Editorial and Op-Ed

IT STARTS AT THE TOP: Critics and political opponents say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo should have known about the deception that a state lawyer was committing by not filing a timely appeal to a court ruling about state reimbursement rates to nursing homes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Business as usual at EOHHS not an acceptable way to govern

Should Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have known about the malfeasance of an attorney in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, one that...

Gov. erred in signing this version of revenge porn legislation

On June 4, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law an act passed by the General Assembly related to “revenge porn,” reversing a decision...

Making stuff back in fashion

One of the most important economic changes in the United States over the past half-century has been the shift away from making goods to...

A B.A. isn’t the only way

Every year millions of Americans receive an asset that, based on past performance, promises to nearly double their lifetime incomes: a bachelor’s degree. Earning...
AT THE TOP OF HER GAME: BankNewport President and CEO Sandra J. Pattie heads to the podium at the 2018 PBN Business Women Awards luncheon to accept her Career Achievement award.  / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

Business Women spotlights state’s often-hidden potential

PBN held its 11th Business Women Awards luncheon May 24, and it was, as they all are, an event with a positive energy that...

Edesia program easy sell

Since its founding, Edesia Inc. has been dependent on public funding to pay for and distribute its products, life-saving peanut-based food that it manufactures...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hurdles are only as high as you make them

Let me begin by congratulating all of today’s honorees on your outstanding achievements. I would also like to congratulate past honorees on your success....
THE NEED IS GREAT: The auditorium in Classical High School in Providence shows significant wear and tear.   / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Taking on debt for schools a good idea only if R.I....

According to a 2016 study, more than 100 debt-issuing entities in the state accounted for a total of more than $10.5 billion in debt...

Detail needed to judge CNE merger value

With the signing of a definitive agreement to affiliate, Care New England and Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts have taken the next step in transforming...

Stop whining about ‘skills gap’

There are about 6.5 million job openings in the U.S., a record high. The number of people looking for work without success is falling...
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