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R.I. Foundation releases spending recommendations for ARPA funds

PROVIDENCE – Housing, behavioral health, workforce development and small business took top priority in the Rhode Island Foundation’s recommendations for spending the state’s American...

Tourism desperate to get ARPA aid

A proposed $13 million investment in Rhode Island’s travel, tourism and events sectors would come as a well-timed boost, according to tourism leaders, but...
OUT-OF-OFFICE ISSUES: Panelists at the Cybersecurity Summit discuss how to keep a secure system while employees are working remotely. Clockwise from top left: Anthony Siravo, chief information security officer at Lifespan Corp.; Daniel Andrea, a partner and director of information systems at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd.; Linn Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP; moderator Eric Shorr, president of Secure Future Tech Solutions; and John Sullivan, executive vice president and chief information officer at BankNewport.

Weak points caused by remote work can be fortified

With a larger remote workforce comes more opportunities for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. But amid a rise in attacks, businesses need to put...
AT THE READY: Eileen Crudele, director of special education at Smithfield Public Schools, says each school has a full-time psychologist, and there are five social workers to handle an uptick in mental health issues among students. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mental health concerns intensify in classroom

Over the years, school administrators and mental health professionals have noticed a steady increase in mental health issues among young children and teens. For...

Endowments swell at Brown, other R.I. colleges

PROVIDENCE – As global financial markets boost college endowments around the country, Brown University saw an "extraordinary single-year return" of 51.5% for fiscal 2021,...
THE QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP. is breaking ground on the Mill Creek Railyard on Friday. The map shows the location of the planned railyard in yellow. / COURTESY QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP.

$4M railyard project breaking ground at Quonset

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Over the past 15 years, rail car volume at Quonset Business Park has nearly tripled. To support this increased traffic, state...

RIBBA, URI kick off leadership program for BIPOC professionals

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association and University of Rhode Island will next week kick off a program designed to advance senior...
LOSING CONNECTION? Dr. Kevin Baill, associate chief medical officer at Butler Hospital in Providence, speaks with Nikole Kennedy, operations coordinator. Baill says telehealth has been crucial during the ­COVID-19 pandemic, but he worries about more-stringent cross-border regulations.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Out-of-state telehealth visits hit some snags

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine was hailed as a lifesaver, allowing patients to see their doctor virtually without the risk of...

RIBBA offers forgivable microloan program for BIPOC-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – A new, forgivable loan program will provide a combined $450,000 in microloans to Black, Indigenous and people of color-owned small businesses in...

Brown-based startup maps safer routes for cyclists

PROVIDENCE – A new navigation app catered to cyclists and created by Brown University students is on track for a public release later this...

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