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THE OCEAN STATE's transportation infrastructure is known to be decaying, as shown in this photo of the Tobey Street on-ramp to Route 6 West, one of the contributing factors to the state initiating its RhodeWorks program. What should the state's priorities be when it comes to infrastructure investments? / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Which of these areas of infrastructure investment do you think is...

The second Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will take place on Sept. 17, and the topic it will take on is an important one for...
A RENDERING of the newly announced Ortho Rhode Island facility in Warwick. / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Carpionato Group unveils plans for Ortho Rhode Island office and surgical...

WARWICK – The Carpionato Group has the final approval of the city Planning Board to build a bio-medical hub – a 100,000-square-foot, three-story medical...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza said the Providence Business Loan Fund was revamped under his administration and the program so far has provided more than $2.4 million in loans to local small businesses duriing his administration. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Elorza emphasizes Providence business loan program

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently toured local businesses helped by the Providence Business Loan Fund. Elorza, running against two democratic challengers in the...
TAKE THEM TO THE RIVER: Pontiac Mills in Warwick is a sprawling former Fruit of the Loom mill complex across from Warwick Mall that is being redeveloped along the Pawtuxet River into residential and commercial space.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Three years on, Pontiac Mills lofts starting to take shape, take...

Shuttered textile mills are complicated and expensive to redevelop into modern purposes. When a series of mill buildings is the project, the process can...

Job, economy growth in R.I. are good signs

Two recent economic reports would seem to indicate that Rhode Island is moving in a positive direction.The state’s monthly jobs report for June said...

Smart incentives help seal deal

Certainly it was good news when Rubius Therapeutics Inc. announced its intention to open a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Rhode Island.It didn’t have to...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed a bill that is designed to facilitate the proposed Hope Point Tower on Parcel 42 of the I-195 Redevelopment District. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

With Raimondo’s signature, Hope Point Tower project continues on to Providence...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed the bill passed by the General Assembly to facilitate the construction of the Hope Point Tower on...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint against 21 fossil fuel companies for their alleged knowing contribution to climate change and sea-level rise, seeking to recoup some of the cost that climate change has on Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Attorney General files lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for impact...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint in Providence County Superior Court, suing 21 of the world’s largest fossil...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Carpionato Group President and Chief Operating Office Kelly Coates details the many investments the company has made and is still making in Rhode Island, including in Cranston's Chapel View and in the former Interstate 195 land in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, June 11, 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...
HOUSING AROUND: Barbara Fields, executive director at R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., has earned a reputation as a passionate proponent of affordable housing. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fields improves how R.I. Housing fosters community, opportunity

Industry Leader, Social Services | Barbara Fields, R.I. HousingWhile Barbara Fields may not remember the exact moment she decided what she wanted to...
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