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Leaders of AVTECH, the technology and software firm based in Warren, are in the midst of a trade and business trip with Rhode Island business leaders. The trip includes stops in Dubai, Saudi Arabia … more
TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at 691 Brayton Road, failed to get a majority of votes from the Tiverton Town Council on April 9, so it was in effect defeated. more
The Barrington Butchery opened its doors last week. The new butcher shop, which is located in the space previously filled by Persimmon Provision in the Prince's Hill plaza on County Road, offers a … more
PORTSMOUTH — Peter Cottontail didn’t need to hop to his destination on Saturday. He arrived by boat. The Easter Bunny docked up outside Thrive Coffee House, which overlooks Blue Bill … more
A recent evening at Hope & Main, Warren's food business incubator, found Gina Ferrara and George Lefebvre of Bristol powering through a lot of chocolate. None of it for themselves, of course. … more
David and Priscilla Strenio have a lifelong love affair with food. They talk of it in revered tones and their eyes light up when describing how a perfect meal can soothe the body and soul. In about … more
PORTSMOUTH — The back of its menu states in bold letters: “Burritos: The most important meal of the day.” Based on the number of vehicles seen coming and going from the new … more
"It's been on my mind non-stop for the past two years," said Ed Shea, Co-founder, CEO, and Artistic Director of Warren's 2nd Story Theatre, of Union, the new restaurant opening this Sunday, March 17 … more
New to the restaurant scene in Barrington is The Boss Thai 2, located on Waseca Avenue in the space formerly used as The Zone Verizon Wireless store. The Boss Thai 2 opened last fall and the owners … more
The Barrington Business Association needs you. To be more specific, the BBA is looking for a new committee members. Currently, about half of the committee seats are available, and BBA board of … more
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