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THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND is seeking to create a lottery system to grant six new licenses for medical-marijuana dispensaries by May 14. / AP FILE PHOTO

A lot is riding on cannabis license lottery

With Rhode Island poised to issue licenses for six new cannabis dispensaries, some applicants say the selection process will hamper the chances of experienced...
FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE will offer the community free of charge its 2020-21 modified production of 'Nutcracker Sweets!' online beginning Thursday through Jan. 10. / COURTESY FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE

Stepping Up: Festival Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker Sweets!’ will go on – online

PROVIDENCE – For Festival Ballet Providence, the show must go on. That mentality is not just for the local performing-arts enthusiasts who are in need...

DBR encourages bank lobbies to limit access during ‘pause’

PROVIDENCE – As the two-week state “pause” continues, the R.I. Department of Business Regulation’s Division of Banking is recommending that financial institutions limit lobby...

Brewing battle over distribution of beer, wine and liquor

The wholesale distribution of beer, wine and liquor in Rhode Island long has been managed by multiple businesses. Now, a proposed acquisition of one...
ROBERT TOTH, owner of Old Mountain Lanes Inc. in South Kingstown and operator of Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket, will have to close his two bowling centers Nov. 30 as part of the state's two-week 'pause.' / PBN FILE PHOTO / ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Indoor-recreation businesses worried about upcoming ‘pause,’ mandated closures

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s two-week “pause” will go into effect in a week, and schools and businesses will be asked to operate at limited...
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: PB Bistro & Bar had been setting up tables on the sidewalk on Main Street in East Greenwich, but on Labor Day weekend the restaurant and others were allowed to move the tables to the closed street. / COURTESY PB BISTRO & BAR

Restaurants are weathering the worst

This summer was like no other. Across the country, sections of cities and towns were transformed into terraces and piazzas where restaurant tables migrated...

300 R.I. businesses receive perfect COVID-19 compliance scores

PROVIDENCE – Close to 300 businesses in hospitality, personal services, banking, fitness and retail received perfect scores on their COVID-19 compliance inspections, the R.I....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday that starting Friday, bars at restaurants must shut down by 11 p.m. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Roughly 90 R.I. restaurants/bars showed some noncompliance; Simone concerned about curfew

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will implement its 11 p.m. shutdown for bars Friday, after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said during her weekly COVID-19 press...

Application period open for 6 compassion center licenses in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Applications for six compassion center licenses will be accepted until Dec. 15, the R.I. Department of Business Regulation announced July 17. In July...

Enforcing safety protocols

Is your company finding it challenging to enforce state-mandated COVID-19 safety protocols at your office/plant? No: 83% Yes: 17% What challenges are you facing regarding office safety...

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