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Breeze Airways to double operations at T.F. Green, launch international flights out of R.I. by 2025.

The low-cost airline, which began flying out of T.F. Green three years ago, currently offers 132 weekly flights to 18 destinations. It serves more destinations than any other airline at T.F. Green.


Old monastery will have new life as affordable housing, but not everyone in affluent R.I. town agrees

In Barrington, R.I., town officials want to redevelop the former Carmelite monastery property in a plan that would include housing for seniors.


R.I. will issue $80m bond for URI life sciences building this year, Speaker Shekarchi says

In front of a room of hundreds of biotech, education, and business leaders, Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi confirmed that funding for the University of Rhode Island’s proposed life sciences building ”will be in the budget” this year.


A sneak peek at the Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub summit

Hundreds of policymakers, thought leaders, and politicians are coming together at the R.I. convention center to discuss where Rhode Island fits in a multibillion-dollar industry.

COMMENTARY | John A. Pernorio

Governor McKee must live up to his promises for Rhode Island’s nursing homes

Establish the Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board and hold nursing homes accountable to invest public dollars in frontline staff and residents.


Small businesses in R.I. should consider expanding into global markets, says trade leader

Eva-Marie Mancuso, the director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, said businesses facing interruptions from the Washington Bridge problems can turn to trade.


One of R.I.’s richest families reaches settlement in legal battle

A Superior Court trial had been set to begin on Monday in a lawsuit accusing “Buff” Chace of using a $70 million trust for his own enrichment by investing trust assets in Providence real-estate deals.


Could cannabis stores open on Federal Hill or the East Side of Providence?

Providence may dramatically expand which areas of the city could be host to a pot shop.