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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

Does the state’s new ‘Crush COVID RI’ mobile app raise privacy...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently unveiled the state's free "Crush COVID RI" mobile app. It can be used to track where people go to...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY is working on protocols in order to return to campus life next fall. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Should Rhode Island colleges be allowed to make their own decisions...

A handful of local colleges recently announced evolving plans to reopen their campuses to students in the fall, with online learning still among the...
EVOLVING: Shoppers pass through the common areas of the Providence Place mall. The mall features entertainment that goes beyond apparel stores, cineplexes and fast-food chains, such as a kids’ veterinary clinic with stuffed animals, a Thai restaurant and arcade games. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Has your attitude about shopping at the physical locations of local...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is lifting the stay-at-home order on Saturday and allowing some nonessential businesses to reopen or expand some services, with restrictions. The...
A NEW VENTURE: (add)ventures moved into new office space at 20 Risho Ave. in East Providence in early January, modernizing a former call center into an innovative, collaborative workspace. / COURTESY (ADD)VENTURES

What do you miss the most about working in your office...

After several weeks of working from home, some workers may have trouble remembering what parts of their corporate offices and workplaces look like. There are,...
BUSY SESSION: From left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo must work together to tackle a host of issues in the upcoming legislative session, including a structural budget deficit, the state lottery contract, the minimum wage and marijuana legalization and regulation. / PBN PHOTO AND FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

How should legislative leaders prioritize state spending for fiscal 2021, given...

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the state economy, shutting down or limiting the operations of thousands of businesses and forcing...
CRUCIAL ­RESOURCE: Local news outlets such as Providence Business News are among the “essential workers” businesses and communities rely on, especially in times of crisis.

Are government sources and news outlets keeping you as informed as...

There is no shortage of information sources today but sorting through the crush of news and commentary for what matters most to local communities...
1617 Mineral Spring Ave. (1974)OWNER: Pawtucket Credit UnionTENANT: Pawtucket Credit Union

How satisfied are you with the support you have seen for...

Local banks have been scrambling to keep up with applications flooding in from struggling small businesses hoping for a piece of a $349 billion...
THE CORONAVIRUS has continued to prompt the closure of business and nonprofits around the state. / NIAID-RML via AP

How confident are you Rhode Island has taken enough steps to...

Each day now brings a new high in the daily number of positive COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, along with a growing number of...
SPECIAL DELIVERY: Perella’s Ristorante chef-owner Lou Perella not only cooks the food but is now delivering it, here to CJ Audet-Kelly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

How much has your job or business changed in response to...

Tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders have been suddenly forced out of the workforce, due largely to government restrictions on businesses and the size...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday afternoon that the state had confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island since a briefing Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

How would you assess the job state and local officials have...

Rhode Island was ranked the “most aggressive” state in the country in trying to contain the spread of coronavirus, in a March 17 report...

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