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In Bristol, it's 18. In Warren, it's 18. In East Providence, it's 18. But in Barrington, the minimum age to purchase tobacco is now 21.  At its meeting earlier this month, the … more
TPI Composites, which operates a large plant on Market Street in Warren, has entered into a five-year agreement with a California firm that builds high tech zero-emission electric buses, and will … more
For years, Mark Matrone pledged that if the John Andrade Insurance company ever put a new roof on their building downtown, he would install solar panels. In February, they put in a new roof. In … more
Tucked away in the Kent Street Plaza is a new lifestyle store that couples old, new and custom arts and crafts.   The Golden Sparrow opened in September and is owned by Somerset resident … more
A court-appointed receiver encharged with selling the assets of US Watercraft at 373 Market St. has received a $620,000 offer for the firm’s True North, C&C, PDQ and J-Boat lines. Anyone … more
The Barrington Town Council is making a second effort to ban the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.  At a special meeting on Oct. 16, the council voted to repeal its … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city and New Agawam LLC reached an agreement late last week over the historic club’s municipal debts, ending a months long process to settle the dispute. New Agawam, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — By a slim 4-3 margin, the East Providence Waterfront Commission at its meeting Thursday night, Oct. 19, voted to approve a contentious proposal allowing contractors at the Kettle … more
PROVIDENCE — East Providence is among seven communities around the state submitted by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to be the new home of Amazon’s planned second quarters, the … more
For Rick Roderick, the downtown street-scape improvement project cannot end soon enough. Since May, his business, Nexxt Level Nutrition on West Street, has experienced a variety of inconveniences. … more
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