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Atlantis Charter School moves closer to new $35M facility

FALL RIVER – The Atlantis Charter School held a topping-out ceremony April 10 in celebration of the final beam being placed on its new...

N.B. parking garage’s $5M upgrade won’t cost taxpayers

NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell on April 10 revealed plans for a $5 million upgrade of the Elm Street Parking Garage that won’t...
SELF-HELP: Ferguson Perforating in Providence expanded in 2015 and 2016 without the help of state or city tax incentives. Above, David Silva moves rolls of sheet metal with a hydraulic lift. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Growing business in R.I. is not an insurmountable task

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made creating jobs in Rhode Island a centerpiece of her administration, and to that end has built or modified...

The state has handed out millions of dollars in incentives to...

Government incentives tied to job creation or real estate development are intended to keep businesses in Rhode Island, attract new employers and spur economic...
CONCERNED AGENT: Ernest Shaghalian Jr., owner of Alpine Insurance Agency in Cranston, talks with Mary-Margaret Trigo, client-services representative. Shaghalian is concerned owners aren’t currently covered by insurance when their cars are used for ride-hailing purposes in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Car owners not covered by Uber insurance policy in R.I.

The debate about how to regulate popular ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Lyft, isn’t over in Rhode Island, as gaps in coverage are raising...
ON A MISSION: From left, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island officials Ed Curis, policy analyst; David Burnett, chief of staff; and Ericka Moore, sales and marketing representative, meet at the nonprofit’s Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Stakes high for NHPRI in Medicaid debate

As Congress has convulsed over efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, health insurers in Rhode Island who specialize in Medicaid customers are trying...

5Q: Aaron Regunberg

1 What is carbon pricing? Carbon pricing is a market-based approach to climate action. Here’s how our legislation works: It places a fee on carbon...

Most-read stories during March 2017 on PBN.com

1 Raimondo looks for tenfold increase in clean energy by 2020 POSTED ONLINE: March 1 Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday set a new clean energy...
PAUL A. Doughty, right, president of Local 799 International Association of Firefighters in Providence, speaks with a firefighter at the Providence Public Safety Complex. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should R.I. police, firefighters live in-state?

A House-passed bill would eliminate a statewide requirement that police and firefighters live in Rhode Island. Supporters of 2017-H 5351 say changes could improve the...
PERSONAL TOUCH: Mickey Silva, owner of hockey-stick manufacturer ZEAL Hockey, paints a stick in his Providence facility. The company sells, finishes and customizes 14 stick-blade shapes in a variety of colors, graphics, decals and performance coatings. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Providence company offers customized hockey sticks

Youths, ages 25-plus targeted Mickey Silva played club ice hockey at Amherst College, and was always intrigued by the engineering and marketing behind the fast-paced...

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