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INDIVIDUALS and organizations pursuing historic preservation projects in Rhode Island have until Oct. 29 to apply for the Preserve R.I.-Citizens Bank Foundation mini-grants. /

Preserve R.I. seeks fall ‘mini-grant’ applicants

PROVIDENCE – Preserve Rhode Island, the statewide historic preservation education and advocacy group, says the deadline is nearing for “mini-grants” to aid local historic...

UBS: Burgeoning deficit will drive up Treasury sales

WASHINGTON – The growing federal budget deficit may spur the U.S. Treasury to increase sales of bills, bonds and notes by more than 50...

AAA: R.I. gas prices fall 1¢ to lowest level since April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have resumed their decline, falling 1 cent over the past week to their lowest level since early April,...

Martineau deal turns up heat in corruption probe

A federal investigation of alleged corruption and influence-peddling at the State House heated up last week with the announcement that Gerard M. Martineau, former...

Technology redefines profession

It is 5 p.m. and an attorney at a small Rhode Island practice is asked by a judge to provide a memo on a...

Realtors: U.S. home sales could drop to 5-year low

Existing home sales probably will fall 11 percent this year to a five-year low, worse than previously forecast, and new-home sales will tumble to...

Corporate tax payments fall 11.3% in 3Q

U.S. corporate tax revenue fell in the third quarter, signaling the end of a windfall that helped President George W. Bush narrow the budget...
Jeffrey Brooks bought the former Grant Mill in Providence, more recently known as Carpenter Mills, last year, and has now sold the property for $2.4 million. /

Sale to new developers won’t change old plans

Since Jeffery Brooks, principal of The Brooks Co., of Boston, bought the former Grant Mill in August 2006, he hasn’t made many physical changes...

ABC 6 returns to local ownership after 24 years

WLNE-TV ABC 6 – the ABC affiliate serving Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts – is back under local ownership as of last week. Global...

Florida’s tax-avoidance appeal grows

David Correira isn’t trying to get you to move. He just wants you to give it some serious thought if you own assets totaling...

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