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Federal ADA law to define ‘substantially limited’

Whether it’s providing screen readers to those with vision problems or reducing stress for employees with post-traumatic stress disorder, employers are expected to make...
NATHAN BISHOP MIDDLE SCHOOL, now closed, exemplifies the rundown, antiquated condition of many of the city’s school buildings. /

Building schools to suit how kids learn today

Superintendent Donnie Evans doesn’t mince words when he talks about the condition of the city’s school buildings. “Many of our facilities are depressing,” he...

Adult ed gets extra $2.1M but strings are attached

Thirty-eight community agencies have been awarded $9 million in state grants to support adult education programs as part of a new system that requires...
EMILY FIELD, left, a URI Coastal Fellow for two years in a row, and graduate student Nicole Rohr put buckets in the water at the Bay Campus for an experiment. /

Students gain experience in URI study fellowships

They may not sound like the sexiest research topics, but it turns out that studying algae, deer ticks and E. coli in mouse intestines...

Freetown courts Sam Adams, with state aid

The world wants more Samuel Adams beer, and the Boston Beer Co. is looking for ways to meet the demand. For the people of...

Shaw’s closings to leave poor with fewer options

In less than two weeks, 224 people will lose their jobs and two working-class neighborhoods will be left without any major grocery store after...

CVS, health center set up partnership to aid poor

Patients of Thundermist Health Center now have a new benefit. Through a partnership with CVS Caremark Corp., they will be able to get discount...
A CESSPOOL, a particularly primitive way to handle sewage, is a holding tank for solids with holes for the liquids to flow out. /

A partial victory, at last, in effort to ban cesspools

After five years of lobbying the General Assembly to phase out cesspools in Rhode Island, environmental advocates have scored a victory: the passage of...
DENNIS DIBATTISTA, left, president, and Edward McConnell, director of applications development, at General Packet, a small tech firm in Pawtucket that specializes in IP services and private-label broadband services for businesses. /

Helping small businesses connect

Two trends have transformed telecommunications in the last few years: the convergence of voice and data, and the growing use of wireless technology. Across...

Sierra Club urges better planning for public transit

Cars and trucks travel more than 8 billion miles in Rhode Island each year, creating pollution and contributing to global warming, a new Sierra...
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