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THE CURRENT CONDISTION INDEX, compiled by URI economist Leonard Lardaro, reflected a value of 67 in September. A value above 50 reflects growth. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

September CCI holds at 67

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Calling the third quarter of 2018 “disappointing at best,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro’s Current Conditions Index report measured...

Five Questions With: Edward H. White Jr.

Edward H. White Jr. has served as the executive director of the National Grid Foundation since being named to the position in June 2017....

Four in region among top ‘green colleges’

Four schools in the region made The Princeton Review’s latest list of the nation’s top “green colleges,” including one, Brown University, that cracked the...

URI landscape architecture program hosts all-female speaker series

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the first time in its 26-year history, the University of Rhode Island landscape architecture program is hosting an all-female speaker...

Swim Across America raises $227K for Women & Infants Hospital

PROVIDENCE – Upward of 650 swimmers of all ages and skill levels partook in the ninth annual local iteration of the Swim Across America...

Five Questions With: George T. Marshall

As executive director and CEO of Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, George T. Marshall is the founder and executive director of Flickers Arts...

URI opens library-based AI lab

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Demonstrations of smart technology-powered drones, robot hands and smart textiles for medical use took place at the opening of the Artificial...

College Crusade of Rhode Island announces fall program schedule

PROVIDENCE – Multiple programs designed to prepare local students from low-income families and neighborhoods for the rigors of higher education are included in The...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
TAKES GUTS: Michael Marchetti, executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, sees potential profits in scallop viscera. / COURTESY JOHN LEE

URI to measure R.I.’s ocean economy to foster business collaboration

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is leading a wide-ranging study to document the size and impact of the so-called “blue economy”...
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