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HOME AND HOME: After working in private industry for many years, Avishai Nevel, originally of Israel, founded the Providence-based nonprofit Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative to help forge trade, business and academic partnerships between the Ocean State and Israel. 
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Avishai Nevel, founder and CEO, Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Avishai Nevel | Founder and CEO, Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative HOME IS WHERE the heart is, and Avishai Nevel’s heart...

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy is ‘largely out of our hands’

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro says the state's economic health depends less on what it does than on how well...

Feds grant $2.3M for 401 Tech Bridge facility in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership will receive $2.3 million in federal funds for construction of an Advanced Materials and Technology Center here for...

CCRI, R.I. College projected to see enrollment declines for fall

PROVIDENCE – Two of Rhode Island’s three state colleges have publicly disclosed that they are expecting enrollment declines for the upcoming fall, as the...
CAUTION SIGNAL: Fred Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, warns of the potential for loss of life and loss of vessels because the 1-mile-wide transit lanes allocated for traveling around wind turbines don’t provide enough room to safely maneuver vessels in high winds and storms when visibility is low. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

POWERING UP: Offshore wind sector gains momentum despite pandemic

Stark white walls, blank computer screens and empty desk chairs weren’t what the executives at Denmark-based wind-energy firm Orsted had in mind when they...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative announced Tuesday that a new app, called FishLine, is being adapted for use locally to help local fishermen sell their catch to customers. / COURTESY PHONDINI PARTNERS

New app to help local fishing industry reach customers

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Fisheries Center, along with Rhode Island Sea Grant, Eating with the Ecosystem, the Commercial Fisheries Center...
NATURAL CLEANSER: Ryan Kopp, coordinator of the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, explains how a stormwater basin clears pollutants from runoff inside Roger Williams Park. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence Stormwater Innovation Center using park to experiment

After three consecutive days of stifling, 90-degree heat, any droplets of water had long since evaporated from the shallow inlet of vegetation outside the...
BALANCING ACT: Valerie Maier Speredelozzi, an associate professor of engineering at the University of Rhode Island, at her home in South Kingstown. She has had to juggle child care with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. / 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Female engineers fear setbacks amid pandemic

University of Rhode Island professor Valerie Maier Speredelozzi and her children place sticky notes on their closed bedroom doors with the words “exam in...
COMING BACK: Wendy L. Hansen, an attorney with Foley & Foley P.C., will be hosting a webinar to discuss reopening a business during the pandemic. / COURTESY WENDY L. HANSEN

Editor’s Choice: Marketing tactics for event promotion

Editor’s choice Reopening businessesduring COVID-19 THE MASSACHUSETTS SMALL BUSINESS Development Center Network Southeast Regional Office is hosting a webinar to provide information about reopening a...

Map aims to reduce fishing, offshore wind conflicts

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a...

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