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THE REPUBLICAN TAX OVERHAUL will result in significantly different effective tax rates in a number of industries.

What largest tax overhaul in 30 years means for companies

NEW YORK – The impact of the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades will spread far and wide starting next year,...
KITE ARCHITECTS HAS JOINED with the Charrette Venture Group. Above, Kite Architects principals Christine Malecki West, left. and Albert Garcia. / COURTESY KITE ARCHITECTS

KITE Architects joins national investment group portfolio

PROVIDENCE – Kite Architects has joined the national portfolio of Charrette Venture Group, CVG announced Monday.CVG says that in exchange for firms joining up...
THIRTY-TWO RHODE ISLAND municipalities (in green) have called on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to become more involved in debate of a proposed gas-fired power plant in Burrillville. Two municipalities in Massachusetts and one in Connecticut, which neighbor Burrillville, also oppose the project. / COURTESY TOWN OF BURRILLVILLE

Raimondo called on to engage in power plant debate

PROVIDENCE – Nearly all Rhode Island municipalities are calling on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to become more involved in the debate of a proposed...

Only the strong survive in R.I.’s merger-mad real estate sales market

Paul Leys in 2000 became co-owner of an independent real estate brokerage named for co-founder Gustave J.S. White, a prominent name in Newport since...

NatGrid rate plan criticized by state officials

National Grid Rhode Island’s Nov. 27 proposal to charge customers an additional $71.6 million each year evoked sharp criticism from state leaders.The complaint –...

National Grid seeks an additional $71M from customers

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island is seeking an additional $71.6 million from electricity and gas customers each year to help offset increased business...

Providence Chamber celebrates past and future at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – With 700 of Providence’s business leaders in attendance Monday evening at the R.I. Convention Center, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce kicked...
ONE-STOP SHOP: Jim O’Connor is the owner of Life Raft & Survival Equipment Inc. in Tiverton. The company not only sells protective gear to mariners but also maintains and inspects it, which is required yearly for commercial vessels. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITENEY LUCEY

Keeping mariners protected

Life Raft & Survival Equipment Inc. sells and maintains the gear that mariners need onboard. The requirement for commercial vessels to have life rafts...
EFFECTING CHANGE: Judith Savage, Roger Williams University School of Law distinguished juris in residence, created an educational forum on mass incarceration that led to the rewriting of seven state probation and parole laws to prioritize correctional methods other than incarceration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU mass incarceration forum leads to updated probation, parole laws

It was “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander, that led Judith Savage to build a forum...
NATIONAL GRID employee installs gas lines. The utility company is the largest in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO

National Grid to simulate East Providence gas incident Thursday

EAST PROVIDENCE – Do not be alarmed to see dozens of first responders descending on Brookdale East Bay Assisted Living Facility in East Providence...
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