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U.S. REP. JIM LANGEVIN, D-R.I., who has served in Congress for more than two decades, will not seek re-election this November. / COURTESY U.S. REP. JIM LANGEVIN

U.S. Rep. Langevin will not seek reelection

PROVIDENCE – Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., who became the first quadriplegic to be elected to Congress more than two decades ago, announced Tuesday...
DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT was first appointed director of the R.I. Department of Health in 2015 by then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. She has now handed in her resignation to Gov. Daniel J. McKee. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Alexander-Scott resigns as head of R.I. Department of Health

PROVIDENCE – After leading the state’s public health response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is resigning as director of the Rhode Island...
HASBRO INC. will have new leadership on Feb. 25, when Chris Cocks formally takes over as the Pawtucket-based toy company's CEO. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro names new CEO from within company

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has named its permanent replacement for Brian Goldner, the longtime CEO who died of cancer in October. Chris Cocks, a top...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY on Tuesday is expected to approve Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposed allocation of $119 million in American Rescue Act Plan funding to aid small businesses and human service needs. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

General Assembly OKs $119M in ARPA spending; McKee signs into law

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal for allocating $119 million of the $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act...
JOE DEVINE is stepping down as Tech Collective's executive director. He will remain with the organization as vice chairperson of its board of directors. / COURTESY TECH COLLECTIVE

Tech Collective shutting down; cites COVID-related revenue decline

PROVIDENCE – Citing declining revenue since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tech Collective on Friday said it is shutting down at the...

CVS to close 900 stores over three years

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. on Thursday announced plans to close approximately 900 stores nationwide over the next three years, citing changes in population,...

R.I. expands Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to ages 5-11

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 5 to 11, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department...
The Warwick-based Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc., the largest private radiology practice in the state, acquired a smaller competitor called XRA Medical Imaging. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND IMAGING

Rhode Island Medical Imaging negotiating acquisition of competitor XRA

Warwick-based Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc., the largest private radiology practice in the Ocean State, is on track to grow even bigger as it...

Longtime Hasbro leader Goldner dies at 58 following battle with cancer

PAWTUCKET – Longtime Hasbro Inc. CEO Brian D. Goldner has died, just days after taking a leave of absence following ongoing medical treatment for...

Toymaker Hasbro’s CEO Brian Goldner takes medical leave

NEW YORK (AP) – Toy and entertainment company Hasbro Inc. has announced that Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence from...

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