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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Editorial and Op-Ed

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...

Flex campus will boost Quonset jobs

Quonset Business Park is Rhode Island’s leading engine of job creation and economic development, with 11,800 jobs and more than 200 companies, but we’re...
WORTHY OF AUDACITY: The Providence City Plan Commission has rejected proposed changes to city zoning that would allow the Fane Organization to build a 46-story residential high-rise, the Hope Point Tower, on a prominent site overlooking the Providence River downtown.  / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence should not let past strangle its future potential

By rejecting the Fain Organization’s proposed changes to zoning in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District, the Providence City Plan Commission seems to be more...

Investing in innovation a good bet

Can $20 million reroute a state’s trajectory? That is the question that the Innovation Campus project seeks to answer.Using $20 million in voter-approved bond...

Tax sugar-sweetened drinks to fight obesity

Eating too much added sugar has become one of the riskiest health behaviors in the modern world. None too soon, governments are waking up...
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