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Workers in Bristol County are the lowest paid in RI

By   /  February 5, 2014  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

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Workers in Bristol County were among the lowest paid in Rhode Island this time, last year, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Labor. Those employed in Bristol, Barrington and Warren bring home an average of $729 per week; much lower than the national average of $921. Workers in Providence County are […]

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U.S. Sen. Whitehouse visits Bristol’s Hall Composites

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

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Top-level execs of a Bristol-based composites business will be traveling to California this weekend, to solidify their partnership with an industry-leading aerospace company. If that sounds grand, Ben Hall can assure you it is. “When you can solve problems by reducing weight, people will buy your product,” said Ben, vice president of Hall Spars & […]

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iBoutique closing after a decade in downtown Bristol

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

iBoutique owners and best friends Gina Sier (left) and Caroline Scott look over photos taken during the past 10 years of the shop.

The blue “Shop Small” mat in front of 295 Hope St., is worn and faded, most likely from years of foot traffic. Sadly, there wasn’t enough foot traffic to keep the business nestled in the 900-square-foot retail space afloat. As of this Sunday, iBoutique will be closing its doors forever, after 10 years of service. […]

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Bristol entertains Economic Development position

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  Business, Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

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The Town of Bristol does in fact need an economic development “go-to” person. After exhausting all options, Councilor Ed Stuart told fellow council members during their meeting Wednesday night that indeed, “there is a need for one person.” “I have to agree at the conclusion of last year, I feel that communication in this town, […]

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Bayside YMCA director also leading Newman YMCA

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Joe Martino is now the director of the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass.

Joe Martino, executive director at the Bayside YMCA will become district executive of both the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass. They are both branches of the YMCA of Greater Providence. Mr. Martino has been with the YMCA of Greater Providence for 16 years. Most recently, he was instrumental in the […]

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East Providence native Hellendrung helps unite two iconic beverage brands

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — Narragansett Beer has released its limited-edition Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, a unique collaboration between two iconic Rhode Island companies; a custom blend of Narragansett’s bittersweet milk stout with dark, delicious Autocrat Coffee. Since the 1890’s, Narragansett Beer and Autocrat Coffee have been home-grown Rhode Island favorites. With more than 100 years of shared […]

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Bristol EDC: Looking forward in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Business, Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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Roundtable discussions with various businesses sectors will be the focus of the town’s Economic Development Commission in 2014. The eight-member EDC went through a transition period this year, when it learned that the town would not be filling the Economic Development Director’s position left vacant by Allen Chrismans. As such, it’s accomplishments in 2013 were […]

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Clements’ buys Lees Market grocery business

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

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Tracy Anthony and Albert Lees III pose for a photo at Lee's Market.

It will still be called Lees Market, but owner Al Lees III is selling the grocery portion of his Central Village business to Tracy Anthony, operator of Clements’ Marketplace in Portsmouth. “I believe it’s an absolutely perfect fit for everyone,” Mr. Lees said — “for me, for the future of the market, for the customers, […]

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No charge for a car charge in Barrington

By   /  December 3, 2013  /  Business, News  /  1 Comment

Electric cars can charge up at this station in the Barrington Shopping Center.

For those looking to charge their electric vehicles in their travels through Barrington, a quick stop at the Barrington Shopping Center on County Road will have them fully charged and ready to roll. And here’s the best part — at no charge. Over the summer, Joseph Paolino, president of Paolino Properties, recognized the growing need […]

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Council approves plan for new East Providence Community & Teachers Credit Union branch

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Business, Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session held Tuesday night, Nov. 25, the East Providence City Council gave its unanimous approval to a zoning overhaul which will allow the East Providence Community & Teachers Credit Union to construct a new branch on a long dormant parcel of land at the intersection of South Broadway and […]

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