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THEY’VE BIN BUSY: Katje Afonseca, right, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and Lamel Moore, executive director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, stand next to one of the clothing collection bins that are appearing at more nonprofits. / COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND

Big Brothers Big Sisters of R.I. expanding clothing collections

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is seeking to protect the environment while forging fruitful partnerships with the state’s municipalities and nonprofits to...
SWEET COATING: The refurbished front façade is part of the rebranding of Dunkin’ Donuts to Dunkin’. / COURTESY OF DUNKIN’

Warwick Dunkin’ gets facelift along with rebranding

A Fresh Design: Dunkin’ | 1678 Post Road, Warwick Building owner: Joe F. Batista (Dunkin’ franchisee) Tenant name: A&A Donuts Inc. Architect: Aharonian & Associates Inc. Developer/General contractor:...
HASN’T BEEN EASY: Terry Coburn, left, and Brian Buonaiuto, co-owners of Coffee and Crumbs in Cranston, opened their shop just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in March. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New restaurateurs forge ahead amid the crisis

The changing restrictions for restaurants in recent months have been severe. Curbside pick-up only. Outdoor dining only. Capacity limits. And now the latest: curfews that...

Providence College Galleries, Dirt Palace partner to provide grants for visual...

PROVIDENCE – Providence College Galleries has partnered with Providence-based Dirt Palace Public Projects to co-found the Interlace Grant Fund to support Providence-area visual artists...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: A different Thanksgiving

Taking a momentary respite from work, sitting at my home-office desk, eyes closed, memories of Thanksgiving flood my mind. I take some deep breaths,...
EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE: Co-owners Hercilia Corona and Sergio Mendoza hope to recreate the European experience with their Madrid European Bakery and Patisserie, which opened in Providence in September.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Mendoza brings authentic Spanish family recipes to Providence

Rhode Islanders looking for a taste of Europe don’t have to travel far. Madrid European Bakery and Patisserie in Providence offers a host of traditional...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has awarded $130,008 in federally funded farm viability grants. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $130K to boost specialty crops

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced $130,008 in farm viability grants to four organizations on Monday.  The funds come from the US....

Collection of R.I. 1% meal and bev. and hotel taxes declines...

PROVIDENCE – Collections of the local 1% hotel and meal and beverage taxes declined a combined 17.1% year over year in August, the R.I....

Another restaurant chain, Friendly’s, files for bankruptcy

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (AP) – Friendly's Restaurants, an East Coast dining chain known for its sundaes, is filing for bankruptcy protection. The company, which runs the...
MULTITASKING: Jordyn Cruise, manager of Angelo’s Palace Pizza, takes an order over the phone while she runs the restaurant’s takeout window in Cumberland. The restaurant enrolled six managers and key servers in a program to help restaurant owners and their employees navigate difficult situations during the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Customer’s always right? Well, not in a pandemic

For Bill Kitsilis, owner of Angelo’s Palace Pizza in Cumberland, banning customers from his family restaurant would have been unthinkable a year ago. But that...

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