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THE WESTERLY EDUCATION Center received a $19,000 planning grant from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training in April. /COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Raimondo meets biotech leaders to plan Real Jobs RI program

WARWICK – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo met Thursday with representatives from Pfizer Inc., Toray Plastics (America) Inc., Amgen Inc. and others to discuss the...
THE R.I. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES debated the fiscal 2017 budget until late in the evening. It wasn't approved until early in the morning the following day. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

R.I. House poised for vote on $9.2B budget for fiscal 2018

PROVIDENCE – Unlike year's past, Rhode Island lawmakers say budget deliberations on Thursday will not go too long, regardless of a vote.The R.I. House...
ABIGAIL ANTHONY is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's pick to join the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / PHOTO COURTESY ABIGAIL ANTHONY.

Raimondo taps Anthony to join the PUC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has appointed renewable-energy advocate Abigail Anthony to the role of commissioner at the R.I. Public Utilities Commission.Anthony –...
R.I. HOUSE FINANCE Chairman Marvin L. Abney, left, with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, on June 15 unveiled the Democrat's $9.2 billion spending plan for fiscal 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Island lawmakers unveil $9B state budget for fiscal 2018

(Updated: 12:52 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a revised $9.2 billion budget for fiscal 2018, which includes broad-based spending cuts and new expenditures...
IN THE THICK OF IT: Cara Cromwell, executive director of Rhode Island NGA 2017, poses in front of the Providence Performing Arts Center, one of four venues that will be featured in the National Governors Association annual summer meeting in July, which is being hosted by Rhode Island.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

National governors’ meeting chance for R.I. to shine

Rhode Island has an opportunity to attract national attention in July, when the state hosts the National Governors Association summer meeting, a convention that...
A CLEANER ­FUTURE: The Block Island Wind Farm is only the first of many offshore wind energy projects, all of which are designed to replace dirtier, fossil-fuel ­sources of ­electricity. / COURTESY ­DEEPWATER WIND

Local action on climate accord is smart move for R.I. to...

Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, there is much that can be done on...
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...
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