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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Rhode Island enters Amazon HQ2 competition, lists seven potential host sites

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island entered the North American contest to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com on Thursday, submitting a proposal that identifies seven...
Florida-based Alfred Angelo Bridal shuts its Warwick, North Attleboro locations as it files for bankruptcy./ PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

National bridal chain Alfred Angelo shutters all locations

PROVIDENCE - On Friday the Sun Sentinel reported Delray Beach, Fla.-based Alfred Angelo Bridal company shut all 61 stores nationwide - including its locations...
THREE RHODE ISLAND CITIES were ranked in the top 30 safest cities to raise a child in America list put out by Safewise. /COURTESY SAFEWISE

SafeWise: 3 R.I. cities named in 30 safest cities to raise...

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island municipalities have been named to the 2017 Safest Cities to Raise a Child in America report from SafeWise, a...
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian has released a $310.5 million budget that represents an increase in spending. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Warwick budget proposal to increase spending, tax burden

WARWICK – Mayor Scott Avedisian unveiled a fiscal 2018 budget Wednesday that represents a modest increase in spending over the current year, and is...
AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM called “First Down” would grant a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers in what Rhode Island Housing considers the six hardest-hit cities by the foreclosure crisis: Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence., R.I. Housing announced Friday. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Housing introduces ‘First Down’ home-purchasing assistance program

Updated: 3:08 p.m. PROVIDENCE – An assistance program called “First Down” would lend a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers, Rhode Island Housing announced Friday. The program...
Duluth Trading Co.

Duluth Trading opens Warwick store

WARWICK – Duluth Trading Co. opened recently at 1000 Bald Hill Road, among 20 stores across the country. The retailer, founded in 1991 in Belleville,...
A SLIDE from BD and C.R. Bard Inc.'s investor presentation on the transaction, as published on BD's website. /COURTESY BD/C.R. BARD INC.

Becton’s $24B Bard purchase caps CEO’s deal spree

NEW YORK - For more than a century, medical devices company  Becton, Dickinson & Co. got by without any major acquisitions. That’s changed dramatically under CEO Vincent...
Steamship Historical Society of America

Steamship Historical Society of America receives $20K education grant

WARWICK – The Steamship Historical Society of America received a $20,000 education grant from the Heritage Harbor Foundation earlier this month to further its...
Joseph Lajoie

Five Questions With: Joseph Lajoie

Joseph Lajoie is executive vice president and chief financial officer at Greenwood Credit Union. Lajoie was recently promoted to the position of executive vice...
EAST PROVIDENCE is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday. /COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: East Providence one of best small cities to start a...

PROVIDENCE – East Providence is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday. East Providence ranked 38th on a list...
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