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Five Questions with Maribeth Calabro, Providence Teachers Union president

Maribeth Calabro | President, Providence Teachers Union 1. The Providence public schools are now under R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education control. What...
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Five Questions: J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

J.L. ‘Lynn’ Singleton | President, Providence Performing Arts Center 1. “Hamilton” at the Providence Performing Arts Center drew 73,000 people into Providence during the...
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Five Questions With Marie Ganim

Marie L. Ganim | R.I. health insurance commissioner 1. Who can expect to see the most savings from the state’s reinsurance program that went...
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Five Questions with Jessica David

Jessica David | Board chair, Roger Williams Park Conservancy 1. Roger Williams Park is referred to as the “People’s Park.” How did it get...
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Five Questions With: Terry Sobolewski

Terry Sobolewski | President, National Grid Rhode Island 1. What’s been your greatest challenge since taking the job? I think the greatest challenge we...
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5 Questions with Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Councilwoman

Nirva LaFortune | City Councilwoman, Providence 1. You’ve been named a winner in the national 2019 New Ideas Challenge of the NewDEAL organization for...
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Five questions with Kate Michaud

5Q: Kate Michaud | Town manager, Warren 1. You are the former Warren town planner. How has a background in municipal planning prepared you...
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Five questions with Roberta Mudge Humble

Roberta Mudge Humble | President, Westerly Armory Restoration Inc. 1. You have said it is one of your life’s goals to promote Rhode Island. Why?...
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Five questions with Dr. Margaret Van Bree

Dr. Margaret Van Bree | President, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital 1. Will the ongoing $25 million renovation at Hasbro Children’s Hospital...
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Five questions with Caroline Skuncik

Caroline Skuncik | Executive director, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission 1. Why doesn’t the I-195 district require affordable and workforce housing in residential developments? Increasing...
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