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BRIGHT IDEA: Christopher Morra Sr., president and CEO of National Security, shows off a solar panel system that he said in 2014 had saved the company $8,631 in 13 months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. lawmakers vote to expand Renewable Energy Growth Program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation to expand a state program that encourages new installation of renewable-energy projects.The legislation –...
THE REDEVELOPMENT OF 60 KING St., The former home of the Imperial Knife Company, broke ground today. / COURTESY TRINITY FINANCIAL LLC

R.I. Housing breaks ground on historic Providence mill redevelopment

PROVIDENCE - One more of Providence’s historic mills will be getting a face-lift this year, thanks to an ongoing revitalization effort called the “Build...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO SIGNS an executive order to reaffirm Rhode Island's commitment to the principles of the Paris Climate Accord on Monday. / COURTESY THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND

Raimondo signs executive order reaffirming R.I.’s commitment to Paris Climate Accord

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order that reaffirmed Rhode Island’s commitment to the Paris Climate Accord on Monday, according to...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
USING ALL THE TOOLS: Developer Larry Silverstein plans to utilize both historic-preservation tax credits and Rebuild Rhode Island incentives to convert Warwick’s Pontiac Mills into housing and commercial space in a $35 million project. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Historic credits deserve to be kept active for state’s sake

The 286 projects that have been completed since the state created its historic-preservation tax credit program in 2001 have brought $1.3 billion in private...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
MARIE L. GANIM WILL be appointed as commissioner of the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner

Dr. Hittner to retire, Raimondo to appoint Marie Ganim as OHIC...

PROVIDENCE - The governor’s office announced today that Dr. Kathleen Hittner, the state’s current Health Insurance Commissioner, will retire from her position effective next...
BOB DIPIETRO, CO-FOUNDER and co-owner of the RI Mushroom Company just secured a $325,000 loan through the Business Development Co.

Commerce RI state SMB program has backed loans worth $600,000 so...

PROVIDENCE – A program to inject capital into some Rhode Island small businesses is picking up momentum, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp. Created...
RHODE ISLAND HAS OVER 15,300 jobs in the clean energy sector according to the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Report: R.I. clean energy jobs on the rise

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island is getting greener, according to the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released Thursday by the R.I. Office of Energy Resources...
Allegiant Airlines is now offering direct flights to and from T.F. Green Airport to three destinations in the U.S.

RIAC announces introduction of Allegiant Air to T.F. Green

WARWICK - The R.I. Airport Corp. announced Tuesday that Allegiant Air, a low-fare airline, will provide nonstop flights to Cincinnati, and Fort Myers and Tampa,...
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