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10/21/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 10/20/14 For the second year in a row, Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. set a quarterly profit record in the third quarter, as Rhode Island's largest community bank posted earnings of $10.5 million, a 5.8 percent increase on the same period last year.
10/20/2014
By Paul E. Kandarian Globe Correspondent Travelers to Providence this fall get a full schedule of spooky and artsy fun of all kinds. Ranked as the #1 Gateway City for Fall Getaways by Travel + Leisure, Providence has a lot going on year round, including when the leaves turn and temperatures drop.
10/20/2014
The Daily Meal Oct 17, 2014 By Aly Walansky Providence, RI, made the list!

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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...
09/30/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning today to invite the public to review and comment on the draft of the state's Economic Development Plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative. The Economic Development Plan contains goals, policies, strategies,...
09/23/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island's Congressional delegation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.575-million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop a model...

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