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Forbes index is a pretty miserable<br> measure of Providence’s mettle

To the editor: I can think of at least half a dozen cities – that I have actually lived in, not just passed through –...

Legislative two-step on DUI laws

An effort to toughen a drunk-driving law two years ago has created a legal snafu that could affect the future of dozens of Breathalyzer-refusal...

Health care is expansive, sure, <br> but individuals can fight back

To the editor: The problems with the health care system today are ones of cost, profit and distribution of resources (“Langevin co-sponsors plan for national...

Feinstein offers to help R.I. fund school breakfasts

CRANSTON – Alan Shawn Feinstein today offered to pick up half the state’s tab for the Rhode Island school breakfast program, if the state...
JEROME F. WILLIAMS, director of the R.I. DOT since January 2007, will become director of administration if the R.I. Senate confirms his appointment. His accomplishments at the DOT over the past year include eliminating a $5 million departmental deficit. /

Carcieri announces changes in key posts

PROVIDENCE – In a shakeup of his inner circle, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today announced plans to move his current director of administration into...

CVS Caremark to pay $38.5M in multi-state settlement

WOONSOCKET – CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) has agreed to pay $38.5 million, in a multi-state consumer protection probe, to resolve allegations that two...

Pawtucket Foundation chief to leave for Indiana

PAWTUCKET – Rich Davis, the Pawtucket Foundation’s executive director since April 2001, will be leaving this April to become president of the Downtown Improvement...
ANNA CANO-MORALES, senior community philanthropy officer at The Rhode Island Foundation and chairwoman of the Central Falls School Board, was honored by PBN last summer as a member of its 40 Under Forty.  /

Carcieri names Cano-Morales <br>to state Board of Regents

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has named Anna Cano-Morales to the R.I. Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, replacing Gary Grove,...

U.S. trade deficit shrinks by 6.8% in December

WASHINGTON – The nation’s trade deficit narrowed to $58.8 billion in December, a decrease of $4.3 billion or 6.8 percent from November’s revised $63.1...

Juveniles need better screening, Bradley study finds

EAST PROVIDENCE – Newly published research from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center shows that uvenile offenders who are depressed are more likely to...
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