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R.I. Foundation to match up to $60,000 for Trinity Rep, Food...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation will match public donations to Trinity Repertory Company this season and provide an equal grant to the Rhode...
GREETING STUDENTS: Salve Regina University President Kelli J. Armstrong stops to talk with students as they return to campus recently in Newport. Armstrong says she enjoys getting to know students and soon after she arrived at the school in 2019, she implemented “Pizza with the President” gatherings, in which she would invite cohorts of students to her house for pizza. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

MISSION FOCUSED: Salve’s first lay president is determined to uphold school’s...

(Editor's note: This is the third installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) When Kelli J....
DISHING OUT MEALS: Douglas Spikes, kitchen manager, and volunteer Kathy Block prepare meals for guests at social services nonprofit Amos House in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For many groups, hardships evolving, not subsiding

Social services nonprofit Amos House in Providence has been inundated since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in March 2020, and it doesn’t appear that...
THE BIG ISSUES: A second panel at PBN’s 2021 Fall Health Care Summit talks about health equity, access and affordability. From top is moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello; Dr. Claire Levesque, chief medical officer for commercial products at Point32Health; Dr. Raymond Powrie, chief clinical officer and executive chief of medicine at the Care New England Health System; Dr. Al Kurose, a founder and president of Coastal Medical Inc. and senior vice president for primary care and population health at Lifespan Corp.; and R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue.

Health care panel: Pandemic has magnified affordability, access issues

As the country adapts to live alongside COVID-19, affordability of care, mental health concerns, supporting underserved populations and continued vaccine outreach remain areas in...

State launches COVID-19 “Test to Stay” pilot in Westerly schools

WESTERLY – Westerly became the first community in the state on Wednesday to implement a pilot program allowing students to continue coming to school...

401 Tech Bridge, MassChallenge start first cohort in blue accelerator program

PORTSMOUTH – A group of sixteen startups and fellows covering more than 10 areas of the blue economy embarked on an eight-week MassChallenge and...

Aura’s Chocolate Bar lands $8K Sam Adams grant

CRANSTON – Fifteen years ago, Aura Fajardo Quintero, a graphic designer, never imagined herself working with chocolate. Now, Fajardo Quintero owns a growing chocolate...

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...

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