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Restoration program marks 1.25 million lobsters

Lanny Dellinger, a full-time lobsterman since the early 1990s, said the best thing to come out of a recently completed six-year lobster restoration program,...

Product of URI research at leading edge of sonar

By John P. Mello Contributing Writer Sonar (sound navigation and ranging) has been around since the beginning of the 20th century, but it didn’t enter the...

Innovating in a traditional world

Tucked away in the woods off Route 2 in East Greenwich, in a simple 10,000-square-foot building, Chronomatic Inc. produces intricate logo jewelry and awards...

Resource Recovery wins award for battery recycling

Uniross, a rechargeable battery maker based in Woburn, Mass., has forged a partnership with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. to help consumers recycle...

Newport’s North End could soon see revitalization

In the area of redevelopment, Keith W. Stokes says, Newport has been at a disadvantage for years. Other Rhode Island communities, such as Providence and...

Local credit unions join national branch network

Members of three Rhode Island credit unions can now walk into one of more than 2,200 credit union branches in 46 states and, with...

Casino gambling a perennial hot topic since ’90s

The town-wide “straw vote” on a Narragansett Indian casino in West Warwick came on a day so hot in June 1999 that then-Gov. Lincoln...
A ROOFTOP TERRACE is one of many luxury touches added to the former Peerless Building when Cornish Associates turned the old department store in downtown Providence into loft-style apartments.

‘Perfect storm’ leads to housing boom in the city

During the recession of the early 1990s, housing development in Providence slowed along with the city’s real estate values. Just ask Arnold “Buff” Chace...
PBN Photo From May 16, 2005/courtesy Waterfire
WaterFire Providence has become a major tourist attraction, drawing more than 1.1 million people to Providence in 2004, with a direct economic impact of $33.2 million, according to studies.

Tourism flourishes, yields billions for R.I. economy

It looked like difficult times for Rhode Island’s travel economy when David DePetrillo became the state’s tourism director in 1983. Providence had just come out...
PBN Photo from Jan. 7, 1991
Shortly after his inauguration in January 1991, Gov. Bruce Sundlun, above, second from right, ordered several credit unions to close. Below, an angry depositor expressed
his concerns to state officials at a meeting.

Credit union crisis shook R.I., left deep scars

Throngs of angry depositors gathered in the parking lot outside of Woonsocket’s Marquette Credit Union in the summer of 1991. Like thousands of Rhode...
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