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New Construction May 2019

University of Rhode Island Brookside Apartments | 35 Campus Ave., South Kingstown The university’s newest residential hall is close to becoming a reality on campus....

New Construction March 2019

Roger Williams University School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management Labs | 1 Old Ferry Road, BristolRoger Williams University officials recently held a steel...
IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY: ProvPort Terminal Manager Chris Waterson identifies a section of the port that will handle wind turbines. The port is undergoing improvements after voters in 2016 approved $20 million in upgrades.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy...

The nation’s first offshore wind farm is spinning off Block Island. But Rhode Island appears to be playing catch-up to neighboring Massachusetts in preparing...
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New Construction January 2019

Bayside Condominiums | Cowesett Road and Post Road, Warwick Walls and the roofs are upright on a new 10-unit condominium project, and work is approximately...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
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Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
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Five Questions With Tom Giordano

5Q: Tom Giordano | Executive director, Partnership for Rhode Island1. More than three-quarters of Rhode Island voters in November approved a $250 million bond...
GROWING SECTOR: Lori Mayer, left, a veteran pediatric intensive care nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, speaks with Abigail King, another PICU nurse. The state is projected to add 860 registered nurse jobs by 2026, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.
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Job growth in R.I. is expected to come at the top...

If you don’t catch on at the top of Rhode Island’s labor market, you may slip all the way to the bottom.That’s because the...
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Emily Fields, a biological sciences student at the University of Rhode Island, conducts sampling of macroalgae along Narragansett Bay. Through higher sewer rates, many homes and businesses in northern Rhode Island have been paying for a nearly $1.4 billion tunnel project by the Narragansett Bay Commission to prevent dirty wastewater from overflowing into the bay./PBN FILE PHOTO

Price of cleaner bay? Rising sewer bills

If they already haven’t realized it, households and businesses in Greater Providence are paying much of the cost of keeping Narragansett Bay clean.To comply...
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New Construction November 2018

The Residence Inn by Marriott | Fountain Street, Providence Work continues to progress on the new 19,380-square-foot hotel, being built on the site of the...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
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