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State budget director to step down as part of overdue retirement...

PROVIDENCE – Thomas Mullaney, executive director of the R.I. Office of Management and Budget, planned to retire earlier this year but due to COVID-19...

State announces $20M for new hotel, tourism and arts relief program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday a new $20 million relief program to aid the hotel, arts and tourism industries, now known...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 351 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 351, with 3 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 351, with three more deaths, on Wednesday, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Cases...
PANELISTS DISCUSS telemedicine during Providence Business News' Health Care Summit on Thurday. From left is PBN Editor Michael Mello; Marie Ganim, R.I. health insurance commissioner; Dr. Alan Kurose, Coastal Medical CEO; Dr. Kenneth Wood, Lifespan Corp. executive vice president and chief clinical officer; and Dr. James Fanale, CEO and president of Care New England Health System.

PBN Summit: CNE, Lifespan move toward definitive agreement, merger filing

PROVIDENCE – Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, said Thursday that the merger between CNE and Lifespan...

Five Questions With: John Marcantonio

John Marcantonio is CEO of the Rhode Island Builders Association, a trade association that represents the interests of member businesses such as home builders...
OVER THE FIRST seven months of 2020, there has been a sharp increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island, according to new data from the R.I. Department of Health's Office of the State Medical Examiner. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV

Fatal overdoses in Rhode Island projected to hit record high this...

PROVIDENCE – Over the first seven months of 2020, there has been a sharp increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island, according...
HUNGRY TO HELP: Heather Hole Strout, left, executive director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport, distributes chowder and chicken vegetable bean soup to the needy recently in a new partnership with McGrath Clambakes Inc. of Newport. Assisting with the distribution are T.R. McGrath, third from left, owner of McGrath Clambakes, and his daughter Aibhlinn. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Challenges for nonprofits reach unimagined heights

It’s times like these that Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island President Kathleen Cloutier feels as though all the nonprofits in Rhode Island are...
CLASS LEADER: Middle school teacher Jana Gasboro helps a student at St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Social-service organizations finding ways to stay essential, even in hard times

Providing essential services to those with disabilities can be challenging in the best of times. But as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life for many people,...
GROWING NEED: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff has seen the number of individuals needing food increase from 53,000 to 68,000 people per month since March. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. Community Food Bank has a full plate in combating COVID-19...

While the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s work is critical year after year to people in need, that work has reached a new level...
Neil D. Steinberg / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

5Q: Neil D. Steinberg | CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation

Neil D. Steinberg | CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation 1. Will nonprofits’ need for funds ­increase more in 2021? Many nonprofits have received funding...

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