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STANDING READY: Outside Hammetts Hotel in Newport are, from left, General Manager Randi Milewski, Colin Kane and Sam Bradner, two of the hotel owners, and Sarah Eustis, CEO of the Main Street Hospitality Group, the company handling the hotel’s management. The hotel opened in June amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Hotel industry has been desolated, but some are betting on big...

In a normal year, early November is a shoulder season in Newport. Christopher Bicho, who owns six leisure-market hotels in the coastal area, would...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...

Former St. Joseph Hospital property to be donated to Providence for...

PROVIDENCE – Two buildings and a parking lot at the former St. Joseph Hospital will be donated to the city for conversion to a...
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: A staff member from Alert EMS gets a COVID-19 test sample from a drive-up patient at a mobile test site in Central Falls. Alert EMS staff handles the swabbing, CVS Health Corp. runs the machines that process the samples and the University of Rhode Island helps house the machines. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

NO PANACEA: Employers told COVID-19 tests won’t ensure safety in workplace

Rhode Island is a COVID-19 testing leader. At an average of nearly 3,000 tests a day, the state has among the highest rates of testing...
NEW ARRANGEMENTS: Newport Yachting Center Office Manager Leanne Arsenault, left, is no longer using her regular office desk. Now she greets visitors from a makeshift desk at the door with a plexiglass shield. At right is Carter Fisher, Newport Yachting Center dock master. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Office alterations: Pandemic reshaping the workplace as employees begin returning

The community candy dish in the office is gone. So is the team lunch, the over-the-desk conversation and people ­rushing into a crowded elevator. As...
THERMAL SCREENING: Joey Cianci, a Paolino Properties employee, goes through a body temperature check in the lobby of 100 Westminster St. in Providence. Landlord Paolino Properties is requiring employees and visitors to undergo a scan from the equipment at right. / COURTESY PAOLINO PROPERTIES

Screening could be part of returning to work

The reopening of work will bring many changes, but one has already started in manufacturing plants and on construction sites and before or after...
CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Jennifer Massotti, general manager of Barrington Books in Barrington, holds up a bag with a thank-you note, which she wrote for all curbside-pickup orders. The small business was able to secure flexibility on rent payments from the landlords for both of its locations, in Barrington and Cranston. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Overdue rent growing into pandemic problem

How can a business pay its rent when the state orders it to close its doors in a pandemic? The reality is many can’t in...
Joseph R. Paolino Jr. became mayor of Providence at just 29 years old in 1984 – at that time he was the youngest mayor of a major city in the country. He went on to become director of the then-R.I Department of Economic Development under Gov. Bruce Sundlun and was eventually appointed as the United States ambassador to Malta by President Bill Clinton. Today, he is the managing partner of his four-generation family real estate and development business, Paolino Properties.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Listen, then get to work

Joseph R. Paolino Jr. | Paolino Properties managing partner Whether you’re leading a city, a nonprofit board or a business, I believe the most important...

Waterplace unit sells at top price

PROVIDENCE – A condominium at Waterplace sold recently for $1.2 million at $634 per square foot, the highest price ever paid on a per-square-foot...
TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

What’s commercial property worth? Depends whom you ask

No one likes to pay property taxes. In Providence, fighting that annual bill has become almost routine for many large commercial property owners when...

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