Wednesday, January 19, 2022



No new inductees into International Tennis Hall of Fame for 2022

NEWPORT – For the first time in its history dating back to 1955, the International Tennis Hall of Fame will not have any new...

R.I. Veterinary Medical Association taps LoMonaco as new president

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Katee LoMonaco, an associate of Scituate Animal Hospital since 2014, has been selected as the new president of the Rhode Island...

Job Lot customers donate 47,500 winter coats to local veterans

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot’s annual “Buy, Give, Get” program saw more winter coats collected for veterans this year than last year. The...

HarborOne Bank awards $100K to 9 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bank through its charitable foundation recently awarded $100,500 in grants to nine community and nonprofit organizations, according to a news release. Recipients...
DENNIS DEJESUS, left, CEO of Special Olympics Rhode Island, will retire on July 1 after leading the organization for the last 12 years. DeJesus is pictured with past board member Michael A. Gamboli. / COURTESY SPECIAL OLYMPICS RHODE ISLAND

Special Olympics R.I. CEO Dennis DeJesus to retire July 1

SMITHFIELD – Special Olympics Rhode Island is now looking for a new leader. The organization announced late Wednesday that its CEO, Dennis DeJesus, will retire...
THE RHODE ISLAND State Council on the Arts and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission recently distributed 42 grants totaling $3.5 million to help renovate and preserve various cultural arts centers and historic sites throughout Rhode Island.

State awards $3.5M in capital grants to support arts, culture renovation...

PROVIDENCE – Approximately $3.5 million in capital grants were awarded to 42 entities by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the...
SUSIE SCHUTT, the education director for the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick, helped launch a pilot in-house drama therapy program that offers a different form of mental health support to schools and the surrounding communities. / COURTESY SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE

Gamm Theatre’s unique drama therapy program offers mental health counseling

WARWICK – For about a decade working at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Susie Schutt worked with students to base their theatrical performances on personal...
ERIN SPAULDING has been named the new executive director for Connecting for Children and Families in Woonsocket. / COURTESY CONNECTING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Spaulding named Connecting for Children and Families’ new executive director

WOONSOCKET – Erin Spaulding, the former senior vice president of youth development and family strengthening for Old Colony YMCA, has been named executive director...
Nina Pande founded Providence-based Skills for Rhode Island’s Future in 2016. The nonprofit is dedicated to closing the state’s workforce skills gap. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hiring? Embrace the nontraditional

Nina Pande | Skills for Rhode Island’s Future executive director Diversity, inclusion and work-life balance are business-critical imperatives that will continue shaping hiring practices as...

Postcards could be effective tool in social safety net

President Joe Biden’s social safety net bill faces a tough road to passage. If it is passed, there’s another challenge ahead: How to get...

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