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.

PROVIDENCE — Technology company Infosys announced a partnership Tuesday with the Community College of Rhode Island to develop workers for digital jobs, with the goal of forming similar arrangements elsewhere in the country. 

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…

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 — 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…

      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.        

          WESTERLY — After months of private meetings with neighbors to address their concerns about past and future operations, the owners of the Weekapaug Inn are looking to move forward with plans for a new 78-seat conference center and two new one-bedroom hotel suites.

          PAWCATUCK — The distinctive aroma of Italian cooking is the unofficial greeter at the door of Hoof’s Italian Restaurant & Bar at 59 West Broad St.

            WESTERLY -- Westerly Community Credit Union has announced that Benjamin M. Servideo has joined its staff as a small business lending officer. He will assist current business members and new local businesses with their borrowing, deposit, and service needs.

            After a long selection process, the Connecticut Port Authority unanimously approved an initial 20-year agreement  Monday with Gateway Terminal New London LLC to operate the State Pier in New London, beginning May 1.

              STONINGTON — Stonington Harbor Yacht Club has been named a Boaters’ Choice Award winner by Marinas.com, the online marine directory. The award places the club in the top 3 percent of U.S. marinas. Joseph Williams, incoming commodore, said, “The credit goes to the beautiful town of Stonington…

                Randall, Realtors, part of the Randall Family of Companies, has announced that Kelly Whaley has joined its Watch Hill office at 124 Bay St. “Kelly is a skilled sales professional and a welcome addition to Randall, Realtors,” said Dottie Nigrelli, Watch Hill office manager.

                WATERFORD — Charter Oak Credit Union has announced that Thomas J. Curtin has joined its Retirement and Investment Services team as a financial adviser. Curtin has held senior management positions in the asset management and life insurance businesses and also has 15 years of experience as a b…

                The local 1 percent hotel tax produced $36,363 for Westerly in September, a drop of $48,112 from August’s $84,474. In dollar terms, that was the biggest month-to-month decline among the 38 towns in Rhode Island that receive the proceeds of the tax, according to the lastest figures reported b…

                  WESTERLY — The board of directors of Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.  has declared a quarterly dividend of 47 cents per share for the quarter ending Dec. 31. The declaration this week was a 4-cent-per-share increase in the quarterly rate, and the company's second dividend increase in 2018. The…

                  New figures released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that Realtor-assisted single-family home sales in South County were down slightly last month, compared with November 2017. A total of 142 homes changed hands, 5 fewer than the closings in the same month a year earlier.

                  PAWCATUCK — Davis-Standard has announced that its Pawcatuck facility recently became ISO 9001:2015 certified. ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization promotes industrial and commercial standards worldwide as a way to ensure th…

                  BOSTON — The Department of the Interior trumpeted it Friday as a "Bidding Bonanza" for the Trump administration: A lease auction of about 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts for the development of offshore wind energy drew a record $405 million in winning bids.

                  WILLIMANTIC — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. and SI Financial Group Inc. announced Tuesday that they have signed a merger agreement in which Berkshire will acquire SIFI and its subsidiary, Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, in an all-stock transaction valued at $180 million. The Willima…

                    After 22 years in business, the Bean Counter Coffee Shop in Westerly near the Pawcatuck River Bridge recently closed. The sign was on its door on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun

                    PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen who harvest herring, one of the most important baitfish on the East Coast, are likely to see a dramatic reduction next year in the amount they are allowed to catch. The change could have major implications for the lobster business.

                    KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island and the towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett have created the South Kingstown Solar Consortium to develop an ambitious solar power project that will generate economic benefits for all three partners while boosting the amount of renewable energy …

                    Single-family home sales in South County declined more than 25 percent in October, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest report issued by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

                    BOSTON — The long-awaited opening of the first recreational marijuana stores on the East Coast was cheered by cannabis enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t change the reality that workers can be fired or face disciplinary action from employers for marijuana, even when they use pot o…

                    As an investor, you will have access to accounts that are taxed differently from one another, and it’s possible you could benefit from tax diversification by owning accounts in these three categories: 

                      WESTERLY — Randall, Realtors, part of The Randall Family of Companies, has announced the addition of Daphne Cannata to its Watch Hill office located at 124 Bay St. Cannata worked as a certified residential appraiser for 10 years before starting in the real estate business, and worked for 20 …