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INTERSTATE NAVIGATION is seeking approval from the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to borrow $8.5 million from The Washington Trust Co. to finance the construction of a new fast ferry. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Interstate Navigation seeks approval to finance construction of new ferry

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers will hold a public hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. at its office, 89 Jefferson...
NORWEGIAN AIR says that it is in a strong financial position heading into the weak winter travel season, and issue for the discount airline with flights to and from Europe from T.F. Green Airport. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Norwegian Air seeks to reassure on cash amid winter slowdown

LONDON – Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA took pains to reassure investors about the solidity of its cash position and plans to sell aircraft and...
A NEW SCULPTURE titled "Elevation II" fabricated by Paul Machalaba has been installed outside the soon-to-open Homewood Suites By Hilton Providence Downtown. / COURTESY FIRST BRISTOL CORP.

New sculpture installed outside soon-to-open Homewood Suites in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A 13-foot statue created by Woodstock, Vt.-based artist Paul Machalaba has been installed in front of the soon-to-be-opened Homewood Suites by Hilton...
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Donald R. Sweitzer

Donald R. Sweitzer | Chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp.1. Why did you accept Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s offer to work with her at the...
Bruce Newbury

Dining times a-changin’

When a restaurant closes its doors these days it becomes breaking news. This seems to be the result of two things happening. First, many,...
RHODE ISLAND'S SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate and the number of unemployed residents remained unchanged from October to November. Unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. Nov. unemployment rate remains level from Oct., down over year

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.8 percent – the same as October – according to the R.I. Department of...
GRACIE’S TEAM: Gracie’s Ventures owner Ellen Slattery, second from right, with, from left, Melissa Denmark, executive pastry chef; Matt Varga, executive chef; Brian O’Connell; Griffin Vosbeck; Jordan Fleischer; Johnathan Maccini; Andres Rodriguez; and Josh Berman. Slattery said the biggest challenge has been hiring but the restaurant has had the same team for a year. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Gracie’s founder Ellen Slattery looks to bridge the divide between special-occasion...

Gracie’s Ventures Inc. will have plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, including a milestone not many restaurants can tout – a 20th anniversary.At...

Commerce CMO Salamano to return to private sector in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. Chief Marketing Officer Lara Salamano is returning to the private sector in mid-January, Commerce RI announced on Dec. 10.During...
DUTCH HARBOR Boat Yard in Jamestown, above, and the Newport Yachting Center Marina in Newport were named Elite Fleet tier marinas for 2018 by Marinas.com. / COURTESY MARINAS.COM

2 R.I. marinas honored as elite by Marinas.com

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island marinas were among the 21 marinas honored in the 2018 Boaters’ Choice Awards Elite Fleet tier curated by Marinas.com,...

DOR: 1% meal and beverage tax collections total $2.1M in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Allocation of the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax totaled $2.1 million in September, a 19.2 percent decline year over year...
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