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Providence City Council gives first approval to revised TSA proposal

PROVIDENCE – Compromise legislation imposing wage standards for larger development projects that receive city tax breaks while exempting smaller-dollar projects received the initial green light...

Labor, environmental leaders team up on R.I. green-economy goals

PROVIDENCE – Free bus transit, clean energy heating systems in every public building and more bond funding for green initiatives are among the goals...
Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

As more construction jobs open, finding workers continues to be difficult

Still wanted: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island. There are simply not enough people to go...
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...
RHODE ISLAND businesses and unions formed a new coalition to advocate for cheaper energy./COURTESY RHODE ISLANDERS FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY

Rhode Island coalition formed to advocate for cheaper energy

PROVIDENCE – A coalition of trade groups and unions on Thursday formed a new group called the “Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy” to advocate...

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