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03/03/2015
Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 6:45 pm BY MARY MACDONALD PBN STAFF WRITER The Providence Journal building is under agreement for sale to local development company Cornish Associates, which hopes to close on the property by the end of March, according to Arnold B. "Buff" Chace Jr., managing general partner for Cornish.
03/03/2015
Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 5:05 pm BY PATRICIA DADDONA PBN STAFF WRITER Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants totaled just under $1.77 million in December, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the $1.64 million collected in December 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Monday.
03/02/2015
By Colin Spence The Rhode Show Published: March 2, 2015, 10:08 am Owner and designer of Home State Home, Tracy Gemme, showed us her amazing work on the places we love to live across the Ocean State.

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02/20/2015
Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced new leadership at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. The new staff will work closely with the Secretary of Commerce to strengthen the state's economic development efforts, and support the Governor's priority of creating opportunity for all Rhode...
02/19/2015
With the goal to make Rhode Island an international leader in understanding and predicting the response of marine organisms and marine ecosystems to climate variability, Governor Gina Raimondo, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (...
12/10/2014
On December 9, 2014, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced the release of a request for proposals (RFP) for $1.3 million in funding available for schools to install solar energy systems. The event took place at Rocky Hill School, which recently installed a solar energy system...

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