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POP-UP BAKERY: Thrive Cakery LLC owner Jasmine Mendez speaks with John Shaw of Cumberland about her products, which she will be offering through a pop-up kiosk on the second floor of the Providence Place mall through the new year.

Holiday cliffhanger: How long will merry feeling last for shoppers, retailers?

Karen Beebe’s Christmas season began months ago, in the heat of August, when she placed an order for 360 ­holiday ornaments. For Beebe, the owner...

Polaris MEP nets $6M grant, renews federal partnership

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP has secured a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, renewing its...
BARBARA S. COTTAM will step down on Oct. 6 from her role as chairperson of the R.I. Board of Education to take on a new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. education board chairperson to step down, takes new role with...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s education board chairperson will soon be heading to the nation’s capital to work with Rhode Island’s former governor. In a Sept....
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE maintains a slight lead over R.I. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to the latest poll results released Tuesday by WPRI-TV CBS 12 and Roger Williams University. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Poll: McKee, Gorbea in tight race; Magaziner leads in 2nd district

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee holds a slight lead over R.I. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, though...
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CHIPS Act a win for region’s economy

After nearly two years and multiple iterations, Congress recently passed a sweeping piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at bolstering domestic semiconductor manufacturing, as well...

MAKING A MARK: Gaining influence takes time in U.S. House

When he arrived at the U.S. Capitol in January 2001 as a newly elected House member, Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., understood that helping...
THE 1793 OLD SLATER MILL was one of three historic buildings in Pawtucket acquired by the U.S. National Park Service from the Old Slater Mill Association. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket nets $4.8M for Blackstone Bikeway addition

PAWTUCKET – The city's planned construction of a Blackstone River Bikeway extension has received a $4.8 million boost from the U.S. Department of Commerce's...
SARAH MORGENTHAU, deputy assistant secretary for travel and tourism with the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced Thursday that she is running for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House. / SCREENSHOT VIA YOUTUBE

Morgenthau latest R.I. Democrat to run for U.S. Congress

PROVIDENCE – A former member of then Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Homeland Security Advisory Board and current deputy assistant secretary for travel and tourism...

NIST to fund $6 million R.I. manufacturing center

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to fund a $6 million manufacturing center in Rhode Island and is...
IN STOCK: Carol Benoit, left, owner of Crystal Waters Hot Tubs LLC in Warwick, says she’s selling a lot of hot tubs right now because she’s the only one that has them. At right is Crystal Benoit, finance manager. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hot tubs selling like hotcakes during pandemic

Realizing she could do better than the commission she earned selling hot tubs at her former job, Carol Benoit, of Cranston, decided to dip...
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