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Redevelopment of historic factory into apartments with ‘green grocer’ gets zoning...

PROVIDENCE – Owners of a historic, former factory building at 472 Potters Ave. in Providence’s Elmwood neighborhood are planning to convert the property into...
A RELIABLE ASSISTANT: Dr. Jeannine Giovanni uses the da Vinci Xi Surgical System to perform bariatric surgery. Giovanni says the robotic help allows more-precise procedures and quicker recovery times for patients. / 
COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM

Weight loss surgery with the help of a robot

More precision and smaller incisions. These are the main benefits that modern robot-assisted surgery brings to bariatric surgery, a procedure that helps with weight loss...
PREMIUM ­PRESSURES: Bruce Messier, president of Butler and Messier Insurance Inc., says higher costs for car repairs because of the effects of the ­COVID-19 pandemic could push insurance premiums much higher this year.  / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

After lull, cost of coverage for cars could rise again

When the pandemic struck Rhode Island in 2020, and a stay-at-home order was issued, the highways and byways around the state and country became...
THOMAS MCCARTHY, who was serving as the deputy director of the R.I. Department of Health, told colleagues that he's leaving the organization. / COURTESY WPRI

RIDOH Deputy Director McCarthy announces resignation

PROVIDENCE – Less than a week after Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott announced her resignation as the director of the R.I. Department of Health, her second-in-command...
RHODE ISLAND'S MANDATE requiring proof of vaccination or indoor masking will remain in effect through Feb. 14, according to a new executive order signed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Jan. 18. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP

R.I. extends proof of vaccination, masking mandate until Feb. 14

PROVIDENCE – A 30-day mandate for indoor masking or proof of vaccination at venues throughout Rhode Island will continue for another month, according to...
BROWN DERMATOLOGY SETTLED a discrimination complaint that was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office, after the family member of a deaf patient said the practice failed to provide a qualified sign language interpreter for medical appointments between 2018 and 2021. / COURTESY BROWN DERMATOLOGY

Brown Dermatology agrees to pay $31K in deaf patient’s discrimination case

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island dermatology practice with 10 locations across the state reached a $31,000 settlement on Thursday over allegations of discrimination lodged...

Five Questions With: Agueda Del Borgo

A resident of Pawtucket and a longtime real estate broker in Rhode Island, Agueda Del Borgo was appointed as 2022 president of the Rhode...

Newport fire station, remade into mixed-use apartments, sells for $3M

NEWPORT – A historic fire station in the city was recently sold for $3 million after being converted around 30 years ago into a...

Ann & Hope garden outlet property in Cumberland sells for $3.5M

CUMBERLAND – A 485,000-square-foot mill complex in Cumberland that was last used as an Ann & Hope outlet shop and garden center recently sold...

Barrington property sells for $3.9M in town’s first luxury home sale...

BARRINGTON – A 4.2-acre waterfront estate in Barrington with views of Smith’s Cove recently sold for $3.9 million in the town’s first luxury home...

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