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THE U.S. SENATE this week passed a bipartisan public-lands package, which includes language from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to designate river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Pictured is a section of the Pawcatuck River in Westerly. / COURTESY WOOD-PAWCATUCK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

Bill to protect Wood-Pawcatuck watershed passes U.S. Senate

HOPKINTON – The U.S. Senate this week voted 92-8 in favor of a bipartisan public-lands package, which includes language from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to...
PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INC., which has 18 locations within Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., plans to close all of its U.S. stores after again filing for bankruptcy, according to a report Thursday by Reuters./BLOOMBERG PHOTO/SCOTT EELLS

Payless ShoeSource to close all U.S. stores

PROVIDENCE — Payless ShoeSource Inc., a worldwide discount shoe retail chain, is planning to shutter all of its stores in the U.S. when the...
NINETY PERCENT of the more than 250 students taking classes during the Community College of Rhode Island’s January 2019 winter session received a passing grade. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI: 90 percent of winter session students received passing grades

WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island’s first winter session in more than three decades received a passing grade – both literally and figuratively. The...
RHODE ISLAND has been selected as one of four states to receive a $300,000 fitness equipment gift from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils as part of the foundation’s “DON’T QUIT!” campaign.

R.I. among 4 states selected for $300K fitness equipment gift

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been selected as one of four states to receive a $300,000 fitness equipment gift from the National Foundation for...
HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL leadership receives a $103,066 donation from Spirit Halloween representatives on Jan. 22. The funds, raised through the retailer’s "Spirit of Children" program, will benefit the hospital’s Child Life program. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Hasbro Children’s Hospital receives $103K from Spirit Halloween

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Children’s Hospital was the beneficiary of a $103,066 donation from seasonal Halloween retailer Spirit Halloween, which the hospital received Jan. 22...
MORE THAN $60,000 was raised for Rhode Island-based nonprofits at the 2018 Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in July. Pictured, from left: Ernie Spaziano, Holy Family Home for Women and Children director; David Beauchesne, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School executive director; the Rev. Edward Cardente, pastor of Holy Family Home for Women and Children; Mike Scarpetti, Boys & Girls Club of Providence director of operations; Robert Naparstek, Rhode Island Philharmonic board president; Annette Mozzoni, Rhode Island Philharmonic director of education; Nancy Diz Bain, co-director of the Met School; Jeffrey Osborne; Eileen Hayes, Amos House executive director; Ron Wright, Button Hole Golf Course executive director; Carlene Casciano-McCann, St. Mary’s Home for Children executive director; and Adam Bush, founding provost of College Unbound. / COURTESY JEFFREY OSBORNE FOUNDATION

Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic raises $60K for local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – More than $60,000 was raised at the annual Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic held over the summer, with the funds benefiting multiple Rhode...

Goldberg receives lifetime achievement honor from Rhode Island Hospital

DR. RICHARD J. GOLDBERG, former senior vice president for psychiatry and behavioral health for Lifespan Corp., recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rhode...
UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: Michael A. Roberto, director of Bryant University’s Center for Program Innovation, will talk about his new book, “Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets,” during the Business Value Forum on Feb. 20 at Bryant University in Smithfield.
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BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Roberto to speak at Bryant Business Value Forum series

EDITOR’S CHOICE Roberto to speak at Bryant Business Value Forum series MICHAEL A. ROBERTO, director of Bryant University’s Center for Program Innovation, will discuss...

Lists: Rehabilitation, physical & occupational therapy centers

Total number of practitioners: 880 To purchase a copy of this list, call (401) 273-2201 or visit PBN.com/lists.html for more information. For more information about participating...

Lists: Hospitals

Total net patient revenue: $4.7 billion FOOTNOTES: 1. Represents the increase or decrease in unrestricted net assets. 2. Part of Lifespan Corp., which includes Emma Pendleton Bradley...
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