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THE R.I. AIRPORT Corp. announced Wednesday that T.F. Green Airport has been officially renamed as Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

It’s official: Welcome to R.I. T.F. Green International Airport

WARWICK – The long-awaited name change for Rhode Island’s largest airport is now official. The R.I. Airport Corp. announced Wednesday that T.F. Green Airport has...
ALL-IN: Christine Soave Crum, left, owner of Gentry Moving and Storage in Cranston, accepts a delivery of office furniture from Don Erickson of Aspen Transport Service. Crum worked full time as a teacher when she founded the moving company with a partner in 2005 but now focuses all of her attention on Gentry.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gentry Moving’s Crum’s energy, adaptability are packed, ready to go

PBN Business 2021 Women Awards Achievement Honoree: Christine Soave Crum, Gentry Inc. CONSIDERING CHRISTINE SOAVE CRUM’S high-energy approach to work and life, it’s fitting that...
STAYING SHARP: Lori Duquette, owner of Duquette Family Eye Care Inc., says her upbringing in a large family taught her skills that have helped her run her own ­business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Her focus on eye care was helped by upbringing

PBN Business Women Awards Achievement Honoree: Lori Duquette, Duquette Family Eye Care Inc. THE WORD “FAMILY” in Duquette Family Eye Care Inc. of North Smithfield means...
THE PROVIDENCE BRUINS announced Thursday that the team will return to Rhode Island in October for the 2021-22 season.

Providence Bruins announce October return to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Professional hockey will return to Rhode Island in October. The Providence Bruins announced late Thursday the first six home dates at the Dunkin’...
R.I. STATE OFFICIALS announced Thursday that proposed legislation regarding unemployment insurance is in the works to help people get back to work in the Ocean State. The state also announced that a new website,, is live to help job seekers gain employment. / AP FILE PHOTO/ NAM Y. HUH

McKee backs bill allowing UI recipients to earn more

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday trumpeted new legislation he hopes will bring people who have been unemployed for an extended period...
JOHN H. CHAFEE Center for International Business Director Mark S. Murphy will oversee the 2021 Virtual World Trade Day, themed 'The Future of Global Trade: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities', on May 26. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Virtual World Trade Day to discuss future, challenges, opportunities of global...

SMITHFIELD – Trade relationships between the United States and China and how they will operate under the Biden administration, resetting trade relations between the U.S....
LARGE-SCALE EVENTS, such as the Newport Folk Festival, pictured, could help the city of Newport have a brighter summer after the COVID-19 pandemic significantly hampered the city's economy last year. / COURTESY DOUG MASON

Newport sees brighter summer with large-scale events returning

NEWPORT – During the state’s March 18 COVID-19 press conference, R.I. Commerce Corp. Secretary Stefan Pryor opened the door for large-scale events to occur this...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council's new report Monday, titled 'How Rhode Island Compares,' states that Rhode Island overspends on K-12 education compared to the rest of the U.S., while underspends on higher education.

RIPEC: R.I. comparatively underspends on higher education, but overspends on K-12

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council on Monday released a report how the Ocean State compares to the United States and New...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND has launched a five-year, $100 million strategic plan to create transformative change in the state, including improving racial equality and creating a nonprofit association.

United Way of R.I. launches 5-year, $100M investment plan to create...

PROVIDENCE – Improving racial equality in Rhode Island, creating more affordable housing across the state, increasing reading proficiency in local children and out-of-school time...
MARC STREISAND, owner of Providence-based Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, will donate $100,000 in clothes to nonprofits to distribute to people in need during the holidays. / COURTESY MARC ALLEN FINE CLOTHIERS

Stepping Up: Marc Allen Fine Clothiers donating $100K in clothes to...

PROVIDENCE – Like most businesses across the state, Marc Allen Fine Clothiers could not escape the COVID-19 pandemic. Owner Marc Streisand operated two store locations,...

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