GROTON — Chelsea Groton Bank has reported net income of nearly $11.3 million for 2018, an increase of 85 percent from 2017. Assets also increased, to $1.1 billion, a gain of 3.9 percent, according to the mutual bank's annual report. President and CEO Michael Rauh detailed the figures at the …
NORTH STONINGTON — Greenskies Renewable Energy of Middletown, Conn., has been selected to install solar arrays at the town's school buildings and Center for Emergency Services. Work will begin in this summer and all five arrays are supposed to be installed by the spring of 2020.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Community Credit Union has received the “Spreadin’ the Love (Giving Back) Award” of the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce's 2019 Chamber Choice Awards. The award recognizes the credit union's use of marketing and resources to support charities and community ca…
Carrying several bags of groceries, Shawn Oates, of Ashaway, exited McQuade’s Marketplace in Westerly on Friday afternoon and headed for his pickup truck, which he had parked near the roadway, avoiding the crowded parking lot.
Employees of the Pawcatuck and Westerly Stop & Shop supermarkets joined thousands of fellow workers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut who went on strike at 1 p.m. Thursday amid a lengthly contract dispute.
HALLOWELL, Maine — A proposed 145-mile transmission line that would serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower to reach the New England power grid cleared a major hurdle Thursday with approval of the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
WESTERLY — Malcolm A. Makin, a certified financial planner and founder of Professional Planning Group, has again been ranked by Barron's as the No. 1 financial adviser in Rhode Island — one of only two advisers nationwide who have received top state rankings for all 11 years of the magazine'…
WESTERLY — Graze Burgers, 127 Granite St., has started Graze Gives, an initiative intended to help local nonprofit groups by providing a venue to raise funds or to express appreciation to their donors.
GROTON — The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host an inaugural "State of the Submarine Base" luncheon featuring Capt. Paul Whitescarver on Wednesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton. Tickets are available at ChamberECT.com/events o…
When Donald L. Ford retired as president of South County Hospital in 1986, the board hired Donald J. Mazzarelli from Waterville Osteopathic Hospital in Maine.
Cianbro, a large employee-owned construction company based in Pittsfield, Maine, has announced the acquisition of A/Z Corporation, the North Stonington engineering-construction firm.
PAWCATUCK — A new supper and dance club will open this week on the site of the former Fuji Gardens and Rosalini’s at 215 Liberty St.
WILLIMANTIC — SI Financial Group Inc., holding company for Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, announced Tuesday that its stockholders had approved the company's merger with Boston-based Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. The stockholders also approved a nonbinding proposal with respect to …
CHARLESTOWN — Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the sale of 2 Powaget Ave. in Charlestown for $2,125,000. Lori Joyal, the brokerage's Watch Hill sales manager, represented the seller, and Debbie Tully, a Lila Delman sales associate, represented the buyer.
Single-family home sales in South County declined 9 percent in February, compared with February 2017, according to the latest report of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. There were closings on 81 homes last month; a year earlier there were 89.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's treasurer and attorney general want a "student loan bill of rights" to protect borrowers from deceptive lending practices.
WESTERLY — Chris and Amy Randall of The Chris Randall Group, part of Randall, Realtors’ Charlestown office, represented both the buyer and seller in the sale of the Shelter Harbor Inn. Shelter Harbor Holdings Limited bought the property for $2 million from James Dey's Shelter Harbor Inn Inc…
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation announced Friday that it would form a task force of experts and enlist local committees in a multiyear "strategic business and master planning process" for Rhode Island’s five general aviation airports. This effort will include Westerly State Airport, Nor…
WESTERLY — The owners of an Atlantic Avenue motel plan to spruce their building up with the addition of prefabricated outdoor balconies.
Charter Oak Credit Union has reported 2018 net income of more than $8.23 million, a gain of 33.7 percent from year-end 2017. The credit union, in the latest report to its federal regulator, also said that its membership had grown during the year by 5,845, to 74,149 members.
WESTERLY — Caswell Cooke Jr. has joined the Watch Hill office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, 108 Bay St. The announcement was made by Dan Marantz, office leader, who said that Cooke "is extremely knowledgeable of Westerly and will be a tremendous addition to our staff.”
CHARLESTOWN — Randall, Realtors, part of The Randall Family of Companies, based in Charlestown, has announced the addition of agents Steve D’Amico, Debra Hicks and Joanna Nagelhout to its Westerly, South Kingstown and North Kingstown offices.
WESTERLY — The Washington Trust Company is holding its 19th annual Peanut Butter Drive through the end of April to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and local food pantries across Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut.
RICHMOND — The Richmond Farms Fresh Market will open soon in Richmond in the former Wildwood Liquors building at 5 Kingstown Road (Route 138) — an endeavor that has not been without at least one hiccup.
The Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum, which opened in 2016, received an award Friday from the WoodWorks-Wood Products Council, based in Washington, D.C. Recognized in the “Commercial Wood Design–Low-Rise” category, the 14,000-square-foot building received one of the nine…
Single-family home sales in South County declined nearly 18 percent in January, compared with the same month last year, according to figures released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. There were closings in all nine towns…
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will waive the estimated tax penalty for any qualifying farmer or fisherman who files his or her 2018 federal income tax return and pays any tax due by Monday, April 15. The deadline is Wednesday, April 17, for taxpayers residing in Maine or Massachusetts.
STONINGTON — The town’s Water Pollution Control Authority said Tuesday it would consider the creation of an inter-municipal sewage agreement with the Town of North Stonington. Under such an agreement, North Stonington could potentially pay a buy-in amount, and ongoing premiums that would exc…
WESTERLY — The Planning Board on Tuesday reviewed conceptual plans calling for development of a new medical marijuana cultivation center, solar energy power operation, and storage facility adjacent to an active quarry in Bradford on property owned by Westerly Granite Co. Inc.
PAWCATUCK — Forty years ago, when inventor Howard Silagy lived in a small Manhattan apartment, he wanted a portable, non-electric clothes washer that could clean heavy clothes like jeans and sweatshirts.
CHARLESTOWN — Randall, Realtors, part of The Randall Family of Companies, has announced the addition of agents Jennifer Messina and Faith Moore.
Year-to-date allocations of Rhode Island hotel taxes in fiscal 2019 were running 2 percent higher through October in Westerly, according to final figures released Thursday by the state Department of Revenue.
RICHMOND — Two affordable rental housing projects, one in Richmond and another just over the border in Charlestown, are progressing quickly.
BOSTON — General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago.
STONINGTON — It’s been four years since Westerly removed memorial trees from its downtown streets and now Stonington is considering following suit along West Broad Street in downtown Pawcatuck.
NORTH STONINGTON — From the second floor space where she practices holistic medicine at the Holly Green Plaza, Dr. Stefana Pecher can see the red roofs of her new farm across the road.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High School students had a chance to browse through a lavish jobs and training smorgasbord on Friday at the school's annual career fair. All 1,125 students had a chance to visit the fair during their advisory periods, and Andrea Spas, assistant principal, described …
WAKEFIELD — South County Health announced Thursday that Aaron Robinson will become the organization’s president and CEO on April 1. Dennis Lynch, chairman of the board of trustees, said that a nationwide search for a new chief executive began shortly after longtime CEO Lou Giancola announced…
HOPKINTON — With ongoing drinking water issues, and more recently, more than half the tenants moving out, problems continue to mount at the Rockville Mill affordable housing project.
A $2.6 billion attack submarine named for the state of South Dakota officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet at its commissioning ceremony Saturday at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, where U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., hailed it as “America’s First Millennial Submarine.”
Final 2018 data for Realtor-assisted sales of single-family homes in South County sales show a decline of 8.3 percent from 2017, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Statewide the decline in sales was 5.6 percent.
STONINGTON — The Coast Guard Foundation has announced that Marc Cregan has joined its staf as regional director for the Northeast. In his new position with the nonprofit group he will work with Coast Guard units in New England and New York to identify and fulfill education, morale and family…
WESTERLY — The United Theatre is $83,500 closer to reaching its $12 million goal to complete renovations on the Canal Street building following a lively business expo held Tuesday night in the space that aims one day to be the region's "mini Lincoln Center."
WESTERLY — The Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of the Westerly-based regional bank, on Monday reported record full-year earnings in 2018 of $68.4 million, compared with $45.9 million in 2017.
WESTERLY — Westerly Hospital will hold an employment open house on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Henry J. Nardone Conference Center, 5 Wells St. The following departments with openings will be represented: diagnostic imaging, environmental services, food/nutrition services, lab…
CHARLESTOWN —The Randall Family of Companies has announced the promotion of Kathy Forrester as executive vice president in charge of marketing and strategic initiatives.
WESTERLY — The Twisted Vine, a popular, family-run restaurant and bar on Canal Street in downtown Westerly, will close its doors for the last time on Sunday, Feb. 24., according to Pat Isted, who owns the business with her daughters, Cecelia and Lily.
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced that Joe Stoy has been promoted to network manager. He will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of all credit union information technology.
Fiscal year-to-date collections from the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax were running 4 percent lower than the year before in Westerly, according to the latest report from the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, which tabulated the results through October.
WESTERLY — Randall Realtors has announced the sale of 120 Atlantic Ave. in Misquamicut for $1,250,000. Dan Babich from Randall Realtors’ Watch Hill office represented the buyers, and Schilke Realty listed the property, which had been owned by Susan P. Butler of Simsbury, Conn. The sale close…
WATERFORD — Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Sonya Armstrong and Michael Ballirano to assistant vice presidents and regional retail managers of its network of 16 branches in eastern Connecticut.
STONINGTON — The Economic Development Commission is considering strategies for attracting investment to the Campbell Grain property and several other sites around Pawcatuck.