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STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Are predictions of coastal flooding caused by climate change and sea-level...

Thanks to more up-to-date measurements and predictive abilities, the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is predicting that more of Rhode Island’s coastal communities are...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will fully fund the tuition of all returning and future students of the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing program beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown to fully fund tuition for MFA acting and directing students

PROVIDENCE – The tuition costs for all returning and future students of the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR announced a $933,117 grant to fund the R.I. Division of Fish and Wildlife to assist New England Boatworks with the construction of over 336 feet of additional dockage reserved for transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer. / COURTESY NEB

R.I. to receive $933K Boating Infrastructure Grant

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive a $933,117 Boating Infrastructure Grant, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Friday.The R.I. Division of Fish and...
EDIBLE RHODY has announced its 2018 Local Hero Award Winners. / COURTESY EDIBLE RHODY

Edible Rhody announces 2018 Local Hero winners

PROVIDENCE - Edible Rhody announced its 2018 Local Hero Award winners Friday.Winners are based on reader votes and are announced each spring.The winners are...
BUSY PORT: Ships unload cars being imported into the U.S. from overseas, at the NORAD facilities at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown. Daniel Tofdoff, longshoreman, scans and tags vehicles / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Quonset reports nearly 6% increase in employment in 2017

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Employment at Quonset Business Park rose by 5.5 percent in 2017, to 11,458, according to a newly released annual report.The business...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 10 among states for highest percentage of millennials as a share of its total populous. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Report: R.I. ranks No. 10 for highest share of millennial population...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island was found to have the 10th-highest percentage of millennials in the nation at 24.3 percent of its total population, for...
ASPEN AEROGELS REPORTED a 2017 net loss of $19.3 million, compared to a 2016 loss of $12 million.

Aspen Aerogels reports $19.3M loss for 2017

NORTHBOUROUGH, Mass. – Aspen Aerogels Inc. reported a net loss of $19.3 million for 2017, compared to a $12 million loss in 2016 in...
CELBRATING ­DIVERSITY: Bert Crenca, a Providence artist and founder of AS220, stands in front of “Types,” a series of five murals he painted on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank building at 35 Weybosset St, which is meant to celebrate the diversity of people. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Is Providence ready to make good on a 38-year-old commitment to...

As founder of AS220, Bert Crenca travels frequently. He often speaks to national audiences about the alternative-arts organization, one of the largest such nonprofits...
LISTENING: Miellette McFarlane, interim director of Real Jobs Rhode Island, answers a question at the PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left: Lisa Abbott, Lifespan; Damian Ewens, Opportunity@Work; McFarlane; Tim Hebert, Carousel Industries of North America and Trilix; Matthew Reeber, Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O’Gara; and Douglas H. Sherman, New England Institute of Technology. / PBN PHOTO/­PAMELA BHATIA

Summit: Growing talent pool collaborative effort

“No matter where you are – California, Dallas, Chicago – finding talent is one of the biggest challenges” to successfully running a business, said...
SAY CHEESE: Casey and Adrienne D’Arconte opened Edgewood Cheese Shop and Eatery in Cranston in May 2015, offering imported and domestic cheeses, crackers and select charcuterie, as well as a dine-in menu. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A cheese lover’s paradise

Casey and Adrienne D’Arconte are working with what they know – and love – cheese.A New England Culinary Institute-trained chef, Casey’s training features stints...
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People on the Move

BankNewport Announces Community Development Appointment

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 12, 2018) - BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie recently announced the appointment of Adriana I. Dawson to Vice President,...

BankNewport Appoints Merrill To Chief Operating Officer

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 7, 2018) - BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie recently announced the appointment of Leland R. Merrill to Executive Vice...

Edmund A. Restivo, Jr., Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Restivo Monacelli LLP, Elected to...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. February 1, 2018 – Edmund A. Restivo, Jr., Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Restivo Monacelli LLP, was elected to the Providence Preservation...

Press Releases

BankNewport and United Way Select 10 Nonprofit Leaders for Executive Director Learning Circle Series

Providence, R.I. (February 20, 2018) Following the success and positive feedback of their inaugural Executive Director Learning Circle Series in 2017, United Way of...

RIMA to Host Free Marketing Workshop for Manufacturers: How to Increase Sales in Marketing...

The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA), an organization dedicated to connecting Rhode Island manufacturers with the resources they need to compete and grow, is...

“Top RI Mortgage Professional Evelyn Perez Joins the Province Mortgage Associates, Inc. Team”

Province Mortgage Associates continues to reinforce its unwavering commitment to growth with the hiring of one of the highest producing mortgage professionals in RI,...

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