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REGIONAL LEADERS are considering a tri-state rail system to link Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut the way the MBTA already links Boston and Providence. /

3 states’ leaders examine potential<br> for regional commuter rail

Rhode Island officials are working with their peers in Massachusetts and Connecticut to develop a plan for a commuter rail system that would link...
MICHAEL CORRENTE says that, besides "Prince of Providence," he wants to make 10 horror films based on screenplays by local college students. /

Corrente wants to boost R.I. film production

Michael Corrente recently spoke to friends and family at The Columbus Theater on Broadway about his latest movie, “Brooklyn Rules,” starring Freddie Prinze Jr.,...

Pet-food recall spreads as deadly chemical<br> is found in another ingredient

The nationwide pet food recall was expanded yesterday after U.S. health officials found melamine in a rice-protein concentrate imported from China, Bloomberg News said. Melamine...
U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) /

R.I. to get $600,000 for homeless veterans

PROVIDENCE – A $614,882 grant from the federal government will help the Gateway to Independence Program at Nickerson Community Center expand its services for...
AIRCRAFT MAKERS Cessna and Bell accounted for 66 percent of Textron's business in 2006, while industrial manufacturing accounted for 26 percent and Textron Financial for the other 7 percent. /

Textron 1Q profit rises 16.7% to $196M

PROVIDENCE – Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today said its first-quarter profit rose 16.7 percent, to $196 million, on revenue that rose 12.6 percent to...

Quaker Fabric’s 1Q loss widens to $5.1M

FALL RIVER – For the quarter ended March 31, Quaker Fabric Corp. (Nasdaq: QFAB) today said its net loss widened by 23.7 percent to...

KVH posts $57,000 profit on record $20.4M sales

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) today said its first-quarter profit declined to $57,000 from the year-ago $1.3 million, while per-share profit was...

MultiCell inks deal with drug-component supplier

SAN DIEGO – MultiCell Technologies Inc. today announced that Merck KGaA & Co. Spittal/Drau Austria will formulate and supply an active component of MultiCell’s...

RGB commissions include RIPTA ops center

PROVIDENCE – Architectural, engineering and interior design firm RGB today announced it has won commissions to help design an operations center for the R.I....

Shareholders sue Amgen over anti-anemia drugs

Amgen Inc. is the subject of a class-action suit announced late yesterday by San Diego-based law firm Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins...
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