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THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION'S President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg announced Saturday the immediate launch of a new grantmaking opportunity, Responsive Grants, among other updates for the ney year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIF expands grant opportunities, staff, recommits to strategic priorities

PROVIDENCE - While the Rhode Island Foundation closed out 2017 having doled out $43 million in grants to more than 1,700 nonprofit organizations and...
REGULAR GAS PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined 2 cents and 6 cents, respectively, this week. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. and Mass. gas prices decline this week

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.59 per gallon, 6 cents above...
PATRICK T. CONLEY, president of the Heritage Harbor Foundation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Harbor Heritage Foundation announces 2018 grants

EAST PROVIDENCE – Twelve organizations were awarded a combined $127,000 in grant money from the Heritage Harbor Foundation, the foundation announced recently. The purpose of...
A 2016 PROGRAM screening state inmates for opioid use disorder and medication-assisted treatment has been linked to a 61 percent decrease in inmate overdose deaths. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Study: ACI addiction-treatment program linked to 61% fewer inmate overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – A $2 million launch in 2016 of the nation's first program screening all of a state’s inmates for opioid use disorder to...
DR. STEVEN SCHECHTER is the interim chief of colorectal surgery for Lifespan Corp. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Five Questions With: Dr. Steven Schechter

Dr. Steven Schechter, the interim chief of colorectal surgery for Lifespan Corp., is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at University Surgical Associates with special expertise in laparoscopic, minimally...
WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER in Warren is using teen dating violence awareness month as an opportunity to remind teens that advice and resources on abusive dating are available year-round. / COURTESY WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER

Women’s Resource Center warns teens against abusive dating

PROVIDENCE – The Women’s Resource Center in Warren is reminding teens during teen dating violence awareness month young people who find themselves in an...
JOHN J. HOLIVER, CharterCARE Health Partners CEO, was recently elected chairman of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island board of trustees. / COURTESY HARI

HARI elects new board of trustees chair, vice chair

PROVIDENCE – The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has recently welcomed CharterCARE Health Partners CEO John J. Holiver as the newly elected chairman of...
FROM LEFT: Dr. Robert Insoft, senior vice president of quality and chief medical officer, Women & Infants Hospital; Edie McConaughey, certified nurse-midwife at Women & Infants, the clinical winner of the Richard P. Welch Award; Mary Welch, wife of Richard Welch; Lori Bailey, food and nutrition services, Women & Infants, the non-clinical winner of the Richard P. Welch Award; and Matt Quinn, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, Women & Infants. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Women & Infants Hospital staff awarded for excellence

PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital recently presented its annual customer excellence awards at the sixth annual Patient, Family, and Community Centered Care Summit,...
LAGGING THE HIGH ACHIEVERS: Rhode Island is not among the top 10 states for the portion of millennials, age 25-34 who have a college degree, according to the Brookings Institution, although at No. 14, the state ranked better than the Providence metro area, which placed at No. 49 among the top 100 metros in the nation.

What is the most important takeaway from the Brookings report that...

The Raimondo administration has made a point of trying to upgrade the educational attainment of the state’s college-age students, the better to take part...

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People on the Move

BankNewport Announces Community Development Appointment

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 12, 2018) - BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie recently announced the appointment of Adriana I. Dawson to Vice President,...

BankNewport Appoints Merrill To Chief Operating Officer

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 7, 2018) - BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie recently announced the appointment of Leland R. Merrill to Executive Vice...

Edmund A. Restivo, Jr., Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Restivo Monacelli LLP, Elected to...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. February 1, 2018 – Edmund A. Restivo, Jr., Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Restivo Monacelli LLP, was elected to the Providence Preservation...

Press Releases

“Top RI Mortgage Professional Evelyn Perez Joins the Province Mortgage Associates, Inc. Team”

Province Mortgage Associates continues to reinforce its unwavering commitment to growth with the hiring of one of the highest producing mortgage professionals in RI,...

RE: New Premium Indoor Shooting Range to open in Richmond, Rhode Island

The shooting range is the business venture of Paul Mihailides, a proven and recognized entrepreneur, who saw a need for a high quality indoor...

RIMA to Host Free Tax Reform and R&D Credits Event for Manufacturers

(Providence, Rhode Island) – February 13, 2018 – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, an organization dedicated to connecting Rhode Island manufacturers with the resources...

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