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William Hamilton joined Providence Business News as the special projects editor in February 2019. Before that, he had been a content editor and Sunday business editor at The Providence Journal. He was a PBN staff writer from 2007 to 2011, and had previously written and edited for the Fall River Herald News, the Pawtucket Times and the Kent County Daily Times. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.
A SCITUATE BUSINESSMAN pleaded guilty to federal income tax evasion this week in U.S. District Court in Providence./ COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Scituate businessman pleads guilty to evading paying $428,700 in federal taxes

PROVIDENCE – A Scituate businessman, who prosecutors say claimed he was not a United States citizen on his tax forms and that his earnings...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island has reached a partnership agreement with the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School./ COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI partners with charter high school for ‘seamless pathway’ to nursing...

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island is partnering with a nursing charter high school to remove barriers and provide a "seamless pathway"...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO has directed the state Department of Education to establish a panel of experts to conduct a review of Providence schools./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo orders ‘comprehensive review’ of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is directing the state Department of Education to conduct a "comprehensive review" of the Providence school system to...
NEW APPLICATIONS are being accepted for the Wavemaker Fellowship program, which helps STEM and design professionals defray student-loan debts.

Got student debt? Commerce RI accepting new applications for Wavemaker Fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Wavemaker Fellowship program that provides recent college graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with student-loan reimbursement is...

Accrediting agency accepts CCRI’s fifth-year report

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island has received a passing grade when it comes to its accreditation.The New England Commission of Higher...

Programming on Oliver Hazard Perry headed in new direction

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The nonprofit group that operates Rhode Island's official Tall Ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry, has changed course, and the group says...
ANDREW WORKMAN, Roger Williams University interim president, is leaving for a job in Pennsylvania./ COURTESY ROGER WILLIAM UNIVERSITY

RWU interim president takes provost job at Pa. university

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University's interim president is leaving the school to take the position of provost of Widener University, in Chester, Pa.Andrew Workman,...
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE for Early Education Research's annual report, "The State of Preschool," found mixed results for the state of Rhode Island.

Report: R.I. a leader in quality pre-K, but access still too...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has boosted spending and enrolled more children in prekindergarten, but access to public preschool programs remains low in the Ocean...
THE UNIVERSITY of Rhode Island has received $1.2 million from a National Science Foundation program to provide financial assistance to prospective STEM teachers. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI School of Education gets $1.2M for scholarships aimed at STEM...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island's School of Education has been awarded $1.2 million for a National Science Foundation scholarship program aimed...

Ex-R.I. state senator sentenced to 2 years in prison for bank...

PROVIDENCE – Former state senator and businessman James E. Doyle II, 47, of Pawtucket, was sentenced Friday to two years in federal prison for...
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