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THE 480-ACRE Centre of New England includes everything from tidy rows of condominiums to big-box stores, along with smaller retail strips, restaurants and hotels. /

A new level of ‘mixed-use’

The Centre of New England, a 480-acre project with retail, residential and industrial components, has been in the works for a decade now, and...
VINCENT QUINTERNO, a senior state fire inspector, has been working for two years on safety upgrades to the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. /

Wanted: Fire safety inspectors

Staff turnover, shortage slow projects to a crawlVincent Quinterno is the sole state fire safety inspector assigned to the state-owned Dunkin' Donuts Center.During...
WILLIAM TRACEY, owner of TRAC Builders Inc., a general contractor and construction manager, says he doesn't want to limit the company to any one niche. Above, he stands in the bar area in the Dreyfus Hotel in Providence, which TRAC is rehabbing for AS220. /

Specializing in quality, versatility

At TRAC Builders Inc., experience comes with the job. The Johnston-based general contractor and construction manager, in its 12th year of operations, shuns the...

A modest investment for state’s fire safety

It's an open secret that delays in fire safety inspections are slowing down the completion of construction projects all across the state. And as...
BRIAN JEPSON, a computer programmer, writer and editor, is applying his expertise to innovative projects in Rhode Island, including RI-WINs. /

Drawing on geek power to transform the Ocean State

Brian Jepson has gained a reputation as an expert on and a catalyst for digital innovation in Rhode Island. At O'Reilly Media, he has...
MICHAEL DAWSON, director of post production at Tango Pix, demonstrates the 'Action Blast' movie the company produced for Hasbro Inc. /

Local firms try to cash in on state’s film tax credit

Amid mixed reviews of the state's motion picture production tax credit, a few Rhode Island-based companies are reaping the benefits and using them to...

Business success today is a collective endeavor

The buzzword in economic development circles is collaboration. It is a recognition that the challenges facing new product or service development – especially for...
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Leasing states’ assets becoming common cash maker

The state of Illinois wants to get out of the lottery business.What a wonderful idea! Illinois should stop gambling. So should the other 41...

New Bedford nets record for value of fish landed in 2005

WASHINGTON – Commercial fishermen unloaded 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, valued at $2.9 billion, at U.S. ports in 2005, the National Oceanic...
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