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ORGANIC HEALTH: Kimberly Cornwell, owner and founder of Celadon Road Inc., an organic health and products company that sells mostly online, holds the refill size of her lavender laundry detergent, which has all-natural ingredients. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Local warehouse space in short supply with rise of e-commerce

As e-commerce continues to transform the retail industry, the demand for dependable, affordable storage space is on the rise in the United States. The trend...

New campaign-finance law benefits incumbents

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last month signed into law new campaign-finance rules that eliminate how much an individual can give to political candidates in...

Rhode Island Training School implements action plan to ensure safety

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Training School Executive Director Kevin McKenna has stepped down from his position following a July 26 altercation there that sent...
The state's fiscal 2018 budget has been approved./ PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Governor signs fiscal 2018 budget

PROVIDENCE – The fiscal 2018 budget impasse is no more. Legislators resolved their differences over the budget that was to have begun July 1,...
BRENDA DANN-Messier was named acting commissioner of postsecondary education Monday, according to a Tuesday announcement by the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Dann-Messier appointed commissioner of R.I. postsecondary education

PROVIDENCE - Brenda Dann-Messier has been appointed the commissioner of Rhode Island postsecondary education, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner announced Tuesday. “We have a...
COX COMMUNICATIONS announced the launch of four new Cox Technology Centers at Boys & Girls Club locations throughout Rhode Island./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Cox opens four new tech centers in R.I.

CUMBERLAND – Cox Communications announced the launch of four new Cox Technology Centers at Boys & Girls Club locations throughout Rhode Island on Wednesday. The...
RHODE ISLAND public pension fund during fiscal 2017 realized its strongest investment performance since 2014. /GRAPHIC COURTESY OF R.I. OFFICE OF GENERAL TREASURER

Rhode Island pension plan earned $851.4M during fiscal 2017

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island public pension fund realized an 11.6 percent return and earned $851.4 million during fiscal 2017, marking its best performance...
IYRS SCHOOL OF Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The IYRS campus in Bristol is one example of the East Bay's concentration of composites expertise, which a new $125,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to tap into. /COURTESY MICHAEL CAMERON

RIMTA, Bristol receive $125K to build composites industry

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s federal delegates announced a $125,000 grant to support job creation and economic growth in the state’s composites industry. U.S. Sens. Jack...
THE PROP: Holding an 1888 book of Rhode Island laws, Brett Smiley is proud to live and work in the Ocean State.

Brett Smiley, 38 Chief of staff — Office of Gov....

Did you select your profession or did it select you? Politics and government chose me. I was pursuing my MBA and working as an accountant...
BEACHGOERS ARE SEEN at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo designates July 30 as Governor’s Bay Day

PROVIDENCE - The 29th Governor’s Bay Day celebration will take place Sunday, July 30, 2017, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced at Roger Wheeler State...
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