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CAREER PATH: Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas, project engineers at Gilbane Building Co., benefited from an early introduction to construction. Calderon, who remembers being treated to pizza parties with elementary school classmates at the company’s corporate office as recognition for good grades, said giving young people a chance to look beyond the careers of their parents is important. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 5, 2018

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
BOND DECISIONS: Rhode Island voters will decide on three ballot measures in the Nov. 6 election totaling about $367 million in bonds: $250 million to upgrade primary- and secondary-education public schools; $70 million in renovations and new construction at the University of Rhode and Rhode Island College; and $47 million for green-economy and clean-water projects. 
 / PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 22, 2018

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand on the condition of public schools?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
FORMER R.I. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Robert G. Flanders Jr., left, and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse are fighting for the right to represent the Ocean State in the Senate, where Whitehouse has been sitting since 2006. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 26, 2018

Race for U.S. Senate: Former SupCo judge takes on two-term incumbentEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH: PBN's biannual Business Survey showed that while the Rhode Island economy continues to improve, business owners are taking a "wait-and-see" attitude before making major new investments.

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 10, 2018

Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
SUCCESS STORY: Lisa J. Raiola is the founder of Hope & Main, a Warren-based food-startup incubator that has worked with more than 350 businesses. Three of the 51 initial PBN Something New small businesses are either graduates or current members of Hope & Main.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 20, 2018

Opening a new business is not for the faint of heart.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
FINISHED PRODUCT: Sam Fox, a former assistant manager at Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, shows a handful of finished compost. The farm is the state’s largest facility at which commercial-scale food-waste producers can divert materials to keep them out of the Central Landfill in Johnston.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 30, 2018

With its only landfull nearing capacity, Rhode Island is off to a slow start trying to curb food waste Every week, PBN Editor Mark S....
A RICHER TOURISM EXPERIENCE: The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a series of 15 neighborhood maps to direct visitors to Providence districts that have distinct characteristics that it believes will reward tourists with enjoyable experiences. Marta Martinez, right, executive director of RI Latino Arts and host of the Broad Street neighborhood walking tour, and Dana Heng, artist who painted a mural along and off of Broad Street through a project sponsored by the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 9, 2018

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
NO REGRETS: United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione looks back on his tenure leading the nonprofit, an organization he has taken through a number of changes, all designed to bring it closer to the community it serves. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, June 18, 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...
LITTLE SPACE: Documents preserving Rhode Island’s history, including railroad maps and plats, among others, are stacked floor to ceiling at the Rhode Island state archives building in Providence.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, June 4, 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...
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...
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