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ADDED COST: Jack Martin, executive director of the Providence Public Library, which has nearly completed a $27 million renovation, says scheduling and cost overruns due to a lack of laborers because of the COVID-19 pandemic has added about $500,000 to the cost of the project. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Providence library, other projects near finish in uncertain times

When Jack Martin first walked into the Providence Public Library in 2014, he felt like someone had pressed the pause button on the building...

Lt. Gov. McKee floats relief plan on his own

Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee is proposing using a portion of Rhode Island’s $1.25 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds to create grant and...

Rep. Williams calls out systematic racism, lack of diversity in R.I.’s...

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Anastasia P. Williams, D-Providence, and other legislators stood on the steps of the Statehouse on Thursday to call out systematic racism, including...

Sailing hall of fame organizations form partnership in Newport

NEWPORT –The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that their partnership will open an...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO addressed the protests around the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV.

Raimondo responds to protests, riots throughout the country

PROVIDENCE – In response to the death of another black man in police custody, daylong, peaceful protests were taken over by violent riots across...
DETERMINED: Community College of Rhode Island graduate David Mota is interviewing for a position as a vascular intervention radiographer at Rhode Island Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health care students charging into action

David Mota puts his phone away to eliminate the temptation to touch it before he slips into a medical gown. Positioning his goggles just...

Stepping Up: Frontline Foods RI looks to help restaurants, feed health...

PROVIDENCE – Restaurant owner Perry Raso was already donating thousands of free meals through his restaurant Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown. His most recent delivery, though,...

Stepping Up: Tufts Health Plan launches employee relief fund

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted families’ lives across New England but one health insurance company is looking to contribute some relief to their employees.  Tufts...
The Current Conditions Index in Rhode Island for March 2020

Lardaro: R.I. economy may not recover for another two to five...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro does not expect the state’s economy to return to where it was before the COVID-19...
CREDITABLE REFUSAL: Gregory Tumolo, an employment law attorney at Duffy & Sweeney Ltd. in Providence, says people who work for businesses considered nonessential can collect unemployment and refuse to come into work if they claim a lack of precautions in their workplace. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal issues raised over returning to work

Pama Brown lost her catering job of 13 years at Brown University right before the coronavirus crisis, and she’s been in no rush to...

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