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Furniture store Lovesac opens showroom at Garden City Center

CRANSTON – A national furniture arrived in Rhode Island on Friday. The Lovesac Company, a Connecticut-based specialty furniture retailer, officially opened at Garden City Center...

Workers at Women & Infants to hold no-confidence vote

PROVIDENCE – After months of unrest at Women & Infants Hospital, unionized caregivers are holding a no-confidence vote. Members of Service Employees International Union 1199...

R.I. cannabis sector still in waiting mode

Nearly four months after the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis, the fledgling industry in Rhode Island is being stifled by delays in...
PREPPING FOR CHANGE: Lindsay Lang, director of HealthSource RI, says the organization is taking steps to ease the change in health care coverage for the hundreds of people who will no longer be eligible for Medicare. 

Medicaid renewals put state leaders on alert

Lindsay Lang feels a certain amount of pride that the rate of Rhode Islanders with health insurance coverage is among the highest in the...
BRANCHING OUT: Shawn McAssey, president of Rhode Island Restoration Inc. in North Providence, which has expanded to 60 employees in recent years, says the company may open a second branch in places such as Warwick, Narragansett or Newport to service more of southern Rhode Island.

Restoration company looking to expand scope of work, coverage area

For many, a winter storm means remote work and long days in bed. For workers at Rhode Island Restoration Inc., those can be some...
FAMILY FUN: Samantha Rodriguez, center, is the co-owner of Smash ‘N’ Splash, a new rage room in West Warwick. Her daughter Nayliana Rodriguez, left, and niece Alyssa DePina work as assistants at the business.

Give me something to break

Smashing a broken printer with a baseball bat can be better than therapy. That’s what Samantha Rodriguez hears all the time from her customers, as...

Solar Cannabis to open its first R.I. dispensary in Warwick

WARWICK – Massachusetts-based Solar Cannabis Co. is officially opening its first Rhode Island location on Friday. The sustainably driven cannabis operator is hosting a soft...

1,400 workers at Women & Infants vote no confidence, union says

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 1,400 unionized caregivers at Women & Infants Hospital voted no confidence against their employer, citing years of unheard grievances and a...

Five Questions With: Gyan Pareek

Dr. Gyan Pareek is the new chief of division of urology at Lifespan Corp. and the president of Brown Urology Inc. A Lifespan surgeon...

HARI welcomes four new board members

PROVIDENCE – The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has welcomed four new members to its board of trustees. The four newly elected members are:...
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