Government

Veteran administrator tapped for city position

Mayor David N. Cicilline has named Richard Kerbel to serve as the city’s director of administration. “Rich Kerbel is among the most experienced and...

Nat’l Grid moves to curb harmful CO2 emissions

National Grid, Rhode Island’s dominant utility company, plans to reduce its own carbon-dioxide emissions 60 percent by 2050. The effort comes as London-based National Grid...
CHERYL ZIMMERMAN, CEO of Farsounder, has helped open new markets for the
Warwick-based company. /

Zimmerman’s instincts, ear help propel FarSounder

This is the seventh in a series of 12 PBN articles focusing on the backgrounds, challenges and successes of some of the area’s most...

House commission to study coastal insurance

PROVIDENCE – A special commission established by the R.I. House of Representatives to study the effects of natural disasters on property-insurance costs and requirements...

State freezes $14k refund for fired DMV worker

PROVIDENCE – The state has frozen the $14,000 pension-fund refund requested by Soraya Santiago, a former R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles employee who was...

Block Island only town in R.I. at housing goals

BLOCK ISLAND – Block Island may have the state’s highest housing costs, but it is also the only town in Rhode Island to meet...

Raytheon edges Alliant for $232M contract

WALTHAM, Mass. – Raytheon Co., the Waltham, Mass.-based defense contractor with a facility in Portsmouth, beat Alliant Techsystems Inc. for a U.S. Army contract...
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Purchasing should have global view

Dear Dan: With the cost of almost everything we buy going up, I’ve started to purchase a few things overseas to save money. It’s...

Budget concerns were hotly debated in ’07

For a brief period early in the summer of 2007, the airwaves in Rhode Island sounded something like an election year. It was then,...
STAYING HOME: FM Global decided in December to build its new headquarters, pictured above in an artist’s rendering, in Johnston. /

Expedited permitting keeps FM Global in R.I.

A little-used state program paid big dividends last month when FM Global, Rhode Island’s largest private company based on revenue, decided to build a...
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