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THE R.I. SENATE finance committee will begin its review of the International Game Technology PLC contract next week. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ PAM BHATIA

Did state Democratic leaders make the right call delaying decisions on...

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, all Democrats, on Sept. 11 announced that the General...
Mark Preble in July was named acting chancellor and chief operating officer of 
the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He previously served as the university’s vice chancellor for human resources. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Help employees engage, grow

Mark Preble | Acting chancellor and chief operating officer, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth I recently attended a meeting where a team was discussing a very...
LONG WAIT: State Democratic leaders plan to wait until after the election in November to approve a budget for the current fiscal year, which began July 1.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD

Delaying tough budget decisions until November is self-serving

No elected official wants to make decisions that could cost people their jobs, or funding needed to carry out valued community services. Such responsibility...
Elizabeth L. DeLaitsch

DeLaitsch named Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Woman of the Year

ELIZABETH L. DELAITSCH, a Lincoln resident, was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Woman of the Year. The honor is bestowed upon the...

Happiness is a way of thinking

A group of 50 people was attending a seminar. For a group activity, the leader gave each attendee one balloon and asked each person...
Eric Cormier i

What’s your plan for 2021?

While the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on the business world are unquestionable, it is still unclear how the adjustments implemented in recent months will...

Flood risk too costly to ignore

Rhode Island has so far escaped what has been a very active hurricane season, but the danger of flooding is a fact of life...
Joan Retsinas

We’ve nearly returned to our uninsured past

Remember the uninsured? Those 45 million among us dominated the 2008 presidential campaign, then the 2012 campaign. What could the nation do? We had...

‘Archways to Opportunity’ is changing lives

Hayleigh Correia of Pawtucket could not have imagined where her life would take her when she first walked into the McDonald’s restaurant in Providence....
Paul Harden / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Five Questions With: Paul Harden

Paul Harden | Newport area regional director, Rhode Island Small Business Development Center 1. Why did the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center create...

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