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James Bessette joined the Providence Business News as the Researcher in February 2018. Prior to joining PBN, he worked as a reporter for The Independent and as a copy editor for The Newport Daily News. He also worked as a sports reporter for Southern Rhode Island Newspapers and as news editor for The East Greenwich Pendulum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rhode Island College.

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...

Who’s on the Board?

Mission: NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is a community-development corporation that works with residents, businesses and neighborhood institutions to enrich neighborhood life and make affordable-housing...

Opening the chamber door

How many chambers of commerce is your company a member of? 1-3: 69.2% None: 15.4% 4-6: 7.7% More than 6: 7.7% Has being a chamber member been beneficial for...
RENDERINGS OF Brown University's state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, released Wednesday, show a glass 'clearstory' extending out from the building's main frame, allowing visibility into the structure's main floor and performance hall./COURTESY REX

Brown unveils new performing arts center plans and renderings

PROVIDENCE – Plans and renderings of Brown University’s new Performing Arts Center to be built on Angell Street were released by the university and...
THE SEACLIFF PROPERTY at 562 Bellevue Ave., Newport, was sold to a California-based LLC controlled by Larry Ellison, founder of software company Oracle, for $11 million on Jan. 31, according to city records. / COURTESY CITY OF NEWPORT

Newport’s Seacliff property sold for $11M to Oracle founder Ellison

NEWPORT – An early 20th-century home along the city’s Cliff Walk was sold at the end of January for $11 million. Based on published...
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The Birdhouse
70 Beacon Hill Road
Newport 
Price: $9,000,000
Date sold: July 30, 2018
Buyers: Judith S. and Jerry Sheindlin
Seller: Dorrance H. Hamilton Revocable Trust
Broker: Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty (buyers and seller)
Year built: 2012
Bathrooms: 6 full, 2 half
Bedrooms: 6
Living space: 14,912 square feet
Previous price: Originally listed for $10,900,000. 
HOLDING COURT: Judy Sheindlin, of the syndicated TV show “Judge Judy,” and her husband, Jerry, purchased The Birdhouse at 70 Beacon Hill Road in Newport for $9 million last July, making it the most expensive home sale in Rhode Island in 2018.
 / COURTESY MICHAEL OSEAN

Despite multi-factor challenges, high-end home sales continue to grow in Rhode...

Despite the up-and-mostly down nature of the stock market in 2018, Rhode Island’s luxury real estate market showed no signs of slowing down. And...

Osso named board president of Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

CAROL OSSO was recently named the new board president for the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center. The organization provides services to individuals from the Blackstone...

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