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East Greenwich High School is the lone Rhode Island representative on Newsweek’s list of the Top 500 public high schools in the nation for 2016, coming in at No. 259. The news organization ranked schools on a combination of factors, including college readiness, graduation rate and how many students were college bound. more
(Updated, 5:19 p.m.) As part of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s push to trim costs in the state’s Medicaid program, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has formed a partnership with three community health centers to create three accountable care organizations. more
A total of 43 projects in all 39 towns and cities across the state will share $500,000 in Centennial Community Grants funding distributed by the Rhode Island Foundation to mark its 100th anniversary, the organization said Wednesday. more
Anne-Marie Johnson recently was appointed to the new position of president, chief operating officer at The Claflin Company, as Ted Almon has transitioned to the role of chairman. more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) More than 70 percent of Rhode Island’s jobs require a post-secondary degree, a qualification less than half of adult Rhode Islanders have, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has put forward a new initiative to help close that gap. more
Americans will get back some $330 billion in tax refunds this year, and more than half of that is earmarked for savings accounts or paying down debt. That’s the highest percentage since 2007. more
The owner of Providence Place mall plans to replace two levels of the vacant J.C. Penney Co. retail store with additional parking, part of an estimated $20 million renovation package that also will modernize the parking payment system for the mall. more
PVDFest, Providence’s celebration of art, music, food, performance and more, will return for its third edition June 1-4. more
(Updated 1:19 and 2:16 p.m.) Controlling health care costs is largely a matter of supply and demand, but Rhode Island tradition throws some extra wrenches into the works. Two of them, for instance, are the state’s oversupply of hospitals and the assumption by consumers that they’re entitled to any care they choose. more
(Updated, March 8, 12:54 p.m.) Two projects that would involve new construction of downtown buildings will come before a city design review panel this month for initial discussion. more
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