SPECIAL OLYMPICS Rhode Island Executive Director Michael McGover, left, and athlete Michael Luca with Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Rob Batista, whose shop in North Kingstown raised $648 during this winter's promotion. /

Dunkin’ Donuts promo raises $43,400 for charity

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees this winter raised $43,419 for Special Olympics Rhode Island through their annual Pound of Coffee promotion. They donated 25 cents for...

Audubon Society holds Earth Day essay, art contest

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is inviting students in grades 4 to 12 to participate in a contest in celebration of Earth Day...
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Leigh Ann Woisard

Leigh Ann Woisard, director of public relations for Rhode Island and Connecticut for Cox Communications Inc. for the last seven years, was recently elected...
'THE COST of the program will be more than offset by the savings realized by the exposure of money being misspent,' says Arthur 'Chuck' Barton. /

Watchdog group wants a state inspector general

For more than a century, the Independent Man has stood guard atop the State House. But if a bill submitted at the request of...
METLIFE Auto & Home President Bill Mullaney, left, and blood coordinator Collette Berthiaume, center, present the MetLife Foundation grant to Rhode Island Blood Center President and CEO Lawrence Smith. /

MetLife Foundation gives $1,000 to R.I. Blood Center

The MetLife Foundation has given $1,000 to the Rhode Island Blood Center for a program to teach Ocean State elementary school students in ...

Brown cancer biologists ID key growth factor

PROVIDENCE- Researchers at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital have identified a type of gene-regulating protein that is required to...
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New Dollar Coin Debuts

"George Washington: Father of our country ... and possibly, father of Anna Nicole's baby."
DEAN KLITZNER, fourth-generation operator of Klitzner Industries, says that after the 'brutal' year that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the company is stronger than ever. /

Family business still nimble after 100 years

Klitzner Industries started as a small jewelry plating operation in the back room of Harry Klitzner's mom's candy store on Westminster Street in 1907....
David Caprio /

Children’s Friend has new executive director

David Caprio has been named executive director of Children's Friend, Rhode Island's oldest nonprofit child welfare organization, succeeding Lenette Azzi-Lessing. He joined Children's Friend...
Jim Sampas /

Jim Sampas

Jim Sampas has joined Tango Pix as producer and director of development. He will be responsible for development initiatives, managing film, television and music...
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