PARAMUS, N.J. — Jennifer Sepulveda used to drop off her 14-year-old son, Jorden, at the local mall on a Friday or Saturday night, where he would catch a movie with his friends and then hang out afterwards at the food court or elsewhere.
GROTON — General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $1.076 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advanced construction for Virginia-class fast-attack submarines.
NEW YORK — A homeowner fired shots at a couple’s car when they mistakenly turned onto his property while making an Instacart delivery. A Florida man was charged with killing and dismembering an Uber Eats delivery driver who brought food to his home. A woman was kidnapped and sexually assault…
STONINGTON — There are no vape products at Wild Side Market in Pawcatuck, but if owners and husband-wife team Steven Reis and Ginger Costa are able to make their dreams a reality, it might be about the only thing you won’t be able to get at the South Broad Street convenience store.
NEW YORK — Inflation isn’t only costing small businesses money. It’s costing them customers as well.
WESTERLY — The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is offering a second round of funds for three COVID response grant programs for small businesses and nonprofits in Westerly, Stonington and Stonington Borough.
STONINGTON — If you ask brothers and business partners Rob and Brent Holland why they got into a laborious career such as roofing, they’ll tell you the trade just seems to run in the family — and there are absolutely no regrets about that.
WESTERLY — Rory Douthit and Sam Agnello Jr. have been friends since they were kids with summer jobs in Watch Hill. Today the two men are business partners and have opened a Main Street restaurant on the river in downtown Westerly that has become the talk of the town.
THE FORKS, Maine — Tree-cutting is resuming on a $1 billion electric transmission project in western Maine after a two-month hiatus over a federally protected bat.
CHARLESTOWN — Wampanoag Chef Sherry Pocknett has been creating culinary surprises in kitchens since she was a little girl growing up on Cape Cod.
STONINGTON — For Mystic resident Jason Hine, opening his own business wasn't about getting rich or making a name for himself.
WESTERLY — A rooftop solar panel array that will soon be operational at McQuade's Ace Hardware is expected to save more than $1 million in electricity costs over 20 years. The store's owners say the power project, combined with a renovation of the facility, is ushering in a new era for the …
WESTERLY — Business owners say they are looking forward to a bustling summer season that recalls those of the days before COVID-19, mandatory face masks and plexiglass at bars.
Despite opposition from Save The Bay, the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has approved blasting a portion of Narragansett Bay to accommodate the construction of nuclear submarines.The project, put forth by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC), includes a new pier, Navy vesse…
CHARLESTOWN — Nicole Manfredo had some good news recently, a welcome change from the calamities currently decimating the restaurant industry. Gemelli Bistro in Charlestown, which Manfredo and her mother Marilyn Iozzi own and operate, has been recognized by the national website, Love Food, as…
When a large swath of Connecticut was forced to shut down during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials quickly created an emergency loan program from scratch, hoping to help small businesses — from pizza shops to yoga studios — weather the economic crisis.
BOSTON — Democratic voters in four of the state’s nine congressional districts will have a chance to pick a new nominee to represent their party during Tuesday’s Massachusetts primary.
WESTERLY — Harbor Freight Tools, a discount tool and equipment retailer with more than 1,000 locations nationwide, plans to open in the former Benny's building on Post Road next year.
MYSTIC — For many years while traveling as a musician, James Maple considered the Green Marble Coffee House in Mystic his home.
MYSTIC — In a sign of the times, the Mystic Seaport Museum will close its famed Maritime Art Gallery in August for good.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Community Credit Union held their 2020 annual meeting in March remotely via Zoom.
WESTERLY — Patricia Grande, a longtime Westerly resident who welcomed thousands of people to this town as the gracious hostess of the former Grandview Bed and Breakfast on Shore Road — a business she owned and operated for more than 25 years — died Tuesday at the Westerly Hospital. She would…
MIDDLETOWN — Rite-Solutions was recently selected as one of 17 companies that will participate in a five-year, $73.7 million contract to help the U.S. Navy develop future generations of its Undersea Weapons Family of Systems.
WESTERLY — The latest proxy statement issued by Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. shows that the composition of its ownership changed significantly in 2019.
