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Wil Gates, of Gates, Leighton & Associates Inc., speaks at a roundtable discussion on aesthetics and sustainable landscapes. /

Sustainable development makes landscapes green

Sustainable design, whether in built environments or landscapes, is a hot topic for architects. That premise was the drawing card for an Aug. 16...
Skip Ponte reads off the legal notice announcing the auction for a property
at 440 Benefit St. in Pawtucket.
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R.I. foreclosures surged 37% in July

Last Wednesday at 1 p.m., auctioneer Skip Ponte of Irving Shechtman and Co. stood with a red clipboard outside a Pawtucket house next to...
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Chafee Center director sees R.I. exports expanding

A lot has changed since Ray Fogarty became director of the R.I. Export Assistance Center, now the John H. Chafee Center at Bryant...

A space where biotech can grow

Dr. Satya Reddy was working in the neonatal unit at Women & Infants Hospital and researching the role of vitamin D in soft bone...
ERIC BUSCH, the American Locomotive Works site manager for Streuver Bros. Eccles & Rouse, looks over the property. The former industrial site, at the corner of Eagle and Valley streets in Providence, will be turned into shops, offices and apartments.  /

ALCO plan proceeds to Phase II

Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is ready to launch the second phase of its American Locomotive Works complex, the massive $333 million redevelopment project...
Carol DeFeciani and her business partner Tinker Taylor of the new Liberty Elm Diner in Providence. /

Lunch car becomes South Side diner

Walking into The Liberty Elm, a renovated 1947 Worcester Lunch Car diner-turned-caf?, is like traveling back in time. The original flooring, walls, counter and...

Mass. gives $11M to anti-violence efforts

BOSTON – Thirty-nine communities, including Fall River, Taunton and New Bedford, will receive nearly $11 million for innovative anti-gang and youth-violence prevention programs under...

Orders for durable goods jump 5.9%

WASHINGTON – Manufacturers’ orders for durable goods rose a seasonally adjusted 5.9 percent last month, tripling their 1.9-percent June increase, according to a report...

New tool gives perfect scores to 11 R.I. nursing homes

PROVIDENCE – Eleven nursing homes have achieved perfect scores of 88 in the R.I. Department of Health’s new consumer tool, the “Survey Performance Tool...

U.S. new-home sales rise 2.8% in July

WASHINGTON – Sales of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly rose last month for the second time this year, surging 2.8 percent to a...
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