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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza, left, announced the launch of another round of the Providence Design Catalyst program. This year, the program will provide $150,000 to the program's cohort. Applications opened Nov. 1. On the right, R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

Applications open for next round of Design Catalyst program

PROVIDENCE – Applications for the next round of the Providence Design Catalyst program are now open, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and DESIGNxRI announced Thursday.The...

Williston Northampton School names dorm after Taco CEO

CRANSTON – John Hazen White Jr., owner, CEO and executive chairman of Taco Comfort Solutions in Cranston, visited western Massachusetts, where a dormitory at...
RETURNING FOR its 12th year, Newport Restaurant Week will take place from Nov. 2 through Nov. 11. This year, the event will feature a new pricing scale as well as partnership with two local nonprofit organizations. / COURTESY DISCOVER NEWPORT

Restaurants band together for 12th Newport Restaurant Week

NEWPORT - The eight-day-long fall edition of Newport Restaurant Week returns for its 12th year with an updated pricing structure and nonprofit partners.From Nov....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education received a $500,000 federal grant to launch the Rhode Island Youth Apprenticeship Program, a collaboration between the Community College of Rhode Island and CVS Health aimed at having more than 100 students in apprenticeship positions in cybersecurity and data analysis by 2022.

R.I. gets $500K for STEM apprenticeship program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a three-year, $500,000 STEM apprenticeship grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the R.I. Department of Education announced Tuesday.STEM...
INCREASED GIVING: United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato, center, talks with Jason Boulan, project manager, digital media marketing, and Angela Bannerman Ankoma, executive vice president, director of community investment. Nicolato said the nonprofit has so far seen an increase in giving this year.

Proving value key to preserving donations

The new federal tax law implemented this year – with a doubling of the standard deduction amount allowed for individuals and married couples –...

Bready steps down from RWU board of trustees

BRISTOL – Richard L. Bready, longtime chair of the Roger Williams University board of trustees, has stepped down from the position, the school announced.“Chairman...

Five Questions With: George T. Marshall

As executive director and CEO of Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, George T. Marshall is the founder and executive director of Flickers Arts...

URI opens library-based AI lab

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Demonstrations of smart technology-powered drones, robot hands and smart textiles for medical use took place at the opening of the Artificial...

College Crusade of Rhode Island announces fall program schedule

PROVIDENCE – Multiple programs designed to prepare local students from low-income families and neighborhoods for the rigors of higher education are included in The...

Food Boat makes final fall farmers market appearance

PROVIDENCE – Wrapping up an eight-lecture season, Eating with the Ecosystem’s Food Boat will host its final educational lecture and demonstration this weekend.Catch the...
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