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R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 1,008, with 3 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,008 from Nov. 20-26, with three new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. The...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 1,040, with 12 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,040 from Nov. 13-19, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday.  The...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,043 last week, with 6 new...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,043 from Nov. 6-12, with six new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health...
THE NUMBER of events at the R.I. Convention Center and the Amica Mutual Pavilion next door are increasing and so is the amount of spending at local businesses by visitors. / COURTESY R.I. CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

Convention bookings in R.I. looking brighter

The recent Rhode Island Comic Con that drew tens of thousands of people to downtown Providence over three days is the latest sign of...
COVID CONVERSATION: Dr. Claire Levesque, second from right, chief medical officer for commercial products at Point 32Health, the parent company of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, speaks during one of two panel discussions at PBN’s Fall Health Care Summit on Oct. 27. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Kirsten Anderson, medical director at CVS Health Corp./Aetna Inc.; Dr. Louanne Giangreco, senior medical director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dr. Peter Hollmann, chief medical officer at Brown Medicine; Dr. Alexis Kearney, consultant medical director for Project Firstline RI, Center for Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology, R.I. Department of Health; and Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University’s School of Public Health. 
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PBN summit panel: ‘This virus is here to stay’

Fewer people are wearing masks these days, and the COVID-19 vaccination rates have plummeted. Even President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic over. But health...
ENHANCED OPERATION: Keila Mendez, a machine operator at AstroNova Inc., works at the company’s West Warwick facility. The company, which designs, manufactures, distributes and services data visualization technologies, hired a new director of quality and continuous improvement and implemented new safety measures that have contributed to improved operations.
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Streamlining efforts helping AstroNova to take flight again

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2022 OVERALL EXCELLENCE AT A LARGE MANUFACTURER: AstroNova Inc. AstroNova Inc. is bouncing back from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and launched several...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,207 last week, with 20 new...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,207 from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, with 20 new deaths, the R.I. Department...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,207 last week, with 9 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,207 from Oct. 23-29, with nine new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. The...

Awaiting the return of business travel

PROVIDENCE – While leisure travel has bounced back since the beginning of the pandemic, the return of the business traveler is still awaited by many...
HELPING HAND: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center volunteer Susan Barnes, right, assists a customer in the nonprofit organization’s food pantry in Newport.
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Soaring inflation hurting nonprofits in many ways

Ask Heather Hole Strout what keeps her up at night and she answers without hesitating. “Housing. It’s a big issue. Many we help have...
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