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IMPROVEMENT AND CHALLENGES: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island, participated in PBN’s 2018 Spring Health Care Summit, helping get the conversation started by talking about her recent experiences in the health care system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Of primary concern for region’s health: primary care and cost

A major goal of the Affordable Care Act was to help more people get health insurance. And on that score, it was quite successful.But...

Banks need to embrace uncertainty

Is banking a technology industry? More and more, that seems to be the case.For years, banks and credit unions have been building their digital...
DO DEVELOPERS NEED HELPING HAND? Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has taken advantage of tax-sta-bilization agreements to redevelop a number of city properties, including the more than 150-year-old Case-Mead Building. Without such incentives, Paolino said the city is “behind the eight-ball” when it comes to development. But some challenge the need for the tax breaks. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence TSA update needed to increase investment

For years Providence has had a justly earned reputation as one of the most difficult cities in which to develop real estate. Between costs,...

Leave UI fund alone, fund Real Jobs RI

Good intentions do not transform bad choices into good ones. Exhibit A now on display is the Raimondo administration’s proposal to take money from...
LOOKING BEYOND: Johnson & Wales University leader John J. Bowen has seen dramatic changes in the school’s size and ambitions in his 40-plus years there and expects that its upward trajectory will continue after he retires at the end of the year.  / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

Bowen leaves a legacy of never being satisfied with the present

When John J. Bowen arrived at Johnson & Wales University to teach in its brand-new culinary program, the school had about 1,000 students, all...

Reconciliation line-item veto needed

As the General Assembly embarks on the second half of its 2018 session, Sen. Ryan William Pearson, D-Cumberland, has made a common-sense proposal for...

Reduce 911 fee to just cover system

Each month telephone owners pay a fee of at least $1 that is designed to support the state’s E-911 service, a total of roughly...
WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN NEXT? The March 2010 floods showed that the effects of storms are felt not just on Rhode Island’s coastline, as the Pawtuxet River spilled well over its banks, inundating many homes and businesses, and disrupting lives. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate mitigation pays off, but it has to be put in...

This week’s conclusion of a three-part series by PBN staff writer Eli Sherman on Rhode Island’s vulnerability to flooding and storm damage is sobering.The...
WINTER WONDERLAND? Tree-lined streets, such as Hopkins Hill Road in Coventry, look lovely with a cover of snow, but they can turn ugly when branches fall on overhead lines and interrupt power to homes and ­businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/
ROB BORKOWSKI

Beautiful, yes, but R.I.’s trees may need a little bit of...

Winter storms present a significant challenge for utilities, especially National Grid PLC here in southern New England. Keeping the power on is a difficult...

A good design for R.I.’s future

It was a good sign that despite diminished funding, DESIGNxRI was able to make 13 grants to local design firms in its 2017-2018 cohort...
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