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Study: RIte Care loss hurt workers’<br> health, finances, businesses

PROVIDENCE – A study commissioned by Ocean State Action, a consumer advocacy group, has found that home child care providers who were dropped from...
FROM LEFT, Rosie Connors, senior director, Rhode Island Community Food Bank; Giovanni and Kim from 92 PRO-FM?s ?Giovanni & Kim? and producer Will Gilbert; and Elizabeth B. Eckel, senior vice president, Washington Trust. /

‘PB Xpress’ drive collects 12 tons for the food bank

The Washington Trust Co.’s seventh annual “PB Xpress” peanut butter drive brought in a record 23,473 pounds of peanut butter – nearly 12 tons...

Warren Equities names Kaplan as its new CEO

PROVIDENCE – Warren Equities Inc. has promoted former President Herbert Kaplan to chairman of the board; he will continue to serve as CEO. Kaplan...
DRYVIT service managers created designs using Dryvit premium finishes, which distributors bid on during a silent auction to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Above, Argel Quiroz?s second-place winner, ?Hacienda.? /

Dryvit gives nearly $6,500 to Dana-Farber

Dryvit Systems Inc., a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems, recently donated nearly $6,500 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dryvit raised the funds...
TECHNOLOGIST Mindy Shultz displays a CT-scan image of a patient's torso at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. /

Getting the full picture

PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island last week showed off the latest addition to its radiology department: a 64-slice CT scanner. The state-of-the-art...

Smiths unit to expand MTA security program

NEWPORT — The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Smiths Detection-LiveWave a $3.2 million contract to engineer and deploy an advanced security system. The...

Quaker Fabric’s 1Q loss widens to $5.1M

FALL RIVER – Quaker Fabric Corp. says it lost $5.1 million or 30 cents per diluted share in the first quarter, 23.7 percent worse...

Gov. Patrick addresses rising foreclosure crisis

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has announced regulatory action and proposed legislation to assist Massachusetts families facing foreclosure. “It is vital that we have...
CRUISING WORLD and Sailing World staff members, from left, Mark Pillsbury, CW senior editor; Elaine Lembo, CW managing editor; John Burnham, CW editor and SW editorial director; and Dave Reed, SW editor, aboard a boat at the Newport Marina. /

Sailing is this publisher’s world

In 1974, Murray Davis, an Australian writer and sailing enthusiast, washed up on Newport’s shore with an idea for a magazine aimed at serious...

CVS executive earns award for health efforts

The R.I. Department of Health recently presented CVS/Caremark Corp. executive Diana Lemoine with its Community Partnership Award. This award is presented to individuals and...
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