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DIFFERENCE OF OPINION: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., right, said an allegation of sexual assault could be enough to disqualify a nominee to the Supreme Court. Robert G. Flanders Jr. disagreed, saying the allegation must be proven in order to disqualify.  / PBN PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO


Can liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse make a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Defense News: Faulty welding found in Columbia-class submarine missile tubes

PROVIDENCE – Faulty welding was discovered in several missile tubes that were built for the Columbia- and Virginia-class submarine programs, Defense News reported Tuesday.BWXT...
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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...
BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced the creation of a postsecondary job-training program to be based in Woonsocket, with Larry J. Merlo-led CVS Health as one of the industry partners. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO; COURTESY CVS HEALTH

New Woonsocket training center grand idea but needs more detail

Building on the success of the Westerly Education Center, which through industry partnerships (and funding) has helped train more than 1,000 postsecondary students for...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. has approved $14.66 million in incentives over 10 years for four companies, which Commerce RI expects will add $118 million in new revenue for the state over 15 years. Above, Jesse Saglio, the chief operating officer and president of R.I. Commerce Corp, at left, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, at a recent meeting of the Commerce board. / PBN FILEPHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI authorizes $14.7M in incentives for companies’ expansion, relocation plans

PROVIDENCE – State officials authorized up to $14,655,000 in incentives Monday intended to attract two new companies to Rhode Island and encourage two existing...
INFINITY MEAT SOLUTIONS is proposing a food-manufacturing facility for Rhode Island. It is an affiliate of Netherlands-based food retailer Ahold Delhaize.

$110M food-manufacturing facility proposed for Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – A company affiliated with the massive Dutch food-industry retailer Ahold Delhaize is seeking nearly $2 million in state corporate incentives to locate...
ELECTRIC BOAT will receive up to $20 million in incentives for its initiative to nearly double its square-footage in the Quonset Business park and hire 1,300 workers in Rhode Island as it scales up its workforce to build the Colombia-class submarine for the U.S. Navy. Above the Virginia-class submarine, which Electric Boat also produces for the Navy. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

Is the state making a good investment with its offer of...

The announcement earlier this month that the state was offering up to $20 million in tax incentives to General Dynamics Electric Boat to expand...
ELECTRIC BOAT will receive up to $20 million in incentives for its initiative to nearly double its square-footage in the Quonset Business park and hire 1,300 workers in Rhode Island as it scales up its workforce to build the Colombia-class submarine for the U.S. Navy. Above the Virginia-class submarine, which Electric Boat also produces for the Navy. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

State offers up to $20M for Electric Boat Quonset expansion, hiring...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Electric Boat is expanding its Quonset facility and creating 1,300 jobs over the next decade, the company announced Thursday.As...
GENERAL DYNAMICS credited work on the Virginia Class submarine as one of the reasons its first-quarter revenue increased this year. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics reports $799M Q1 profit

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics, parent organization of Electric Boat Corp., reported earnings of $799 million for the first quarter of 2018 on Thursday.The...
IN THE CLASSROOM: Steven H. Kitchin, left, New England Institute of Technology vice president for corporate education and training, speaks with Kaleb Buffum, a student in the Shipbuilding Advanced Manufacturing Institute program, while instructor Wayne Farmer looks on at the facility on Post Road in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Healthy R.I. manufacturing industry driven by military defense, textiles

Since his start as Polaris MEP center director four years ago, Christian Cowan has watched the state’s manufacturing industry blossom. So much so, he...
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