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Providence Children’s Film Festival names Site Specific 2020 presenting sponsor

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researcher Bora Youn has joined the American Lung Association’s research team for 2019-2020, the association announced Nov. 25. Using an ALA...

North Kingstown unveils new marketing campaign to attract businesses

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce joined with the town recently to unveil the first-ever joint business-attraction campaign. The goal is to...

Brown researcher receives grant to study lung cancer treatment in elderly

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researcher Bora Youn has joined the American Lung Association’s research team for 2019-2020, the association announced Nov. 25. Using an ALA...

Providence short-term rental ordinance to take effect Nov. 30

PROVIDENCE – A new short-term rental ordinance is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 30, affecting units in residential areas, the city said. The ordinance...

CareLink appoints Gadbois as CEO

PROVIDENCE – CareLink has named Christine Gadbois as CEO, the organization announced. Gadbois, the nonprofit’s second CEO, succeeds Joan Kwiatkowski, who departed CareLink to transition...

2 R.I. organizations receive American Association of State and Local History...

PROVIDENCE – The Lippitt House Museum and the Little Compton Historical Society each received a 2019 Leadership in History Award of Excellence from the...

East Providence mayor creates council to advise him on veteran affairs

EAST PROVIDENCE – Mayor Bob DaSilva has signed an executive order establishing the Mayor’s Council on Veterans Affairs, the mayor’s office announced Nov. 18. The...

Dave’s donates $50K to R.I. Community Food Bank in celebration of...

EAST GREENWICH – Dave’s Fresh Marketplace is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the donation of $50,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The locally...

Cities and towns challenge continuing-contracts law

PROVIDENCE – Sixteen municipalities on Nov. 12 filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law they say creates lifetime contracts. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief...

North Providence safety complex to handle fire dispatch calls for Pawtucket

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In addition to handling fire dispatch calls for the town, Mayor Charles A. Lombardi said the town’s new public safety complex...
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