Simpson’s Pharmacy maintains niche, defies trends

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PAWTUCKET – The owners of Simpson’s Pharmacy know a thing or two about disruptive forces in business. In the fall of 1957, Simpson’s opened its new store at 10 Newport Ave. after the space it had... more

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Citywide LED conversion set to begin

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