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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.
COVID-19-RELATED initial unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island have totaled 80,168 since March 9. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

1,419 more people seek R.I. pandemic unemployment assistance; UI claims rise...

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island climbed by 1,419 on Wednesday, to 80,659, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said...
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE hospitalized with COVD-19 in Rhode Island declined t0 206 on Sunday, the lowest number since early April. COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. reports seven new COVID-19-related deaths, 106 new cases on Sunday

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health reported seven COVID-19 deaths and 106 new cases on Sunday, and the number of people hospitalized with...
DELTA AIR LINES INC. announced Friday that it is suspending service at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick at least until Sept. 30. PBN FILE PHOTO / MIKE SKORSKI

Delta suspends all service at T.F. Green Airport

PROVIDENCE – Delta Air Lines Inc. has suspended flights in and out of T.F. Green Airport and nine other smaller airports nationwide, at least...
FORMER TWIN RIVER Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. addresses attendees at Providence Business News' Business Excellence Awards dinner in 2016. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Longtime Twin River chairman John Taylor ‘reluctantly’ steps down

LINCOLN – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. said Monday that he is “reluctantly” stepping down and giving up...
Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. died Friday at the age of 78. COURTESY R.I. JUDICIARY

Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. dies...

PROVIDENCE – Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., who had served in that role for 18 years, died at home...

Five Questions With: John King

For years, video games have been seen in many circles as a mind-numbing, time-wasting sedentary activity that keeps children – and young adults, for...

Five Questions With: Andrew Bikash

University of Rhode Island students Andrew Bikash and Ben Grossman saw a need on campus, and they've developed an app to meet that need....

Five Questions With: Marcela Betancur

When the results of the 2018-2019 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System were released last week, they showed that the overall performance of students in...
ROSANNE SOMERSON is president of the Rhode Island School of Design. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

Five Questions With: Rosanne Somerson

The Rhode Island School of Design announced earlier this month that it would use a $10 million anonymous donation – the largest ever received...
THE REV. KENNTH R. SICARD will become Providence College's 13th president on July 1, 2020. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College names Rev. Sicard as its next president

PROVIDENCE – Providence College announced Friday that the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard will become the college's next president when Father Brian J. Shanley steps...

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