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Smaller shelters to replace Welcome Arnold

CRANSTON – The state last week shut down the 100-bed Welcome Arnold Shelter to prepare it for demolition so a new R.I. State Police...

California-based owner agrees to sell WLNE-TV

IRVINE, Calif. – Freedom Communications Inc. has agreed to sell WLNE-TV ABC6, the ABC affiliate serving Providence and New Bedford as Channel 6 and...

South County set to open new orthopedics center

WAKEFIELD - South County Hospital’s new Center for Orthopedics, which has been under construction since mid-September, is almost ready, the hospital says. It is...

AHRQ, Ad Council start national PSA campaign

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and The Advertising Council this month launched a...
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Proposed child care cuts</br> would hurt R.I. work force

It’s difficult to imagine a better return on a public investment than the positive outcomes that have been achieved for children, working parents and...

Verizon wireless a speedy solution for customers

To the editor, In the February 26 issue of Providence Business News, Verizon Wireless was pleased to see reporting of the company’s latest wireless...
THE CAMERA WERKS owner Patricia Zacks keeps her business alive with good, old-fashioned customer service and offerings like custom framing; instead of photo developing, she now offers a digital photo printing station. /

A business that is still developing

The young woman needs a slide projector, and Patty Zacks takes her right to the two she has in stock. Quickly she determines that...
JAMES DeRENTIS is known not just as an innovator at BankRI, but also as an advocate for the arts and community development. /

Exec sees BankRI as a champion of local business, arts, community...

As chief business officer for BankRI, Jim DeRentis oversees both the bank’s commercial and retail banking businesses, as well as its marketing and communications...

Paint makers to appeal to R.I. Supreme Court

PROVIDENCE – Two paint manufacturers today filed notices they will appeal Superior Court Associate Justice Michael A. Silverstein’s Feb. 26 ruling in the state’s...
CAREMARK CEO Mac Crawford, right, and CVS CEO Tom Ryan leave the stage in New York Nov. 2 after announcing the deal, then valued at $21B. Crawford is to be chairman of CVS/Caremark and Ryan, president and CEO. /

Caremark shareholders approve CVS takeover

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “A substantial majority” of shareholders of Caremark Rx Inc. (NYSE: CMX) voted to approve the company’s buyout by CVS Corp. (NYSE:...
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