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HAIR AND NOW: Luz Arteaga Pray, owner of Hairspray Salon on Wickenden Street in Providence, has transformed the salon into a full-service spa with an art-gallery component. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Her hair salon doubles as a haven for art lovers

In 2005, Luz Arteaga Pray took over the Hairspray Salon on Wickenden Street where she had worked for a decade, buying both the business...
HOUSE BECOMES A HOME: Eileen Hayes, president and CEO of Amos House, speaks with case manager Sonny Ramsey. She oversees a staff of 55. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Helping others a commitment Hayes is happy to make

Eileen Hayes, president and CEO of Amos House for the past 11 years, maneuvers through the crowded waiting room of the South Providence social...

Pioneer adviser eager to mentor next generation

Carol Nulman was one of the few women to succeed in the male-dominated world of high finance on Wall Street in the 1970s. “I...

Vet’s dedication to her patients, city boundless

Jane G. Linden, a veterinarian who owns the Providence River Animal Hospital, loves the city where she lives and works. She’s proven her dedication...
GIVING THEIR ALL: Michael J. Smith, president of the University of Rhode Island Foundation, says the people who give to Habitat for Humanity or the United Way are the people who are also going to be URI donors. / COURTESY URI FOUNDATION

URI must act more like a private school to compete

At a time when public funding for institutions of higher education can be limited, the role of fundraising foundations such as the University of...
UP TO SPEED: Joe McNamara, left, principal of Pawtucket Alternative Learning Program, works with a student. Also a state representative, McNamara has proposed a statewide policy for online education. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL PERSSON

Virtual learning expanding in R.I.

When it comes to virtual education using the latest technology, Rhode Island has some serious catching up to do when compared to other states....

Reports: Business has a stake in education reform

Two local reports give the R.I. Department of Education high marks for progress made to date in education reform, but both warn that much...
BEHIND THE MIC: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, left, interviews city restaurateurs Jack Doherty and Brandon Harnois, right, for his weekly radio show, “The Mayor’s Corner.” / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mayor takes to airwaves to connect with business

“How do we, as a city, help support you?” That’s an inquiry a lot of business owners would love to hear from elected officials. But...

Rhode Island developing work-readiness credential

Pledging to include all stakeholders and especially business, two state departments along with related agencies are collaborating on the creation of a credential that...

Neumont zeros in on job skills

A proposal to bring a for-profit university specializing in computer science and information technology to Rhode Island is sparking debate about the state’s ability...
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