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TOWER CONCERNS: Pictured at the ArtProv Gallery in Providence are from left: gallery staff members Nicholas Dupont and Victoria Rogers, owner Michele Aucoin, Susan Petree of Newport, and Luke ­Morrison of Providence. Aucoin said she’s concerned the proposed Hope Point Tower by the Fane Organization would be too overpowering and not “fit in.”
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community divided over Fane tower proposal

While city officials debate whether to approve the proposed 600-foot Hope Point Tower in Providence’s Jewelry District, businesspeople in and around the neighborhood are...

R.I. Building Trades Council seeks another review of Fane tower project

PROVIDENCE – The president of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council has asked the Providence City Council president for another hearing by...
JOB CREATION: Matthew Morrissey, left, vice president of Deepwater Wind, at the energy company’s Providence headquarters with John O’Keeffe, manager of operations and marine affairs. Deepwater said 800 temporary construction jobs and 50 permanent maintenance and operations positions will be needed to facilitate the construction of a second Rhode Island-based offshore wind farm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Offshore wind farms are producing hundreds of jobs in R.I.

Rhode Island, looking to leverage the vast coastline after which it draws its nickname, jumped on the offshore wind farm bandwagon early on and...
COMPETING FOR LABOR: Employees of Lincoln-based Century Drywall work at the new University Orthopedics site in East Providence. President and CEO Joel Trojan said four-fifths of his approximately 500 site-based employees are working in the Boston area, where wages and benefits exceed Providence averages. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Will rising construction costs derail a potential building boom?

Take a drive around Rhode Island’s cities and populated areas, and count the construction sites.The building landscape of the Ocean State is changing every...
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