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City expects recognition from coming virtual view

Imagine visiting a Web site that allowed you to stroll down a city’s streets, check out the architecture, browse through stores, visit hotel rooms...
URI PROF. Yan Sun, a computer engineer, has won a five-year grant to work on designing a 'trust infrastructure' for wireless networks. /

URI researcher building ‘trust’ network tools

A computer engineer at the University of Rhode Island has been awarded a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support her...
George de Tarnowsky, executive director of the Central Rhode Island Development Corporation, said funding for CRIDCO has dried up. /

Lack of funds shuts down key Central R.I. resource

Municipalities simply do not have enough money in their budgets to support the Central Rhode Island Development Corporation. That’s the short answer to why...
CELL PHONES and other mobile devices are the newest banking channel for BofA customers. The service is due to become available in Rhode Island later this year. /

BofA sees mobile phones as the next frontier

Bank of America’s customers will soon be able to do online banking from Internet-enabled cell phones and PDAs. Last month, the bank – the nation’s...

RIC group to live in ‘experimental city’

PROVIDENCE – A new program at Rhode Island College enables students to earn college credits while living and working in an “experimental city” in...
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Franchises open doors to business

Dear Dan: This is the year I finally make the move to go into business for myself. But I’m not getting any younger,...
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A night of art, gourmet food

The Plant – a new mixed-use development in Olneyville that will feature affordable live/work studio and commercial spaces as well as a community enterprise...
KATE AND MATT JENNINGS love cheese, and they love to share their passion and knowledge with their customers at Farmstead and La Laiterie. Matt writes out a card for each cheese by hand, noting the flavor and provenance. /

Celebrating the art of cheese

Provolone. Mozzarella. Cheddar. You’re familiar with the basic cheese options. But what about Valençay, an aged French goat cheese covered in salted ash that,...

FarSounder receives 3rd patent on 3D sonar

WARWICK – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted FarSounder Inc. a third patent on its award-winning 3D forward-looking sonar technology.“This latest...
SCULPT BY NUMBERS: Amaral Fabrications workers finish oversize aluminum numbers designed by artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 'LOVE' sculptures, readying them to be painted and then installed at a company. /

Former boat-builder creates art<br> on an industrial scale

Walking through Paul Amaral’s workshop, it’s not unusual to see his employees sanding and painting large, 3-D aluminum numbers. Or to see one of...
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