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee based on the most...
MUCH ­HAPPIER NOW: Smoke & Squeal BBQ owner Adam Batchelder is looking forward to the new year, when licensing requirements for food trucks will be simplified thanks to new regulations. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Good signs from Statehouse on business regulation in 2018

Rhode Island has a well-deserved reputation for being a high-cost, over-regulated state. And in the last decade, a number of initiatives have been tried...

R.I. needs better work-leisure time balance

Yet another WalletHub survey provides ammunition for those who question the Ocean State’s commitment to hard work.The study – titled the “Hardest-Working States” –...
A TEAM EFFORT: House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s plan to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island ultimately was unsuccessful, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo could have played a more effective role in the negotiations to keep the team from heading to Worcester, Mass. 
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Looking for leadership? Don’t expect to find it in R.I.

The simple – but not entirely inaccurate – thing would be to lay the Pawtucket Red Sox leaving Rhode Island on the doorstep of...

R.I. needs to improve governance

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts has revealed far more than the lack of leadership among Rhode Island’s major elected officials.Two...
MORE THAN SURVIVING: Since its founding in August 2014, jewelry manufacturer Luca + Danni Inc. has grown to employ 48 people, including owner Fred Magnanimi and Marketing Manager Taylor Franco.
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Startup survival is one key to R.I.’s future economic success

Every week Providence Business News profiles a business that is less than 1 year old, an attempt to capture the energy that a growing...

Loan fund in search of borrowers

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took a victory lap of sorts recently, visiting three companies that have been beneficiaries of loans from the Providence...
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