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Proposal to broaden R.I. sales tax<br> to services sparks criticism

The House Finance Committee last week heard testimony on a bill that would reduce Rhode Island’s sales tax from 7 to 4.5 percent, but...

Company size is largest variable in gay-union benefits

When gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Cynthia Butler said, there was initially a lot of concern in human resources offices about how this...

Local IT firm introduces ‘R.I. Help Desk’

PROVIDENCE – ICBS, an IT management company providing security management solutions to businesses and organizations, recently introduced the Rhode Island Help Desk, an IT...
'WE WANTED to work together ... we wanted to be outside,' Marcellot recalls. They saw their herb farm as 'a passion we could share.' /

Gardening drives couple’s passion

If you drive out to the Seekonk/Attleboro border, you can find Michel and Judy Marcellot “following their bliss” at the nearly four-acre Seven Arrows...

DEM offers self-certification for scrap yards

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental management is inviting auto salvage yards to take part in a voluntary program to help the businesses...

Feedback sought on waterfront park design

PROVIDENCE – Two upcoming public meetings will showcase the design for the parks that are to be created on two waterfront parcel made available...
ALLAN TEAR, an innovation consultant in Providence, has launched a blog called 'The Hackable City' that aims to document and promote social networks and collaboration. /

Blogger aims to make Providence ‘hackable’

Allan Tear is trying to make Providence “hackable” – in a good way. Tear, an innovation consultant whose firm, Aptus Collaborative, organizes projects for the...
DAVE TAYLOR, owner of Lorraine Fabrics since 1997,  doesn't know exactly how many types of fabric the store sells. It's 
"thousands and thousands," he says, far more than most competitors could ever try to match. /

A world of fabrics under one roof

Lorraine Fabrics began its life in the late 1800s as Lorraine Manufacturing Co. At that time the business, which was started by Frederic Clark...
SHOPPERS BROWSE the crafts, antiques, fruit, vegetables and other products of the Providence Open Air Market, which is slated continue Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October. /

’Tis the season for markets

The Providence Open Market, at Westminster and Union streets, made its first appearance May 12. The outdoor event features local vendors selling furniture,...

Nestor 1Q loss shrinks 56.8% to $1.51M

PROVIDENCE – After seeing its loss narrow “substantially” in the quarter ended March 31, as revenue from its automated traffic enforcement systems continued to...

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