Friday, October 7, 2022

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BUSINESS ­TRIALS: Cumberland-based Neurotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been among the companies dealing with supply chain and hiring challenges. Pictured above are CEO Richard Small and process development engineer Lovisa Selander. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN survey: Businesses beat down but still fighting

The worst of the health-related ravages of the pandemic may be over nationally if you believe President Joe Biden. But the economic consequences continue...

State must do more to curb energy costs

The temptation to spend or commit all of $1.1 billion in long-term federal pandemic aid proved too great to resist for Gov. Daniel J....
BUSY SEASON: Gary Wallace, owner of Hall of GraFX in Providence, has gotten all the work he can handle this election season printing banners, yard signs and stickers for political candidates.
PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Election season gives R.I. businesses a welcomed boost

In one three-week stretch ahead of the Sept. 13 primary election, the six main candidates for governor spent a combined $2.1 million. Much of the...

Funding snub not the end of blue economy

It was unrealistic to have expected U.S. Commerce Secretary and former R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to use her influence to steer to her...

PBN unveils series on R.I. makers

Among Rhode Island’s more than 1,500 manufacturers, Jade Manufacturing Co. doesn’t stand out in the typical ways companies do. It’s not the biggest employer, the...
DECISION TIME: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, seated, and the City Council must decide on $10 million in recommended spending for the city’s racial reparations program. Elorza is pictured in February at the announcement of his creation of a panel that has made spending recommendations for the program. 
COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

City must make clearer goals, scope of reparations program

Proposed spending for Providence’s still-evolving racial reparations program includes several worthy suggestions. Among them, funding for homeownership, workforce training and support for small businesses. The...

Voters deserve their say on local retail marijuana sales

It is likely most Rhode Island cities and towns will vote yes on Nov. 8 to allow the sale or cultivation of recreational marijuana...

Stop turning away from cyber threats

Cyber intrusions and outright attacks have become so commonplace that a market has predictably developed to arm the perpetrators. “You can rent the tools that...
EXPANDING: Providence is set to double the number of rentable electric bicycles and scooters in the city to more than 2,000 by September.
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A failure to communicate on city’s e-bike expansion

Expect to see more electric bikes and scooters on Providence’s streets and sidewalks in the coming weeks – a lot more. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s...

NEIT sees future of video games

Kudos to the New England Institute of Technology for not only coming up with a big idea on how to tap a $300 billion...
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