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Smiley finds right balance on PVDFest

Even Mother Nature seemingly didn’t like Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley’s decision to tinker with PVDFest last year. But at least the mayor has...
PVDFEST WILL BE HELD on Sept. 6-7 and return to downtown Providence this year. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

PVDFest returns to downtown Providence Sept. 6-7

PROVIDENCE – The city’s largest outdoor arts and culture celebration will once again be held in early September. Additionally, the festivities will return to a...
RONALD A. "TOGO" PALAGI, co-owner of Palagi Brothers Ice Cream and Frozen Lemonade LLC in Pawtucket, died Feb. 27 at the age of 81. / COURTESY PALAGI BROTHERS ICE CREAM AND FROZEN LEMONADE LLC

Ronald ‘Togo’ Palagi, co-owner of Palagi Brothers Ice Cream, dies at...

PAWTUCKET – Ronald A. “Togo” Palagi, who along with his brother co-owned Palagi Brothers Ice Cream and Frozen Lemonade LLC and spent many summers...
OLNEYVILLE NEW YORK SYSTEM INC.'S sign auction raised $27,092 in support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. / COURTESY OLNEYVILLE NEW YORK SYSTEM INC.

Olneyville New York System’s sign auction raises $27K for R.I. food...

PROVIDENCE – When he decided to put the restaurant’s historic 1954 neon sign up for auction to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank,...
UNCLE TONY'S PIZZA AND PASTA has reportedly closed down its Cranston location less than two months after the R.I. Department of Health found multiple health code violations.

Uncle Tony’s Pizza reportedly closes Cranston location permanently

CRANSTON – The Uncle Tony’s Pizza and Pasta location that was temporarily closed due to health violations has reportedly shuttered permanently. WJAR-TV NBC 10 first...
Padraic Keane is the founder and chief of operations at Keane’s Wood Fired Catering, a full-service catering operation that opened in Cranston before moving to Warwick last year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Relationships build sales

Padraic Keane | Keane’s Wood Fired Catering founder and chief of operations As an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry, it’s easy to spend an enormous...
OLNEYVILLE NEW YORK SYSTEMS INC. will auction off all the pieces of its original 1954 neon sign on Feb. 5, with all proceeds benefiting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. / COURTESY OLNEYVILLE NEW YORK SYSTEMS INC.

Olneyville New York System to auction 1954 neon sign to support...

PROVIDENCE – A local restaurant institution is auctioning off a bit of its history to help support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. In a...

Job gains and free-spending shoppers lifted Wall Street in 2023, but...

NEW YORK (AP) – Job gains and raises helped power solid economic growth in the U.S. last year, but what if those gains were a mirage?  Gross...
CATCHY 
CAMPAIGN:
Molly Moran-Ogren, left, chair of the R.I. Seafood Marketing Collaborative, meets with her team, Jordyn Kastlunger, fisheries marketing specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and Nick Celico, Roger Williams University School of Law intern.
PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

PR effort raising profile of local fish on menus

More Rhode Island restaurants and fish markets are taking part in an effort to promote fresh, locally caught seafood than three years ago, according...
OFFERING ­ALTERNATIVES: Scott Kirmil, owner of the Diego’s restaurants in Rhode Island, displays the recyclable food containers his eateries use, a year before a ban on Styrofoam containers goes into effect. Opponents of the ban say small restaurants will have to bear additional costs. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Restaurants preparing for ban on Styrofoam containers

On one of his rare days off last summer, Scott ­Kirmil, owner of six Rhode Island eateries, with plans for a seventh, was sitting...
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