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RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
KRISTEN ADAMO has been named president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adamo named head of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has named its vice president of marketing and communications as its new president and CEO,...
RHODE ISLAND MICRO-BUSINESSES posted the highest growth rate in the nation, according to a review of invoice totals in recent years. / COURTESY INVOICE2EGO

Report: Rhode Island tops nation in growth rate for ‘micro-businesses’

PROVIDENCE – Looks like the smallest state is a good place for the smallest businesses.A new research report found that Rhode Island has led...
THE POPULATION of Rhode Island increased 4,358 people from 2010 to 2018 to a total of 1.06 million. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Report: R.I. population grows 0.4% from 2010 to 2018 to 1.06M

PROVIDENCE – The population of Rhode Island increased 0.4% from 2010 to 2018 to 1,057,315 residents, or an increase of 4,358 people, according to...
MASSACHUSETTS STATE OFFICIALS have told the Boston Globe that they will make a more concerted effort to convince Hasbro to relocate its headquarters to the Bay State. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Globe: Mass. officials to make ‘concerted effort’ to lure Hasbro...

PAWTUCKET – The Mass. Office of Business Development is making a “concerted effort” to lure Hasbro Inc.’s headquarters out of Rhode Island, The Boston...

PBN announces 2019 Business Women Awards honorees

PROVIDENCE – Molly Donohue Magee, executive director of Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance, has been named the 2019 Career Achiever, and Kimberly Silvestri,...

Accrediting agency accepts CCRI’s fifth-year report

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island has received a passing grade when it comes to its accreditation.The New England Commission of Higher...

Five Questions With: Miki Ohlsen

Miki Ohlsen is the artistic director the Newport-based contemporary ballet company Island Moving Company, a position she has held since its inception in 1982....

Programming on Oliver Hazard Perry headed in new direction

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The nonprofit group that operates Rhode Island's official Tall Ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry, has changed course, and the group says...

Wheeler to host school diversity conference April 27

PROVIDENCE – More than 200 educators, school leaders, alumni, trustees, parents and students from independent schools in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts will gather...
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