RICHMOND — Many retailers confronting the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are doing what they can to ensure that their businesses aren’t forced to close.
Single-family home sales in area towns rose in February on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest report of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, but the onset of the coronavirus pandemic is expected to slow activity in the market for the foreseeable future.
BERLIN, Conn. — Eversource said Thursday that it was taking action to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and the communities it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has taken the following steps:
WESTERLY — A business resource webpage, new micro-marketing efforts, and focused assistance to members are part of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce’s response to the coronavirus crisis and its impact on the local economy.
One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores offered $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store touted toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading: “This …
The Ledge Light Health District, which serves towns in Southeastern Connecticut, ordered cosmetology businesses to close as of 10 a.m. Thursday, and until further notice. Businesses affected are licensed hairdressing salons, barbershops, nail salons, estheticians, and persons engaging in fac…
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Rhode Island small businesses suffering substantial economic during the coronavirus outbreak. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in all of Rhode Island and in Ne…
List provided by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce - Updated as of 5/7/20 5 PM
HOPE VALLEY — A bright orange sign taped to the door of Ma & Pa’s Country Store on Main Street asked customers to remain outside on Tuesday. The popular family-owned deli and grocery store is following the directive issued by Gov. Gina Raimondo that there be no on-premises food or bevera…
WESTERLY — The Washington Trust Company is holding its 20th annual Peanut Butter Drive, which runs through the end of April, to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and local food pantries across Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut. More than 3,000 pounds of peanut butter were …
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is offering grants to communities and private businesses that own and/or operate boating facilities available to the public. The grants, funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel Act, support construction …
JEWETT CITY — Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, has announced the hiring of John W. Couillard as assistant vice president, business loan officer. Couillard will be responsible for business development in the southeastern Connecticut region, as well as Rhode Islan…
Worldwide markets plummeted again Thursday, deepening a weeklong rout triggered by growing anxiety that the coronavirus will wreak havoc on the global economy. The sweeping selloff pushed the benchmark S&P 500 down 4.4%, its worst one-day drop since 2011.
WESTERLY — Randall, Realtors’ has announced the promotion of Emma Thompson Phaneuf to manager of its Westerly office.
WATERFORD — Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has announced that Kevin Sullivan Jr. has been named assistant vice president-business lender.
WESTERLY — LAZ Parking, the new operator of the state beach parking lots, including the one at Misquamicut, will invest more than $580,000 in the eight facilities at the start of its new three-year contract.
CHARLESTOWN — Mia Byrnes is reluctantly adding another chapter to the history of the second oldest restaurant in Rhode Island.
PAWCATUCK — The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center has received a $1,500 grant from the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation to help prevent homelessness. The grant was one of 16 the foundation awarded to Connecticut organizations dedicated to health care and social services, and can be used for m…
BOSTON — Most U.S. universities made money on their financial investments last year, but their returns were tempered by a global economic slowdown fueled by America's trade war with China, according to an annual survey of school finance chiefs.
STONINGTON — Pawcatuck Landing LLC, which owns the former Connecticut Castings Mill property at 75 Stillman Ave., notified Stonington officials Thursday that it would not grant the town any rights to access the property.
WESTERLY — Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. parent company of The Washington Trust Company, has announced record earnings of $69.1 million or $3.96 per diluted share, for 2019. Last year the corporation earned $68.4 million, or $3.93 per diluted share, also a record at the time.
Westerly’s restaurants, bars, and other sellers of beverages and prepared meals reported taxable sales of $59.2 million during the town’s extended tourism season last year, an increase of 7.2% compared with the same period in 2018.
WESTERLY — Representatives of the Skills for Rhode Island’s Future program will be at the Westerly Education Center, 23 Friendship St., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m., to explain and interview candidates for a free workforce training program in process technology.
Hopkinton recorded the biggest gain in single-family home sales in South County last year, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors' year-end sales report.
WESTERLY — The state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a preliminary determination meeting Thursday on a 6-acre, bottom culture oyster farm proposed for the northeast corner of Quonochontaug Pond. The meeting is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall.