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Bristol County Water Authority announces plan to fix pipeline leaks

PROVIDENCE – The Bristol County Water Authority says it will cost $3.4 million to fix ongoing water leaks, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported on Sept....

Reed announces $170K to R.I. to improve dam safety

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $169,542 in federal dam-safety grant funding to rehabilitate, repair or remove high-hazard potential dams, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.,...

Nova Farms marijuana licenses suspended; principal investigated for drug violations

ATTLEBORO – The Cannabis Control Commission has halted all medical and recreational cannabis operations of Nova Farms LLC after learning of pending criminal charges...

New apartment building proposed in Providence’s Jewelry District

PROVIDENCE – A development proposal would place a new 12-story building with 131 residential units in the Jewelry District, taking the place of two...
LOCAL EMPLOYEES: Robert K. Vincent, right, chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp., speaks with Jay Gendron, chief operations officer, lottery, at the company’s Providence offices. IGT currently holds a contract for the state’s lottery, which requires the company to have 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees. IGT is attempting to renew the contract with the state for a 20-year term through 2043. Of the 1,000 IGT employees now required in Rhode Island, only 60 or so are needed to serve the state’s lottery contract, Vincent said.  
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IGT vs. Twin River: Can both win?

Two of Rhode Island’s largest public companies are involved in a bitter dispute that has the potential to upend the state’s budget. The source...
As an international banker, Jeffrey Diehl faced complex problems, including helping HSBC Bank return to the good graces of the U.S. government after a scandal. His move to Rhode Island came from a desire to do good for smaller communities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Customer needs should help define your structure, programs

Jeffrey Diehl | Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank CEO and executive directorWhether your organization operates in the private or public sectors, focus on customers is...
PUBLIC FORUM: Angélica Infante-Green, R.I. commissioner of education, speaks during a public forum on the Providence schools report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, as Mayor Jorge O. Elorza looks on.
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Five Questions With Angélica Infante-Green

Angélica Infante-Green | R.I. commissioner of education1. What should parents expect from your leadership? Families can expect me to listen and put students...
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: Sean Sullivan, franchisee owner of Jersey Mike’s Subs, says he always had an “entrepreneurial spirit” and wanted to go into business for himself. In 2006, he purchased the North Providence franchise, and subsequently bought franchises in Warwick and Raynham.
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Franchisee: Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan | Jersey Mike’s Subs | North Providence, Raynham and two locations in WarwickThe pitch: Jersey Mike’s Subs offers sliced and grilled sub...
GENERATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Robert Loiselle, president of Loiselle Insurance Agency in Pawtucket, runs the business with his two daughters, who both serve as vice presidents, Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon, left, who also serves as office administrator, and Brenda Loiselle-Marcotte. All three are owners of the company.  
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Family lessons endure at Loiselle Insurance Agency

Insurance runs in the Loiselle family.Robert Loiselle is president of Loiselle Insurance Agency in Pawtucket. His daughters, Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon and Brenda Loiselle-Marcotte, serve as...
PRIVATE PRACTICE: Clinical psychologist Phillip Dang, owner of Aspire Psychological and Executive Coaching Services in East Greenwich, is currently on active duty in the U.S. Navy but is considering leaving when his current term is up to focus solely on private practice.
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Coaching, therapy on Aspire menu

Phillip Dang, a clinical psychologist on active duty with the U.S. Navy out of Groton, Conn., would like to transition full time to his...
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