CHARLES LIEBER, chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department and a leading scientist in the study of nanotechnology was arrested for lying to U.S. investigators about his role in recruiting people to pass along scientific research to the Chinese government. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Harvard chemistry chief charged with lying about China ties

NEW YORK – The chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department and a leading scientist in the study of nanotechnology was arrested for lying to United States...
SOPHIE GLENN LAU has been named the new head of school for Lincoln School. / COURTESY LINCOLN SCHOOL

Lincoln School names alum Lau as its new head of school

PROVIDENCE – A Lincoln School alum will be returning home to lead her alma mater. The all-girls K-12 private school announced Tuesday that Sophie Glenn...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is set to open a workforce development hub in Central Falls Wednesday. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC to open new workforce development hub at former Dexter Credit Union site

CENTRAL FALLS – Sensing a need to help address workforce skills gaps in Rhode Island, one state college will open this week its new...

College Visions executive director Figueroa to leave organization, join PPSD leadership team

PROVIDENCE – A local nonprofit that provides resources to low-income individuals to help with the promise of higher-education opportunities will be seeking a new...
HARRISON PETERS has been named superintendent of Providence Public School District. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Harrison Peters introduced as Providence’s new school superintendent

PROVIDENCE – Being called to serve has been nothing new for Harrison Peters. A former U.S. Navy veteran, Peters has also worked in multiple, challenging...

Brown researchers find delays in diagnoses for girls with autism

PROVIDENCE – A recently published study by Brown University has found that girls with autism tend to receive a diagnosis about a year and...
SEVENTEEN NOMINATIONS for the University of Rhode Island's newly created board of trustees were announced Friday by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo.

Raimondo announces 17 nominees for URI’s board of trustees

PROVIDENCE – The former CEO and president of CVS Health Corp., a former R.I. lieutenant governor and the Laborers’ International Union of North America’s...
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last year introduced a proposal to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Rhode Island but it was not approved. While she prepares to reintroduce a similar proposal, both House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio have expressed opposition to such a measure. / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Do you support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to create state-run stores to sell...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2021 budget plan would legalize adult recreational marijuana sales. But instead of privately run stores, such as how medical marijuana...

New officers named to executive board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of R.I.

CRANSTON – A new board president was among four officers named to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island executive board of directors,...
TOP-NOTCH OPERATION: Neha Patel, franchisee owner of the Primrose School in Mansfield, works with a student. Patel says the school has its own operating style and provides a top-notch educational curriculum for children in a nurturing environment. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Neha Patel

Neha Patel | Primrose School | 201 Copeland Drive, Mansfield The pitch: The Primrose School in Mansfield is a premier early learning education center and...
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