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MADE IN R.I.: Cynthia Treen, left, and Clare King, co-owners of isewMasks, use locally sourced materials from Rhode Island-based companies in their do-it-yourself mask-making kits. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

These DIY face mask kits have dual purpose

isewMasks do-it-yourself mask-making kit products are locally manufactured, affordable and designed to teach new skills while filling a need during the coronavirus ­pandemic. Founders Propel...
NEW MODEL: After working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delin Designs CEO Eric Delin, left, and Digital Marketing Director Matt Smith decided not to return to in-office work and to perform all work remotely going forward. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Thriving in a virtual mode

Matthew Smith’s head is always in the world of the web. From website design, development, creative campaigns, landing pages and digital advertisements, Smith is constantly...

R.I.’s name returns to spotlight

Dropping “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official documents and websites is a start, but activists and others say state leaders need to do much...
CARE NEW ENGLAND said that it has resolved a cyberattack that began impacting the health system on June 16. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

CNE says system is “up and running” after last week’s cyberattack

PROVIDENCE – After a cyberattack caused a system-wide shutdown of Care New England’s website, email and other internal systems last Tuesday, a spokeswoman confirmed Monday...
CONCERNED: Paul Adam, a longtime American Cancer Society volunteer, worries about the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on cancer treatment. His twin brother, Peter Adam, was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after the virus appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic adds obstacles to fight against cancer

Paul Adam didn’t think cancer would strike so close to home again. Because of his work as vice state lead ambassador of the American Cancer...
CARE NEW ENGLAND is experiencing a computer-system crash and is operating on its backup system. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

No patient information accessed after CNE computer system failure

PROVIDENCE – Care New England computer systems crashed on Tuesday in a systemwide failure that is now "under control," according to Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO...

Stepping Up: Family Service of Rhode Island teams up with local...

PROVIDENCE – Diane Shemtov says she has a hard time sleeping at night knowing that there are Rhode Islanders that still go to bed hungry....
Renaud Megard, CEO and president of NFI Corp. in New Bedford, inspects a face shield with Jennifer Bodnar, who works in the finishing department. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic highlights hazards of offshoring for manufacturing

Renaud Megard knew he would have to make some key operational changes to his company, NFI Corp., when the coronavirus hit in March. While all...

Lardaro: At its lowest, R.I. could use COVID-19 crisis as opportunity...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he hopes April is the “absolute bottom” for the struggling economies of the state and...
OUT OF POCKET: Robert Berczuk, publisher of The Jamestown Press, says the money his newspaper is losing as a result of a 33% decline in ad revenue is coming directly out of his pocket, but he has assured his staff of six that there will be no pay cuts, layoffs or furloughs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should newspapers be rescued by the government?

Newspaper publisher John Howell didn’t think he would ever have to lay himself off. But when COVID-19 hit the United States, that’s exactly what he...

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