Editorials

A women’s summit to remember

Bryant University’s 2020 Women’s Summit will be remembered as much for persevering in the midst of a pandemic, as for the inspirational speakers and...

Lifespan, CNE will try again

Can anything positive come out of a pandemic? Leaders of Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System are willing to find out. For more...
MOVING ­FORWARD: Domenic Merolla, a clerk at ENO Fine Wines in Providence, on June 2 cleans up shattered glass and spilled alcohol from looting at the store. / PBN PHOTO/ 
NANCY LAVIN

Responses to pandemic, rioting fuel hope for R.I. businesses

Broken glass was strewn along downtown Providence sidewalks outside ransacked businesses. Inside and out, weary-looking owners and staff were scrambling to clean up while...
PRIVACY THREAT? The state’s Crush COVID RI phone app includes GPS tracking that can 
be disabled.

State’s contact-tracing app not a serious threat to privacy rights

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says she’s been thrilled with the early response to the state’s Crush COVID RI phone app, despite the specter of...
STAYING SAFE: A new PBN survey found many Rhode Islanders won’t feel safe around large groups of people until next year. For businesses that rely on tourism, that might mean a renewed focus on family activities this summer, including bike tours. Above, a cyclist passes Your Bike Shop in Warren. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RYAN T. CONATY

PBN survey offers hope for some businesses, concerns for others

The good news in a recent PBN survey is that many Rhode Islanders are ready to get back to their workplaces, shopping habits and...

A bright spot in the pandemic numbers

The daily COVID-19 pandemic story is one of numbers and people. The crushing daily toll is told in deaths, hospitalizations, tests, unemployment claims and...
SILENCED: The Providence Journal, Rhode Island’s only statewide, daily newspaper, announced recently it would no longer publish editorials. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

News editorials are crucial part of a community’s conscience

In a sea of opinions increasingly shared in real time about nearly every aspect of our public and private lives, the considered, informed voice...

State leaders must lead on budget

State leaders are never able to please everyone when making tough decisions on the state budget. But it’s an open question this year whether...

Federal rules imperil T.F. Green

After declining passenger traffic throughout 2019, T.F. Green Airport saw some gains in January and February. But by the time those numbers were reported,...
BALANCING ACT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is beginning a phased reopening of the state’s economy but says it will be quickly halted if the state sees a surge in new cases of COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Health risks of reopening balanced by ongoing economic crisis

As the state embarks on a cautious reopening of its economy, the nagging question on everyone’s mind is, “Are we ready?” As this week’s...

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