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Pawtucket Credit Union names Leca new East Providence branch manager

By   /  September 9, 2013  /  Business  /  No Comments

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PAWTUCKET — Karl A. Kozak, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pawtucket Credit Union announced Manuel Leca has been hired as Branch Manager at our 660 Warren Avenue office. Mr. Leca’s overall responsibilities include managing profitability, operations, regulatory compliance and employee development at this East Providence location. He comes to the credit union with over […]

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High-tech Portsmouth company pays tribute to founders

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Business  /  No Comments

Hank and Tiina Liiv are moved by the tribute paid to them by International Manufacturing Services employees Friday afternoon. The couple founded the company, which produces chip resistors used in electronics circuits, back in 1974.

PORTSMOUTH — Before H. Henry and Tiina Liiv retired last year from International Manufacturing Services (IMS), which they founded nearly four decades ago, they talked about always wanting a flagpole installed at the high-tech company located on  Schoolhouse Lane. They got their wish Friday, when employees celebrating a company picnic surprised them with not only a […]

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Business as usual at Sakonnet Vets after animal hospital sale

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Dr. William Condon and friend (Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital photo)

Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital founders and longtime owners Dr Kenneth E Rix and Dr. William E. Condon have sold the Tiverton animal hospital to VetCor Tiverton. Although the transaction took place August 14, life goes on as usual at the 1320 Main Road facility, Dr. Rix said Thursday. “There have been no changes in staff, everything […]

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Collaboration brings more visitors to Bristol

By   /  August 28, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

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By land or sea, Bonnie Blue doesn’t care how they’re coming. The fact is, they’re coming. “I have seen an increase in sales and the amount of people coming to the town,” said Ms. Blue, who owns Sea Star on State Street. Tourism is Bristol may have increased this year, according to the latest figures […]

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Portsmouth restaurant OK’d to expand alcohol service

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  Business  /  No Comments

Custom House Coffee will now be allowed to serve alcohol on its outdoor terrace.

PORTSMOUTH — Although several abutters objected to Custom House Coffee’s request for a liquor license last year, the business heard nary a peep when it asked at a public hearing Monday night to increase the hours it could serve alcohol. Sitting as a Board of License Commissioners, the Town Council voted unanimously to allow Custom House […]

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Serving up a Bristol family tradition

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  Business, News  /  1 Comment

The Micheletti family: Marcus, Mark, Albert Sr., Tina and Albert Jr.

There’s something in the Michelettis’ blood, possibly a bit of marinara. Across four generations, in nearly a dozen restaurants across Southern New England, they have cooked and served food. The latest is Pomodoro Pizzeria on Wood Street. Yes, there’s something in the Michelettis’ blood. “Our recipes are over 100 years old,” said Albert Micheletti Sr., […]

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Planning for Bristol’s economic future

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Pamela DeCosta found the process of opening her store, the Copper Quahog confusing and difficult.

  A year before Pamela DeCosta opened the doors of her niche shop on State Street in Bristol’s historic district, she had already decided on a name: the Copper Quahog. “Then we saw this cute building for rent, and I became a store owner,” she said of her June 2012 opening. Ms. DeCosta moved away […]

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Portsmouth’s West Main Pizza re-opens

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Business  /  No Comments

Peter Turano digs into a buffalo chicken pizza during lunch at West Main Pizza Monday, the first day of the restaurant's re-opening.

PORTSMOUTH — Maria Spanos and Lindsey Rezendes were out getting their nails done today when they had a sudden craving for a buffalo chicken pizza and mozzarella sticks. Luckily for them, it was the same day West Main Pizza re-opened its doors after having been closed since April 21 due to fire. “We were like, ‘We’re […]

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Mosaico makes progress on Bristol Industrial Park

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Business, News  /  1 Comment

Diana Campbell, executive director of Mosaico Business and Community Development Corp., stands in the remaining rubble that once filled the 41,970 square-foot building, now cleared for potential tenants. Mosaico, a non-profit redevelopment agency, bought the derelict Bristol Industrial Park in October 2010, hoping to revive it.

  Slow and steady. That’s Mosaico’s pace when it comes to cleaning up the Bristol Industrial Park.  It’s been nearly three years since Mosaico Business and Community Development Corp. bought the mill complex, located at 500 Wood St. And while to passersby, change might not be obvious, the current and prospective tenants couldn’t be more […]

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An icon rises from the ashes as Seekonk’s Grist Mill Restaurant is rebuilt

By   /  August 12, 2013  /  Business, News  /  1 Comment

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SEEKONK — In the 13 months since an early morning blaze rendered the renowned and revered Grist Mill Tavern on the Rhode Island-Massachusetts line in Seekonk just about to ashes, Greg Esmay has been diligently and deliberately bringing the iconic eatery back to life. Mr. Esmay, the East Bay restauranteur who owns the Grist Mill […]

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