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World Bank report blasts Wolfowitz

WASHINGTON – World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz violated the terms of his contract when he arranged a raise for his companion, and the agency...

R.I. Hospital gets 5 stars for community value

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded a Five-Star ranking by Cleverley + Associates, based on low costs, low charges, healthy finances and...
PPL INSTRUCTOR Shane Sher, center, teaches a class on using the Internet at the library's Knight branch on Elmwood Avenue. /

Conflict puts Providence library branches in peril

An ongoing struggle over the financing and management of the Providence Public Library has left the future of neighborhood branches in question. The problem has...

Joining forces to help the homeless

Amid rising homelessness in Rhode Island, Amos House has launched a program that pairs up homeless families with local churches to help them with...
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PPS lists 11 properties at greatest risk

After a three-year hiatus, the Providence Preservation Society has once again compiled a list of “most endangered properties” in the city, including the Episcopal...

New nonprofit to focus on developing countries

PROVIDENCE – Shawn Rubin, a kindergarten teacher at CVS Highlander School, and his wife, Laura Westberg, have founded a nonprofit organization called Longitude to...
BOB MacKENZIE, Amica vice president and corporate secretary, second from left, is joined by three URI business students -   David Hathaway, left, Ryan Yenulevich and Andrea Bernier, right - after a luncheon honoring scholarship recipients.   /

Amica pledges $75,000 to URI scholarship fund

The Amica Companies Foundation has pledged $75,000 over five years to the University of Rhode Island’s “Making a Difference” capital campaign. The commitment will...
PADDLEFEST-GOERS bundle up against the breeze from Wickford Harbor. /

Ahoy there!

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island held its annual Demo Days Paddlefest Weekend May 5 and 6 at Wickford Town Beach...

Newport Hospital ranked among nation’s safest

NEWPORT – Newport Hospital today announced it has been named a Distinguished Hospital for Patient Safety by HealthGrades. It is the only local hospital...
THE ROLO BUILDING has been vacant for years though its lot has been used by JWU for staff and faculty parking. /

JWU plans student center<br> in Rolo Building

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has hired Boston-based ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge to design a 30,000-square-foot student services center in a two-story building that...
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