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GREENLEAF COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER employees voted, 21 to 1, to join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328, on April 6. / COURTESY UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 328

As R.I. cannabis industry grows, so does unionization

As the cannabis industry is poised to expand in Rhode Island, the move to unionize its workers is gaining momentum. The latest example: Workers at...
NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Should Rhode Island lawmakers OK a special tax on bottled and...

Legislation under consideration in the R.I. House and Senate would add a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks, energy drinks,...

Waterview home in Barrington fetches $1.3M

BARRINGTON – A Nantucket-style colonial with water views has sold for $1.3 million in Barrington. The sale is the town’s highest price so far this...

Cranston’s Rolfe Square scheduled for major improvements

CRANSTON – Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins recently announced the start of the Rolfe Square revitalization. The improvements to the area of the city include replacement...

Reed visits G-Form after manufacturer recognized for SmartFlex technology

NORTH SMITHFIELD – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., recently visited manufacturer G-Form LLC, which makes protective gear for athletes. The company, which manufactures equipment to...
IN RECENT DAYS, vaccine availability in Rhode Island has outpaced demand. Some are calling on the state change its messaging tactics to reach newly eligible age groups. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

As vaccine demand cools, some warm to idea of new messaging...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has reached a point where it has more vaccine supply than demand for it. And the population that has yet...

Block Island aims to protect shoreline property from development

NEW SHOREHAM – The New Shoreham Town Council and conservancy groups are seeking to purchase about four acres of property near the Great Salt...

R.I. to start significantly relaxing COVID-19 business restrictions in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will greatly relax its restrictions on business operations and occupancies starting May 7, thanks to increased vaccination progress across the...

Bristol County, Mass., home sale prices rise 20% Y/Y in March

PROVIDENCE – The median sale price of a single-family home in Bristol County, Mass., in March was $385,000, an increase of 20.3% year over...

Narragansett’s Kenyon Farm estate sells for $4.1M

NARRAGANSETT – The property at 125 Kenyon Farm Road has sold for $4.1 million, according to Lila Delman Compass, which represented the sellers in...

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