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RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED nearly $2 million to prepare the state's coastlines for rising sea levels and extreme weather. /PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. receives $280K grant for coastal conservation work

PROVIDENCE – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its partners have awarded $28.9 million in new grants for the restoration and protection of...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
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RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...
HITTING THE PAVEMENT: Gubernatorial candidate Joseph A. Trillo, a former Republican state representative who has owned several manufacturing and retail businesses in Rhode Island, is running as an independent in the Nov. 6 general election. Trillo uses two buses and a truck to travel around the state and spread his message to voters.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

In a year of highly partisan politics, can independents boost political...

From his lofty perch atop the Statehouse, the Independent Man seems like a lonely soul, but he really isn’t.With spear in hand, the statue...
THE RHODE ISLAND Textile Innovation Network held its official launch at the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket. From left, Michael Woody, President is RITIN and CEO of TransTex, and Jack Wilson of Griswold Textiles. / COURTESY STEVE MASON

Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network lauded by national group

PAWTUCKET – With the official launch of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network at the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket, the National Council of...
FORMER R.I. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Robert G. Flanders Jr., left, and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse are fighting for the right to represent the Ocean State in the Senate, where Whitehouse has been sitting since 2006. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 26, 2018

Race for U.S. Senate: Former SupCo judge takes on two-term incumbentEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...

RIMA Manufacturers & Congressional Summit to be held Oct. 22

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Manufacturers Association has opened registration for its Manufacturers & Congressional Summit on Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.The event...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...

U.S. Naval ANTX event highlights unmanned technology, military partnerships

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport hosted the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise Human Machine Interaction Aug. 30-31.With over 50 participants from...

Crowd cheers for Citizens Bank’s new corporate campus

JOHNSTON – Citizens Bank unveiled its new corporate campus Tuesday as several hundred employees and supporters – many wearing company green T-shirts - cheered...
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