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BankNewport to display Tall Ships painting

NEWPORT – “Tall Ships in Newport Harbor,” the signature painting for the Amica Insurance Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007, goes on exhibit today at...

New Wave Café shuttered in tax dispute

NEW BEDFORD – The New Wave Café, a longtime showcase for original music, was shut down Wednesday by The Mass. Department of Revenue for...

R.I. firms’ exports surge 21% in ’06

Rhode Island companies last year exported $1.53 billion worth of goods, growing their foreign sales by 20.7 percent – including a big boost from...
'We're getting the station into local ownership, where it belongs,' says WRNI General Manager Joe O?Connor. /

WRNI getting local owners,<br> expanded coverage area

Since taking the job as general manager of WRNI (1290AM), the state’s National Public Radio station, Joe O’Connor has pushed for signal expansion and...
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Federal, state laws could<br> challenge R.I. employers

Small business owners face the big issues just as often as big businesses, so coming to grips with the ever-evolving human resource landscape requires...

SBA hires Conn. firm to demolish<br> buildings at Rocky Point

WARWICK – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office says it has hired Fuss & O’Neill, a full-service engineering firm based in Manchester,...
DENTAL HYGIENIST Mary O?Connor works on a patient at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, which is building a much larger dental facility nearby. /

Expanding dental services<br> for northern R.I.’s poor

Aiming to address what its executive director calls “a major public health concern,” Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is turning a former bank hall...
A PATRON tacks up a photo of his dog on the wall of the Decatur Lounge, which had until its recent closing been a dog-friendly neighborhood bar in the West End. /

West End institution shuts down with little notice

Stacey Behan moved to the Broadway neighborhood on the West End of Providence five months ago because she “fell in love” with the area. The...

Traction Software offers free wiki downloads

PROVIDENCE – Traction Software is offering free downloads of TeamPage5, a five-user, five-projects version of its TeamPage collaboration wiki. Traction TeamPage – a blog...
BIG IN SANTO DOMINGO? A trade mission to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Miami this month will feature Porino?s pasta sauce, among other locally made items. /

Bringing a taste of R.I. to Caribbean nations

Creative Findings LLC got into the food export business after its president, Leonard Rosenblatt, tasted frozen cheesecake on a stick. He was having dinner with...
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