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Jones to serve as interim director of BHDDH

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced on Friday that Sec. Womazetta Jones will be immediately deployed to serve as interim director of the...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY will not apply for continued funding for its Confucius Institute on campus once the institute's contract expires. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University not applying for continued funding for Confucius Institute

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University President Ross Gittell and Vice President for International Affairs Hong Yang, director of the university's Confucius Institute, jointly announced Monday...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council's new report Monday, titled 'How Rhode Island Compares,' states that Rhode Island overspends on K-12 education compared to the rest of the U.S., while underspends on higher education.

RIPEC: R.I. comparatively underspends on higher education, but overspends on K-12

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council on Monday released a report how the Ocean State compares to the United States and New...
BRETT SMILEY announced Wednesday that he will step down as director of the R.I. Department of Administration as soon as Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is confirmed as President Joe Biden's commerce secretary. / COURTESY BRETT SMILEY

R.I. administration chief Smiley to step down

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Administration Director Brett Smiley on Wednesday announced that he will step down from his post once Gov. Gina M....

KMS Solutions, LLC Awarded $50.8 Million Support Services Contract for Program...

On January 25, 2021, KMS Solutions, LLC was awarded a $50.8 million, five-year contract to provide Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA)...
THE REACTION TO Gov. Gina M. Raimondo being selected as President-elect Joe Biden's secretary of commerce has been mostly positive. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo’s Cabinet appointment garners mostly positive reaction from local leaders

PROVIDENCE – Elected and politically tied officials, company executives and nonprofit leaders on Friday offered both congratulations and criticism to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...
PLENTY ON HIS PLATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is not only leading the city government through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also signed an executive order to start a truth-telling and reparation process for Black and Indigenous people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fixing racial injustice, failing schools remain priorities in Providence

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has been in office since 2015, but after being reelected in 2018, he is now term-limited and cannot run for...
FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello's aide Jeffrey Britt was found not guilty Wednesday of money-laundering charges and violating campaign-finance violations. / AP FILE PHOTO / CHARLES KRUPA

Former Mattiello aide Britt acquitted of money-laundering charges, violating campaign-finance laws

PROVIDENCE – Jeffrey Britt, the former aide to House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, was acquitted Wednesday by R.I. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini of...
DOING MORE WITH LESS: With a lean staff, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island focuses on its mission through advocacy, grant-making, informal education sessions and intensive grassroots training.

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island addresses barriers and breaks through them

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Nonprofit: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island FOR KELLY NEVINS, executive director of Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the organization’s...
‘BEST’ IN SHOW: Members of the R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services’ business engagement specialist team collaborate in their downtown Providence office. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF Rehabilitation Services

R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services gives all a chance at being...

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Government: R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services FOR RON RACINE, promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace is a critical component...

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