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An industry that put southwest Rhode Island on the economic map – more than 150 years ago – has today become a pit of controversy. more
Call it the condo conundrum: Demand for condominium units is rising in many urban areas nationwide, according to new real estate industry estimates, yet mortgage financing is getting squeezed for entry-level condo buyers by a key federal agency. more
BOSTON – Casino companies and their supporters spent nearly $14 million in their successful campaign to defeat a ballot question on repealing the Massachusetts casino law earlier this month, The Associated Press reported. more
When Daniel Martineau, the line supervisor who screens job applicants for Trico Specialty Films, LLC, learned about the new monthly job fairs at the Quonset Business Park, he rearranged his schedule so he could attend the first one. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo, in her role as general treasurer, this month announced that Rhode Island has sold $49,495,000 in certificates of participation. The funds will be used for energy-conservation projects at Rhode Island College and the Pastore Complex in Cranston and for the acquisition of a modern, integrated computer system for the R.I. Division of Taxation. more
PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush’s work on the same-sex marriage law earned her the Pawtucket Person of the Year award from the Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee. more
While tax changes are always on the minds of business owners, evolving health care laws continue to compete for their attention, as discussion at a recent Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business showed. more
I’ve enjoyed listening to you regale me with our rich history, Old Rhody. Birthed more than 350 years ago as a “lively experiment” in religious freedom? You owned it! You were a “rocker” 300 years before the rocker phenomenon. That’s what makes this so difficult. more
Sara Tucker, dean of academics at one of two Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy elementary schools, adjusts classes throughout an eight-hour school day to ensure that academics and enrichment all fit into every student’s schedule. more
It’s not surprising that businesses facing the bill for a $40 million Blackstone River toxic-waste cleanup consider the federal Superfund project overkill. more
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