Subsidy cuts will raise student loan costs, banks say

Middle-income American families will pay more for college if lawmakers cut federal subsidies to lenders, limiting children’s chances for education, student-loan companies said last...
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VNA leader recognized as Mentor of the Year

Nancy Roberts, president and CEO of VNA of Care New England, has earned the Dick Anderton Memorial Mentor of the Year Award. She was...

Amgen Foundation donates $150,000 to Audubon

The Amgen Foundation donated $150,000 to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island for its statewide environmental education programs from 2008 through 2010. “Environmental education of...

Wal-Mart workers, customers give $40,000 to Hasbro

Hasbro Children’s Hospital announced that Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts raised more than $40,000 for...

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City launches anti-bias ad campaign

PROVIDENCE – “Discrimination is illegal.” That’s the name, and the message, of a multimedia ad campaign from the city’s Human Relations Commission. The campaign...

Social service agencies’ Newport Initiative<br> expands free resources with new Web site

NEWPORT – An interagency training and development program called the Newport Initiative for Nonprofit Leadership has been launched by a coalition of local social-services...

Assembly tightens stormwater runoff standards

PROVIDENCE – The Smart Development for a Cleaner Bay Act of 2007 was among the measures approved by the R.I. General Assembly in the...

Providence gets new Human Relations director

PROVIDENCE – Melba Depena, executive director of the Rhode Island Democratic Party and a former administrator for Rhode Island Kids Count and the University...

U.S. giving rises 4.2% to new record

INDIANAPOLIS – Charitable giving nationwide last year reached a record $240.92 billion, according to a report released yesterday by the Giving USA Foundation.Donors gave...
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