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'WE WANTED to work together ... we wanted to be outside,' Marcellot recalls. They saw their herb farm as 'a passion we could share.' /

Gardening drives couple’s passion

If you drive out to the Seekonk/Attleboro border, you can find Michel and Judy Marcellot “following their bliss” at the nearly four-acre Seven Arrows...
'WE CANNOT graduate enough students to fill the demands of the industry,' says Prof. Frederick Gould, who was recently honored as the ASC's Outstanding Educator of the Year.  /

Prof raises awareness for construction ed

Frederick Gould, Roger Williams University’s Ahlborg professor of construction management, was honored as ASC Outstanding Educator of the Year at the International Conference of...
RHODES IN THE PAWTUXET: The river that gave the Cranston banquet hall its name surrounds the facility after the April storm. /

R.I. disaster declared for April 15 storm

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has declared that a major disaster exists in Rhode Island in the wake of the April 15 to...

DEM offers self-certification for scrap yards

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental management is inviting auto salvage yards to take part in a voluntary program to help the businesses...

4th Frontiers of Health Care conference<br> to focus on uses, perils of...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will host a free one-day conference entitled “The Promise and Policy Implications of Personalized Medicine,” focusing on the use of...
RICHARD SCHLOESSER will oversee U.S. operations at the  Japanese-owned Toray Plastics (America), a subsidiary of Toray Industries. /

Toray names first American executive VP

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Toray Plastics (America) Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Toray Industries, has promoted 17-year company veteran Richard Schloesser to the position...

Sales of existing homes fall 2.7%

WASHINGTON – Sales of existing homes nationwide unexpectedly fell in April, according to a report today from the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales...
AREAS SERVED by NSTAR Electric are shown above in blue, while areas served by the utility's natural gas division are shown in brown and areas where NSTAR provides both gas and electric service are in blue with brown dots. /

NSTAR Electric proposes 8% rate cut

BOSTON – NSTAR (NYSE: NST) has proposed cuts in electrical rates that would pare costs for residential customers and small business customers by...
'THIS IS A WIN-WIN scenario for the State of Rhode Island and for the City of Newport,' said Gov. Donald L. Carcieri. /

Newport buys 5.3 acres in North End</br> from RIDOT for $1.5M

NEWPORT – The city has agreed to purchase a 5.34-acre North End parcel from the R.I. Department of Transportation, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri announced...

Verizon gets OK for FiOS TV in R.I. ‘Area 6’

WARWICK – Verizon Communications has been granted final approval by the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to begin offering television service via...
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