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Aspen Aerogels sees Q1 losses narrow to $1.8M

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – Aspen Aerogels Inc. posted a $1.8 million loss in the first quarter of 2024, an improvement over the $16.8 million loss...
SILVER LINING: ­Eduardo Naya, director of marketing for Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, says there’s a silver lining to more older workers entering the workforce, which ensures their knowledge that used to be under­utilized in retirement – 
or relocated to Florida – stays in Rhode Island.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

READY AND ABLE: Older workers filling R.I. employment gaps

After 35 years in insurance marketing, the last 20 with Rhode Island-based Amica ­Mutual Insurance Co. managing multimillion-dollar campaigns, Eduardo Naya tried to retire. It...
BUTLER HOSPITAL in Providence was one of the places where health care workers conducted  informational picketing recently because of what they say is subpar working conditions, which includes understaffing. COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Labor unrest simmers at hospitals

Health care workers across the state are grappling with a mix of low pay and poor working conditions that is driving colleagues away from...
RORY'S MARKET & KITCHEN has opened on Washington Street in downtown Providence, where there has been a lack of retail food stores for years. PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

An answer to downtown’s grocery store needs?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered the use of downtown districts throughout the country, but two grocery businesses are betting it hasn’t changed the...
DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT was first appointed director of the R.I. Department of Health in 2015 by then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. She has now handed in her resignation to Gov. Daniel J. McKee. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Alexander-Scott resigns as head of R.I. Department of Health

PROVIDENCE – After leading the state’s public health response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is resigning as director of the Rhode Island...
STATE OFFICIALS introduced Wednesday the new $40 million statewide Rhode Island Ready economic development initiative designed to prepare sites to host new companies and bring new jobs to the state.

$40M Rhode Island Ready economic-development initiative unveiled

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the last decade, Quonset Business Park’s site-readiness program has created more than 3,500 jobs and approximately $682 million in private...
RHODE ISLAND GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE holds his first COVID-19 briefing of 2022 on Wednesday, announcing that he's sending 60 members of the R.I. National Guard to assist Butler Hospital amid staffing shortages. / COURTESY WPRI

McKee sending 60 National Guard members to assist Butler Hospital

PROVIDENCE – A policy requiring indoor masking or proof of vaccination is remaining in place throughout the state, as Rhode Island ramps up its...

6 of R.I.’s 10 highest-paid state workers in 2021 employed by...

PROVIDENCE - The University of Rhode Island employed the top two bread winners in the state - and six of the top 10 -...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help with various construction and renovation projects to improve the learning environments.

5 underserved school districts receive $20M in state funding for facilities...

PROVIDENCE – Schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help...

Study finds Lifespan-CNE merger would boost R.I. academic medicine industry

PROVIDENCE – An independent study commissioned by Brown University found that Rhode Island trails most of its neighboring states in the academic medicine industry. According...
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