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ASHLEY KALUS, top center, Republican gubernatorial candidate, shares her economic plan Thursday with local business officials at VR Industries Inc. in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Kalus unveils plan to boost R.I. competitiveness

WARWICK – Referring to it as a “promise to working families,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Ashley Kalus on Thursday unveiled an economic plan for the...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, helps with local state education and business officials cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

New Woonsocket Education Center officially opens

WOONSOCKET – State-elected and education officials on Tuesday formally cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center that has officially opened at 115...
BARBARA S. COTTAM will step down on Oct. 6 from her role as chairperson of the R.I. Board of Education to take on a new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. education board chairperson to step down, takes new role with...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s education board chairperson will soon be heading to the nation’s capital to work with Rhode Island’s former governor. In a Sept....

More production leads to high profits at SEACORP

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 2. $75 MILLION AND ABOVE: SEACORP LLC CEO (or equivalent): David Cadorette, president 2021 revenue: $94.5 million 2019 revenue: $76.8 million Revenue growth: 23.1% FOR 30...
CLEAR LANE: The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority implemented new technology to collect bridge tolls more efficiently. Pictured, from left, are R.I. Bridge and Turnpike Authority Director of Tolling Katie Coleman, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Goular, Executive Director Lori Caron Silveira and Director of Engineering Eric Seabury. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

R.I. TBA’s new tolling system creates open road to smoother operations

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 GOVERNMENT: R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, with fewer people traveling on the roads and opting to stay home,...
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND Democratic candidates will be decided upon Tuesday in the state's primary election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Voters deciding Tuesday on R.I. gubernatorial, congressional, Providence mayoral candidates

PROVIDENCE – After several weeks of campaign messages, debates and verbal jabs, voters on Tuesday will decide on multiple Rhode Island candidates seeking high-profile...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has received a $750,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to connect students within the university’s Medical Laboratory Science program resources to further their careers in life sciences. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth receives $750K grant to grow life sciences opportunities

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced Monday that it received a $750,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to connect students...
THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION of Rhode Island released Thursday a new report highlighting the current state of behavioral health care in the Ocean State.

MHARI report: R.I.’s continuum of mental health care has ‘gaping holes’

PROVIDENCE – A new report released Thursday by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island highlights what the association’s executive director describes as “gaping...
BOB BURKE, back row at left, owner of Pot au Feu Restaurant in Providence, says that while local restaurants are back to being full after the COVID-19 pandemic impacted operations, the costs for restaurants to operate has risen due to inflation and supply chain problems. / COURTESY POT AU FEU

R.I. delegation urges SBA to provide financial assistance to still-struggling hospitality...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s congressional delegation is pushing the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide financial assistance to restaurants in both Rhode Island and...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE maintains a slight lead over R.I. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to the latest poll results released Tuesday by WPRI-TV CBS 12 and Roger Williams University. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Poll: McKee, Gorbea in tight race; Magaziner leads in 2nd district

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee holds a slight lead over R.I. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, though...
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