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SEN. LOUIS P. DIPALMA (D-Little Compton). / COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DiPalma: Education – The key to a better job, better wages...

Education is the key to a better job, better wages, and a better future.The economies of today and tomorrow require a workforce with some...
LOCALLY GROWN: Semia Dunne, owner of Flowers by Semia in Providence, constructs a centerpiece arrangement from 100 percent locally grown flowers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flower hobby blossoms into business

Semia C. Dunne, owner of longtime floral business Flowers by Semia Inc., described how she got into the flower industry as “backwardly,” thinking of...

Five Questions With Brenda Dann-Messier

Brenda Dann-Messier | Commissioner of postsecondary education, Rhode Island1. What are the most serious challenges, or weaknesses, in the Rhode Island higher education system?...
UNIVERSITY MEDICINE HAS launched an apprenticeship program at Community College of Rhode Island, above, for medical assistants employed by the medical group aspiring to become licensed practical nurses. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

University Medicine, CCRI collaborate on nursing apprentice program

EAST PROVIDENCE – University Medicine has launched an apprenticeship program at Community College of Rhode Island for medical assistants employed by the medical group...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo signed the paid sick leave bill passed by the General Assembly in a special session this month, as well as a bill that makes public certain 38 Studios investigation documents. But she vetoed the bill that would have more easily granted disability pensions to firefighters. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MICHAEL SALERNO

Does the nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase in Community College of...

The Community College of Rhode Island was surprised by the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship, as it saw a nearly 50 percent...
A STRONG RESPONSE: Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes says that the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program has increased the number of enrolled first-time, full-time students by nearly 50 percent. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Public-private support yields a big win for R.I.’s future

It’s a wonderful thing when a plan works, and the latest example is the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program, a signature...

CCRI announces largest individual gift ever 1 week after previous largest...

WARWICK - On Wednesday morning the Community College of Rhode Island announced the largest individual gift in its 53-year history - $650,000 from the...
AS OF SEPT. 25, the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship led 1,478 first-time, full-time students to enroll at the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY CCRI

More students won’t push bottom line for CCRI

WARWICK – Passage of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship led more than 1,400 first-time, full-time students to enroll at the Community College of Rhode...
POSITIVE VIBES: According to results from the Providence Business News Summer 2017 Business Survey, local business owners are optimistic about the future of their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers and managing rising health care costs.  / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING & LISA LAGRECA

Strong quarterly results help fuel R.I. business owners’ faith in local...

Optimism reigns among Rhode Island business owners about the future for their businesses and the statewide economy, despite ongoing concerns about finding qualified workers...
BHIKHAJI MANECKJI'S DONATION of $500,000 to the Community College of Rhode Island will be used to create a scholarship that will help students attend CCRI full time to complete their degrees. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

Largest individual donation in CCRI history funds new scholarship

WARWICK – A new scholarship has been created by the largest individual donation in the Community College of Rhode Island’s history, the university announced...
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