TWENTY-SEVEN local nonprofits received $1.2 million in grants from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund.

27 nonprofits receive $1.2M in support from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-seven nonprofits will share $1.2 million in crisis-response grants from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation’s COVID-19...
SPECIAL DELIVERY: Perella’s Ristorante chef-owner Lou Perella not only cooks the food but is now delivering it, here to CJ Audet-Kelly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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THE UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island, pictured, and Roger Williams University are not allowing students from New York to return to campus to move out in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI, RWU: Students from N.Y. should stay away from campus

PROVIDENCE – At least two Rhode Island-based colleges are both not allowing students from New York to return campus Friday to move their belongings...
BOOKS TO GO: Jennifer Kandarian, manager of Books on the Square in Providence, has opened a drive-up book drop at the back door for elderly patrons and others too nervous to walk inside the store during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Coronavirus pandemic deals sudden, crushing blow to R.I. businesses

Like many small businesses, Books on the Square has a manager who keeps a close eye on numbers and trends. More than three weeks...
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Trinity Rep raises $60K for R.I. Food Bank

RAISING DOUGH: Trinity Repertory Company raised $60,445 for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank from audiences that attended the company’s stage play “A Christmas...
Keith Hovan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Keith Hovan, CEO and president, Southcoast Health System Inc.

Keith Hovan | CEO and president, Southcoast Health System Inc. 1. What measures are being taken by Southcoast Health to address the COVID-19 pandemic?...
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Restaurants finding takeout, delivery have their frustrations

“Please tip for takeout.” That plea from a high school senior who has worked in food service for two years at a neighborhood restaurant sums...
IDLE EQUIPMENT: Joan Sousa, XRA Medical Imaging director of operations, stands near one of the imaging machines at the company’s Cranston location. XRA Medical Imaging has seen a big decline in patient volume, which has led to layoffs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices

On March 13, XRA Medical Imaging was recruiting radiologists, secretaries and technicians to fill job openings at its Rhode Island locations. Seven days later, things...

Coronavirus could cause Census to miss students

At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up – but many run the risk of not being...

Managing the pandemic

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