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2007 R.I. Business Plan winners named

PROVIDENCE – The developer of software that transforms cell phones into automated security devices and a student team that uses peer pressure to help...

Slater Fund invests $500,000 in Tizra

PROVIDENCE – Tizra Inc. today announced it has closed on a $500,000 investment from the quasi-public Slater Technology Fund. The money will enable the East...
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Newport Chamber names Business Excellence winners

MIDDLETOWN – The Newport County Chamber of Commerce today announced the winners of its first Excellence in Business Awards. They will be honored this...
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CVS/Caremark gives $2.5M<br> for health care reform

WOONSOCKET – The CVS/Caremark Charitable Trust today announced plans for a five-year $2.5 million grant to the R.I. Quality Institute. The institute is a collaborative...
ARNELL MILHOUSE has a lot to say about downtown Providence, from the mall to parking to a need for unity among downtown entities. /

In resurgent Downcity, a call for more collaboration

When Arnell Milhouse was a college student in Providence in the early 1990s, downtown was vacant and underappreciated. Since then, however, he has seen...
STEPHEN LANE, CEO of Item Group, says Item's development of the spill-proof 'big-kid cup' led to a series of inventions, including a breast pump and industrial fluid dispensers. /

Can industrial designers<br> change the whole world?

Industrial designers are not only riding the shifts in their industries. They are creating the shifts by designing straws that filter unsafe water for...
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Undersea work links URI, industry

Working with funding from the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council and the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a team of scientists from private...
JANESSA HERNANDEZ and her fellow third-graders work on their drawing skills in an art class at CVS Highlander School. /

Shared dream unites school, arts program

A $5 million project is bringing CVS Highlander Charter School and CityArts together under one roof, in a now-vacant building at 891 Broad St.,...
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Justice Flanders to lead URI research commission

Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has named lawyer Robert G. Flanders Jr., a former R.I. Supreme Court associate justice, to chair a new commission charged...

URI engineer invites ‘attacks’ on program

KINGSTON – As online shopping becomes more common, shoppers increasingly depend on consumer-based rating systems that vendors use to rate their products. Now, ...
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