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CARE NEW ENGLAND has pulled out of merger talks with Lifespan and Brown University, citing financial and anti-trust concerns. Above, CNE President and CEO Dr. James E. Fanale. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CNE pulls out of talks with Lifespan, Brown; Partners deal is...

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System has opted out of three-way discussions between Lifespan Corp. and Brown University, CNE announced Tuesday.CNE’s board voted...
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Russillo named 2020 R.I. Teacher of the Year

JAMESTOWN – Elizabeth Russillo was named 2020 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony at Smithfield High School, where Russillo is...
THE FIRST STUDENTS WHO benefited from the Rhode Island Promise tuition-free scholarship program will be graduating from the Community College of Rhode Island on Thursday. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI’s first class of R.I. Promise recipients set to graduate Thursday

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island is set to graduate its largest class in more than 20 years – about 2,300 students...
URGENT NEED: R.I. Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Carol Grant said the state is pursuing offshore wind and other clean- and renewable-energy sources with “a sense of urgency” in an effort to achieve a savings for the Rhode Island consumer, who is subject to the some of the nation’s highest electricity prices.
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‘Urgency’ grows for offshore wind projects

The stakes are rising fast in the fledgling offshore wind-energy industry, as companies jockey for position in the waters from Cape Cod to the...

HSRI open enrollment continues despite ACA constitutional challenge

PROVIDENCE — The first weekday after Fort Worth Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, arguing the zeroed-out individual...
TOYMAKER HASBRO is considering moving out of its Pawtucket headquarters, shown above. The situation has prompted Rhode Island's political leaders to meet in December to discuss the situation. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

State leaders to meet Dec. 11 over potential Hasbro move

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's political leaders are set to meet in December to discuss how to respond to Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc. considering moving...
FOCUSED: Gina M. Raimondo is running against Matt Brown in the Democratic Party primary Sept. 12. She’s touting her role in getting Rhode Islanders back to work and efforts to boost job training.
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Governor’s push for clean energy moves forward on eve of primary...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's clean energy plan for Rhode Island is moving forward this week, the state announced on the eve of...

Gubernatorial candidates all talk jobs: Do their plans add up?

Every candidate for governor wants to create jobs. But how would they do it?Do they offer a comprehensive solution for the Ocean State, where...

Trump moves to ease Obama auto-mileage rules, California’s clout

NEW YORK - The Trump administration, taking aim at one of former President Barack Obama’s signature environmental achievements, is proposing to suspend required increases...
WORKERS BROKE GROUND on renovations for the Prospect Heights Housing Project which was built in 1941-1942 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. / COURTESY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

$42M renovations break ground at Pawtucket’s Prospect Heights Apartments

PAWTUCKET - Nearly a year after WinnCompanies and Omni Development Corp. were approved by the Pawtucket Housing Authority for a joint venture ground lease...
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