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R.I. Foundation has received hundreds of ARPA fund proposals

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has received hundreds of proposals for projects that would use a portion of the $1.1 billion the state...

Port of Davisville reports 27% drop in auto imports in 2020...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Auto imports into the Port of Davisville were slashed by more than a quarter in 2020 compared with the prior year,...
RHODE ISLAND VOTERS are casting ballots for the March 2 special referenda election to authorize up to $400 million in bonds to fund seven proposed initiatives. / COURTESY OF R.I. SECRETARY OF STATE

Special election to determine fate of proposed bond issues for combined...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be going to the polls on March 2 to vote in the special referenda election on a series...

Quonset wind turbine training facility on hold, but other port improvements...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Plans to open a training facility for wind turbine maintenance workers at Quonset Business Park are on hold, with the British...
QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP. has been awarded a $11.1 million grant for a pier upgrade PROJECT at the Port of Davisville. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Quonset Development Corp. awarded $11.1M for pier upgrades

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Quonset Development Corp. has been awarded an $11.1 million federal grant for a pier upgrade, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on...
Steven J. King

Quonset preps for post-pandemic economy

Quonset Business Park continues to be a bustling hub of activity, despite the challenging economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the leading engine...
OPENING THE GATE: Deepwater Wind LLC completed the Block Island Wind Farm, pictured, in 2016. In June, the first utility-scale wind farm, an 84-turbine project called Vineyard Wind proposed off Martha’s Vineyard, received a favorable preliminary analysis from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, paving the way for future wind farms to begin ­spinning. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND LLC

State must keep investing to reap offshore wind benefits

For a dozen years the economic and environmental promise of wind energy has alternately tantalized and frustrated Rhode Island leaders. The state’s early bet on...
FOREIGN FOCUS: Richard W. Pinto Jr., CEO of the Rhode Island International Trade Center in Providence, says the center focuses on bringing foreign companies into the United States via Rhode Island and is working with about a dozen foreign companies in Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. businesses partner overseas, but state’s trade-zone designation has yet...

Cargo ships carrying components for Block Island Wind Farm’s enormous wind turbines arrived regularly at Providence’s port in 2015 and 2016, when the wind...

Auto imports at Port of Davisville break record by mid-Oct.

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Port of Davisville has already broken its auto import record this year, importing 242,568 automobiles by Oct. 18, the Quonset...
AUTO IMPORTS at the Port of DAvisville broke the previous record set in 2018 by mid October this year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Auto imports at Port of Davisville break record by mid-Oct.

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Port of Davisville has already broken its auto import record this year, importing 242,568 automobiles by Oct. 18, the Quonset...

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