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Monday, December 17, 2018

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ANNU PALAKUNNATHU MATTHEW took a one-year sabbatical fromURI to document the Americanization of call-center workers in India. Her audio-visual exhibit, above, incorporating photos and recorded interviews, is on display at the URI Fine Arts Center through Dec. 10. /

At Indian call centers, U.S. culture makes its mark

Every day in India, hundreds of thousands of workers answer calls for U.S. companies, mimicking American accents and adopting names such as Paul, Arnold,...

Could a cruise ship dock revitalize the waterfront?

The way Patrick Conley sees it, his and his wife Gail’s new development could be the beginning of a “mini-Baltimore,” right here in Providence. At...

Pawtucket fights to keep trash transfer station out

In the last few years, Pawtucket has made no secret of its plans to reinvent itself. In an effort to shed its image as...

New film puts spotlight on people of Federal Hill

Jon Raben is a geologist, not a professionally trained filmmaker, and until five years ago – when he dove headfirst into the neighborhood’s history...

Stephen Lane and Aidan Petrie of Item Group show off some of the gadgets they have created with their clients. The company develops new products and helps redesign and rebrand others. /

Inventors help meet global demand for new ideas

To stay alive, some fish must stay in motion constantly, driving water through their gills to move oxygen into their bloodstream. And to stay...

Restoration program marks 1.25 million lobsters

Lanny Dellinger, a full-time lobsterman since the early 1990s, said the best thing to come out of a recently completed six-year lobster restoration program,...

Specialty tech firms serving R.I.

In February 2004, five entrepreneurs met up in a San Francisco suburb and spent a long weekend thinking up ideas for a new technology...

Newport’s North End could soon see revitalization

In the area of redevelopment, Keith W. Stokes says, Newport has been at a disadvantage for years. Other Rhode Island communities, such as Providence and...
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A streetcar goes down Charles Street in New Orleans, one of the spots where
Collette Vacations is taking a tour group this month.

Collette works to revive tourism in New Orleans

Collette Vacations has been taking tour groups to New Orleans for more than half a century, lodging them in the heart of the French...

Casino gambling a perennial hot topic since ’90s

The town-wide “straw vote” on a Narragansett Indian casino in West Warwick came on a day so hot in June 1999 that then-Gov. Lincoln...
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