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MASSACHUSETTS GOV. DEVAL PATRICK has unveiled a $12 billion capital spending plan for the state. /

Patrick unveils 5-year $12B capital plan

BOSTON – Governor Deval Patrick Monday unveiled a five-year capital investment proposal that aims to spend $12 billion on higher education facilities, road and...
Rhode Island senior U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has secured $927,542 in Dept. of Transportation funding to expand parking at the Block Island airport. /

Block Island Airport gets funding <br>to expand parking

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed today announced the awarding of $927,542 in federal grant money for Block Island State Airport to expand the...

Nanotechnology firm develops cheaper hard alloy

A Providence-based steel alloy manufacturer has developed a new industrial weld overlay and hardfacing alloy that cuts costs by avoiding three materials that have...

Samuel Adams maker purchasing Pennsylvania brewery

FREETOWN, Mass. - Boston Beer Co., the maker of Samuel Adams beer, is buying a Pennsylvania brewery from Diageo North America Inc. for $55...

OSHA imposes additional fines against Mass. firm

BRAINTREE, Mass. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Tuesday that it is proposing an additional $39,200 in...

AAA reports another decrease in R.I. gas prices

PROVIDENCE – AAA Southern New England reported today that Rhode Island gas prices have dropped 5 cents over the past week, in the second...

KVH board authorizes buyback of 1M shares

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. announced today that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to 1 million shares....
JonathAn Weitzner, left, and partner Len Johnson started Chemtex in 1998 with $5,000. The company has flourished in the last several years. /

A growing market for products to protect the water

Chemtex outgrew its 15,000-square-foot warehouse in East Providence three years ago. Since then, Leonard Johnson, president of the company, has been looking for a larger...
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Consulting firm advises caution in outsourcing

Recently, a growing company in Rhode Island decided it wanted to reduce the cost of its technology infrastructure by outsourcing much of its development...

A powered prosthetic mimics calf muscle’s movement

The most striking thing about the demonstration was how ordinary the two men looked. Pacing across the stage – first slowly, then fast –...
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