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NEW YORK has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in United States history with Orsted and Eversource. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFF

New York signs America’s biggest-ever purchase of offshore wind from Orsted...

NEW YORK – New York has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in United States history, a key part of the state’s...

Five Questions With: Joseph M. McNamara

Joseph M. McNamara, a longtime Democratic state representative from Warwick and a retired Pawtucket educator, was named chairman of the New England Board of...
MAJORITY MARKET: Brian J. Spero, center, CEO and president of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., speaks with Michael Lynch, vice president of legal services, and Amy Vitale, vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary. Spero said his company has 60% of the workers’ compensation market for Rhode Island.
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Legal contractors losing out

Labor laws aren’t supposed to be this flexible.So many companies in the construction industry are misclassifying their workers – paying them less and treating...
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Five Questions With Patricia Octeau

Patricia Octeau | Executive director, Rhode Island Bankers Association1. What are your main duties? My primary duty is to manage our association, which consists...
DOG TRAINING: Cassandra Birocco, owner of K9 Connection in Warwick,, which serves about 150 people with their dogs per week and at least 30 dogs per night. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

K9 connects pups, owners

Perhaps it’s to be expected that a dog-training business would prioritize loyalty.Along with the closer relationships that K9 Connections has helped forge between people...

Apartments sprout outside Providence’s downtown

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most...
STILL A NO-GO: Despite Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s exhortation to make a deal that would create a full-service, local health care system, the players – Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University – have been unable to reach an agreement.
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Third time no charm for talks to merge Lifespan and CNE

And so the beat goes on.Lifespan Inc. and Care New England Health System have once again ended talks to merge the two hospital systems,...
SPURRING REDEVELOPMENT: Pictured above is the former Apex department store in Pawtucket. The city could benefit from a new law that aligns tax-increment financing authority in the city to newly created federal opportunity zones, which would allow the city to finance public infrastructure improvements to facilitate ­redevelopment.
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TIF expanded to Pawtucket opportunity zones

A new law that aligns tax-increment financing authority in Pawtucket to newly created federal opportunity zones is seen by lawmakers as having the potential...
NEW STATION: Raymond Lavoie, left, executive director, and Dr. Michael Fine, senior clinical and population health officer, stand in front of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care’s new neighborhood health station in Central Falls.
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New Blackstone Valley health center seen as boon to Central Falls...

Drive along Broad Street in Central Falls on a weekend and you’ll see that it plays a significant role in the city’s small economy.“It’s...

JLL sees boost in brokerage mergers

More commercial real estate brokerages are poised to acquire their competitors in coming months as the industry accommodates investors with bigger pocketbooks and global...
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