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THOMAS OSSMAN is retiring from Providence Country Day School, where he has served as a math teacher and football coach, after nearly 50 years. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

Five Questions With: Thomas Ossman

Thomas Ossman is the longest-standing tenured faculty member at Providence Country Day School, an independent middle and high school in East Providence. From 1968...

Don’t let rudeness become contagious

Germs can run rampant in a workplace, but so can another problem. Researchers at the University of Florida, presenting their findings in the Journal...

Why we’re so unprepared for flu

It’s surprising how easy it is to brush off dire existential threats. We remain, for example, unprepared for the next pandemic flu, though experts...
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Five Questions With Melissa Sanzaro

Melissa Sanzaro | Executive director, Providence Housing Authority1. What is the Providence Housing Authority footprint for housing, and how has that changed over the...

Remember what causes a recession

Remember recessions? Those times where the stock market goes down, unemployment goes up and businesses stop investing? There was a really big one about...

Recent IRS directive simplifies R&D tax credits

Credits for research and development are among the most significant tax-reduction opportunities available to businesses. As a result, taxing authorities give R&D activities a...
When he founded ADI Energy in 2002, John J. Rizzo knew what he wanted. Starting as an energy services consultant, soon the company added design/build capabilities and now is a comprehensive energy services company, just what Rizzo had in mind. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Live each day with integrity

John J. Rizzo | ADI Energy CEO and presidentThe headlines are full of stories of people doing all the wrong things, whether that be...
RE-FOCUSED: The significant volatility of the equity markets recently has injected a needed clear-eyed evaluation of risk and reward, one that recent market calm has pushed to the back of investors’ minds.

Three lessons: Volatility can be transformed into opportunities.

The recent stocks roller-coaster reminded me of three lessons I learned many years ago as an investor in emerging markets. If well understood and...

Celebrate big home sales, but R.I. needs more good-paying jobs

This week’s edition of PBN offers a thought-provoking contrast.The cover story, our yearly feature on the 10 most expensive home sales from the previous...

SEG feeds R.I. startup scene well

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse has accepted a new cohort for its Food Accelerator program, and this seems like as good a time as any...
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