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AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Have the tariffs on imported solar panels been worth it?

When the Trump administration put tariffs on imported solar panels (mainly from China), the solar power industry expected that it would suffer as a...

Five Questions With: Kathy Forrester

Kathy Forrester recently was promoted at The Randall Family of Cos. to the position of executive vice president in charge of marketing and strategic...

Five Questions With: Randall Jackvony

Many things can go wrong with a technology project – ambiguous requirements and an out-of-control, ever-growing scope of work among them. Randall Jackvony, vice...

Five Questions With: Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali works out of Bristol County Savings Bank’s new loan office at 300 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick, which opened in September. As senior...

Five Questions With: Tom Boucher

Tom Boucher recently began as chief of marketing and development at PACE Organization of Rhode Island. The health plan, which serves older adults interested...
SPORTS BETTING: Pictured is the new sports-betting facilities at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The expansion of sports betting to mobile options is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Did the state make the right move in legalizing sports betting?

Heavy betting in Rhode Island on the Feb.3 Super Bowl will help boost state coffers. That's because the state receives 51 percent of the revenue from...

Five Questions With: Mary Brooks ‘Polly’ Wall

As of the new year, Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall is the new Rhode Island Foundation board chair. A retired Royal Bank of Scotland executive,...
In addition to serving as the eighth president of Wheaton College, Dennis M. Hanno is the founder and CEO of IDEA4Africa, a nonprofit that mentors and incubates young entrepreneurs who are addressing community needs while building local businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Trust, communication empower employees to innovate

Dennis M. Hanno | Wheaton College president | IDEA4Africa founder and CEO Businesses and organizations that are innovative typically share one characteristic: a culture that...

Dare to take risks

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co., talked about the three jobs he had growing up in Salem, Mass.: caddying, punching...

New rates for tax planning in 2019

The first part of this column outlined some of the new tax rates released by the IRS and Social Security Administration. Below are more...
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