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NINE OF THE 12 indicators that comprise the Current Conditions Index improved in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: Economy holds steady in October, still ‘canary in the proverbial...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state’s Current Conditions Index remains at 75 for the third consecutive month, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode...
NINE of the Current Condition Index’s 12 economic indicators improved in September, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: CCI unchanged in September

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index remained unchanged at 75 in September compared with August, said Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode...
GROWTH witnessed in August is underlined by the fact that nine of 12 indicators in the Current Conditions Index, including unemployment rate, saw improvements, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

August Lardaro CCI signals positive third quarter

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After a “truly disappointing” second quarter, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro found the August current conditions index rose to...

Is tall ship sticking to mission?

(Updated 10:58 a.m. with Dunbar comment) The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, named for the 19th-century Rhode Islander and U.S. Navy commodore, was always envisioned as...
BROWN UNIVERSITY retained its 14th place ranking among Best National Universities in the 2017 Best Colleges ranking published by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday.

Brown retains 14th place ranking in U.S. News and World Report’s...

(Updated 9:01 a.m.) PROVIDENCE – Brown University retained its 14th place ranking while the University of Rhode Island tied for 159th place among Best National...
THE UNIVERSITY of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition aboard the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document environmental changes in that region. / COURTESY ONNE VAN DER WAL

Nearly $3M awarded for URI research expedition to Arctic’s Northwest Passage

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research...
WHILE MAY'S CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX reading of 50 is neutral, and is an improvement on a revised reading of 42 in April, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro is concerned that the Ocean State' economy is falling behind the rest of the nation. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: CCI improves from April, but state performing poorly

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state’s economy “improved” to a neutral value of 50 in May, reported University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in...
WHILE THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX indicated growth for Rhode Island's economy in March, author Leonard Lardaro characterized it as "ugly." / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

R.I. shows expansion in March, but just ‘barely,’ says Lardaro

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state experienced a “very disappointing” first quarter as Rhode Island’s economy was “expanding, but barely,” said University of Rhode Island...
FROM THE GROUND, UP: Matthew Varga, executive chef at Gracie’s, tends to the restaurant’s rooftop garden on the nearby Peerless Lofts building. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Moving dirt up high pays off for all flavor of business

When this ole’ world seems too full of concrete and traffic, some Rhode Island businesses are taking to the roof for green space ambiance...

Research confirms health benefits of maple syrup

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20...
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