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The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
Three Rhode Island waterfront restaurants have been named among the top 100 scenic view restaurants in the country, based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted as part of the OpenTable 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards. more
Red Stripe, the East Side brasserie restaurant, announced plans on Wednesday to open a second location at 455 Main St. in East Greenwich. more
The unemployment rate for Rhode Island for September remained unchanged at 7.6 percent compared with August, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The city has won a $13 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to build a streetcar system between the East Side and Upper South Providence, officials announced Thursday. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport declined for the eighth consecutive month in August, registering 332,246 travelers, a drop of 6.85 percent compared with August 2013, according to the latest report released by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
Local fishermen this year have had a tough time with a species of red seaweed, an algae, that looks like matted hair. The algae began to bloom and spread in May. more
Four local chefs and a mixologist will represent the city at the 9th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress in Brooklyn, N.Y., from Oct. 26-28. more
The mystique of being a lighthouse keeper settled into Nick Korstad’s dreams when he was 7 years old and visited a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The vision grew clearer a few years later when his family moved from Portland to the town of Sequim, Wash., and he went on a tour of a nearby lighthouse. His first visit turned into hundreds of lighthouse visits. more
The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket has a historical timeline of the valley on the wall, a 90-seat theater showing a film about the region and a large, walkable floor map. more
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