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Ruggerio eyes speedier development

The power of cities and towns to block, or even shape, development they don’t like could be dramatically altered under an economic-development bill introduced...
WORK IS SCHEDULED to resume on the Newport Pell Bridge in May, requiring lane closures during non-rush hours. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

RITBA: Newport Pell Bridge work to resume in May

JAMESTOWN – The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority reminded commuters Monday that the deck project on the Newport Pell Bridge is scheduled to resume...

Durfee High School construction set to begin following building permit approval

FALL RIVER – Construction of the new B.M.C. Durfee High School can begin after a building permit for the foundation and to install underground...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment declined 0.5 percent year over year in February, ranking No. 40 in the nation for percent change in sector employment. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

R.I. construction employment declines in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment declined 0.5 percent year over year in February from 19,600 to 19,500, one of 14 states that saw...
CUSTOM STAIRS: North Atlantic Corp. employee Dan Lovenbury, left, reviews plans for a custom-made staircase with Chief Operating Officer John Humphrey. CEO Peter Humphrey, third from right, talks about another project with Chief Digital Officer Michael Humphrey, second from right, and employee Joe Costa.
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North Atlantic Corp. throws the door open to bright future

North Atlantic Corp. Overall Excellence, more than 500 employees | 2019 PBN Manufacturing AwardsDoors have been around forever.Even Fred Flintstone had a door on his...
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment increased 4.9 percent year over year to 19,300 jobs in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment growth ranks No. 18 in the nation in...

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 4.9 percent year over year in January to 19,300, according to the Associated General Contractors...
SIX STUDENTS FROM the construction management program at Roger Williams University finished second in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 6/7 competition held in Sparks, Nev., Feb. 7-9. Pictured, from left: Michael Emmer, RWU professor of construction management, with Nate Dionne, Nick Morrison, Greg Pomerleau, Carl Anderson, Jon Gomes and Ruben Fonseca. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU construction students finish 2nd in national competition

BRISTOL – Six students in the construction management program at Roger Williams University performed well at a recent national construction competition in Nevada.The team,...
FILLING A NEED: Vennicia Kingston, owner of Eagle Eye Properties in Providence, said the goal of her business is to purchase abandoned buildings and complete needed construction to return them to code to house families in need. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Eye on property clean up

It was an on-the-job injury that led Vennicia Kingston to entrepreneurship.“I lost the sight in my left eye,” she said of the injury that...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Dec. 31, 2018

2018 was good, but much to be doneEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the...
FUTURE OUTLOOK: Business and nonprofit leaders in Rhode Island meet with Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy to discuss 2018 and where the state is headed. Starting at the head of the table, background, from left, clockwise: Murphy; Providence College Dean of the School of Business Sylvia Maxfield; VIBCO President Karl Wadensten; Washington Trust Bancorp President and Chief Operating Officer Mark K. W. Gim; Crossroads Rhode Island President and CEO Karen A. Santilli; Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer Michele B. Lederberg; and Gilbane Building Co. President and CEO Michael E. McKelvy.
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2018 was a good year, but much work is to come

On Dec. 14, Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy sat down with six leaders of the Rhode Island business and nonprofit community to...
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