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Public Display gets $0.25M from Slater Fund

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund today announced it has provided financing to software startup Public Display.“To date, Slater has invested a total...

Division of Motor Vehicles gets new phone system

PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles has a new main telephone number, 426-4DMV (462-4368), effective today.Callers will reach a new, automated main...

New-home sales fall 3.9%; prices rise 4.6%

WASHINGTON – Sales of new single-family homes last month fell 3.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 848,000 homes, from January’s rate...
DR. SELIM SUNER helped found the R.I. Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 1989, when he was a med student and an EMT. Today, he is a unit commander heading a team of 230 volunteers. /

Team is ready for any emergency

Disasters can happen, and the smart homeowner or business manager is ready in advance: candles, batteries, rock salt, propane stove, drinking water, walkie-talkies, data...

Continuity plans seen as crucial

The pitch from business continuity planning experts is simple: Companies need to prepare so they can minimize the amount of lost business in the...

Supply-chain disruption is only one of many worries

As American manufacturers increasingly reach across the country and around the world for component parts, they risk becoming victims of disasters many time zones...

Colleges take pains to plan for all possibilities

Charged with the welfare of thousands, Rhode Island’s colleges find themselves at the center of the disaster preparedness movement in the state, even being...

Wickford PR firm specializes in preparedness

Eric Cote had no idea when he and partner Ken D’Ambrosio set out to start a communications firm eight years ago that they’d develop...

Banks set up multi-level recovery systems

If Hurricane Katrina taught those in financial services anything, it was that no level of disaster preparedness is too great. From losing one branch...

Making it easier to take help from businesses

A little boy was dead from encephalitis, two others had gotten sick, and a fourth had meningitis. There was no apparent connection, but such...
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