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NOT SOLD: Lynn Blais, a nurse at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, is skeptical of The Centurion Foundation Inc.’s acquisition plan. 
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Handle with care: Fate of hospitals in balance as regulators review...

Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. was seen as a hero a decade ago, swooping in to prop up the struggling Roger Williams Medical Center in...
LANE CHANGES: Motorists on Interstate 195 face reconfigured travel lanes as they approach the Washington Bridge. State transportation officials have been trying different traffic patterns to alleviate congestion. 
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Washington Bridge crisis has nearly bisected region’s economy, but how to...

As the owner of one of the state’s few psychology practices that provides neuropsychological testing and evaluation, Karen Gieseke and her services have been...
SETTLING THE MATTERS: R.I. Superior Court Associate Justice Richard A. Licht says he’s closed more than 900 tax valuation appeals from across Rhode Island in recent years, more than half from Providence. 
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VALUE JUDGMENTS: Hotels, office buildings, utility properties among Providence’s biggest tax...

When it comes to property values, everybody’s got an opinion. And when millions of tax dollars are at stake, many are willing to fight...
SILVER LINING: ­Eduardo Naya, director of marketing for Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, says there’s a silver lining to more older workers entering the workforce, which ensures their knowledge that used to be under­utilized in retirement – 
or relocated to Florida – stays in Rhode Island.
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READY AND ABLE: Older workers filling R.I. employment gaps

After 35 years in insurance marketing, the last 20 with Rhode Island-based Amica ­Mutual Insurance Co. managing multimillion-dollar campaigns, Eduardo Naya tried to retire. It...
HIGH POINT: 
Sea View Villa on Easton's Point in Middletown, which had been in the Spiratos family since 1945, was the highest-priced house sale in Rhode Island for 2023 at $15 million. 
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Sales of luxury homes dampened by owners unwilling to let go

Supply and demand are equally important to support a thriving real estate market, but often they’re not equally balanced. That was the case in...
VENUE VIEW: A rendering of what the Tide­water Stadium in Pawtucket is supposed to look like when completed in 2025. At the top of the image is a mixed-use building that has been proposed for Phase 1B, as well as a pedestrian bridge across the Seekonk River to structures that would be part of Phase 2.
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Betting on Rhode Island FC. Will it pay off?

A lot is resting on the shoulders of Khano Smith. Smith is the first coach and general manager of Rhode Island FC, responsible for laying...
LUNCH BREAK: Wright’s Dairy Farm considers its 200 cows employees of the company. Some of the cows enjoy some feed in a barn on the 400-acre farm, which has been operating for more than a century. 
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Meet the Makers: Land of milk and ice cream

(Editor’s note: This is the 18th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
REACHING FOR THE SKY: Mind 2 Body Fitness owner Maria ­Andresino, center, instructs Nicole Gonzalez, left, of Cumberland and Analy Lopes of East Providence during a Pilates class at her Providence studio.
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PBN survey: Even as economy grows, businesses leery about expansion right...

At Pawtucket-based Papis Refrescos LLC, demand for its coconut rum liquor has grown steadily since the company’s launch in 2022. The bottled coquito can...
READY MODE: Kolby Gomes went through pipefitter training through the partnership program operated by General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Community College of Rhode Island as he prepares to start a career with the submarine builder. 
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Class of their own: More employers partnering with local colleges

Although he had some experience working in construction, Kolby Gomes says learning the ins and outs of pipefitting was like studying a foreign language. But...
SPEAKS WITH AUTHORITY: 
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talks before a joint legislative commission on plastic bottle waste before its meeting in December. Shekarchi has given caution signals about this year’s budget process because of a cloudy fiscal picture ahead. 
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Uneasy money: Worries about returning to deficits hang over General Assembly

The warning flags have been raised: Rhode Island legislators are about to return to reality. After two years of massive surpluses, state budget officials are...
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