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A NEW REPORT found that Rhode Island's forest supported businesses that employed 4,800 workers in the state in 2016. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND

Report highlights value of R.I. forests, proposes more conservation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s forests support 500 firms and 4,800 jobs in the forestry and woods-products sectors and generated an economic impact of $715...

Bill would add R.I. to group of states willing to pay...

PROVIDENCE – Legislation filed at the end of January would add Rhode Island to a proposed multistate compact that aims to offer large sums...
REP. MARVIN L. ABNEY, at left, has proposed a bill, recently passed by the House, that wold broaden the state’s motion picture tax credit program, in an effort to attract larger films and documentary productions. At right is Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello. / PBN FILE PHOTO ELI SHERMAN.

Motion picture tax credit changes proposed to attract larger films

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House has approved a bill that would broaden the state’s motion picture tax credit program, in an effort to attract...
LOS ANDES LLC has been ordered to pay $775,000 related to a Department of Labor complaint alleging that the company failed to pay overtime wages between October, 2013 and October 2016.

Los Andes ordered to pay $775K over alleged overtime pay violations

PROVIDENCE – Los Andes LLC, doing business as Los Andes Restaurant, must pay $775,000 to the U.S. Department of Labor for violations of overtime...
VOTING WILL begin in Rhode Island for the 2018 primary election on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Are you engaged in the 2020 presidential primaries and caucuses?

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primaries are in the books. Up next is Nevada’s Democratic caucus on Feb. 22. Massachusetts primaries are on...
STEADY GROWTH: Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyard in Portsmouth, with her son Bill Wilson, the operations manager. Parker Wilson says the vineyard has seen steady growth in its seasonal tasting and events business, a function of increasing interest in agritourism and the “eat local” movement. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN survey: In election year, more R.I. companies say no to...

Rhode Island businesspeople have revived their optimism about the future of the state economy, but they appear reluctant to back up their improved outlook...

Are there new options in works for ‘Superman’ building?

Discussions have been rekindled about how to reoccupy the “Superman” building, the iconic Providence skyscraper that’s been empty and dark for seven years. But...
TUITION-FREE: Community College of Rhode Island student Davila Jackley, left, meets with classmate William Rider. Jackley is taking advantage of the Rhode Island Promise program.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo pushes to make tuition-free program a permanent Promise

When Davila Jackley graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island this spring, she’ll do so without having paid any tuition. Jackley, 19, is among...

In case of coronavirus, complacency is a danger

Scientific models show a reasonably high probability that the Wuhan coronavirus will accelerate in its spread outside of China. That’s concerning, to say the...
Joan Retsinas

The new health mantra for 2020: Think locally

Forget the federal government, no longer the champion of health. It’s more of an adversary. Healthwise, the motto for 2020 is: think locally. Here are...
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