Food & Agriculture

Bruce Newbury

RWU’s stealthy nutrition

Executive chef Jonathan Cambra and food-service General Manager James Gubata stood in the main dining room at Roger Williams University in Bristol. Several hundred...
ON MONDAY, Lincoln-based Wildtree Inc. announced the promotion of Mike Gilkenson (pictured) and Ross Murphy to top leadership roles in the company. / COURTESY WILDTREE INC.

Lincoln meal delivery company promotes from within

LINCOLN - The 19-year-old Lincoln-based meal delivery company Wildtree Inc. confirmed the promotion of two employees to top executive positions Monday.Formerly the chief operating...
CAGED FEELING: Little Rhody Foods owner Eli Berkowitz says he feels targeted by a new state law that beginning in 2026 will require farms to upgrade their egg-laying chicken cages to allow the birds to move more freely. He operates the only commercial chicken farm that encloses its chickens in cages in the state.
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R.I. chicken farmer feels caged by new law

Little Rhody Foods in Foster is the only commercial farm in Rhode Island that encloses its hens in cages and has done so since...
Bruce Newbury

Strong food system supports R.I.’s economy, culture, people

Rhode Island is known for its food. The state’s reputation goes beyond our excellent eateries. The local food industry is often cited as an...
BOTH REMAINING RUBY TUESDAY restaurants have abruptly closed in Rhode Island amid a company restructuring. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Ruby Tuesday restaurants shuttered in R.I. as company restructures

EAST GREENWICH - National restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday has abruptly closed both its locations in Rhode Island as part of a larger restructuring. The...

Swansea voters oppose residential rezoning for pot growing

SWANSEA – A proposed rezoning to allow recreational marijuana cultivation in rural residential zones was denied by voters at a special town meeting on...
Bruce Newbury

Chefs serve up chief advice

It seems these days as if celebrity chefs are taking on the trappings of their fellow celebrities. Gradually in the 20 or so years...
RHODE ISLAND's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 4.3 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down, job gains continue for R.I. in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than the unemployment rate...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth Associate Professor Tim Shea is developing a 'Food Finder' website and smartphone app to help southeastern Massachusetts residents find locations that provide food assistance. / COURTESY FOODFINDER.SEMAFOODSECURITY.COM

UMass Dartmouth professor creating app, website to help curb food insecurity

DARTMOUTH – A University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor is hoping to bridge the hunger gap in southeastern Massachusetts through a smartphone app and a...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island receives $4.6M in federal funds to launch...

PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh Rhode Island has received $4.6 million to help encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants across New England to increase their...
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