Jeffrey O’Brien’s Main Street is made up of the waterways around Newport. His address is on a wharf. When he envisions the expansion of his increasingly busy tour-boat business, Gansett Cruise, he considers a second boat to respond to the demand he’s already serving in Westerly’s Watch Hill area. He thinks about adding a fishing boat to take out people who buy a ticket at a time, so they won’t have to charter a whole boat.
Getting a message out quickly – whether it’s a school closing due to a snowstorm, a lockdown because of a threat to public safety or a physician checking the results of a patient’s lab test – has become a global priority in the 21st century.
Cars or nuts? When Peter Kaloostian arrived in Rhode Island from his native Armenia in the early 20th century, he was advised to stake out a future in one of those two then-high-growth, emerging markets.
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