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MEETING THE GOVERNOR: Gov. Daniel J. McKee will be the guest speaker at the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 annual Meeting & Business Expo on Feb. 17 at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown.  / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Editor’s Choice: Gov. McKee to speak at EG Chamber expo

EDITOR’S CHOICE Gov. McKee to speak at EG Chamber expo GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE will be the featured guest speaker at the East Greenwich Chamber...

Business groups seek steeper cut in tax penalty interest rate

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee has proposed cutting the interest rate on delinquent taxes owed to the state of Rhode Island from 18%...

Taylor Box, Taco to be honored at R.I. Manufacturers Association awards...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host its annual awards dinner at the Graduate Providence hotel on Feb. 15. Taylor Box Co. and...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND is seeking to increase the charges customers pay for to help fund its energy efficiency programs this year. The proposed 2022 Energy Efficiency Plan will be voted on by the R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid eyes hike in charges to pay for energy efficiency...

PROVIDENCE – Record demand for National Grid energy home weatherization services created budget overruns which may, in turn, drive up the fees customers pay...

Manufacturers renew call for business on-site COVID-19 testing

PROVIDENCE – With COVID-19 cases hitting record-breaking highs in Rhode Island, more employers are interested in workplace testing programs. But some are concerned that...
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...

Study finds R.I. manufacturing disproportionately affected by COVID-19 clusters

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing had the highest rate of COVID-19 workplace clusters in Rhode Island outside of health, congregate care and education settings, according to...

Vaccine-based bonuses for workers raise concerns

PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise, and the state of Rhode Island appears perched to institute a bonus program for union...

Polaris MEP launches manufacturing report on workforce, growth in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Nonprofit consulting organization Polaris MEP has launched the “2022 State of RI Manufacturing Study,” a first-ever look at trends in the state’s...
SUPPORT GROUP: Cranston Democrat Sen. Joshua Miller, left, and Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey, right, introduced legislation last spring to legalize recreational marijuana, with the backing of Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center. It passed the Senate but died in the House. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PLANTING THE SEED: Stakes are high as R.I. officials lay groundwork...

It’s really no longer a matter of “if” recreational use of marijuana will be legalized in Rhode Island. Now it’s more a question of...
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