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Construction delayed for $290M Amazon warehouse in Johnston

JOHNSTON – The construction of a six-story, 3.8 million-square-foot fulfillment center in the town is being delayed by supply chain problems, according to Mayor...
CRAMPED CLASSROOM: Thornton Elementary School Principal Louise Denham sits in one of the school’s cramped classrooms. The building is more than 100 years old and is part of a plan to consolidate all four elementary schools in Johnston using a voter-approved $215 million school construction bond. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A financial remedy for R.I.’s aging schools

When Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena visits the town’s high school, it’s a bit like taking a step into the past – and not...
FOCAL POINT: Warwick Mayor Frank J. Picozzi stands on Conimicut Point with the Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse in the background. Picozzi wants to use some of the city’s federal COVID-19 relief funds to renovate the historic beacon.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ready to spend: R.I. cities, towns have differing ideas about how...

The historic Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse at the mouth of the Providence River is far from being the shining beacon it once was, but Warwick...

Amazon buys properties in final step before Johnston warehouse construction

JOHNSTON – Amazon.com Services LLC recently took a final step before starting construction on a $290 million fulfillment center in Johnston, buying up 196...

Five Questions With: Joseph M. Polisena

Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena was in the spotlight recently after working behind the scenes to orchestrate one of the biggest land development deals...
THE JOHNSTON TOWN COUNCIL approved a 20-year tax stabilization agreement on Wednesday, Sept. 15, for Amazon.com Services LLC to build a $290 million, 3.8-million-square-foot distribution facility on nearly 200 acres at 2120 Hartford Ave. / COURTESY JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD

Johnston approves Amazon tax deal, moving $290M project forward

JOHNSTON – Construction is expected to begin in October on a new $290 million, 3.8-million-square-foot distribution facility for Amazon.com Services LLC in Johnston, according...
LT. GOV. Daniel J. McKee has joined with credit unions to protect senior citizens from falling prey to financial scams.

Credit unions focus on protecting seniors from financial abuse

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s credit unions will train their employees how to spot and respond to cases of “financial abuse” of senior citizens, under a...
AN INTERIOR RENDERING of the new 420,000-square-foot Citizens Financial Group Inc. corporate campus in Johnston. The facility is on schedule to be completed in time for employees to start working there in August. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

Citizens campus in Johnston on schedule for August opening

JOHNSTON – Citizens Financial Group Inc. is on schedule to complete its 420,000-square-foot campus in time for employees to start working there in August. Chairman...
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