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Lifespan N.I. cut in half for 2013, forces creation of $15M...

(Updated, 9 p.m.)PROVIDENCE – With a decline in net income of 59 percent for its fiscal 2013, Lifespan gave tangible evidence that its financial...

Miriam launches HIV prevention program

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has expanded its efforts to help Rhode Islanders prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS with a new pre-exposure...

BCBSRI donates van to United Way

WARWICK – On Dec. 2, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated its former Wellness Van to the United Way’s 2-1-1 in...

HealthSource hosts enrollment events

PROVIDENCE – HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange, has kicked off a series of enrollment assistance events focused on helping Rhode Islanders learn...

W&I team develops<br> ovarian cancer test

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Richard G. Moore, director of the Center for Biomarkers and Emerging Technologies and a gynecologic oncologist with the Program in Women’s...

Five Questions With: Mary Poncin

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Kent Hospital is celebrating the birthday of its oldest employee. She is Mary Poncin, of Warwick, RI, and she is...

Health care stakeholders meet to discuss ACA

PROVIDENCE – On Dec. 2, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts met with leaders of Rhode Island’s health care industry...
TREES FOR THE FOREST: Sue Champagne, artistic director at The Farmer’s Daughter, said sales have “been going well this early season,” but added that “it’s all weather-dependent.” / PBN PHOTO/HAROLD AMBLER

Fewer tree growers, but buying still brisk in R.I.

Late-arriving Thanksgivings shorten the traditional retail shopping season, including for Christmas tree farms, though for many Rhode Islanders the latter are a holiday-season necessity. “It...
BAKED-IN SUCCESS: Tom Howley, left, and Bahjat Shariff, both senior vice presidents at Panera Bread/Howley Bread Group, along with Howley’s brother Lee, company president, have used the opportunity presented by a Panera Bread franchise in the region to grow a successful, and still expanding, business. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Good bread, smart management drive growth

In an era in which people pride themselves increasingly on avoiding carbohydrates, what do you do if your business, or at least your name,...
ABSOLUTLEY FABULOUS: Students Kaysa Shea and Kyler Dillon and East Bay Met School teacher Steve Heath work on a 3-D printing project as part of FabNewport’s efforts to promote technical knowledge and passion. / COURTESY CAMERON BLAISDELL

FabNewport program creating motivated learners

In a shared, 600-square-foot room in the East Bay Met School in Newport, the ambitious, business-focused education program known as FabNewport is entering its...
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