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RHODE ISLAND's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 4.3 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down, job gains continue for R.I. in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than the unemployment rate...

Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island seeking applications for grants

WARWICK – The Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island distributes $5,000 each quarter to nonprofit organizations helping individuals and is seeking applications for remaining grants this...
THE CATTLE CRIB, located on Beacon Hill Road in Newport, was one of the Doris Duke Preservation award winners announced by the Newport Restoration Foundation. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION

Newport Restoration Foundation names Doris Duke Preservation Award winners

NEWPORT – Three recent projects will be recognized at the 12th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards for their contribution to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage,...
IN A STATEMENT WEDNESDAY, McAuley Ministries announced Barbara Haynes has been named executive director of the Providence-based nonprofit. / COURTESY MCAULEY MINISTRIES

Haynes hired as new executive director of McAuley Ministries

PROVIDENCE - Barbara Haynes has been named the next executive director of McAuley Ministries - a Providence-based nonprofit providing basic support services to those...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY announced it will offer a fully-online MBA program designed for working professionals in December 2018.

Bryant launching online MBA program designed for working professionals

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has launched a fully-online Master of Business Administration program designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers, the university...
The Rhode Island Foundation is announcing $400,000 in grants for playgrounds, community gardens and other neighborhood-based projects throughout the state. Foundation CEO Neil D. Steinberg says the funding will produce places to gather, create friendships and inspire new collaborations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $400K in community-building projects

PROVIDENCE - From shared gardens to playground expansion, 47 projects across 25 Rhode Island cities and towns are receiving a total $400,000 in grants...
AFTER A STINT at People’s Credit Union earlier in his career, Barry Dunn has returned to the Middletown-based company as its business loan manager. / COURTESY PEOPLE'S CREDIT UNION

People’s Credit Union appoints Dunn as business loan manager

MIDDLETOWN – People’s Credit Union has appointed Barry Dunn as its business loan manager. In his new position, Dunn will focus extensively on building relationships...
WINNER OF THE PRIX DU CINEMA SUISSE at the Rhode Island International Film Festival was “Maximilian,” from Switzerland. From left, George T. Marshall, RIIFF executive director; Shawn Quirk, RIIFF program director; Nicolas Greinacher, director of “Maximilian;” Maximilian Janisch, the film's subject; and Marlyn Mason, actress/screenwriter. / COURTESY RIIFF

Rhode Island International Film Festival winners announced

PROVIDENCE – The 36th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival came to a close Sunday after a six-day long celebration of film from across...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney's Rhode Island District office reached a settlement Monday in which the school district will provide English-language services to the city's 8,000 students who currently lack fluency in English.

U.S. DOJ, U.S. Attorney offices reach settlement with Providence schools to ensure opportunities for...

PROVIDENCE – A settlement was reached Monday between the U.S. Attorney’s Rhode Island District office, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and...

URI magazine wins gold award from Council for Advancement and Support of Education

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – An essay appearing in the fall 2017 issue of QuadAngles, the University of Rhode Island magazine, took gold in the column...
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