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6 of R.I.’s 10 highest-paid state workers in 2021 employed by...

PROVIDENCE - The University of Rhode Island employed the top two bread winners in the state - and six of the top 10 -...
REVENUE STREAM: Two people try their luck at video slot machines at Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino. Revenue generated through slot machines and table games at Rhode Island’s two casinos, in combination with lottery tickets and drawings, is one of the biggest sources of funding for the state’s $13 billion budget. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

ALL IN with Bally’s: But how risky is R.I.’s heavy reliance...

Rhode Island has come to rely heavily on Justin Kane and other recreational gamblers like him. Kane, a Providence real estate investor, likes to blow...
CLEAN ENVIRONMENT: An Amgen employee works inside the next-generation biomanufacturing plant built in West Greenwich in 2020. / COURTESY AMGEN RHODE ISLAND/AL WEEMS

Building on the promise of biotech

TECHNOLOGY With help from companies ranging from global corporations to local startups, Rhode Island has had its share of victories in the biotech sector in...
FREE SANITIZER: Liam Maloney, tasting room manager at The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence, stands at the company’s “drive-up” window, where it is offering people free bottles of hand sanitizer that it makes using the byproduct of its vodka manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many local factories transform to meet needs of pandemic fight

Matouk Luxury Linens is known for exquisite bedding, an elegant product aimed at Americans who shop in department stores for towels, sheets and ­pillowcases. That...
Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
THE CENTRAL CAMPUS campus of the University of Rhode Island, Kingston has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. pictured above, Green Hall, built in 1937. / COURTESY URI

URI’s central campus added to National Register of Historic Places

KINGSTON - The National Park Service listed the central campus of the University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus on its National Register of Historic...
KUNAL MANKODIYA, an assistant professor in the electrical, computer and biomedical engineering department, is one of the organizers of URI’s coming Artificial Intelligence lab. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI to open artificial intelligence lab

KINGSTON — An artificial intelligence laboratory is coming to the University of Rhode Island's Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons, URI announced Thursday. The...
BILL NYE WILL SPEAK at the University of Rhode Island on Oct. 20. /COURTESY URI

Bill Nye to speak at URI in October

PROVIDENCE - The University of Rhode Island announced Thursday that Bill Nye will speak at its Alumni and Family Weekend Friday, Oct. 20. In addition to...
NEIL D. STEINBERG speaks at the Rhode Island Foundation's annual meeting in 2015./ COURTESY OF RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION.

Rhode Island Foundation awards $400K in medical research grants

PROVIDENCE - Seventeen Rhode Island medical research projects will share nearly $400,000 in seed funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, the organization announced Tuesday. Together...

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