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INDIVIDUALS and organizations pursuing historic preservation projects in Rhode Island have until Oct. 29 to apply for the Preserve R.I.-Citizens Bank Foundation mini-grants.  /

Preserve R.I. seeks fall ‘mini-grant’ applicants

PROVIDENCE – Preserve Rhode Island, the statewide historic preservation education and advocacy group, says the deadline is nearing for “mini-grants” to aid local historic...

North Providence teacher wins national honors

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In a surprise ceremony this morning, Janine Napolitano, chair of the English department at North Providence High School, was honored with...

Lawyers on boards play crucial role

When the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center bought and expanded into a new building in the early 1990s, Joseph M. DiOrio, a board member and...

Students get real-world education

Kim Ahern is a second-year law student, but she didn’t expect to get this type of hands-on education so early in her legal career.Ahern...
AUSTIN BECKER, left, Jennifer McCann and Pam Rubinoff are all helping organize the Sea Grant Science Symposium. /

URI symposium tackles key waterfront challenges

During John Bullard’s time as mayor of New Bedford from 1986 to 1992, a developer proposed building a Sheraton Hotel on the State Pier....
FIRST-YEAR RESIDENTS Amanda Dumas, Amy Akins, Corinna Schultz, and Craig Woda, along with colleague Jessica Baker, are learning about the community they serve. /

Residents learn firsthand about their patients’ lives

They work up to 80 hours per week, shadowing doctors, helping out in the wards and treating patients in the walk-in clinic. They are...

A bounty of Italian fabric to inspire RISD students

If the Italian Trade Commission’s goal is to promote trade between Italy and other countries, what better way to do so than to expose...
KATIE BROWN Educational Program board members  Dr. Jay Schachne, left, and Sue Jenkinson, with Verizon Regional Director of External Affairs Richard Colon. /

Verizon donation to help educate youth on violence

The Verizon Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Katie Brown Educational Program for its new “Train the Trainer” initiative. The program is...

These hackers meet to share, not destroy

The stereotype paints geeks as solitary, socially maladroit tech-heads who are more comfortable with their computers than with human companions. But the Providence Geeks...

‘Mature workers’ seen as neglected

Human resources executive Brandon Melton doesn’t want to know his employees’ ages, or their health issues, either. It’s his way of protecting himself and...
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