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MAYOR BRETT P. Smiley says the "Eat, Play, Learn PVD" program will return this summer, providing meals, low-cost recreational opportunities and summer employment.

‘Eat, Play, Learn PVD’ returning to Providence this summer

PROVIDENCE – Free meals and educational programs will continue for Providence children and young adults this summer.  Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Monday announced the...

UNFI reports $15M loss in Q2; Tarditi named CFO

PROVIDENCE – United Natural Foods Inc. reported a $15 million loss in its fiscal second quarter that ended Jan. 27, or 25 cents per...

U.S. producer prices slide 0.5% in October, biggest drop since 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. wholesale prices fell sharply last month as inflationary pressure continued to ease in the face of a year and a...

Wholesale inflation in U.S. further slowed in November to 7.4% 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices in the United States rose 7.4% in November from a year earlier, a fifth straight slowdown and a hopeful...
FULFILLED FARMER: Christopher Clegg, a fifth-generation co-owner of his family’s Four Town Farm in Seekonk, used to dream of being an architect until he decided to step up to continue running the family business, a job he now relishes and is passionate about. 

Farming has grown to be his passion

Christopher Clegg has the title of co-owner for his family farm, but the real boss is Mother Nature. With deluges and dry spells, heat and...

Report: Many R.I. residents struggling to make ends meet

PROVIDENCE – Many Rhode Island residents, especially Black and Latino households, still struggle to make ends meet, according to the biannual Rhode Island Standard...
WEEKEND WARRIORS: Knead Doughnuts co-owner Adam Lastrina, right, and Bryan Tsai, production supervisor, prepare doughnuts in March. While the bakery has three locations in Rhode Island, only one remains open, serving takeout orders on the weekends only. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Knead Doughnuts waiting for a time to rise again

After four years of business growth and expansion, Knead Doughnuts completed its move into a larger commercial kitchen in February. The new space, in a...
IN ANY EVENT: Mark Brown, co-owner of Cozy Caterers, stands in one of the party spaces available at the Warwick venue where the catering company relocated last May. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Waterfront venue added to caterer’s growing menu

Fresh off the nonstop hustle of the holidays, Cozy Caterers LLC is already making ambitious plans for this year. “Bigger and better,” is how co-owner...
FOOD CO-OP: From left, Erb Reinert, bulk and wellness buyer; Jacqueline Sophia, finance manager; Leah Costa, customer service manager; and Jesse Cardarelli, produce manager, are pictured at the newly opened Urban Greens Co-op Market in Providence.

Invested in market’s success

The new Urban Greens Co-op Market in Providence’s West End is bringing a democratic approach to food shopping. After several years of “grassroots” planning, the...
Before co-founding Isle Brewers Guild, Duffy was a partner and business-development officer for marketing and communications agency Duffy & Shanley Inc., working during that time with Narragansett Beer, Strela Beer and BrewGene. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Partnership can be the key to success

Jeremy Duffy | Isle Brewers Guild co-founder/managing partner It has been a long journey to get to brewing operations at Isle Brewers Guild. It was...
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