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R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH announced Friday that four bars were ordered closed and were fined due to violating COVID-19 safety regulations.

RIDOH shuts down, fines 4 bars for COVID-19 health violations

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island-based bars and a restaurant were ordered closed by the R.I. Department of Health and were fined for violating COVID-19...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo is encouraging Rhode Islanders to stay local for the Thanksgiving holiday and follow the guidelines above during family gatherings. / COURTESY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Do you plan to spend Thanksgiving with only the people you...

With positive cases of COVID-19 again on the rise locally and across the country, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 21 encouraged Rhode Islanders...
TAKEOUT: Red Stripe in Providence is a city neighborhood restaurant that doesn’t have a drive-thru, but it has converted its back door into something approximating one. General Manager Mike Marchezzo delivers an order to Bill Heindel, of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Buildings with drive-thrus scarce on the market

The lap blankets, heat lamps and tent-like enclosures will only carry a restaurant so far in the winter. What restaurants really need are drive-thrus. Or...
Dr. Kenneth Wood / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Dr. Kenneth Wood

Dr. Kenneth Wood | Executive vice president of physician affairs and chief clinical officer, Lifespan Corp. 1. In June, you were named executive vice president...
LONGTIME GOAL: David Sheperd, a 25-year veteran of public accounting, opened his own business, David J. Sheperd CPA LLC, in Cumberland in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shepherd counting on an economic turnround after launching his accounting business

If there is a pandemic-proof business in 2020, it just might be accounting. Small businesses and nonprofits still need to file their tax returns...
Adam Batchelder

Batchelder receives SBA’s 2020 R.I. Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year...

ADAM BATCHELDER, a U.S. Marine veteran, is the recipient of the 2020 Rhode Island Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year award from the U.S....

Job applicants should get a reading on CEO

Arguably, the biggest mistake many job applicants make is focusing on possible advancement, benefits, working conditions and pay. Obviously, each one plays a role...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 398 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 398, with 4 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in the state increased by 398, with four more deaths, the R.I.Department of Health reported on Thursday. The increase in...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo is encouraging Rhode Islanders to stay local for the Thanksgiving holiday and follow the guidelines above during family gatherings. / COURTESY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Raimondo urges keeping holiday celebrations local, refraining from travel

PROVIDENCE – While many Americans are starting to make plans ahead of Thanksgiving next month, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Wednesday encouraged Rhode Islanders to...

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