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MARQUEE SALE: The coastal estate known as Treasure Hill, located at 2 Kidds Way in Westerly, was the most expensive home sale in Rhode Island in 2022 at $17.7 million and one of only two of last year’s top 10 home sales to reach eight figures.

JUST CHILLING: White-hot R.I. luxury market shows early sign of cooling...

By most measures, 2022 was a banner year for Rhode Island’s luxury real estate market. A total of 617 homes sold for more than...
UNWELCOME FEELING: Erik Christiansen, Rhode Island College history professor and faculty union president, says the college has undergone changes in the last decade, not all for the better.

SCHOOL DAZE: RIC searches for identity amid severe enrollment drop

Erik Christiansen didn’t know much about Rhode Island College when he agreed to take a job teaching history there in 2010. The Maryland native quickly...
TAKING STOCK: Rhode Island Community Food Bank Chief Philanthropy Officer Lisa Roth Blackman says empty shelves are a common sight at the organization’s Providence warehouse because demand is so high lately. 

HELPERS HURTING: Nonprofits overwhelmed by needs and no end in sight

In nearly 15 years of working at poverty relief nonprofit Amos House, ­­Jessica Salter has seen the toll that food and housing insecurity has...
POP-UP BAKERY: Thrive Cakery LLC owner Jasmine Mendez speaks with John Shaw of Cumberland about her products, which she will be offering through a pop-up kiosk on the second floor of the Providence Place mall through the new year.

Holiday cliffhanger: How long will merry feeling last for shoppers, retailers?

Karen Beebe’s Christmas season began months ago, in the heat of August, when she placed an order for 360 ­holiday ornaments. For Beebe, the owner...
TAKING CONTROL: Providence Mayor-elect Brett Smiley says striking new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements with many of the city’s nonprofit institutions is one of the most important tasks his administration will undertake next year. 

DECISIONS, DECISIONS… Simmering financial issues await Mayor-elect Smiley

Brett Smiley is no stranger to Providence City Hall. In 2015 and 2016, he was chief operating officer for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. On...
FUTURE EXPANSION? Alyssa Kenyon works as a trimmer in the Mammoth Inc. cannabis cultivation facility in Warwick. Founder and CEO Spencer Blier hopes eventually to add grow rooms, lab space and employees after retail sales of recreational marijuana start in December. 

A GROWING WORKFORCE: New labor pipeline emerging for legalized recreational cannabis

Celia Kinneary entered Johnson & Wales University’s culinary program with a grand vision of opening her own bakery and brewery someday, but now those...
PRECISION MEASUREMENTS: Jade Manufacturing Co. Vice President Chris Burch, left, and Quality Manager Ronald Olf with the company’s Spectrum coordinate measuring machine, which uses computer-controlled probes to verify three-dimensional measurements.

BUILDING BLOCKS: Jade components play crucial role in defense, aerospace tech

Don Boyle picks up a palm-sized model of the Apollo 11 lunar lander from Jade Manufacturing Co.’s conference table and smiles as he looks...
STRONG SUPPORTERS: Autumn Guillotte, left, organizer at the Rhode Island AFL-CIO; David Molina-Hernandez, organizer at Fueza El Laboral; and Kristy Eiland, volunteer, show their support for Starbucks Corp. employees at a Warwick store off Route 2 to form a union prior to the employees’ vote in early June.

A rank and file revival: New labor movement hits R.I.

Starbucks customers swinging through the drive-thru on a June morning in Warwick were greeted by something many weren’t expecting: a group of baristas and...
FOCAL POINT: Warwick Mayor Frank J. Picozzi stands on Conimicut Point with the Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse in the background. Picozzi wants to use some of the city’s federal COVID-19 relief funds to renovate the historic beacon.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ready to spend: R.I. cities, towns have differing ideas about how...

The historic Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse at the mouth of the Providence River is far from being the shining beacon it once was, but Warwick...

What to do with a windfall? $1B in ARPA money may...

After years of grappling with gaping budget deficits, state legislators are facing a problem in the 2022 General Assembly session unlike any they’ve seen...
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