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BankRI donates $64K to local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island recently donated $64,160 to 22 local nonprofits, according to a news release. The grants, which range from $1,000 to $7,500,...

Children’s Friend’s wellness initiative puts money in employees’ pockets

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 15-499 EMPLOYEES: 2. Children’s Friend CEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 375 At Children’s Friend, Rhode Island’s...
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Dining Out: A much-needed refreshment

It is summertime, and your favorite restaurateur may be looking forward to a well-deserved vacation. This usually happens every July. Restaurants close for two...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has awarded $130,008 in federally funded farm viability grants. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $130K to boost specialty crops

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced $130,008 in farm viability grants to four organizations on Monday.  The funds come from the US....

Most-read stories on, August 2020

1.  September event highlighting fight against prostate cancer goes virtual POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 16. Rhode Islanders intent on fighting against prostate cancer are hosting...

Farm Fresh RI Food Hub nears completion in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island is completing the construction of a new building in the city’s Valley neighborhood, which will provide space for...

Farm Fresh RI, R.I. Food Bank approved for USDA’s new food...

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will collaborate to provide up to 3,750 boxes of food per...
CHEF ROSA Muñoz, who works for Hope & Main member entity Savory Fare, prepares a meal in one of Hope & Main's kitchens. Hope & Main is launching next week its new Nourishing Our Neighbors program to provide free meals to seniors and needy families on the East Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY RUPERT WHITELEY

Stepping Up: Hope & Main starting new program to help feed...

WARREN – When schools in the Bristol-Warren School District closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope & Main Founder and President Lisa Raiola knew...

As restaurants shutter, R.I. wholesalers target consumers

PROVIDENCE – For Russell DePetrillo, each restaurant closing its doors meant one fewer buyer for his wholesale meat and seafood shop, Metro Lobster &...
PLANTING THE SEEDS: Sheri Griffin and Jesse Rye, co-executive directors of Farm Fresh RI, stand in front of the steel framework for the organization’s brand-new 60,000-square-foot Food Hub facility in the Woonasquatucket River Valley that will be completed in the fall of 2020. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Farm Fresh R.I. growing food operation

Farm Fresh Rhode Island IS taking its operation to the next level by building a new facility and ascribing to the ambitious goal of...

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