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Commerce RI approves incentives for Aloft Hotel, Custom & Miller Box

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved incentives for CV Properties LLC and Custom & Miller Box on Jan. 28. CV Properties...

Partners CEO to retire in April

PROVIDENCE – Dr. David Torchiana, CEO of Partners HealthCare, will retire at the end of April, the company confirmed Jan. 28. The Boston Globe reported...

DOR: Adjusted general revenue $30M below expectations for Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Adjusted general revenue for December was $30.2 million, or 7.9 percent, below the revised estimate adopted at the November 2018 Revenue Estimating...

Commercial-lending gains power WashTrust earnings

WESTERLY – Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent of The Washington Trust Co., rode double-digit increases in its commercial lending lines of business to record...

City Council approves zoning change to allow Topgolf facility in Cranston

CRANSTON – The City Council on Jan. 28 approved a zoning change allowing construction of a golf-entertainment facility to replace the former Citizens Bank...

R.I. ranks in top quarter of most-educated states, but last in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was named the No. 21 most-educated state in the nation but ranked last in New England, according to WalletHub. Massachusetts scored...

Raimondo budget plan would legalize recreational marijuana

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Jan. 17 that would increase state expenditures for education, workforce training and...

Fishermen to vote Jan. 28 on $6.2M offer from Vineyard Wind...

NARRAGANSETT – Vineyard Wind LLC has offered a compensation plan to fishermen for revenue lost as a result of its 84-turbine offshore wind facility,...

New owners open Aquidneck Club on former Carnegie Abbey grounds

PORTSMOUTH – A small group of previous owners of the Carnegie Abbey Club has founded The Aquidneck Club, a sporting and country club. The new...

Northeast Alternatives becomes first recreational-marijuana shop in Fall River

FALL RIVER – Northeast Alternatives on Jan. 20 became the first marijuana shop in the city to expand into recreational sales, The Herald News...
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