NARRAGANSETT — Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the appointment of Ryan Elsman as chief operating officer and Brandyn Brunelle as chief creative officer. They will work with John Hodnett and Pamela Delman-Hodnett, the owners, on strategic growth and daily operations and will continue to…

    Figures released Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that single-family home sales in South County rose 24% in December, compared with the same month in 2018. The sales numbered 148, compared with 119 last year. Most of the increase reflected sales gains in South Kingst…

    STONINGTON — Members of the Economic Development Commission are working to help shape the future of downtown Pawcatuck. But first, they want to know what residents and local business owners hope to see through revitalization. To that end, a community conversation will be held on Tuesday that…

    WESTERLY — The Rhode Island Airport Corporation, in comments submitted recently on proposed revisions to the town's Comprehensive Plan, pointed out the importance of municipal zoning enforcement and called for additional references in the document to Westerly State Airport, which it operates.

      WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced the introduction of a new and improved eBanking platform and app. The unified platform allows members to transact and manage banking business on desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. E-banking can be used for loan applications, o…

      WESTERLY — Brothers John and Jim Iacoi sat on the steps in front of their childhood home on Grove Avenue one afternoon last week, each pointing to the newly erected sign on the short slope before them.

        STONINGTON — Town officials and the town's financial adviser have announced that the refinancing of $7.2 million of bonds issued in 2012 will save close to $600,000 in interest costs over the next dozen years.

        The latest employment bulletin from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training shows that the lowest unemployment rate among area towns was in Richmond: 2.4% in November, compared with 2.5% in November 2018.

          WATERFORD — Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has announced that its Matching Gifts Program this year generated $400,000 in charitable donations. “Through our members' continued generosity, countless organizations were helped this holiday season, including homeless shelters, food banks, and h…

          HOPE VALLEY — Wood River Health Services is working with a Colorado consulting firm, Coleman Associates, to improve efficiency for medical personnel as well as clients.

          HARTFORD — While Mother Nature and the lingering effects of recession created challenges for some New England Christmas tree growers and retailers this year, many experienced an early, brisk business, driven in part by growing demand for an all-natural holiday.

            PAWCATUCK — Davis-Standard LLC has announced the acquisition of Deacro Industries Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario. Deacro designs, manufactures and assembles high performance slitting, rewinding and roll-handling equipment for paper, film and foil materials.

            Single-family home sales in area towns were down 18% last month, compared with November 2018, according a report issued Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Here are the figures:

            WESTERLY — The arts in Westerly are strong, have a solid, positive reputation throughout the state, and provide an economic boost to many local small businesses, Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee said Tuesday on the Westerly stop of his statewide arts tour.

              WESTERLY — Randall, Realtors has announced that real estate agent Jill Matson, of Hopkinton, has joined its Westerly office at 241 Post Road. In addition to her work in real estate, Matson is a small business owner and has worked in marketing. “With an open and consistent style of communicat…

              PORTLAND, Maine — Central Maine Power anticipated smooth sailing for a proposal for bringing Canadian hydropower into New England after the so-called "Northern Pass" stalled in New Hampshire. After all, CMP already owned the entire path along existing utility corridors and through remote forests.

              WESTERLY — One of the customers in Walle Hutton's Rhode Island Surf Co. shop on High Street stood out from the rest on Tuesday. It was U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse who picked up a hooded shop sweatshirt for someone on his shopping list during a jaunt  through the downtown area.

              WESTERLY — When Judea-Jon Balmonte entered Westerly High School as a freshman, he hoped he could find a way to transform a dream into reality. On Thursday he and some of his classmates as well as teachers and administrators celebrated a donation to the school that could make his aspiration a…

              MYSTIC — S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar on Holmes Street in Mystic will continue its tradition of supporting local veterans by donating 20 percent of its revenue on Nov. 11 to the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Day Benefit will run from 11:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

              CHARLESTOWN — Twenty-five small business owners attended a free seminar at the Town Hall Thursday on marketing in the digital landscape. The event was hosted by the Charlestown Economic Improvement Commission, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Small Business Developmen…

                WESTERLY — The Westerly Community Credit Union is collecting donations of new, unwrapped stuffed animals and selling $1 paper medallions now through Nov. 30 to benefit the Mini’s Making a Difference Comfort Animal Drive. The organization is made up of Mini Cooper owners. All donations will b…

                HOPE VALLEY — A focus group at Langworthy Library invited residents to provide their input on a survey of solar siting preferences that will be conducted in the coming months throughout Rhode Island by researchers from the University of Rhode Island.

                  PROVIDENCE — The American Heart Association announced last week that 10 companies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including South County Health, had received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace as part of the 2019 American Heart Associati…

                    PROVIDENCE — The Community College of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, Real Jobs Rhode Island and Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, will offer a Marine Trades & Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. The course will begin o…

                      WARWICK — The Community College of Rhode Island has received its first U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions grant. The competitive $1.7 million, five-year grant will support an initiative, Promoting Pathways to Progress, to increase the number of students who fin…

                      Single-family home sales in South County rose 22 percent in September, compared with the same month last year. The latest town-by-town figures from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that 163 sales were closed last month, compared with 134 in September 2018. Here are the numbers f…

                      ASHAWAY — The new East Coast Mental Wellness office that opened on Main Street in Ashaway on Oct. 1 is a welcome addition to a community that has been traditionally underserved by mental health care providers. 

                        WESTERLY — Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of The Washington Trust Company, has announced third quarter net income of $18.8 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, compared with $17.5 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018 — a gain of 7.4% year-over-year.