Saturday, December 4, 2021

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STILL HAPPENING? The pandemic has helped stall plans for a 46-story tower along the Providence River, but the Fane Organization insists it will move ahead with the project, depicted above in a rendering. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Despite hurdles, Fane tower developer presses ahead

The $300 million plans for a flashy, 46-floor luxury tower on former Interstate 195 land in Providence are moving ahead even as a legal...
AT THE READY: Eileen Crudele, director of special education at Smithfield Public Schools, says each school has a full-time psychologist, and there are five social workers to handle an uptick in mental health issues among students. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mental health concerns intensify in classroom

Over the years, school administrators and mental health professionals have noticed a steady increase in mental health issues among young children and teens. For...
LEARNING EXPERIENCE: The Providence Public School District is dealing with a shortage of educators this academic year, with many openings created by resignations. That includes Matthew J. Buchanan, the former principal at Hope High School, who resigned last spring. / PBN PHOTO/NANCY LAVIN

Teacher shortages leave administrators at a loss

The rollercoaster ride of pandemic schooling has smoothed out and students are, for the most part, back in the classroom. Now it’s the teachers who...
LOSING CONNECTION? Dr. Kevin Baill, associate chief medical officer at Butler Hospital in Providence, speaks with Nikole Kennedy, operations coordinator. Baill says telehealth has been crucial during the ­COVID-19 pandemic, but he worries about more-stringent cross-border regulations.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Out-of-state telehealth visits hit some snags

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine was hailed as a lifesaver, allowing patients to see their doctor virtually without the risk of...
FAST ­RESULTS: Amy Palazzo, a patient at the Lifespan Center for Weight Loss and Wellness, has lost 87 pounds since signing up for a medically supervised fasting program at the center in ­February. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Search is on to find help to lose those extra pounds

Amy Palazzo struggled with her weight for as long as she can remember, trying countless diets and exercise routines. Sometimes she lost pounds only...
POLICY ­­PERUSAL: Mary Caruso, left, director of business development at Carey, Richmond & Viking Insurance Agency in Middletown, talks with CaraMarie Costa, personal insurance account manager. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

As home repair costs rise, policies may need update

As Tropical Storm Henri approached Rhode Island on Aug. 22, homeowners cleared their porches of furniture and battened down the hatches, fearing the havoc...
SOUNDING THE ALARM: Daniel Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says local schools need to be “aggressive in managing the decline in the number of high school graduates in the coming years.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Enrollment ‘headwinds’ coming for local colleges

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island will need to find creative ways to draw in promising students in the face of a steep enrollment...
LEGAL TARGET: FM Global, an international commercial property insurance company based in Johnston, has been sued by numerous companies arguing that the insurer should pay for COVID-19 related-losses. / COURTESY FM GLOBAL

FM Global among insurers facing COVID-19 lawsuits

The lawsuits against Johnston-based FM Global started to pile up shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the U.S., shutting down large sectors...
MULTISKILLED: Colleen Peters is one of the 23 students who have graduated from the University of Rhode Island’s “Blue MBA” program since it started in 2008. URI officials are hoping the program will ramp up as the blue economy gains momentum. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

URI’s ‘Blue MBA’ could be key as ocean-based supersector evolves

It was a curiosity about the manatees and dolphins that swam in the canal near her father’s Florida home that first drew Colleen Peters...
BREATHING EASIER: John Foley of Providence says he was worried he might have to default on $100,000 in student loans when he was laid off from his job as a supply chain analyst at the height of the pandemic last year, but a deferment on federal loans has allowed him to get his finances under control.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Extension of student loan deferment offers grads opportunity

When the pandemic hit last year, Providence resident John Foley lost his job as a supply chain analyst and was staring at more than...

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