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SHAD AHMED oversaw the URI EMS’s transition to a new $1.4 million headquarters and has helped secure federal and state grants for upgrades. /

URI volunteer EMS team should <br>pursue federal standard

Shad Ahmed has been part of the largely volunteer University of Rhode Island Emergency Medical Services team since he was a freshman in 2000....

Hundreds of foster children in need of specialty care

Did you know that, as of Jan. 2, 2008, there were 1,587 children living in foster homes in Rhode Island? And 885 of those...

Toll plan for R.I. bridges awaits panel feedback

A plan to raise tolls on the Newport-Pell Bridge and reinstate them on the Mount Hope Bridge has been put on hold, at least...
The Rotunda of the R.I. State House in Providence was the site of the 16th annual Celebrate South County, on May 13, which drew exhibits from more than 30 organizations. Here, staffers from the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation advocate for legislative action they say would loosen red tape, allowing the museum to make progress on its plans. /

South County comes upstate

The Rotunda of the R.I. State House in Providence was the site of the 16th annual Celebrate South County, on May 13, which drew...
FLOW CHARTS help parents find the information they need, from advice for dealing with a mental health crisis to help deciding if their moody teenager is normal. /

Bradley Hospital, state create guide <br> to children’s mental health care

EAST PROVIDENCE – Bradley Hospital and the R.I. Department of Health have teamed up to create a one-stop resource for parents who have questions...

Kent, CCRI to host lecture on ‘super bug’

WARWICK – Amid growing public awareness of MRSA, the “super bug” resistant to many antibiotics, Kent Hospital has organized a community education program on...

Policy journal focuses on reform

BETHESDA, Md. – Leading Republican and Democratic pollsters contributing to the latest issue of Health Affairs, The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere, agree...

Senate votes to create marijuana dispensaries

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate voted 29 to 6 last week to allow the creation of nonprofit dispensaries, to be known as “compassion centers,”...

Beaudreau to lead R.I. Service Alliance

PROVIDENCE – Bernard J. Beaudreau, who led the Rhode Island Community Food Bank for 11 years before leaving in 2006 to join the Chicago-based...

Judge sets meeting in FM Global permit dispute

PROVIDENCE – Representatives of FM Global, the Town of Johnston and Capital Lease Funding Inc., the company seeking to halt the construction of FM...

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