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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...
Kristen Adamo

Tourism will need support from R.I. leaders

On the morning of March 11, thousands of young athletes from across the Northeast were packing their bags for a trip to Providence. They...

Financial stress may help spread coronavirus

Preventing deaths from COVID-19 depends on those who are showing symptoms seeking treatment – which also allows authorities to track down whom they came...

Why are corporations voluntarily pitching in?

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap. In the U.S., President Donald Trump invoked...
Jeffrey Deckman

A call for ‘Marshall Plan’ for R.I. small businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic will go down as one of the most important events in our history. Its impact is already causing exponential disruption, which...
Gary Sasse

COVID-19 will change how states compete for jobs

COVID-19 has triggered an economic contraction unlike any other. States that adopt a strategic vision to address the crisis will have a better chance...

Lack of women in cybersecurity field is a risk

Women are highly underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity. In 2017, women’s share in the U.S. cybersecurity field was 14%, compared with 48% in...
Neil D. Steinberg

It’s up to us to make R.I.’s ‘new normal’ a better...

In these extraordinary times there is evidence of hope and generosity all around, just as there is uncertainty and urgent, extreme need. We are...
Mark Shapiro

Rights of people with disabilities apply online, too

COVID-19 has disrupted how businesses reach and serve their customers. Stay-at-home orders have pushed companies to rethink and re-strategize how they can attract and...
Joan Retsinas

COVID-19 has exposed weakness in health insurance system

Before the coronavirus, advocates for national health insurance did not convince a swath of the electorate to support them. The employer-based system, after all,...

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