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CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 582 over the weekend. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 582 over weekend, with 7 more...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 582 from Oct. 16 through Sunday, with seven more deaths, according to the R.I....

Providence launches grant program for microbusinesses

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday announced a new grant program designed to help microbusinesses recover from COVID-19-related losses. The Microenterprise Grant...

Feds unveil plan to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get yet-to-be-approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of charge, enlisting...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 198 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases in R.I. rise by 198, with 3 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 198 on Thursday, with thee additional deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday. Cases...

Report: Affordable housing continues to be out of reach for many

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may have seen economic gains in 2019, but 2020 revealed the stark disparities in housing and economic security for safe...

Are you satisfied with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s ongoing response to...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other elected officials received strong support from PBN readers back in March for the job they had done up...
GLOBAL VIEW: Susan Mocarski, founder and owner of Cleverhood LLC, prepares some of the apparel her company manufactures for her store in Providence. With slumping sales in the U.S. because of the pandemic, she’s put more of her focus on boosting sales abroad. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Changes brought on by COVID-19 easing foreign trade efforts for R.I....

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, Susan Mocarski had to act fast before the crisis unraveled the hard work she had invested in...
INDEPENDENT-MINDED: Aaron Robinson, CEO and president of South County Health, acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a big strain on the small, independent health care company. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Amid hospital mergers, some still going it alone

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Landmark Medical Center. Westerly Hospital. Memorial Hospital. Over the last decade, mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and closures have consumed all but...
NEW CUSTOMERS: Cleverhood LLC owner Susan Mocarski stepped up international marketing when domestic sales of the company’s outerwear dried up earlier this year. International sales are up 450% since April. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic pushes some R.I. companies into foreign markets

When one market dries up, smart businesspeople look for another. For some local manufacturers, that’s meant more aggressively looking overseas during the pandemic. While the...

Don’t ignore threat of ransomware

As if businesses don’t have enough to worry about in a pandemic, add a growing number of ransomware attacks to the list. Tom Doyle, an...

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