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R.I. Housing launches $10M smart-growth program

The goal is to let people live close to where they work, be able to walk to a neighborhood park or grocery store, and...

Individual action can have global impact

Five years ago, Ray Rickman – a former staate legislator – was home sick. He heard a report about a doctor in Mali...
A NATIONWIDE DECLINE in the number of people who have insurance through their workplace is behind the rise in the number of uninsured, the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute said in an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources. /

R.I. avoids decline in insured

Nationally, the news was bad: From 2005 to 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau said, the number of people without health insurance rose from 44.8...

Pawtucket celebrates its artists

To a large part of the public, the most memorable events of the three-week-long Pawtucket Arts Festival may be the kickoff concert at McCoy...

South County, Westerly hospitals <br> consider joining forces

Top executives from South County and Westerly hospitals, both grappling with mounting financial difficulties, say they are considering the possibility of joining forces. Talks between...

A new way to deal with emphysema

Rhode Island Hospital is one of the first testing sites for a new treatment for emphysema that requires inserting fingertip-sized umbrella-shaped devices into the...

Giving African doctors a boost

In Liberia, where the government health care system has a budget that’s 12 percent of what it was 12 years ago, there are 27...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE invested $30 million in this new
125,000-square-foot residence hall, the largest building on campus. Other local schools also are expanding and upgrading their housing and food-service options./

Colleges boost campus housing

Rhode Island College long has been known as a commuter college; after all, most of its 10,000 students are Rhode Islanders who drive to...

SBA works to ‘streamline,’ expedite loan approvals

The top managers of the U.S. Small Business Administration told a gathering of lenders and SBA staffers in Newport last week that they are...

Carothers honored for campus safety efforts

KINGSTON – University of Rhode Island President Robert L. Carothers has been honored for his efforts in alcohol-abuse prevention with the 2007 Jeanne Clery...
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