Economic Activity

German firm picks R.I. for its North American HQ

Polyrack North American Corp. was joined this month by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, Mayor David S. Iwuc, the R.I. Economic Development Corporation and the...

Sage aims to reinvent hotel dining

Maggie Longo sees more than drywall and dust when she looks at the site where Temple Downtown Restaurant and Lounge is slated to open...

Holiday season is high season for R.I. artisans, too

As the shopping season kicks into gear, the big retailers aren’t the only ones hoping for sales. Many local artists and craftspeople are planning...
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Partners J. Hogue and Michael Lozano and are developing the former W.T. Grant Department Store in Pawtucket into a space for artists.

Artists racing ahead of city authorities

Projects run into barriers, especially to mixed useNearly two and a half years after starting renovations, Firehouse No. 13 last week finally got the...
CUSTOMERS line up at the counter for their coffee and pastry during the morning rush. Industrial-sized orders are welcome. /

Doughnuts the old-fashioned way

There is no conveyer belt at Allie’s Donuts Inc.; the doughnuts are all made fresh by hand, the way Allie Briggs made them when...

Nursing care discards the old model

Carol Ranglin beams as she walks through her domain at the Tockwotton Home, a corridor of tidy double rooms. “This one is my...

Study finds rail stop makes sense in Pawtucket

If a commuter rail stop were placed in Pawtucket, it could be used by more than 1,000 people every day by 2030, with about...

CVS honored for hiring people with disabilities

By David Ortiz Contributing Writer CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, has earned national recognition for its achievements in employing people with disabilities. The Woonsocket-based company received...
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...
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