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ANGÉLICA INFANTE-GREEN, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in the Providence public schools. Behind her above, is Providence Mayor Jorge. O. Elorza./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State education commissioner requests authority to take control of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Angélica Infante-Green, the new state education commissioner, will request authority Tuesday from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to intervene in...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. unemployment was 2nd highest in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island of 3.6% in June was the second highest in New England, only ahead of...
THE MEDIAN price of a single-family home in Rhode Island increased 3.3% year over year to $299,500 in June/ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

R.I. median home price lingers around $300K in June

PROVIDENCE – The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island increased 3.3% year over year to $299,500 in June, according to the...
NEW YORK has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in United States history with Orsted and Eversource. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFF

New York signs America’s biggest-ever purchase of offshore wind from Orsted...

NEW YORK – New York has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in United States history, a key part of the state’s...

Five Questions With: Joseph M. McNamara

Joseph M. McNamara, a longtime Democratic state representative from Warwick and a retired Pawtucket educator, was named chairman of the New England Board of...
MAJORITY MARKET: Brian J. Spero, center, CEO and president of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., speaks with Michael Lynch, vice president of legal services, and Amy Vitale, vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary. Spero said his company has 60% of the workers’ compensation market for Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal contractors losing out

Labor laws aren’t supposed to be this flexible.So many companies in the construction industry are misclassifying their workers – paying them less and treating...
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Five Questions With Patricia Octeau

Patricia Octeau | Executive director, Rhode Island Bankers Association1. What are your main duties? My primary duty is to manage our association, which consists...
DOG TRAINING: Dogs attend a training class with their owners at K9 Connections, in Warwick, which serves about 150 people with their dogs per week and at least 30 dogs per night.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

K9 connects pups, owners

Perhaps it’s to be expected that a dog-training business would prioritize loyalty.Along with the closer relationships that K9 Connections has helped forge between people...

Apartments sprout outside Providence’s downtown

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most...
STILL A NO-GO: Despite Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s exhortation to make a deal that would create a full-service, local health care system, the players – Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University – have been unable to reach an agreement.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Third time no charm for talks to merge Lifespan and CNE

And so the beat goes on.Lifespan Inc. and Care New England Health System have once again ended talks to merge the two hospital systems,...
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