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THE CCI in Rhode Island was 67, indicating expansion. However, the value declined from a value of 83 one month prior. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy slows in August despite scattered growth

PROVIDENCE – The state’s current conditions index for August matched its value from one year ago at 67, a decline from 83 one month prior.Despite...
PROACTIVE APPROACH: ­Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon stands on New England Way at the intersection of Gilbane Street. Both roads are on the schedule to be repaved. Solomon said roadwork has been a priority since he took office in spring 2018. He says last year was the first time in 20 years the city has implemented a proactive program.
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Fighting back vs. bad roads

Evidence of Rhode Island’s rough roads turns up regularly at Harold Crook’s Garage in Cranston. Bent wheel rims, flat tires and alignment problems can...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, Sept. 2019

1. 2 Providence restaurants among Bon Appetit’s top 50 new eateries in U.S. POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 11 Aleppo Sweets and Big King, based in...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND'S Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering is 190,000 square feet and features a metal truss support system that eliminates the need for interior support columns. COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI officially opens $125M Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island officially opened its $125 million engineering center on Monday morning in a ceremony attended by more...
URI WAS GRANTED $1 million from the federal government for its program to conduct outreach to rural Rhode Island communities regarding the opioid crisis. The program will be led by URI College of Pharmacy clinical associate professor Anita Jacobson, pictured above. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI gets $1M for rural opioid crisis outreach

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million federal grant to fight the opioid crisis in rural Rhode Island...
CAREER CHANGE: Sandra Cutting, right, franchise owner of H&R Block in South Kingstown, speaks with her daughter and client Caroline Walker. Cutting made a career change after having a child at age 30, got a master’s degree in accounting and started working at H&R Block. When the location came up for sale, she purchased it.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Sandra Cutting

Franchisee: Sandra Cutting H&R Block | 24 Salt Pond Road, Unit D5, South KingstownThe pitch: H&R Block offers professional help to individuals and business owners...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management and four other local entities have received a combined $275,557 to support local specialty crops. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

R.I. gets $276K in specialty crop support from USDA grants

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island groups and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management were awarded a combined $275,557 to increase specialty crop production and...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO took the lead Thursday in announcing a second round of Innovation Campus funding aimed at commercializing academic research./PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo, URI announce new round of Innovation Campus funding

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley on Thursday announced a second round “RI Innovation Campus”...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Justin Sirotin
OCTO Product Development founder

Justin Sirotin | OCTO Product Development founder Justin Sirotin’s resume shows a large range of industrial design clients, from industrial equipment to sporting goods, pool...

$250K grant to help URI professor develop ‘smart glove’ for Parkinson’s...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $249,977 federal grant to help him continue to develop a "smart...
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