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PROPERTY PLANS: Christine M. West, principal at KITE Architects in Providence, looks at some residential plans for a property in Exeter with Albert Garcia, principal.
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Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude

Business continues to be good for most Rhode Island companies, and a majority expect that to continue, though their optimism is tempered by uncertainty...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ranked No. 7 in the nation in the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education's 2019 U.S. College rankings. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

WSJ ranks Brown University No. 7 in the nation in...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 7 on the Wall Street Journal’s 2019 U.S. College Rankings, released Thursday, the highest of any school in...
Brown University topped local listings in the Forbes 2018 Top Colleges in America ranking released Tuesday. It holds the No. 8 position in the top colleges, private schools and research institutions lists. Additionally, according to the Tuesday results, it is the No. 6 school in the Northeast. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Forbes announces college rankings featuring nine local schools

PROVIDENCE - Nine colleges and universities in Southeastern New England were listed in the latest Forbes' 2018 America's Top Colleges ranking published Tuesday.Brown University,...
DESIGN TEAM: Sarah Rainwater, center, founder, president and creative director of Studio Rainwater, talks with designer Danikqwa Rambert, right, at the firm’s office in East Providence. Art Director Sarah Verity works in the background.
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Rainwater boosting brand appeal

Sarah Rainwater has had a thing for art, dating back to college when she was an art-history major.After graduating, she became a graphic designer...
DESIGNING DUO: Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, right, owner and principal interior designer at Blakely Interior Design, with Bernadette Heydt, designer, in their studio in North ­Kingstown.
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Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

What's the secret to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three children (one with special needs) and going to school at...
COMPOST CENTRAL: Jayne Merner Senecal, owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the largest commercial-scale licensed composting facility in the state, with Jeff Glover, farm support, who is holding a grabber and bucket that he uses to clean the piles of unwanted items. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

Tucked in a residential neighborhood of mostly rural Charlestown is the state’s largest commercial-scale compost-processing facility.Second-generation Earth Care Farm owner Jayne Merner Senecal, whose...

Art schools aren’t doing so badly while other colleges struggle

Sculptor Eleanor Tomlinson had doubts about art school. The tuition looked costly, there was no guarantee of a job and she wondered whether a...
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Five Questions With: Amy Kulper

Amy Kulper took up the mantle as Rhode Island School of Design’s head of the architecture department effective July 1, 2017. Previously, Kulper served...

Five Questions With: Phil Tobey

Rhode Island School of Design alumnus and honorary trustee Phil Tobey, an architect with SmithGroupJJR, was honored by the U.S. Army June 7 with an...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
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Wednesday December 5, 2018

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