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RIDOT to open third westbound lane on Washington Bridge April 19

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation plans to open a third travel lane on the westbound side of the Washington Bridge on April...

Help is not on the way, business owners hurt by Washington...

Harut Matkasyan watches cars back up from the Interstate 195 Washington Bridge to his East Providence restaurant with a growing sense of hopelessness.  The streets...
SOARING SALES: Co-owner Mark DeFestano says sales exploded at Bristol Bikes LLC, which specializes in electric bicycles, following the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns and he anticipates continued demand now that it will take years to repair the Washington Bridge in Providence, which was partially closed in December due to an infrastructure failure. DeFestano is pictured with his wife and co-owner, Robin Paradis.
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Pedaling DeFestano’s Bristol Bikes wares

The pandemic restrictions and a growing appreciation among consumers for electric bicycles has resulted in boosted sales at Bristol Bikes LLC, an independent distributor...
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You can get there from here

Restaurant owners are, by nature, resilient. Every service presents new and unique challenges. A special runs out too quickly, perhaps by popular demand. A...
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WILLIAM HAMILTON

Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2024

1. Washington Bridge to be replaced, McKee says ‘accountability will come’ POSTED ONLINE: MARCH 14. State officials announced that the westbound side of the...

Third eastbound travel lane opens on Washington Bridge

PROVIDENCE – As part of the latest effort to encourage smoother traffic flow over the Washington Bridge, the R.I. Department of Transportation opened a...

Third lane on eastbound side of Washington Bridge expected to open...

PROVIDENCE – A much-needed third lane on the eastbound side of the Washington Bridge is expected to open ahead of Wednesday’s morning commute. The R.I....

McKee taps outside legal team for potential court action with Washington...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Friday announced local attorneys Max Wistow and Jonathan Savage have been hired to lead the state’s effort...

McKee proposes marketing campaign, grants for businesses harmed by bridge closure

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Commerce Corp. on Wednesday announced new support for entities impacted by the partial closure...

Smiley removing bike lanes in plan to ease Washington Bridge traffic

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced on Wednesday plans to remove the two-way bike path along South Water St. as part of the...
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