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11/24/2014
BY JAMIE COELHO Rhode Island Monthly Published: 2014.11.24 09:00 AM Foremost Baking Company is a wholesale bakery run by three partners, Ian Cappelano, Michael Lingwall and Peter Kobulincky, in the Butcher Block Mill in Providence. We sat down for a cup of coffee with Cappelano at Faust in the Dean Hotel, where he is also a part-owner along with Kobulincky and Lingwall, who is the chef at the restaurant, and Mike Sears.
11/24/2014
By Neil Remiesiewicz Published: November 22, 2014, 12:24 pm Eight indoor winter farmers' markets are now open throughout Rhode Island. The Department of Environmental Management's agriculture division and its partners are helping sponsor the markets as part of a statewide campaign to promote buying locally-grown specialty crops.
11/24/2014
Posted on November 22, 2014 By Kim Kalunian WPRO News As promised, Narragansett Beer is coming out with another Rhode Island-inspired flavor. In October, WPRO's Andrew Augustus reported that the brewing company would release another new flavor after the New Year, and Narragansett Beer President Mark Hellendrung gave Kim Kalunian on the WPRO Saturday Moring News the exclusive details.

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10/23/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources today announce that, according to the 2014 edition of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard, Rhode Island is ranked the third most energy efficient state in the nation. The state was...
10/22/2014
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced that six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state's Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund). The state grants...
10/10/2014
North Smithfield today became the first Rhode Island Community to embrace and launch the "Solarize" residential solar energy campaign. Solarize Rhode Island is a program created through a partnership of The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), the Rhode Island Office of Energy...

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