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U.S. revises last quarter’s economic growth up to 2.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite high interest rates and chronic inflation, the U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September, the...

Savoy Bookshop & Café employees unionize

WESTERLY – Employees at Savoy Bookshop & Café unionized Monday, with workers and ownership reaching a voluntary recognition agreement. Employees at the 10 Canal St....

Dry summer cools local supply of Christmas trees

PROVIDENCE – Searching for that perfect gift may not be the only hard find this holiday season.  Christmas tree farmers across Rhode Island say supply...
Bruce Newbury

Hope & Main making food Providence’s business

Lisa Raiola, founder and president of food business incubator Hope & Main in Warren, shared insights from her years of bringing amateur cooks through...
FULFILLED FARMER: Christopher Clegg, a fifth-generation co-owner of his family’s Four Town Farm in Seekonk, used to dream of being an architect until he decided to step up to continue running the family business, a job he now relishes and is passionate about. 
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Farming has grown to be his passion

Christopher Clegg has the title of co-owner for his family farm, but the real boss is Mother Nature. With deluges and dry spells, heat and...
Maggie Longo

Don’t miss out on plant-based trend

There is no shortage of tasty restaurants here in Rhode Island. From our famous calamari and clam cakes to coffee milk and doughboys, we...

Blue State Coffee closes all locations

PROVIDENCE – Blue State Coffee, a coffee shop chain that got its start in Rhode Island and expanded into two other states, permanently closed...

R.I. Food Bank report: Hunger in state worse than during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Food insecurity has gotten worse in Rhode Island this past year than it was during the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly due to inflation...

Mother Earth Wellness set to begin cannabis sales in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – On Wednesday dozens of employees of what will be the state’s largest retail marijuana center were still putting the final touches inside...

R.I. unemployment rate swells to 3.4%

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4% in October, up three-tenths of a percentage point from September, the R.I. Department of...
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