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ON THE ROAD: Transportation expert Valerie Southern, owner of Valerie J. Southern Transportation Consultant LLC, monitors foot and car traffic on Bellevue Avenue in Newport as part of her data collection before making safety recommendations for the city’s streets. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Southern’s transportation career was winding road

Business Women Awards 2022 Achievement Honoree Valerie Southern, Valerie J. Southern Transportation Consultant LLC WITH A CAREER in transportation planning, engineering and design in both...
MICHAEL NEARY has ended his campaign as a Democratic nominee seeking the second district seat in the U.S. House. / COURTESY MICHAEL NEARY

Neary drops out of U.S. House race

PROVIDENCE – The candidate pool seeking Rep. James R. Langevin’s second congressional seat has decreased by one. Michael Neary, a former advocate for 2016 presidential...
DAY ONE, a Providence-based nonprofit that provides services for sexual abuse victims, has received $500,000 in federal funding to upgrade the organization's office.

Day One receives $500K in federal funding to upgrade office

PROVIDENCE – Day One, a nonprofit that provides treatment, intervention and prevention services for sexual abuse victims, became the beneficiary of a six-figure federal...
THE SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY Land Trust's new food hub at 404 Broad St. in Providence, slated to open this summer, will house businesses to address food inequality in the community. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Community support helps Land Trust’s new food hub grow

PROVIDENCE – When the Southside Community Land Trust over the last several years needed to have harvested crops cleaned to be prepared as healthy...
DAVID SEGAL, a former Providence City Council member and former state representative, is running as a Democrat for U.S. Congress. / COURTESY DAVID SEGAL

Segal latest R.I. Democrat seeking Langevin’s U.S. House seat

PROVIDENCE – David Segal, a past Providence City Council member and state representative, announced Wednesday that he will become the latest Democratic Congressional candidate...
JACK WARNER has been appointed as the interim president of Rhode Island College. / COURTESY EDUCATION STRATEGY GROUP

Former R.I. higher ed commissioner tapped as RIC interim president

PROVIDENCE – Jack Warner, who served as commissioner of the R.I. Board of Governors for Higher Education during Donald L. Carcieri’s tenure as governor,...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has received $30 million in funding from the commonwealth to upgrade the Liberal Arts Building on campus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth gets $30M to upgrade Liberal Arts Building

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts has been awarded $30 million in funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance’s Division of...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Motor Vehicles on Friday released all the designs that were submitted to the state's RI State Plate Design Contest. / COURTESY R.I. DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

State releases all designs submitted to license plate contest

CRANSTON – Images of ocean life, the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, the Providence city skyline and some visuals poking fun at Rhode Island were...
BILL CLINTON, the 42nd U.S. president, will speak at Brown University's annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture on April 26. / COURTESY THE CLINTON FOUNDATION

Former U.S. President Clinton to speak at Brown University April 26

PROVIDENCE – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be a guest speaker at Brown University’s annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture on April 26 at...
MICHAEL NEARY, who is running for U.S. Congress seeking Rep. James R. Langevin's seat, was arrested on March 23 in Ohio. / COURTESY MICHAEL NEARY

R.I. congressional candidate Neary arrested in Ohio

PROVIDENCE – A candidate seeking the seat currently held by Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., in the U.S. House is in trouble with the...

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