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FRESH START: Anne Wolfe is the owner of Bear Wallow Books in Providence. The company had been owned by her parents in Indiana but after the death of her father, Wolfe bought her mother out of the company and moved it to Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New chapter for book publisher

After 40 years in Nashville, Ind., Bear Wallow Books LLC has a new home.The independent wholesale and publishing company, which has 40 cookbooks in...

Who Owns The Block?

North Main Street | Bedford Street to Pine Street FALL RIVERPBN RESEARCH AND PHOTOS/JAMES BESSETTE PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA
Where Rental Housing is Most Affordable
Among metropolitan areas of 1 million people or more, 2017 / SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
*This is income of renter households, not all households.

Renters in R.I. find housing more affordable than in most of...

Where is housing least affordable in the United States?The most-cited measure has been the National Association of Realtors’ affordability index, which tracks whether median-income...

Steady jobs top higher paychecks

One of the anomalies of the current U.S. economy is that workers seem more satisfied with it than economists are. It comes down to...

Commerce CMO Salamano to return to private sector in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. Chief Marketing Officer Lara Salamano is returning to the private sector in mid-January, Commerce RI announced on Dec. 10.During...

Gorbea honored with 2018 New American Hero Award for election improvements

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea received the 2018 New American Hero Award for her work in improving access to the ballot...

Mortgage delinquency rate in R.I. declines to 4.9% in September

PROVIDENCE – Mortgage delinquency of 30 days or more in Rhode Island declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.9 percent in September,...

Providence VA Medical nurse admits to fraudulently obtaining opioid prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center nurse pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 7 to charges that he fraudulently obtained and tampered...

Westport Planning Board approves solar farm despite neighbor concerns

WESTPORT – The Planning Board has approved CVE Solar’s request to develop a 3.1-megawatt solar farm on Drift Road, The Herald News reported Dec....
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Which do you think is better for Rhode Island’s environment: Building...

Even as more utility-scale solar energy facilities are being built in Rhode Island, there is a backlash against where they are being sited. Many...
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