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2014-05-01 16:24:54

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Capital Properties, Inc. (OTCQX: CPTP) reported net income of $77,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014; the net income for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $340,000. Based upon 6,599,912 shares outstanding, the basic income per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $.01 and $.05, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2014, leasing revenue increased $45,000 from 2013...

Rhode Island Nitrogen Cycle Differs In Bay And Sound
2014-04-29 17:17:11

Brown University A new study reports that anammox, a key process in the nitrogen cycle, is barely present in Narragansett Bay even though it’s a major factor just a little farther out into Rhode Island Sound. Scientists traced that to differences between bay and sound sediments, but that raises new questions about what’s going on in the Bay to account for those. Rhode Island’s geography is famously small, but new measurements of the nitrogen cycle in its waterways suggest that...

2014-04-28 12:36:42

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Systems Corporation (LSE: SPSY.L) is pleased to announce that it has signed a lottery Internal Control System (ICS) services contract to benefit the Michigan Lottery, which is the first to include a dedicated Internal Control System with new service and software development capabilities for Internet and mobile lottery. The contract has an initial term of four years with provisions for extensions. The Michigan Lottery's...

2014-04-28 12:24:33

Raises more than $43,500 Combined for Charity UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and the communities it serves. Employee engagement in our community is a top priority for the company and PSEG Long Island employees have taken up the mantle and are getting involved with local charity events and organizations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81210 PSEG Long Island carries with it the values set...

2014-04-24 16:22:19

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...

2014-04-24 12:34:15

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative air management and technology-driven products and solutions for residential and commercial applications, today announced the appointment of Matthew Hughes as vice president, treasurer. Hughes will be responsible for oversight of all Nortek treasury functions, risk management and taxes. He joins Nortek with 18 years of finance and treasury...

2014-04-23 23:17:04

Former Chief Operating Officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and leading mediator and arbitrator for the healthcare industry, James Purcell, will speak on the topic of risk adjustment. Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 After a career as a top litigator, a highly-placed executive in the healthcare industry, and currently an in-demand alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals working in the healthcare industry, James Purcell has been selected as a Keynote Speaker...

2014-04-23 12:34:16

Verizon Completes FiOS Network in 29 Communities in Ocean State PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhode Island's consumers, businesses and government agencies continued to benefit from Verizon's 2013 investment of more than $78 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks, including the completion of its award-winning all-fiber FiOS network in 29 communities. The FiOS network in Rhode Island, the construction of which began in 2006, now...

2014-04-23 08:39:02

PAWTUCKET, R.I., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Envision Technology Advisors, a leader in cloud and managed services, virtualization solutions, and business-focused technology consulting, has just announced their participation in two upcoming events - the Ocean State Small Business Expo and The Garage 2014 from the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Billed as "Rhode Island's premiere event dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the Ocean State's small business...

2014-04-23 08:22:46

TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced that it is scheduled to report financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014 on Wednesday, May 7, after the market closes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140331/LA92965LOGO Providence will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. PDT/MST) Thursday, May 8, 2014 to discuss its financial results and corporate developments. Interested parties...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'