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Alexa Gagosz joined the Providence Business News as an enterprise reporter covering health care, workforce, hospitality and tourism in May 2020. Before joining PBN, she was freelancing for The Boston Globe, the Bay State Banner, El Mundo Boston, Storybench, and previously served as the digital director of the Scope magazine and editor-in-chief of The Suffolk Journal. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Suffolk University, and a master's degree in journalism with a concentration in media innovation from Northeastern University. Connect with Alexa by emailing Gagosz@pbn.com.

113 Rhode Islanders received false positive COVID-19 test results

PROVIDENCE – A partner of East Providence's East Side Clinical Laboratory falsely reported positive COVID-19 test results to 113 Rhode Islanders, the R.I. Department...

Voters will have second chance to remove “Plantations” from state name

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be next to decide on whether to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the state's official name after legislation...

R.I. shifts focus in tourism ads

While much of the U.S. sees a surge of new corona­virus cases and hospitalizations, R.I. Commerce Corp. has pivoted its tourism marketing to appeal...
ORDER PREP: Crave Food Systems Corp. is a platform that connects local farms, artisans and other vendors to consumers. CEO Matt Tortora, left, with Lisa Kellogg, vendor lead, and Andy Tran, operations specialist, checks out some of the Knead Donuts orders that are ready for delivery. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crave reimagines the food system

Matt Tortora can remember as a young boy standing on a stool at his grandmother’s kitchen counter so he could watch her cook for...
LEADING THE CHARGE: Dr. Susan Duffy, left, and Susan Korber, associate chief nursing officer, both with Lifespan, are working to implement telemedicine for the long term. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitals see benefits of adding telemedicine

Christopher Cowan has left his house only twice since COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March. The North Stonington, Conn., resident has serious underlying conditions that...
Dale Venturini / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Dale Venturini, CEO and president of the Rhode...

1. What steps has the Rhode Island Hospitality Association taken to help restaurants stay on their feet during the pandemic? We have provided a...
MULTIPURPOSE: Lavender Waves Farm owner Henry Cabrera thought “out of the box” to develop a plot of land in South Kingstown into the farm, which can host overnight guests, as well as weddings, family gatherings and corporate events. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lavender Waves Farm has truly blossomed

Henry Cabrera purchased a plot of 14 acres of land in South Kingstown that was full of nothing more than hay and potential. And...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State to expand serology testing among high-contact workers

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott recently announced a second, expanded serology testing effort among people in specific high-contact professions...

Raimondo: Small-business relief is coming, but not for another few weeks

PROVIDENCE – After nearly a month and a half of public pressure on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to use federal CARES Act funds to...

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy could be moving past ‘absolute bottom,’ but relief...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he hopes that the state has moved past the "absolute bottom" of economy activity...

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