Sunday, May 28, 2023



'BOUND AND HEADED for America,' a detail from a painting by M. Chambon that is held by the John Carter Brown Library, which through the end of May is hosting two of several slavery-related exhibits at Brown this spring.   /

Brown to raise $10M for urban schools

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will raise a $10 million endowment for Providence schoolchildren, as part of its response to last fall’s report by the...

Commercial building on course for strong year

With the first two months of 2007 nearly behind us, we have a good sense of what the coming year will bring. For the...
AFTER 10 YEARS as a legislator, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts now has a higher-profile post from which to pursue her vision. /

Lt. Gov. Roberts gains new forum for policy issues, problem solving

An interview with Elizabeth H. Roberts Position: Rhode Island lieutenant governor Background: Roberts worked as a business strategy consultant, policy analyst and health care manager before...

A celebration of R.I. artists

Firehouse 13, a new arts space in Providence, is exhibiting the work of 28 artists who have received fellowship grants this year from R.I....

It’s time to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The discussion is no longer confined to warrens of liberal thought. Scientists are all singing the same tune about climate change – it is...

Charity care merits a serious discussion

The R.I. Department of Health has proposed new regulations that would require not just hospitals and nursing homes, but a wide range of free-standing...
PROPOSED new rules would require clinics such as Garden City Treatment Center in Cranston, above, to treat the poor for free. /

Proposed charity rules go beyond hospitals

New rules proposed by the R.I. Department of Health this month would require not just hospitals and nursing homes, but a variety of free-standing...
DR. ROY AARON plans to use virtual-reality technology to test 'biohybrid' prosthetics for soldiers who have lost limbs in the Iraq war. /

A virtual take on cutting-edge medicine

Dr. Roy Aaron recalls the first time he donned a head-mounted display – a device resembling a helmet with goggles that displays computer-generated images...
THE TURBINE HALL in the former South Street power station will house part of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is also carving out retail and office spaces within the building. /

Reinventing a waterfront icon

Stepping into the darkened South Street Station power plant in Providence's Jewelry District is like stumbling upon a lost temple of the Industrial Age. The...
TONY SADLER, left, vice president of operations services at Brooks, presents a check to Jennifer Laurelli, the museum's director of development. With them, from left, are Jaedon Sadler of West Greenwich and R.J., Michael and Morgan Hancock of Cumberland. /

Brooks donates $300,000 to Children’s Museum

Brooks Pharmacy has given a $30,000 grant to the Providence Children's Museum to sponsor Brooks Pharmacy Free Sundays through December of this year, enabling...
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