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ASHLEY KALUS, top center, Republican gubernatorial candidate, shares her economic plan Thursday with local business officials at VR Industries Inc. in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Kalus unveils plan to boost R.I. competitiveness

WARWICK – Referring to it as a “promise to working families,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Ashley Kalus on Thursday unveiled an economic plan for the...

Hennessey Elementary School teacher wins $25K Milken Educator Award

EAST PROVIDENCE – An Agnes B. Hennessey Elementary School third grade teacher received a pleasant monetary surprise, courtesy of the Milken Family Foundation. Emily Rendine...

URI awarded $5 million grant for defense manufacturing consortium

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a University of Rhode Island-led defense manufacturing consortium a $5 million grant, the department announced...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, helps with local state education and business officials cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

New Woonsocket Education Center officially opens

WOONSOCKET – State-elected and education officials on Tuesday formally cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center that has officially opened at 115...
THE TOWN OF JOHNSTON has been issued an $85 million bond from the R.I. Health and Educational Building Corp. to be used to finance the town’s first phase of its district-wide school facility improvement plan. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Johnston receives $85M bond to begin school improvements

JOHNSTON – The town has been issued an $85 million bond that will be used to finance the first phase of its districtwide school...
BARBARA S. COTTAM will step down on Oct. 6 from her role as chairperson of the R.I. Board of Education to take on a new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. education board chairperson to step down, takes new role with...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s education board chairperson will soon be heading to the nation’s capital to work with Rhode Island’s former governor. In a Sept....
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Editor Michael Mello, right, addresses the crowd Thursday during PBN's Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Awards ceremony at the Graduate Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Organizations honored for growth, innovation at PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative...

PROVIDENCE – A financial institution, a construction management company, an addiction recovery organization and an insurance agency were recognized Thursday as the top earners...

Parlange inaugurated as URI president

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After more than a year into his new role in the Ocean State, Marc B. Parlange on Sept. 22 was officially...
Mary-Kate O’Leary / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Mary-Kate O’Leary

Mary-Kate O’Leary | Executive director, A Wish Come True Inc. 1. What makes A Wish Come True stand out to potential donors and the people the organization...
PIVOTAL PLAYER: David Podsnap, owner of Galactic Theatre LLC on Main Street in Warren, a performance venue offering live music and stand-up comedy and a micro-movie theater, says it’s been rewarding to see a livelier downtown district along Main Street and to know that Galactic played a role in this shift.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Galactic Theatre keeping Warren ‘weird’

It has a bar, but it isn’t a bar. It began as a vintage store and became the Galactic Theatre LLC “by accident and...
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