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Five Questions With Narya Marcille

Narya Marcille | Owner, Blooming Anchor Designs1. You were approached by Newsweek to design a cover illustration marking the first anniversary of the...
A PORTION OF the profits from Ocean State Lager by Foolproof Brewing will go to benefit aquaculture studies at the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY FOOLPROOF BREWING

URI to receive portion of profits from new Foolproof Brewing lager

PAWTUCKET – A portion of the profits from a new light-beer offering from Foolproof Brewing Co. known as Ocean State Lager will benefit student-led...
PAULA GRAMMAS is the executive director of the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KATHLEEN DOOHER

Five Questions With: Paula Grammas

Paula Grammas, executive director of the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island and a Thomas M. Ryan...

OER honors public sector for energy-efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources recognized 12 state agencies, municipalities and higher education facilities for renewable-energy and energy-efficiency achievements, at its...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND has begun constructing a new $94 million, 500-bed residence on its South Kingstown campus known as Brookside Apartments. / COURTESY SASAKI ASSOCIATES, INC.

Construction underway on $94M upperclassman dorm, opening 2019

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A $94 million, 500-bed residence hall - complete with cafe and outdoor seating area - is under construction on the University...
ONE OF THE photos displayed as part of the Providence's Chinatown exhibit. The On Leong Merchants Association, which held its national conference at the Providence Biltmore, is one testament to the active Chinese business community that resided in downtown Providence during the early to mid-19th century. / COURTESY ANGELA FENG

Providence’s Chinatown exhibit documents history of city’s Chinese population

PROVIDENCE – In the 1950s, Lilian Chin Godin grew up in a now-nonexistent, three-story mill building at 6 Warner’s Lane in downtown Providence, right...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
NEW OWNER: Joanne Chang, new owner of Olga’s Cup and Saucer in Providence’s Jewelry District, purchased the neighborhood restaurant for $660,000 in November. She says the arrival of the Cambridge Innovation Center and construction of new housing in the district attracted her interest. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

Shine returning to Providence’s Jewelry District

Investment in the Jewelry District of Providence has accelerated, fueled by large commercial and residential projects bringing new jobs and residents to the once-forlorn...
MELISSA RILEY is the property management director for Westcott Properties, a Providence-based real estate company. / COURTESY MELISSA RILEY

Five Questions With: Melissa Riley

Melissa Riley is the property management director for Westcott Properties, a Providence-based real estate company. She also is a 12-year real estate agent who...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced Monday the largest grant in the school's history - $25 million - will help fund endeavors to improve best practices in the Filipino fisheries industry. Pictured is Elin Torell, director for international programs at URI’s Coastal Resources Center and the lead researcher for the USAID/Philippines Fish Right Program. /PHOTO BY AYLA FOX/COURTESY URI

URI Philippine fisheries project receives $25M grant, largest in school’s history

NARRAGANSETT – In an international effort to improve practices in the Philippine fishing industry, University of Rhode Island researchers working through its Coastal Resources...
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