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BARBARA COTTAM is chairwoman of the state Board of Education. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5Q: Barbara S. Cottam

1 Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed budget includes more than $40 million in new funding for pre-K through grade 12. What will this money...
TIRELESS: From left, presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are all over the traditional retirement age of 65, but they are positioning themselves to hold one of the world's most powerful and demanding jobs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTOS

Presidential candidates not alone in redefining right age for retirement

Is there such a thing as being “too old” to lead a college, a business or a country? For three of the final five candidates...
University of Rhode Island

URI launching Academic Health Collaborative

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is launching an Academic Health Collaborative as it reorganizes health programs to maximize cross-disciplinary programs and...
Jennifer Zanni is the founder and president of the Endometriosis Foundation of Rhode Island, a 6-year-old nonprofit based in Lincoln.

Five Questions With: Jennifer Zanni

Jennifer Zanni is the founder and president of the Endometriosis Foundation of Rhode Island, a 6-year-old nonprofit based in Lincoln. She has worked for...
Representatives and volunteers from Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, Team Rubicon, the Home Depot Foundation and the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin meet the family of Emile Johnson, a Vietnam War veteran whose roof was in dire need of repair. Langevin, sitting, center, through his staff, coordinated the repairs. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Volunteers aid Vietnam veteran by replacing roof

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin joined volunteers from Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, Team Rubicon and the Home Depot Foundation in celebrating...

$1.5M in scholarships available through Rhode Island Foundation

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is promoting the availability of $1.5 million in scholarships, with the first deadlines cropping up April 8. Dozens of...

Zoo seeks businesses to sponsor, take part in annual fundraiser

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Park Zoo is soliciting businesses and others to participate in its annual fundraising bash, Zoobilee! Feast With the Beasts, set...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick to hold fundraiser with $10K...

WARWICK – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick’s annual “Red Carpet Spectacular” dinner, auction and $10,000 cash raffle will be held April 9...
EYE IN THE SKY: Dave Brown, owner of Droners LLC, started his company in August. Droners is a "two-sided online marketplace" that connects consumers and businesses to professional, FAA-registered and regulated drone pilots for commercial services. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Finding a licensed drone pilot

At www.droners.io, hiring a drone pilot to film special occasions or commercial services is a Web click away. Incorporated last August, Droners LLC connects professional...
RICHARD CULATTA, the chief innovation officer for Rhode Island, is leaving his position next month. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

5Q: Richard Culatta

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says your role will focus on opening up government and using data to solve problems. How do you interpret transparency...
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