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Cars lost on massive cargo ship could impact local automobile dealers

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The nearly 1,600 cars bound for the Port of Davisville that sank with the Felicity Ace cargo ship likely won't phase...

Massive cargo ship carrying cars to R.I. sinks in mid-Atlantic

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A large cargo vessel carrying cars from Germany to the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown sank Tuesday in the...

Fire subsides on huge cargo ship adrift in mid-Atlantic

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A fire aboard a ship carrying cars in the mid-Atlantic is dying out, a Portuguese navy officer said Tuesday, and...
BOXED OUT: French Confection owners Karen Mauprivez, left, and Xavier Mauprivez, center, help Taylor Brendlinger of Portsmouth with her order, including one of their popular Yule logs, at their Middletown bakery. Ordering specialized boxes for the cakes and other supplies has been a problem this year. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

CHAIN REACTION: Supply snags deliver blow to R.I. businesses

With cycling’s popularity surging during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand has been sky high at Providence-based outerwear company Cleverhood LLC. That’s because the company designs and...
MOTOR VEHICLES ARE unloaded on Pier 1 at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown in early 2019. Port officials say the number of imports has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

At Quonset port, supply chain problems of a different kind

Major ports around the country are jammed with ships carrying products and materials waiting to be delivered to their final destinations, but Rhode Island’s...
PLENTY OF PROJECTS: Jonathan Yaghjian, left, project manager, and Kurtis Quinn, a carpenter apprentice with Cranston-based Pariseault Builders Inc., work on the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House on the University of Rhode Island campus in South Kingstown. While many businesses were forced to close their doors 
for much of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pariseault continued to work on a number of multimillion-dollar projects. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Builders: Have work, will train

Although the COVID-19 pandemic kept many Rhode Islanders close to home for much of 2020, Pariseault Builders Inc. didn’t slow down. With construction deemed an...

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...
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