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Governments, businesses race to reimpose mask mandates

Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic...

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BankRI parent company reports 62% profit increase to $32M

PROVIDENCE – Brookline Bancorp Inc., the parent for Bank Rhode Island, saw its second-quarter earnings rise by nearly 62% compared with a year ago,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health says there have been 65.8 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 Rhode Island residents in the previous seven days, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as “substantial transmission.”

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 145; no new deaths reported

PROVIDENCE – New confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped by 145 in Rhode Island, with no new deaths reported, the R.I. Department of Health said...
RAISING THE BAR: Paul A. Suttell is poised to succeed Frank J. Williams as chief justice of the R.I. Supreme Court. /

Suttell named president of Conference of Chief Justices

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell on Wednesday was named president of the national Conference of Chief Justices. Suttell this week...

R.I. pension fund hits record $10.3B in assets in FY2021

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's pension fund grew by $2.2 billion in fiscal 2021, ending the year with a record $10.3 billion in assets, General...
THE PROVIDENCE-BASED Care New England Health System and Lifespan Corp. hospital system both announced vaccine mandates for employees starting September 2021. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Lifespan, CNE announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees, volunteers

PROVIDENCE – The state's two largest hospital systems on Tuesday said that they will soon be mandating thousands of employees to get a COVID-19...

McKee urges Rhode Islanders to get vaccinated

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday urged Rhode Islanders to get vaccinated, repeating the refrain several times during his weekly press conference....

CDC: Masks indoors in U.S. where cases surging

NEW YORK (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors...

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PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard stepped into the role of president at Providence College last summer, following 15 years as executive vice president. A native of Fall River and the son of a mill worker and a secretary,...

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PBN earns top honors from Alliance of Area Business Publishers

Providence Business News earned four awards, including two first place, or “Gold,” honors in the Alliance of Area Business Publishers annual Editorial Excellence contest. The...

Virtual summit addresses physician burnout

A second summit in this series on Sept. 9 will focus on all workers in the health care industry. Encouraging health care professionals to take...

Join the List of Local Companies Taking the Pledge to Meet in RI

The long-awaited return of business travel is within reach as the Rhode Island Convention Center prepares to welcome its first in-person event in more...

Blenheim-Newport Executive Director Sharon O’Sullivan, RN, Brings Over 30...

Blenheim-Newport, a Benchmark Senior Living assisted living and Mind & Memory Care community in Middletown, R.I., today announced that Sharon O’Sullivan, RN, has joined...

AP&S Welcomes Kathryn S. Windsor

Kathryn Windsor has joined AP&S as Counsel in the firm’s Tax Group. Kathryn represents clients in a variety of tax law matters. Her practice...

Crossroads welcomes Dr. Ashish Jha to board of directors

Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s leading provider of housing and services for those experiencing homelessness, is pleased to welcome Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean...

New Law to Change CurrentCare to an Opt-Out Consent...

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island State General Assembly and the Governor’s office approved the consent model change for Rhode Island’s Health Information Exchange,...

Centreville Bank’s Harold Horvat Elected to Massachusetts Bankers Association...

Harold M. Horvat, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Centreville Bank, has been elected to the 20-member Board of Directors of the Massachusetts...

Two new faces join team at Union

The Providence-based architecture firm has welcomed two new team members to its growing team of talented Architects and Designers. Alanna Jaworski, AIA recently joined our...

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