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CRUCIAL CREATION: Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, medical director of community relations at Care New England Health System, says forming an independent committee to plan the state’s vaccine distribution will build trust in the process. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Slow-spending R.I. has two months to disperse $900M in CARES Act...

Rhode Island officials rejoiced when they learned in March that the state would get a $1.25 billion slice of the federal coronavirus relief package....
HUNGRY TO HELP: Heather Hole Strout, left, executive director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport, distributes chowder and chicken vegetable bean soup to the needy recently in a new partnership with McGrath Clambakes Inc. of Newport. Assisting with the distribution are T.R. McGrath, third from left, owner of McGrath Clambakes, and his daughter Aibhlinn. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Challenges for nonprofits reach unimagined heights

It’s times like these that Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island President Kathleen Cloutier feels as though all the nonprofits in Rhode Island are...
5Q: Leslie Taito
Chief of staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Leslie Taito

Leslie Taito | Chief of Staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island 1. Why did you leave your role as CEO of the manufacturer Hope...

Beacon a lesson for hospital merger

As prospects for a merger between Rhode Island’s two hospital systems appear to grow more promising (“Lifespan, CNE Move Forward With Letter of Intent...
LIFELINE: Wilfred Roth, owner of Add Temps, a temporary employment agency that hires its placements until they are hired by a company it works with, speaks with France Paulino, left, office manager, and Juliana Espinal, recruiter. Roth says the business may have gone under if manufacturing was not deemed essential because it allowed Add Temps to continue placing people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Temp agency still answering calls for help

At least a portion of the low-skilled jobs that have been cut in the new coronavirus pandemic have been restored in other industries. WRoth...

Zoom users taking steps to reduce risk to data

Disruptive and offensive as they may be, so-called “Zoom bombings” are the least of your worries when it comes to using the videoconferencing software. Once...
FORCES JOINED: Alicia Piazza, left, and Nicole Eller combined their strengths in social media marketing to form The Spark Social Inc. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Marketing merger was sparked by social event

Nicole Eller and Alicia Piazza were introduced at a networking event, and it didn’t take long for them to realize they shared a strong...
SMALL STAFF: David Reiss, executive director for The Fogarty Center, a nonprofit that offers services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, speaks with Robyn Eannarino, administrative assistant. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: David Reiss, executive director at The Fogarty Center

5Q: David Reiss | Executive director, The Fogarty Center 1. How has COVID-19 impacted the services The Fogarty Center provides and the people it...

Coronavirus could cause Census to miss students

At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up – but many run the risk of not being...

Weil: Fewer OSHA inspectors is a dangerous matter

In many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers died on the job. In...

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