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LONG WAIT: State Democratic leaders plan to wait until after the election in November to approve a budget for the current fiscal year, which began July 1.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD

Delaying tough budget decisions until November is self-serving

No elected official wants to make decisions that could cost people their jobs, or funding needed to carry out valued community services. Such responsibility...
THE BRISTOL-WARREN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION'S request for a temporary restraining order against the Bristol-Warren Regional School District was denied Friday by a R.I. Superior Court judge.

Judge denies Bristol-Warren teachers union’s plea to not reopen schools in...

PROVIDENCE – A R.I. Superior Court judge denied Friday the Bristol-Warren School Association’s request to prevent the Bristol-Warren Regional School District from reopening for...
STATE LEADERS issued a joint statement Friday saying that the General Assembly will convene in a special session in November to consider the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget. They also said they will consider a special election for bond initiatives following the session. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

GA to consider FY21 budget in Nov., plan special election for...

PROVIDENCE – State Democratic leaders on Friday signaled they will delay budget decisions and bond-initiative considerations until November. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senate President...

RIMA B2B and Manufacturing Week Kickoff goes virtual this year

PROVIDENCE – Oct. 1 is the last day to register for the B2B and Manufacturing Week Kickoff Conference on Oct. 6, hosted by the...
Patricia Raub / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Patricia Raub

Patricia Raub | Coordinator, Rhode Island Transit Riders 1. What is your concern about the Providence bus hub plan? The R.I. Department of Transportation proposes...

Warwick, Pawtucket districts vote to begin year with distance learning

PROVIDENCE – The Warwick and Pawtucket school districts will not begin the school year with full in-person learning this fall, despite being given the...

DLT to disburse augmented FEMA unemployment payments in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training said that it will begin disbursing funds to unemployed workers from the Federal Emergency Management...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced the creation of a task force to strengthen the economic resilience of municipalities as they attempt to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces creation of Municipal Resilience Task Force to address post-COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is forming a Municipal Resilience Task Force to develop recommendations to help economic resiliency and to acquire cost savings while...
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 259 over the three-day period from Aug. 21 through Aug. 23. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Raimondo introduces COVID-19 school support center

PROVIDENCE – Less than a month before Rhode Island’s schools will reopen, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Monday the launch of an Education Operations Center as...
HOME AND HOME: After working in private industry for many years, Avishai Nevel, originally of Israel, founded the Providence-based nonprofit Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative to help forge trade, business and academic partnerships between the Ocean State and Israel. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Avishai Nevel, founder and CEO, Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Avishai Nevel | Founder and CEO, Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative HOME IS WHERE the heart is, and Avishai Nevel’s heart...

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