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PATTY WEST, from the Ecological Monitoring & Assessment Program and Foundation of Northern Arizona University, speaks at the Sustainable Tourism Development Forum. /

R.I. urged to embrace ‘place-making’ as its priority

When it comes to place-making, Bob Billington thinks the United States could learn a lot from the way European and Far Eastern countries create...

Efforts grow to deal with spike in R.I. foreclosures

As the number of foreclosures continues to climb, Rhode Island Housing is stepping up its efforts to aid struggling homeowners, with a new “help...

Lime Rock fire chief named state marshal

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has named Frank M. Sylvester, chief of the Lime Rock Fire District in Lincoln, as the state’s new...
DENISE BARGE, executive director of both the Minority Investment Development Corporation and the Rhode Island Coalition for Minority Investment, says that education is a big part of her job. /

Banking on the potential of women, minorities

This is the fifth in a series of 12 PBN articles focusing on the backgrounds, challenges and successes of some of the...
MICHAEL PLATEK, an electrical engineer at URI, shows a group of scientists and engineers around the lab of the school’s Surface and Sensors Technology Partnership. /

URI hosts international jet research conference

Seeking to become a major player in jet engine research and development, the University of Rhode Island last week hosted its first international aerospace...
THE HISTORIC Mount Pleasant High School is such an architectural gem that it should not be disused, a new report contends. /

Study stresses schools’ historic value

With a report to be released this week, the Providence Preservation Society intends to add intrinsic historical value to the list of important factors...
CREDIT CARD SALES are crucial to retailers, but having to keep card data is too risky, industry leaders say. /

Card data protection takes priority

Every night, the owners of Adler’s Hardware carefully lock away the names, numbers and expiration dates on the credit cards used at the Providence...

Organized theft grows across U.S.

Even as retailers look forward to the hordes of shoppers that will descend on stores beginning on Black Friday, they are girding themselves for...

United-sponsored event touts benefits of walking

The UnitedHealthcare-sponsored “WeWhoWalk” tour recently made its 16th stop in Providence to raise awareness of the healthful benefits of regular walking. The tour journeys...

Find a more equitable way to tax Rhode Islanders

H.L. Mencken, an observer of American culture in the early half of the 20th century, said, “For every problem, there is a solution that...
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