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SKILLS BUILDER: Suzannah MacDonald, left, a fine gardener at Wild & Scenic in South Kingstown, jumped at the chance to participate in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program to hone her skills. MacDonald is working with Wild & Scenic owner Meg Gallagher.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 14, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
SHOPPERS BROWSE at the Fisherman’s Memorial State Park Farmers Market in Narragansett. / COURTESY DEM

DEM announces opening of state park farmers markets

PROVIDENCE – Three weekly farmers markets are now open in Rhode Island state parks, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Friday.The three markets...
FINLAYS celebrated a ribbon cutting for its new R&D and manufacturing facility in the Quonset Business Park. From left, Steven J. King, managing director of Quonset Development Corp., Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Steve Olyha, CEO of Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA, Stefan Pryor, R.I. commerce secretary, and Richard A. Welch, president, North Kingstown Town Council. / COURTESY FINLAYS

Finlays celebrates ribbon cutting at new Quonset Park facility

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. celebrated the ribbon cutting for its 28,800-square-foot global research and development, and manufacturing center at...
The flagship urban greenhouse of Gotham Greens was built in 2011 in Brooklyn, atop the Greenpoint Wood Exchange building./COURTESY GOTHAM GREENS HOLDINGS.

Gotham Greens awarded $2.2M in economic incentives for urban greenhouse development

PROVIDENCE – A company that grows and distributes pesticide-free vegetables and herbs from rooftop urban greenhouses plans to build a 95,000-square-foot facility in Providence,...
MATT TORTORA, founder and CEO of WhatsGood, won the Cox Business and Inc. Magazine pitch competition at September's Get Started Rhode Island challenge./COURTESY MATT TORTORA

Five Questions With: Matt Tortora

Matt Tortora is the founder and CEO of WhatsGood, a Providence-based online marketplace that uses web and mobile apps to connect wholesale food purchasers...
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