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<i>A decade-long arts success in the city</i>

In a city that puts great value on its cultural life, success stories by arts nonprofits are a welcome sight. The Providence Black Repertory...
ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING: Taco Inc. and the Community College of Rhode Island team up to provide training for the company's workers last spring. /

Report: R.I. lost 3.9% of its industrial jobs last year

A national publisher of manufacturing guides says Rhode Island has lost 3,081 industrial jobs and 95 factories since January of last year. The 3.9-percent...

<i>We need more than an independent man</i>

Rhode Island government desperately needs the kind of good-government measure that Sen. Leonidas "Lou" Raptakis (D-Coventry) has introduced at the request of Operation Clean...
ADRIANA DAWSON is working to build understanding between immigrant entrepreneurs and the lending community. /

A Pawtucket native reaches<br> out to Latino businesses

One of the first things Adriana Dawson did when she joined the R.I. Small Business Development Center in 2002 was to conduct a needs...

New Dollar Coin Debuts

"George Washington: Father of our country ... and possibly, father of Anna Nicole's baby."

Selling Paramount’s assets

The remaining assets of Paramount Cards – the 100-year-old Pawtucket company that had been the nation's third-largest card maker until it closed abruptly last...
SPECIAL OLYMPICS Rhode Island Executive Director Michael McGover, left, and athlete Michael Luca with Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Rob Batista, whose shop in North Kingstown raised $648 during this winter's promotion. /

Dunkin’ Donuts promo raises $43,400 for charity

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees this winter raised $43,419 for Special Olympics Rhode Island through their annual Pound of Coffee promotion. They donated 25 cents for...

A growing challenge at the ACI

For some departments in state government, shaving the budget is difficult. For the R.I. Department of Corrections, it's virtually impossible, says Director A.T. Wall. In...

$63.8M in facilities projects proposed in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Office of Health Systems Development at the R.I. Department of Health this month received six “certificate of need” applications for a...
REVENUE FROM Newport Grand has fallen short of projections, so state officials are eager to see the facility expanded and revamped. /

Newport zoning can’t stop Grand plan

A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newport to stop trying to block an expansion of Newport Grand and issue the required...

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