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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative announced Tuesday that a new app, called FishLine, is being adapted for use locally to help local fishermen sell their catch to customers. / COURTESY PHONDINI PARTNERS

New app to help local fishing industry reach customers

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center...
KATE MASURY, program director for South Kingstown-based nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, is collaborating with the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council to create a 'Cook a Fish, Give a Fish!' virtual cooking class series to help individuals cook seafood at home and, through ticket sales, purchase seafood for families in need. / COURTESY EATING WITH THE ECOSYSTEM

Stepping Up: Fishing industry creates seafood cooking classes that will also...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Local fishermen have had to figure out ways to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry has been impacted the closure...
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Five questions with Caroline Skuncik

Caroline Skuncik | Executive director, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission 1. Why doesn’t the I-195 district require affordable and workforce housing in residential developments? Increasing...
REIMAGINING WORK: The Citizens Financial Group campus in Johnston just passed its one-year anniversary, and its design and amenities have increased worker interaction, says the company. Plenty of windows lighten the mood for Louise Corrigan, left, vice president of lease administration, and Melissa Abatiello, portfolio specialist.
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New campus amenities can recharge employees

With the completion of electrical systems at Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s campus in Johnston, work on the new buildings is now done, about a...
CARRYING A COMPANY: RISD graduate Michael Harris has founded Grayman Studios, a consulting company for producers of luggage and other soft goods.
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After school, he made travel his new career path

After graduating in 1997 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Harris pursued a career that took him to luggage manufacturer and retailer...
THREADING A NEW NEEDLE: Ocean State Innovations uses a novel approach to find success in the textile industry, thanks in large part to ownership partner Ben L. Galpen, left, and Edward W. Ricci II, CEO and partner.
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Redefining the role of middleman in the textile market

Ocean State Innovations in Portsmouth is putting a modern spin on Rhode Island’s storied textile industry. Once a powerhouse, local textile companies today are...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $380,000 is available in the form of Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants and Farm Viability grants for 2018.

RIDEM announces $380K in grants available for food, farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – Farm and food businesses looking to grow in Rhode Island can apply for up to $380,000 in grants available from the R.I....
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Five questions with David Dadekian

1. What is the Rhode Island Food Policy Council and what is your role? The Rhode Island Food Policy Council’s work is to promote...

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