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RAVJIV KUMAR, shown with lawyer Margaret 
Farrell, said the $100,000 credit will help attract investors to Providence Health Solutions LLC. /

Six startups given R.I. innovation credit

In 2005, Rajiv Kumar founded a company to market a team-based, employee-wellness program, based on a model and software platform he pioneered with his...

New plan drops Bay State auto premiums by 7.8%

The move to a more competitive auto insurance industry in Massachusetts will lead to an average cut in premiums of 7.8 percent, according to...
NANCY ZAPATA FAELLA, was one of a number of local inventors who made presentations to investors at a recent R. I. Small Business Development Center forum. /

Coffee entrepreneur taking her lumps in stride

Like so many inventors, Nancy Zapata Faella got an idea for something new by contemplating something old – in this case, instant coffees,...
JEROME F. WILLIAMS, director of teh R.I. Department of Transportation since January, says the Iway project is on track for an on-time finish. /

RIDOT director steers past road blocks in first year

In less than a year in his role as director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, Jerome F. Williams has been forced to steer...
COWS WILL GRAZE the fields at Treaty Rock Farm for the foreseeable future, thanks to the $3.6 million purchase of conservation and development rights to most of the 120-acre property. /

Treaty Rock Farm to stay undeveloped in the future

One of the largest working farms in Little Compton, where a piece of early Rhode Island history was made, will be protected from development...

Realtor plays national role with a local perspective

This is the sixth in a series of 12 PBN articles focusing on the backgrounds, challenges and successes of some of the area’s most...
TOM WINTER, front, principal of North Kingstown-based TP Global Inc., surveys FSC-certified flooring material during a 2006 tour a sustainable material facility in Beijing. /

Building supply pipeline that is global, sustainable

For contractors, architects and engineers, there’s really no way to avoid the “green” conversation. It trickles down through government regulations, incentives for environmentally-friendly construction...

R.I. Hospital fined in 3rd wrong-site surgery this year

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health said last week that it has issued a reprimand to Rhode Island Hospital and fined the facility...

Paramount to develop combat-control system

MIDDLETOWN – Paramount Solutions Inc. has been awarded $1.6 million to develop an advanced combat-control system for Navy submarines. The new model will integrate...
CHARLTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, along with its sister hospitals in the Southcoast Hospital Group, are facing increased financial difficulties. /

Mass. reform may have large impact on Southcoast

Community hospitals in the Fall River and New Bedford areas are worried that Massachusetts’ health care reform could ultimately prove costly to them. And that,...
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