RAISING the first wall of the new Habitat home on Potters Avenue are R.I. First Lady Suzanne Carcieri, center, along with future homeowner Sheila White, left, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth K. Roberts, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, representatives from Lowe's and other volunteers. /

First Lady volunteers for national housing program

PROVIDENCE – R.I. First Lady Suzanne Carcieri and other female volunteers are helping build a Habitat for Humanity home as part of First Families...

Coastway Credit Union donates $13,000 to VIPS

PROVIDENCE – Second-graders in city public schools will get extra help this year to build their reading skills, thanks to a donation from the...
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR: Serial entrepreneur Robert Rabiner, whose new IlluminOss Medical Inc. in Middletown is stabilizing shattered bones using a light-activated glue. /

2007 winners:<br>12 honored at PBN-R.I. EDC-Tech Collective gala

PAWTUCKET – Innovators in a wide range of sectors came together last night for the combined Rhode Island Innovation Awards and Tech Laureates Night...

Quonset Gateway gains state approval

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Statewide Planning Commission this morning approved the revised Quonset Gateway proposal, clearing the way for the mixed-use development of the...
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195 honored in anti-bias Corporate Equality Index

WASHINGTON – National law firm Nixon Peabody LLP and global accounting and professional services provider Ernst & Young LLP are among the companies with...

Baldwin to direct Healthy Kids lead-hazard initiative

PAWTUCKET – Barbara Baldwin has been named as program coordinator for the Healthy Kids Collaborative, R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch and the Children’s...
AT THE URI Fine Arts Center, above, is Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, during an exhibit last fall that chronicled the Americanization of call-center workers in India. The recorded interviews and photographs were the product of a one-year sabbatical. /

3 R.I. artists win MacColl Johnson Fellowships

PROVIDENCE – Three Ocean State visual artists have been named recipients of the prestigious MacColl Johnson Fellowships, The Rhode Island Foundation announced today. Selected...
THE STATE CREDIT for historic preservation has spurred about $2.5 billion in jobs and economic growth across the Ocean State since it took effect in 2002, GrowSmart found. /

Report: Historic tax credit paying off for R.I.

PAWTUCKET – Since taking effect in 2002, the R.I. State Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit has brought about $2.5 billion in growth and jobs...

R.I. Local Food Fest raises $35,000 for local growers

Newport Restaurant Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corp., says its inaugural Rhode Island Local Food Fest – held at the group’s Castle...
PURVIS SYSTEMS has been expanding its existing offices and has opened a new one in Phoenix. Above, marketing manager Richard Foster, left, meets with Antoine E. Gharios, director of corporate business development. /

PURVIS thrives amid growing focus on safety

PURVIS Systems Inc., a Middletown-based IT systems and service provider for the public safety, emergency management and defense industries that has been operating in...

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