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FRESH HARVEST: Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, pulls up oysters from his oyster farm located near the restaurant. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Thriving Matunuck Oyster Farm has fed offshoot businesses

Matunuck Oyster Farm LLC, a 7-acre plot in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond, is home to countless oysters that will eventually end up on a...
Hollie Putnam

Putnam part of team awarded $1.7M to study coral reefs

HOLLIE PUTNAM, a coral biologist and assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island, is part of a research study team consisting of five...
NEW PROSPECTS: JobsInRI will hold a job fair at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick on May 5. / COURTESY JOBSINTHEUS

Editor’s Choice: JobsInRI to host job fair at Radisson

Editor’s choice JobsInRI to host job fair at Radisson JOBSINRI IS HOSTING a job fair to provide an opportunity for job seekers, recruiters and businesses...

URI confirms staffer tested positive for COVID-19

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island confirmed late Thursday that a staffer has tested positive for COVID-19. The university said the staffer...
THE CURRENT Conditions Index value for Rhode Island was 75 for January, but economist Leonard Lardaro said the state is about to see an recession of uncertain magnitude. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I.’s CCI hits 75 in January, but economy in for...

PROVIDENCE – Although the state’s Current Conditions Index showed a 17-point year-over-year increase with a mark of 75 in January, Rhode Island’s economy is...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, pictured, Salve Regina University and Rhode Island College have extended their enrollment deadlines to June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Some colleges extending enrollment deadlines; URI cancels in-person classes

PROVIDENCE – Multiple local colleges are extending their enrollment deadlines for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic so...
REBUILD READY: From left, Mark Van Noppen, CEO of RCG Armory LLC, architect Jack Ryan and Seth Zeren, principal of RCG Armory, stand in the room of a former nursing home at 31 Parade St. in Providence. Armory purchased the building a few years ago and will use Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to turn it into 12 apartments. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo reengineered Commerce RI, but its true test may be yet...

Few would dispute that Rhode Island is in better shape economically than it was five years ago when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo began her...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced that, starting Friday, all events of 100 or more people are either canceled or postponed through April 3. The initiative affects two March events that had been scheduled at the Ryan Center, pictured. / COURTESY THE RYAN CENTER

Larger events feeling effects of spread of coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – Large events are feeling the effects of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, with cancellations, postponements and attendance restrictions. State officials are...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, has suspended all university-sponsored international travel starting Monday through May 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges suspending international travel due to coronavirus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two local colleges have grounded international travel for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, while one is urging...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is bringing back to the U.S. its 49 students who were studying in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak.

URI bringing back 49 students from Italy due to coronavirus outbreak

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The 49 University of Rhode Island students who were studying abroad in Italy are now returning back to the United States...

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