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Common sense on gun control the only right choice this year

State leaders deserve credit for dismissing legal threats of gun rights activists and passing new gun control laws in the wake of another wave...

Employers dig deeper for workers

Hiring woes continue to plague the state’s hospitality industry. That’s left many employers digging deeper into their own pockets to get through the height...
Mark Torok
Anchor Physical Therapy 
owner and founder
U.S. Navy veteran Mark Torok opened Anchor Physical Therapy, an orthopedic and sports outpatient clinic, in 2017. The South Kingstown clinic is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2022 Rhode Island veteran-owned small business of the year.

Persistence pays off

Mark Torok Anchor Physical Therapy 
owner and founder
 I signed a new lease to triple the size of Anchor Physical Therapy in January 2020. By...
Shuttered: Elderwood at Riverside, in East Providence, last month became the fifth nursing home in the state to close since the pandemic began in 2020. 
COURTESY ELDERWOOD 
AT RIVERSIDE

Nursing homes in peril across R.I. need a financial lifeline

The worst of the deadly health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be behind us, but nursing homes across the state continue to be...

McKee must lead on deal for Tidewater

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien is right to blame the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox for Worcester, Mass., in 2020 on a lack...
NEW DAY: Rhode Island is now the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana use. The new law allows employers to prohibit marijuana use in the workplace but doesn’t define how to determine whether an employee is under the influence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Employers must set the standard for impairment under marijuana law

Once Massachusetts, then Connecticut legalized recreational use of marijuana by adults, local business leaders who have long opposed it knew Rhode Island would eventually...

Veterans are answering call for workers

With many workplaces struggling with fallout from the “Great Resignation,” it’s no surprise to see veterans increasingly stepping into the breach. Veteran unemployment peaked nationally...

Entrenched in the community

Do you reside in the same state as your company? Yes: 86% No: 14% Are you actively involved in the community you work in? Yes: 100% No: 0% Is it...
GOOD BUSINESS: Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says ProvPort Inc. has “thrived” during his eight years in office and should not be lumped in with perceived polluters on the city’s working waterfront. Above are two large cranes used to move material at the port. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Next mayor must have a plan for city’s working waterfront

An under-the-radar issue in Providence’s mayoral race with major implications for the city in the coming years is the future of its working waterfront. A...

Merger fallout claims CNE leader

Fallout from the latest failed attempt to merge the state’s two largest health care systems continues. Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr....

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