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URI?S NEW Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, for which ground was broken last week, will allow for expanded research on everything from cancer to potential biofuels. /

URI begins construction of major biotech facility

The University of Rhode Island broke ground last week on its Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, a project to which the state’s leading...
'We're getting the station into local ownership, where it belongs,' says WRNI General Manager Joe O?Connor. /

WRNI getting local owners,<br> expanded coverage area

Since taking the job as general manager of WRNI (1290AM), the state’s National Public Radio station, Joe O’Connor has pushed for signal expansion and...
PROVIDENCE Art Windows fills empty storefronts with works such as 'Fragment Land,' a quilt by Mia Capodilupo of Chicago. /

Turning empty windows into artists’ showcases

At night, Maureen Keaveny’s window is a black-light-illuminated sculpture of recycled paper shaped into shrubbery. The Rhode Island School of Design junior calls it...

SBA hires Conn. firm to demolish<br> buildings at Rocky Point

WARWICK – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office says it has hired Fuss & O’Neill, a full-service engineering firm based in Manchester,...
DENTAL HYGIENIST Mary O?Connor works on a patient at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, which is building a much larger dental facility nearby. /

Expanding dental services<br> for northern R.I.’s poor

Aiming to address what its executive director calls “a major public health concern,” Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is turning a former bank hall...

Workforce Board awards $1.3M for job training

CRANSTON – The Governor’s Workforce Board last week awarded $1,298,665 in grants to 69 Rhode Island employers to support employee training. The grants, which ranged...
A PATRON tacks up a photo of his dog on the wall of the Decatur Lounge, which had until its recent closing been a dog-friendly neighborhood bar in the West End. /

West End institution shuts down with little notice

Stacey Behan moved to the Broadway neighborhood on the West End of Providence five months ago because she “fell in love” with the area. The...

Attleboro OKs sweeping urban renewal plan

ATTLEBORO – The Attleboro City Council last week approved, by a 10-to-1 vote, a sweeping urban renewal plan crafted by the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority...

Slater invests $250,000 in software startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund last week announced that it has provided financing to Public Display, a Providence startup that is developing Web...
HEXAGON METROLOGY employees Frank Krazer, left, and Scott Everling test a coordinate measuring machine at the company's headquarters in North Kingstown. /

Foreign owners, familiar names

The manufacturing plant in North Kingstown always puts a Brown & Sharpe label on the industrial tools it manufactures before shipping them out the...
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