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Matt Bower joined Providence Business News as the Copy Editor in November 2016. Prior to joining PBN, he was a reporter and production assistant for the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald and Johnston Sun Rise at Beacon Communications in Warwick, R.I., and was a reporter for the Warwick Daily Times and Kent County Daily Times in West Warwick, R.I. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
RICHARD CULATTA, the chief innovation officer for Rhode Island, is leaving his position next month.

Culatta stepping down as R.I. chief innovation officer

PROVIDENCE – Richard Culatta, the state’s first chief innovation officer, is leaving his position to become CEO of The International Society for Technology in...

Sheku sentenced for UI funds theft

PROVIDENCE – A former senior employment interviewer with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on April 3 was sentenced to 21 months in federal...

N.B. utility bills could rise under rate plan

NEW BEDFORD – Residential electric bills could rise by more than $6.50 a month next year if Eversource gets state approval to raise distribution...
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Alzheimer’s Association R.I. holds caregiver conference

PROVIDENCE – Caregivers and other health care professionals caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are invited to attend the Alzheimer’s...
OWN IT: CharterCARE Health Partners CEO John Holiver, center, says patients need to be more involved with taking ownership of their health for better outcomes. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Taking ownership key to successful reform

"The goal of an HMO is to put the primary care physician at the heart of delivering care to members. It's about making sure...

R.I. taxpayers can now pay personal income tax online

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island taxpayers now have the ability to pay their personal income tax online via the official website of the R.I. Division...

Ann & Hope uses VAI’s ERP software suite to support operations

CUMBERLAND – In an effort to meet the needs of its growing customer base, curtain and bath retailer Ann & Hope will utilize the...
THE Station Fire Memorial Park Campaign has raised $2 million and is now planning a spring ceremony to unveil the Memorial Park dedicated to the 100 people that lost their lives on Feb. 20, 2003 in the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick.

Station Fire Memorial Foundation raises $2M, plans Memorial Park spring dedication...

It was an ambitious goal, but thanks to both corporate and personal contributions, the Station Fire Memorial Park Campaign has raised $2 million and...
FORMER SUPERINTENDENT of the R.I. State Police Steven G. O’Donnell has been named the new CEO of the YMCA of Greater Providence. / COURTESY R.I. STATE POLICE

Former R.I. police superintendent O’Donnell named CEO of Greater Providence YMCA

PROVIDENCE – Steven G. O’Donnell recently retired as superintendent of the R.I. State Police and commissioner of the R.I. Department of Public Safety, but...
THE MASSACHUSETTS economy is performing well, but the state needs to address infrastructure and education, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board.

MassBenchmarks: Despite positive economic performance, Bay State needs to address infrastructure,...

BOSTON – With state employment growing faster than the national level and the unemployment rate the lowest it’s been since “the ‘dot com’ boom...

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