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Raimondo pledges to expand Rhode Island Promise program if re-elected

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed to dramatically expand the Rhode Island Promise program, if re-elected to a second term.The scholarship program...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...
POPULAR DESIGNS: Robin Barrett Wilson, CEO and founder of robin b., a 3-year-old women’s fashion design and boutique in Cranston, wears one of her designs, a black sleeveless sheath dress underneath a cardigan sweater, both made in New York. The outfit on the rack next to her has a Lola & Sophie top and Parkes Smith jeans.
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Fresh fashion looks for women in Garden City

After studying fashion at the Community College of Rhode Island and Lesley University, followed by stints with Victoria’s Secret, Filene’s and apparel company V.F....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION awarded $6.9 million in grants to adult education programs in the state.

RIDE awards $6.9M for adult education programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has awarded $6.9 million in grants to support 21 adult education programs in Rhode Island, the department...
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Hurdles are only as high as you make them

Let me begin by congratulating all of today’s honorees on your outstanding achievements. I would also like to congratulate past honorees on your success....
INFANT CARE: Kathleen F. Moren is the founder and CEO of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms. The company offers classes and support, as well as equipment for infant care and breastfeeding. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping moms, babies healthy

When Kathleen F. Moren moved to Rhode Island from Chicago in the late 1990s, she found the state lacked services for new mothers.In 1999,...
EVOLVING BUSINESS: Wayne R. Blatchley, owner of Pawtucket-based Fuzion Design, speaks with Esther Tseng, associate
creative director. The company was launched 10 years ago and focuses on brand-driven design, digital services and packaging. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Crafting looks that sell

After working in product design for large companies for several years, Wayne R. Blatchley 10 years ago decided to head out on his own...

Promise kept at CCRI

The number of full-time students who arrived at the Community College of Rhode Island straight from high school who are on track to graduate...
AN UPDATE ON THE SUCCESS of the Community College of Rhode Island students enrolled through the Rhode Island Promise program was released by CCRI Tuesday. / COURTESY CCRI

Numbers related to RI Promise cohort’s successes ‘encouraging’

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Promise scholarship program inception during the 2017-18 academic year has been accompanied by a 240 percent year-over-year increase in first-time,...

Winning grants key to nonprofits’ survival

When grants are critical to the operations of a business or nonprofit, the skill of the writer behind the application is essential.Around Rhode Island,...
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