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Rhode Island business news: September 2022

Regular updates from Rhode Island business leaders and industry experts.


Misinformation expert warns about ‘terrifying’ implications for future elections

But on the Rhode Island Report podcast, Claire Wardle says she remains hopeful that younger generations will figure out how to cut through the conspiracy theories, doctored photos, and lies.

Indigenous chef keeps Wampanoag traditions alive in her kitchen

Chef Sherry Pocknett, owner of Sly Fox Den Too, cooks with sustainably raised, hunted and fished animals at her Charlestown restaurant.

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Rolling blackouts in R.I. this winter? Clean energy advocates say they’ve heard these warnings before.

ISO New England, which manages the power grid, says a shortage of natural gas could require controlled power outages across the region during prolonged cold weather this winter.


Save the Bay’s longtime leader, Stone to step down after 14 years

In a Q&A, Jonathan Stone looks forward to the opening of an aquarium in Newport and calls for reforming the Coastal Resources Management Council.


With antisemitic incidents on the rise, we must disregard indifference and take action

Looking to the New Year, Rabbi Sarah Mack of Temple Beth-El in Providence writes that we must find the courage to summon our very best in the face of cruelty and division.


New federal funding aims to help R.I. improve resiliency at shore access points

The pandemic prompted a lot of people to go outside and use outdoor amenities — exacerbating conflicts over shore access — while pressures like sea level rise are impacting the sites.


A socialist might be Providence’s next council president. So what?

Councilwoman Rachel Miller would rather get things done than fight over political ideology.


Rhode Island has surpassed $1 billion in sports bets

And let's just say the house is winning at a higher-than-average clip.

Kim Ragosta writes the recipes that keep local R.I. farms cooking

In a time of sky-high grocery prices, this Rhode Island cook and mother of 5 barters food for recipes — and creates works of art.


McKee says Kalus, a ‘seagull manager,’ is ‘crapping all over R.I.’

A back-and-forth Tuesday highlighted attack lines the gubernatorial candidates have been using: Kalus, a Republican, describing McKee as corrupt, and McKee, a Democrat, describing Kalus as an outsider