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WITH SUPPORT from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, there have been collaborations such as one among Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state. A trainee learns about circuits at the Westerly Education Center in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Real Jobs RI eyed for changes under McKee’s ‘Rhode to Prosperity’...

Real Jobs Rhode Island has been a popular workforce development program since it was launched in 2015 under former Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. Now...

Help is not on the way, business owners hurt by Washington...

Harut Matkasyan watches cars back up from the Interstate 195 Washington Bridge to his East Providence restaurant with a growing sense of hopelessness.  The streets...

Federal Hill restaurant closes temporarily following stabbing

PROVIDENCE – VL Restaurant and Lounge on Federal Hill is temporarily closed following a weekend stabbing on the premises. The decision to close for at...
TWO-FOR-ONE: Providence Tour Co. guide Kate Kelly, center, leads a Crime Cuisine Tour at Trattoria Appia on Federal Hill in Providence. At right are two of the dozen or so attendees, Tom and Marylou Costello, of Franklin, Mass.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Transforming tourism to connect with city’s culture

For the price of a meal, you can take a walk with Bradly VanDerStad, founder of the Providence Tour Co., which he launched in 2018...

Bridge closure impact on small businesses: ‘We’re in trouble’

PROVIDENCE – "Depression" and "exasperation" are two words Rick Simone used to describe how affected small businesses are reacting to the closure of the...
COMPANY CRED: Bacary Diatta says his food company Kassumay LLC is going well, but it could be doing better if it was easier to obtain a business loan. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Fear grows about reduced ability to access capital

When Bacary Diatta moved from Senegal to the United States in 2018, he knew he wanted to start a business that would add value...
THE CROWDS that showed up at previous PVDFests downtown didn't materialize this year at the 195 District Park, in part because of miserable weather. But some say the festival needs to move back to downtown. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Figuring out the future of PVDFest

PVDFest will return next year, but Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley's administration is beginning the process of figuring out what it will look like...
REACTIONS TO THIS PAST weekend's PVDFest remain mixed, with some community members feel the lack of activity downtown impacted both the event and businesses. / COURTESY PVDFEST

After weekend festival, emotions on PVDFest remain mixed

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest this past weekend, according to some business leaders, was a tale of two cities. After several changes were made, including moving PVDFest...
PVDFEST IS SHIFTING this year from being downtown to along the Providence River. While Mayor Brett P. Smiley's office is saying the changes are more to focus on the local arts community, local business owners say the location change and prohibition of block parties will hurt them economically. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Is change a good thing for PVDFest? Some say no

PROVIDENCE – A citywide event that normally brings the community together to welcome in the summer and celebrate local artists has now raised some...

State announces up to $635K in latest round of Take It...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s Take It Outside initiative is awarding seven grants to promote outdoor commercial activities, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Tuesday. The grants,...
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