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STEPHEN LANE, CEO of Item Group, says Item's development of the spill-proof 'big-kid cup' led to a series of inventions, including a breast pump and industrial fluid dispensers. /

Can industrial designers<br> change the whole world?

Industrial designers are not only riding the shifts in their industries. They are creating the shifts by designing straws that filter unsafe water for...
THE MASTER PLAN for Tourister Mill currently includes 350 residential units - including 150 mill lofts and 200 in new buildings - plus 40,000 square feet of commercial space. /

Tourister Mill developer hopes to stick with plan

Developers of the former Samsonite mill in Warren envision a mixed-use development that opens the waterfront to the town, turns 25 percent of asphalt...
DAVID M. DUARTE, a worker at TPI Composites, stands at the root end of a 46-meter mold used to make wind energy turbines. /

Wind-power trend gives boost to TPI

TPI Composites has had a very busy April. The Warren-based manufacturer of large-scale composite structures such as blades for wind turbines, hoods for military vehicles...

NSTAR 1Q profit rises 8.6% as temps fall

BOSTON – NSTAR (NYSE: NST), a utility company serving Dartmouth and New Bedford, today posted an 8.6-percent increase in first-quarter profit to $47.8 million...

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 2¢ to $2.819

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen for the 10th consecutive week, to their highest level since Labor Day, according to AAA...
HERBERT KAPLAN, above, formerly the president of Warren Equities, has been promoted to chairman of the board and will continue to serve as the company's CEO.  /

Warren Equities promotes Kaplan to CEO

PROVIDENCE – Warren Equities Inc. today announced the promotion of former president Herbert Kaplan to chairman of the board; he will continue to serve...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT plans on display at The Grant in Pawtucket during the April 14 historic preservation conference. /

Can historic development be green too?

Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, says there are about 20,000 buildings in the state that...
ONE OF the panels at the April 12 conference on research collaboration included, from left, Brown University Prof. David Rowley, University of Rhode Island Profs. Bethany Jenkins and Robinson Fulweiler, and Brown Prof. Joseph Crisco. /

Scientists urged to change how they communicate

Having worked in public affairs in the executive office of Bill Clinton’s White House, Rick Borchelt is used to fielding questions about whether the...
'Our commitment to cost and energy savings starts right here ... in my office,' says Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick.

Mass. raises energy standards

Gov. Deval Patrick last Wednesday issued an executive order setting higher standards for energy efficiency and mandating greater use of renewable energy throughout state...
REGIONAL LEADERS are considering a tri-state rail system to link Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut the way the MBTA already links Boston and Providence. /

3 states’ leaders examine potential<br> for regional commuter rail

Rhode Island officials are working with their peers in Massachusetts and Connecticut to develop a plan for a commuter rail system that would link...
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