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Food bank not sure it can handle expected federal surplus

The federal government plans to spend up to $1.2 billion purchasing food produced by U.S. farmers negatively impacted by retaliatory tariffs initiated in response...
EXTRA COMFORT: North Providence resident Amy Antone, shown with her children, started the nonprofit Cuddles of Hope Foundation this past summer to donate gift bags to ailing children.
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Comforting kids when they need it most

Amy Antone of North Providence had her first crisis as a mother this past summer. Her 3-year-old son Lucas fell and hurt his eye....

Haynes to lead McAuley Ministries

BARBARA HAYNES was recently named executive director of Providence-based nonprofit McAuley Ministries. She replaces Donald P. Wolfe, who retired in July. Haynes most recently...

Bill is now due for decades of neglect of public school buildings

After decades of neglect, the bill is finally coming due for the most-urgent repairs and upgrades needed at the state’s aging primary- and secondary-education...

Don’t wait for a hack to fight cyberthreats

Still think you are too busy, or too small, to focus on cyberthreats to your business?Consider this sobering data from Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow...

Avoiding academic rigor mortis

The world is changing, and with it, education. Today’s children are taught with Smart Boards instead of chalkboards, in virtual classrooms instead of one-room...

RIDE receives $2.5M for at-risk students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education received a $2.5 million federal School Climate Transformation grant to expand programs that address social, emotional and...

Degree of separation

Does your company require employees, current or potential, to have an education? Yes: 72.7% No: 27.3%What level of education do you require employees to have? Bachelor’s degree:...

Brown study: Fentanyl test strips effectively reduce young-adult opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE — Brown University's School of Public Health researchers report fentanyl test strips are effective in preventing opioid overdoses and that community-based organizations would...

Fox Point has new benches designed by JWU graduate

PROVIDENCE – Providence has 15 new benches installed in the Fox Point neighborhood that are intended to foster more conversation.Designed by a Johnson &...
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