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STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...

Mass. positive coronavirus cases up to 41

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus has jumped to 41 — up from...

R.I. postsecondary education commissioner issues report on boosting attainment

WARWICK – The state commissioner for postsecondary education released a report Thursday that could lay the groundwork for a plan to get at least...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO has directed the state Department of Education to establish a panel of experts to conduct a review of Providence schools./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo orders ‘comprehensive review’ of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is directing the state Department of Education to conduct a "comprehensive review" of the Providence school system to...
HELPING HAND: The state recently announced the fourth round of recipients of Wavemaker Fellowships, which help STEM and design professionals defray student-loan debt.

Got student debt? Commerce RI accepting new applications for Wavemaker Fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Wavemaker Fellowship program that provides recent college graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with student-loan reimbursement is...
BRENDA DANN-MESSIER has announced that she is retiring next month as state commissioner of postsecondary education. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Dann-Messier stepping down as commissioner of R.I. postsecondary education

WARWICK – Brenda Dann-Messier, Rhode Island's commissioner of postsecondary education, is stepping down next month and taking a part-time job with national education consulting...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO, shown in her office, testified before the Senate Education and Finance committees on Wednesday in support of her proposal to expand the Rhode Island Promise program PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo: Cost of expanded tuition-free R.I. Promise program ‘a drop in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo told lawmakers Wednesday that her proposed $5.3 million expansion of the tuition-free program Rhode Island Promise is crucial...
THE RENDERING OF the new College of Engineering campus at the University of Rhode Island; the proposed project includes the replacement of five mid-century buildings with a modern engineering campus. / COURTESY BALLINGER ASSOCIATES

Groundbreaking set for URI engineering complex

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday afternoon at the University of Rhode Island for its new $125 million engineering complex. The...

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