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Five Questions With: Dr. Amy Nunn and Guillaume Bagal

A new clinic expected to open this fall in downtown Providence will offer primary care along with express screenings for HIV, sexually transmitted infections...
SPECTATORS LINE the pier during the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race North American stopover in Newport. Sail Newport is still deciding on whether to bid for the 2022 stopover point. /COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Sail Newport: Decision on Ocean Race stopover depends on race schedule

NEWPORT – Sail Newport, host of the 2015 and 2018 North American Ocean Race stopover points, has yet to decide whether it will enter...
DOG TRAINING: Cassandra Birocco, owner of K9 Connection in Warwick,, which serves about 150 people with their dogs per week and at least 30 dogs per night. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

K9 connects pups, owners

Perhaps it’s to be expected that a dog-training business would prioritize loyalty.Along with the closer relationships that K9 Connections has helped forge between people...
CLOSE COORDINATION: Dr. David Bourassa, right, chief medical officer for Thundermist Health Center, speaks with medical assistant Aminata Gassama. Bourassa said primary care doctors can coordinate a patient’s care better than a CVS MinuteClinic because they know a patient’s medical history.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Docs worry CVS clinics coming between them, patients

When it comes to minor health care issues, scheduling a doctor’s office visit can sometimes be more of a headache than many people can...
STUFFED QUAHOGS: Cheryl Ursillo, founder and CEO of Grace’s Stuffies, makes gourmet stuffed quahogs using her mother’s recipe.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stuffies like mom made them

When Cheryl Ursillo began trying to market her gourmet stuffed quahogs, she didn’t encounter much difficulty convincing retailers to carry them.The hard part was...

St. Luke’s plans new $14M ICU

NEW BEDFORD – A new $14 million intensive care unit at St. Luke’s Hospital will more than double size of the hospital’s current ICU...
BLUE CROSS & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been selected as third-party administrator of the state's medical plans.

BCBSRI wins state medical plan contract

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been selected to administer the state’s medical plans for employees and non-Medicare-eligible retirees,...
CARE NEW ENGLAND has pulled out of merger talks with Lifespan and Brown University, citing financial and anti-trust concerns. Above, CNE President and CEO Dr. James E. Fanale. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CNE pulls out of talks with Lifespan, Brown; Partners deal is...

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System has opted out of three-way discussions between Lifespan Corp. and Brown University, CNE announced Tuesday.CNE’s board voted...
FORT ADAMS State Park is once again playing host to this year's Newport Folk Festival, which sold out less than an hour after tickets went on sale, according to festival organizers. / COURTESY R.I. DEPT OF TOURISM

State: Summer tourism outlook sunny

PROVIDENCE – Tourism officials across the state are expecting another busy summer, based on last year’s performance and pre-booking numbers for this season.With months...
TECH SUPPORT: Terrence Boylan, left, CEO of PacketLogix, specializing in highly responsive information technology support, consulting and managed IT services, works with client Charles Antone, chief operating officer for Building Enclosure Science.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Automation increases vulnerability to hacks

At a recent Rhode Island Manufacturers Association breakfast, Cooley Group President and CEO Daniel R. Dwight listened as the roughly 500 attendees were asked...
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