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When Keri Carlson Marino was pondering what to name of her new business, she made a list of the items she would carry and the materials they are made from. With a focus on natural products, she came up with Linen + Concrete. The home … more
Brides: New rules devastate plans for perfect day LITTLE COMPTON — Less than a month after the Jan. 6 adoption of new town sound and entertainment ordinances, Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard was back in front of the Town Council Thursday, Feb. 4, … more
The blogger who called Ava Anderson Non Toxic dish soap "a fraud" recently released results from lab tests done to four additional Ava Anderson products. According to a Feb. 9 post on the blog, all four products that … more
State might be asked to make up any shortfall, Taylor tells Assembly TIVERTON — Legislation pending in the General Assembly "assures Tiverton that a minimum of $3 million annually from gaming revenue will be there for the Town’s fiscal … more
  Developer hopes for public/private funding mix By Tom Killin Dalglish TIVERTON — Town Council members grilled representatives of Legacy Development for three-and-a-half hours Monday over the … more
There's a bustling crowd in the gluten-friendly kitchen at Hope & Main in Warren; Rhode Island's first culinary business incubator. It's a somewhat unusual sight—most Hope & Main "makers" are solitary or partnered pursuits. But tonight the … more
The Anderson family of Barrington, which founded Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, issued a statement on its website on Monday, Jan. 25, alerting people to its decision to close the business. "The Anderson Family has made the difficult decision to … more
PORTSMOUTH — There’s a new yoga studio in town. Shunya Studio, a yoga and lifestyle boutique, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 104 Clock Tower Square, off West Main Road. Shunya Studio is a … more
PORTSMOUTH — Now you’ll be able to order a bubble tea to go with that steak-and-cheese grinder. Empire Tea and Coffee, which has two locations in Newport and one in Middletown, is now branching into Portsmouth. On Jan. 11 the … more
LITTLE COMPTON — By a 4-1 vote (Councilor Ted Bodington III voting no) Thursday, Jan. 7, the Town Council adopted two new local laws to regulate noise and entertainment, indoors and out. The new ordinances took effect immediately. The noise … more
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