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Five Questions With: Charlene Barbieri

Charlene Barbieri is the co-founder, co-owner and director of Little Learners Academy, which has three locations – two in Cranston and one in Warwick....

Five Questions With: Morgan Goulet

Morgan Goulet joined Husch Blackwell’s Providence office as senior counsel in November. He comes to the national law firm after serving as senior legal...

Are proposed changes to Rhode Island’s state and congressional district maps...

Rhode Island’s Special Commission on Reapportionment on Jan. 12 approved new redistricting maps that would keep all 113 incumbent legislators in their existing districts. The...

Five Questions With: Kira Greene and Michael J. Sweeney

In 2021, Rhode Island real estate duo Kira Greene and Michael J. Sweeney, sales associates with Residential Properties Ltd., achieved more than $83 million...

Five Questions With: Steve Giarusso

Steve Giarusso, a welding training administrator and nondestructive examination manager with Thielsch Engineering Inc., has run a program for the R.I. Department of Labor...

Five Questions With: Dr. Vanessa Lund

Dr. Vanessa Lund, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and elbow procedures at University Orthopedics, was selected late last year for the American Society...
UNDER A NEW EMERGENCY POLICY, the R.I. Department of Health allowed a state-run hospital and a privately run nursing home to allow COVID-19 positive employees into the workplace over the past weekend, Jan. 1 through Jan. 2, due to short staffing. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND HOSPITALS

Should workers who are COVID-19 positive be allowed to work in...

The R.I. Department of Health on Dec. 31 began allowing medical facilities in the state to use employees who are positive for COVID-19 to...

The future of work is hybrid

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. workforce increasingly relied on remote collaboration technologies like videoconferencing. The global crisis...

Postcards could be effective tool in social safety net

President Joe Biden’s social safety net bill faces a tough road to passage. If it is passed, there’s another challenge ahead: How to get...

Some polarization is good, but this is bad

For the first time, the U.S. has been classified as a “backsliding democracy” in a global assessment of democratic societies by the International Institute...

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