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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday the state has cut the volume of regulations for businesses by almost one-third.
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Is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s effort to reduce small business regulation...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced that the state has reduced by almost one-third the volume of regulations affecting small businesses in Rhode Island....
HITTING THE PAVEMENT: Gubernatorial candidate Joseph A. Trillo, a former Republican state representative who has owned several manufacturing and retail businesses in Rhode Island, is running as an independent in the Nov. 6 general election. Trillo uses two buses and a truck to travel around the state and spread his message to voters.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

In a year of highly partisan politics, can independents boost political...

From his lofty perch atop the Statehouse, the Independent Man seems like a lonely soul, but he really isn’t.With spear in hand, the statue...

Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of...
SYMBOLIC FIGURE: The Independent Man atop the Statehouse in Providence symbolizes Rhode Island’s self-image and history of independence. Unaffiliated voters have long outnumbered both registered Republicans and Democrats in the state. / 
PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

R.I.’s independent streak could bring unexpected results

As symbols go, Rhode Island’s Independent Man doesn’t hold anything back.Looking out over the state from the top of the Statehouse rotunda, the Independent...

RIMA backs Raimondo in first-ever endorsement of a political candidate

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association announced its endorsement of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Oct. 10, marking the organization’s first-ever endorsement of...

Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs reaches out to R.I. businesses

PROVIDENCE – Goldman Sachs Group Inc. – one of the world’s largest investment banking and financial-services firms with connections from the World Bank to...
FRUSTRATED: Steven Porter, co-owner with his wife, Dawn, of Stillwater Books on Main Street in Pawtucket, said the decision of the Pawtucket Red Sox to move to Worcester, Mass., is a missed opportunity to “revitalize the downtown in one fell swoop,” adding the city will lose hundreds of thousands of potential visitors. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses...

Out the picture windows of his Pawtucket bookstore, Steven Porter can see what might have been.With a sweep of his hand, he identified the...

Making and building a more robust future for Rhode Island

For PBN subscribers, this week’s issue offers the initial publication of “A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island.”The project was designed...

40% of R.I. Promise students did not return for year two

WARWICK – Forty percent of the first cohort of Rhode Island Promise students enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island did not return...
BRADFORD SOAP was approved for a $50,000 Innovation Voucher by the R.I. Commerce Corp. to develop a bar soap format for a Benzoyl Peroxide product as an “over-the-counter” treatment for acne. Above, President and CEO Stuart Benton works on the packing floor with Bradford employees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Commerce RI approves $50K for Bradford Soap, $62K for Northeast Clean...

PROVIDENCE – Bradford Soap was approved for a $50,00 Innovation Voucher, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday, for the development of a bar soap...
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