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Legislators to consider tax break for fire-code costs

A bill introduced in the R.I. House of Representatives this month would finally give some relief to business owners who have incurred costs associated...
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A celebration of R.I. artists

Firehouse 13, a new arts space in Providence, is exhibiting the work of 28 artists who have received fellowship grants this year from R.I....
THE TURBINE HALL in the former South Street power station will house part of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is also carving out retail and office spaces within the building. /

Reinventing a waterfront icon

Stepping into the darkened South Street Station power plant in Providence's Jewelry District is like stumbling upon a lost temple of the Industrial Age. The...
STUDENTS FROM Exeter Job Corps Academy pose with guest presenters for Groundhog Job Shadow Day at the Radisson Airport Hotel Providence in Warwick. The job-shadowing program was sponsored by the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association and Junior Achievement of Rhode Island. /

Groundhog Day first in year of initiatives

Employees at the Radisson Airport Hotel Providence in Warwick were shadowed by more than 30 students from the Davies Career & Technical High School...

MBTA to open central customer service office

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority plans to open a centralized customer service department, aiming to appease riders and streamline the complaint process. "The...
"CONSOLODATING our operations and selling off excess real estate is an integral part of the broader restructuring plan," said Larry Liebenow, Quaker Fabric's president and CEO. /

Quaker Fabric to sell HQ, lease back part

FALL RIVER – Quaker Fabric Corp. said last week that it has made a deal to sell its 245,000-square-foot corporate headquarters building at 1082...
AFTER: A $7.7 million project that brought together Rhode Island Country Club, Save the Bay and government officials has removed the hated reeds and restored the marsh. /

Salt marsh project helps nature and golfers

It sounds like a plague that Greek gods would rain down on their enemies: phragmites (pronounced frag-mighties). It may not be the product of...

Aquidneck West Side plan shaping island’s future

Nearly a year and a half after it was first unveiled, the West Side Master Plan is leading redevelopment efforts across Aquidneck Island, local...

It’s time to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The discussion is no longer confined to warrens of liberal thought. Scientists are all singing the same tune about climate change – it is...
AFTER 10 YEARS as a legislator, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts now has a higher-profile post from which to pursue her vision. /

Lt. Gov. Roberts gains new forum for policy issues, problem solving

An interview with Elizabeth H. Roberts Position: Rhode Island lieutenant governor Background: Roberts worked as a business strategy consultant, policy analyst and health care manager before...
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