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R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 184 over the weekend, with 3...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 184 from July 31 through Sunday, with three more deaths, according to the R.I....

R.I. sees second consecutive day of no COVID-19 deaths; cases rise...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 increased by 64, with no new deaths for the second consecutive day, the R.I. Department of Health said on...

NEIT outlines fall reopening plan

EAST GREENWICH – New England Institute of Technology will welcome students back to campus for its fall term starting on Oct. 5, the university...
NOT CONVINCED: Joshua Riazi, left, manager at Genesis Center, leads a culinary class in February. Riazi isn’t sold on the idea of forming an association to serve as a “chamber of commerce” for the Rhode Island nonprofit sector. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Strength in numbers? Some struggling nonprofits eye an alliance

While many nonprofits are fighting for survival amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steamship Historical Society of America knows better than most what it is...

R.I. census count enters crunch time

The coronavirus pandemic has made the difficult job of getting an accurate census count much harder at a time in which Rhode Island has...
HIGH STAKES: The state could lose one of its two U.S. House seats if this year’s census doesn’t turn up enough residents to justify keeping both. / AP FILE PHOTO/
PAUL SANCYA

Census matters more than you may realize in R.I. this year

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the census news was not good for Rhode Island. Population shifts across the country pointed to the likelihood of...
Rick Simone / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions with: Rick Simone

Rick Simone | Founder, Ocean State Coalition; executive director, Federal Hill Commerce Association 1. What exactly is the Ocean State Coalition and how and why...

How to get most out of telehealth

COVID-19 has led to a boom in telehealth, with some health care facilities seeing an increase in its use by as much as 8,000%. This...
SOME ELBOW ROOM: Visitors to Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., observe the park’s face mask requirements. Labor officials estimate that the Disney parks are only a third full. / ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA AP/JOE BURBANK

Disney policies praised, but will visitors come?

ORLANDO, Fla. – Every week, it seems, Kaila Barker, her husband and their five children change their minds about whether to travel from their...

Online open courses are booming

Massive open online classes, or MOOCs, have seen a surge in enrollments since March. Enrollment at Coursera – an online platform that offers MOOCs –...

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