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A RENDERING OF Edge College Hill Two, a new apartment building proposed for the base of College Hill in Providence. / COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

Edge College Hill Two approved for $18.7M TSA by Providence City...

PROVIDENCE - The Providence City Council approved an $18.7 million, 20-year tax-stabilization agreement, or TSA, for Steeple Street RI LLC, for the Edge College...
RHODE ISLAND local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections in June increased 9.3 percent year over year to $2.6 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

R.I. 1% meal and beverage tax collections total $2.6M in June

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections in June totaled $2.6 million, a 9.3 percent increase year over year...
THE UNITED STATES trade deficit trade increased 6.4 percent to $53.2 billion in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. trade gap hits six-month high as soybean exports plunge 28%

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened in August to the biggest in six months as soybean exports plunged and a measure...
FRUSTRATED: Steven Porter, co-owner with his wife, Dawn, of Stillwater Books on Main Street in Pawtucket, said the decision of the Pawtucket Red Sox to move to Worcester, Mass., is a missed opportunity to “revitalize the downtown in one fell swoop,” adding the city will lose hundreds of thousands of potential visitors. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses...

Out the picture windows of his Pawtucket bookstore, Steven Porter can see what might have been.With a sweep of his hand, he identified the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO secured the endorsement of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO for the November gubernatorial election./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Endorsements still matter in R.I.

The value of the union endorsement may not be what it was in the 1950s, when union membership was stronger in Rhode Island and...
EXPEDITED SHIPPING: AVTECH Software President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Grundy, left, and Marketing and Channel Communications Manager Russell Benoit at the company’s Warren office. AVTECH recently opened a distribution facility in Shannon, Ireland, to provide a cheaper, expedited means of shipping its products to its European customers. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

AVTECH opens distribution center in Ireland

For years, AVTECH Software Inc. has built a customer base in Europe and beyond, for its primary product, the Room Alert environmental-monitoring system.But the...

Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally...

Tackling housing affordability

As the political winds appear to be shifting in Democrats’ favor after an eight-year electoral cycle dominated by Republicans, expect a renewed push to...
BEYOND BOOK LEARNING” The state’s Prepare Rhode Island initiative is connecting students with careers that aren’t academic in nature, including through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH program. Here, Cole Chiaradio assembles a band saw at the manufacturing section of Westerly High School in a P-TECH program.  / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


A guiding connection

Connecting people and jobs is always a challenge, but in the manufacturing and construction sectors in Rhode Island, the process has become especially challenging...

Americans souring on economy

As Americans become more negative about the state of their society, a number of people have tried to cheer them up by reminding them...
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