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Demand for state small-business grants exceeds $20M allocation

PROVIDENCE – Demand for the state’s small-business grant program has exceeded the $20 million allocation, though additional money could be made available for eligible...

Citizens: R.I. business conditions improve in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Shots in arms and money in bank accounts translated to better business conditions in Rhode Island in the first quarter of 2021,...

State small-business grant program sees 3K applications for 75% of funding...

PROVIDENCE – About one-quarter of the funds set aside for the state’s newly opened small-business grant program would still be up for grabs, assuming...
In 2005, Rebecca Twitchell started Providence-based half full llc, a consulting business focused on helping groups and individuals with team building, retreats and event planning.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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Rebecca Twitchell | half full llc founder, president Just like no two snowflakes are the same, no two people are the same either. If we...

State warns of Fla. company perpetrating Rhode Island business scam

PROVIDENCE – A Florida company is using a city address and snail mail to deceive Rhode Island businesses into paying more for services that...

Providence police records show major decreases in crime, arrests in 2020

PROVIDENCE – After a year marred by at least one memorable incident of violent riots and looting, downtown's image has taken a hit, with...
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A JetBlue Airways flight leaves from the main runway at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. JetBlue’s operations resumed last summer after a brief suspension in the spring when the coronavirus 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Travel agencies seeing business ramp back up

PROVIDENCE  – Rhode Island’s travel agencies are experiencing a rise in calls and bookings, indicating that the travel industry is rebounding from the deep...

Port of Davisville reports 27% drop in auto imports in 2020...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Auto imports into the Port of Davisville were slashed by more than a quarter in 2020 compared with the prior year,...

McKee: Legal marijuana a ‘small-business opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he sees the legalization of recreational marijuana as a "small-business opportunity," and he is signaling that his...
MASSACHUSETTS recreational marijuana shops posted more than $20 million in sales in 2019, according to the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

Push again on in R.I. to legalize recreational marijuana use

PROVIDENCE - The push to legalize recreational marijuana is officially back on in the Ocean State, with the introduction in the Senate of a...

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