Rhode Island Food Bank leader leaving<br> to tackle global hunger

<br. Bernard J. Beaudreau Position: Executive director, Rhode Island Community Food Bank Background: A Rhode Island native, Beaudreau took the helm at the Food Bank in 1995,...

URI chemist has formula

Jimmie C. Oxley is a fighter in the global war on terror. Her battlefield is a laboratory at the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston...

Innovating in a traditional world

Tucked away in the woods off Route 2 in East Greenwich, in a simple 10,000-square-foot building, Chronomatic Inc. produces intricate logo jewelry and awards...

Textron grants $400,000 to R.I. nonprofits

Textron Inc. recently announced 23 Rhode Island-based recipients of the company's 2006 grant program. Grants are awarded two times each year via the Textron...

NIH gives startup $2.8M for sepsis, anthrax trials

Every year, across the United States, nearly 800,000 people develop severe sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body is overwhelmed by infection, and...

Lifespan shows uses of health IT

Not long ago, the hospitals in the Lifespan network did things the same way as most of their peers. Doctors handwrote their orders, or...
PBN Photo from Jan. 7, 1991
Shortly after his inauguration in January 1991, Gov. Bruce Sundlun, above, second from right, ordered several credit unions to close. Below, an angry depositor expressed
his concerns to state officials at a meeting.

Credit union crisis shook R.I., left deep scars

Throngs of angry depositors gathered in the parking lot outside of Woonsocket’s Marquette Credit Union in the summer of 1991. Like thousands of Rhode...
ANNOUNCING the campaign are, from left, John Wolfe, vice president of government and public affairs for Cox Communications; Lou Schwechheimer, vice president and general manager of the PawSox; Paws, the PawSox mascot; Joseph J. MarcAurele, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Rhode Island; and Mike Gerhardt, interim executive director of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. /

R.I. businesses strive to ‘strike out’ hunger

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank and the Citizens Bank Foundation have announced a summer-long partnership with the Pawtucket Red Sox and Cox Communications...
Providence Police Chief Dean M. Esserman at policeheadquarters, with Route 95 in the background.

New police chief leads with community approach

Name: Dean M. Esserman Position: Providence Police Chief Background: Served as general counsel and advisor to Chief William Bratton...

Women entrepreneurs setting the pace, SBA says

Women are starting businesses twice as often as men, according to statistics commonly cited by the U.S. Small Business Administration and other groups.That means...
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