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THE BUSINESSES on the main floor of The Grant include co-owner J. Hogue's Highchair designhaus and several other design businesses, as well as a small art gallery. /

Designers come together in renovated mini-Arcade

The Grant, at 250 Main St. in Pawtucket, is helping artist Joanne Luongo realize her dream of operating a gallery that artists can rent...

Startup sees big market for PDF tools

David Durand, Abe Dane, Francisco Rosa and Anne Orens sit facing each other in the cozy, cramped attic of Durand’s East Side home. Blue...
ALAN TEAR demonstrates one RI-WINs application, a way to record public safety inspections using wireless technology. /

Financing is the next step for RI-WINs

The Business Innovation Factory is asking the state to guarantee $28 million in private loans to finance the R.I. Wireless Innovation Networks (RI-WINs) project,...
MARCIA B. REBACK, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, speaks with Frank Casey of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative union during their monthly executive council meeting. /

Performance issues add to drive for school reform

Rhode Island’s teachers’ unions, long under political fire, are bracing for a tough year as a tight state budget, new restrictions on municipal and...

’08 budget may bring big battles

Rhode Island AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer George Nee has no idea what proposals are going to be included in the governor’s budget for fiscal 2008. But...

CBRE | Melody arranges $12.45M loan for 3 Davol Square

CBRE | Melody, the real estate investment banking division of CB Richard Ellis, today announced it has arranged $12.45 million in 10-year, fixed-rate financing...

Carcieri names NUWC veteran to CRMC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has named Donald T. Gomez of Little Compton to the Coastal Resource Management Commission (CRMC). He replaces Jerry...
THE SCITUATE RESERVOIR, which supplies 70 percent of Rhode Island's water, is owned by the Providence Water Supply Board. But some believe it should be run by the state. /

An Ocean State water shortage?

When the Kent County Water Authority told Amgen last year that it couldn’t guarantee water it previously promised the pharmaceutical giant, it looked like...

SBA pushes to revive tax credit

Small-business advocates and the U.S. Small Business Administration have made it a priority this year to persuade the General Assembly to reinstate the SBA...
SALES OF winter apparel were hurt by the unseasonably warm weather during the holiday season, but they were still 3 percent higher than last year. /

Holiday sales in R.I. solid, but short of predictions

Looking ahead to the holiday shopping season last October, David Riordan, co-owner of OOP! on Providence's East Side and in the Providence Place mall,...
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