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Five Questions With: Angela Bannerman Ankoma

Angela Bannerman Ankoma | Vice president, Rhode Island Foundation 1. You’ve been appointed to lead the Equity Leadership Initiative, a component of the Rhode...
PROVIDING ANSWERS: Kate Naranjo launched the Bird & Bee startup last year to help women better understand their body when it comes to fertility, hormonal, postpartum and overall health.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Women’s health coaching service empowering clients

Kate Naranjo was going through her own challenges with women’s and reproductive health and didn’t feel as though she was getting the support she...

Five Questions With: Tiara Mack

Tiara Mack | R.I. senator, D-Providence 1. In the primary, you beat longtime Democratic Sen. Harold Metts to become the first Black LGBTQ state...
SCOURING THE GLOBE: Cousins Liana Buonanno and Paul Fede, co-owners of Gooseneck Vineyards, work with farmers in six countries to source the grapes for their classic, budget-friendly wines, which they sell in their North Kingstown vineyard shop.  PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Duo seeks best grapes to make classic, budget-friendly wines

From the hills of the Treviso in Italy to the stony Wairau Valley river flats in Marlborough, New Zealand, Liana Buonanno and Paul Fede...
FINANCIAL WOES: Jennifer Romagnolo, administrator at Village House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newport, says she is concerned about the effects of a new minimum-staffing mandate state officials are drafting. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Staffing mandate worries nursing home operators

Jennifer Romagnolo is used to paying her bills on time – both in her personal life and in her role as administrator for the...
PERSONAL TOUCH: Diana Perkins created the LapSnap, a waterproof canvas bag, to allow wheelchair users to carry items when they go grocery shopping. She learned to sew so she could stitch 10 prototypes to send to test users. / COURTESY INCLUDESIGN LLC

Brown engineering student creates LapSnap to assist wheelchair users with shopping

After Diana Perkins took an inspiring course on disability justice at Brown University, the engineering student found that many wheelchair users had a difficult...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...
MODERNA INC Vaccine arrived at Rhode Island Hospital Dec. 22, which will also help prevent the spread of a new COVID-19 variant that was recently identified in the U.S. [Above] Richard Emery, Lifespan's pharmacy supervisor and Karen Nolan, Lifespan's pharmacy manager. / LIFESPAN CORP./ BILL MURPHY

COVID-19 variant means it’s time to ‘double down’ on protections, say...

PROVIDENCE – A new variant of COVID-19 has been identified in the U.S., but officials from the R.I. Department of Health on Wednesday said...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 995, with 17 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday./ COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. cases of COVID-19 rise by 995, with 17 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 995, with 17 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. Hospitalizations of COVID-19...
LIFESPAN CORP. Pharmacy Supervisor Richard Emery unpacks the first shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

RIDOH: First phase of COVID-19 vaccinations to last through Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The first phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will last in Rhode Island through at least February, said Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of...

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