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Five Questions With: Peter Dello Russo and Meg McIsaac

Peter Dello Russo is the CEO and Meg McIsaac is the president of the newly formed Bluestone Bank, which was launched as the result...

Citizens Bank donates $1 million to Feeding America

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank has joined forces with Feeding America for the third consecutive year, donating $1 million to efforts to fight hunger, according...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 582 over the weekend. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 582 over weekend, with 7 more...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 582 from Oct. 16 through Sunday, with seven more deaths, according to the R.I....

Feds unveil plan to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get yet-to-be-approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of charge, enlisting...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 198 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases in R.I. rise by 198, with 3 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 198 on Thursday, with thee additional deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday. Cases...

Report: Affordable housing continues to be out of reach for many

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may have seen economic gains in 2019, but 2020 revealed the stark disparities in housing and economic security for safe...

Are you satisfied with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s ongoing response to...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other elected officials received strong support from PBN readers back in March for the job they had done up...
PASSIONATE PURSUIT: Phillip Carroll opened the CrossFit Phillipsdale gym in East Providence in March. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Looking to turn fitness passion into lifelong career, IT consultant opens...

Fitness has been integral to Phillip Carroll’s life for as long as he can remember. The former high school athlete began weightlifting after joining the...
TURNING THE PAGE: Tom Roberge, co-owner of Riffraff Bookstore + Bar, is hopeful that online book sales will increase when and if the business’s outdoor patio, now open daily with limited hours, closes in the winter. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Riffraff sells books like no one else

It seems fitting that a book was the inspiration for Riffraff Bookstore + Bar’s name. Tom Roberge, co-owner of the Providence business, credited the name...
CLOSE WATCH: Registered nurse Jessica Pace, left, who works in the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, 32, of Central Falls, who is receiving convalescent plasma therapy as part of a clinical trial on its effectiveness against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Clinical trial on plasma makes headway in R.I.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of 30 medical facilities nationwide testing whether a plasma-based treatment for COVID-19 that has been approved for emergency use...

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