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PREPARED: R.I. State Police Trooper Brendan Morgan with his opioid overdose kit and supply of naloxone that he needs to have for his patrol. /  PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State making strides curbing opioid abuse

A 9 percent decline in opioid-overdose deaths during the first eight months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year shows Rhode...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...

Which poll is right on PawSox?

What does the public think of the current financing proposal for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox?Ask House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello,...
SKILLS ENHANCER: Lawrence E. Wilson, a former senior administrator at Rhode Island College, launched The Wilson Organization LLC last fall to help employees at large and small companies develop or enhance their soft skills. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Soft skills needed in workplace

When companies hire employees, soft skills often count heavily in the decision. And those skills, including adaptability and the ability to collaborate with colleagues,...
Ron Sacks
Provdotnet LLC, 
Irontrust Networks CEO / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Embrace failure to succeed

Ron Sacks | Provdotnet LLC, Irontrust Networks CEOIt has taken me most of my professional life to realize that failure is an integral part...

Family leave that pays for itself

Proposals to have the federal government help new parents take paid leave from their employment have generally come with serious disadvantages.If the government makes...

Report: R.I. among 11 states to receive highest grade for elections...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is among 11 states receiving the highest grade for elections security in a new report by the Center for American...

Report: 5K marijuana citations issued in R.I. since decriminalization

PROVIDENCE – Although possession of small amounts of marijuana was decriminalized in Rhode Island in 2013, police officers throughout the state continue to issue...

Cabo Verde is open for business

Cabo Verde was recently named one of the best places to visit in 2018. With its unique culture, diverse islands and beaches, the nation...

Opioid plans must have many facets

While it is simple to group the thousands of drug-overdose deaths that have come to Rhode Island as a piece of the opioid crisis,...
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