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ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...

Governor’s Bay Day to be held July 25

PROVIDENCE – The 32nd Governor’s Bay Day will take place on July 25, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday. Parking at all state beaches will...

Kennedy Plaza public bathrooms to reopen Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – A compromise has been reached to reopen the restrooms at Kennedy Plaza, which were closed to the general public more than a...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...

RIPTA plans service changes to URI, CCRI, Jefferson Boulevard

WARWICK – The R.I. Public Transit Authority is planning several changes to routes in the West Bay and South County, aimed at offering more...
WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

No ride to work? You might be eligible for unemployment benefits

An employee is responsible for getting to work on time. But if an employer is inflexible when that worker loses their transportation, and the...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank announces $850K in financing for Pawtucket-Central Falls transit...

PAWTUCKET – Plans to put Pawtucket and Central Falls on the public transportation map with a new commuter rail and bus hub got an...
PETER ALVITI JR., director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, stands in Kennedy Plaza in Providence last year and explains where new bus stops are planned as part of RIDOT’s planned Providence Multi-Hub Bus System. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIDOT taps brakes on bus hub plan

After insisting for months that the proposal to split up the Kennedy Plaza bus hub had already received adequate vetting and opportunity for public...

RIPTA solar waterfront partnership project ‘a win on many levels’

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced that it is part of a collaborative green energy project allowing it to save...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has renewed an agreement with Quonset Development Corp. to extend the pilot Quonset Express commuter service program through June 2022. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA renews trial commuter service to Quonset through June 2022

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has renewed its partnership with the Quonset Development Corp. to continue pilot commuter service from downtown Providence...

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