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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...
DAN CORLEY started Community Prep in 1984 to improve educational opportunities for neighborhood children, including his own. /

‘Community Hero’ challenges<br> urban kids to succeed

Dan Corley co-founded Community Preparatory School to give children in South Providence a chance for a better education. The school has selective admissions –...
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Historic inns lure businesses with personal touch

Large chain hotels long have dominated the corporate meetings market, offering convenience and versatile spaces to accommodate a wide range of needs. But smaller...
W. MICHAEL SULLIVAN /

DEM revises rules for used-oil handling

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has changed its rules for companies that handle used or waste oil. “The amended regulations provide...
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Three R.I. firms unite in ‘Marketing Alliance’

CRANSTON – Three Rhode Island companies today announced they have banded together to form The Marketing Alliance, offering clients one-stop shoping for a variety...
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APC joins new energy-efficiency alliance

WEST KINGSTON – American Power Conversion today announced it is a founding member of The Green Grid. The new group, a new consortium IT...

Architects’ billings exceed 2006 high

WASHINGTON – The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a leading indicator of U.S. construction activity, rose to 57.9 points in January from the 2006 high...
Prof. Chi-Wang Shu /

Brown math prof wins national honors

PHILADELPHIA – Brown University’s Chi-Wang Shu, a professor in the division of applied mathematics, has been awarded the 2007 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science...
THEIR NEW DIGS in Pawtucket put architects Andrew Thurlow and Maia Small Thurlow in closer proximity to New York City and Boston. /

Architects step into digital age

Andrew Thurlow and Maia Small Thurlow consider themselves part of the first wave of architects capitalizing on digital technology in their profession. The couple met...

MultiCell Technologies works on cancer drug

LINCOLN – MultiCell Technologies Inc. says it has reached a milestone in its work to develop a drug to treat colorectal cancer, the third...
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