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Colleges must now prioritize apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are making a comeback. And Rhode Island has a chance to help lead the way in showing how they can be a more formal...

Bill to provide college credit for apprenticeship becomes law

PROVIDENCE – State colleges are now required to establish ways of awarding academic credit for students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs. The legislation, signed...

Bill to create program for medication redistribution passes R.I. House

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents who are not able to afford the prescription medication that they need may soon be able to fill their...

McNamara proposes medication redistribution program

PROVIDENCE – New legislation introduced by a state lawmaker aims to redirect unused medication to people in need. In 2022-H 7133, Rep. Joseph M. McNamara,...
PREPPING FOR A FIGHT: Kevin Millonzi, owner of Millonzi Fine Catering in West Warwick, says his insurance claims for losses related to COVID-19 have been turned down. Now he’s ready to sue. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Businesses failing to get pandemic-related payouts

Kevin Millonzi has “viral” coverage as part of his business-interruption insurance, but that didn’t save the West Warwick caterer from getting rejected when he...

Mental Health Association of R.I. names McNamara Legislator of the Year

PROVIDENCE – State Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, has been named Legislator of the Year by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island for...

R.I. education strategic plan taking shape

Armed with ideas from a recent “Make It Happen RI” forum, a committee assembled by the Rhode Island Foundation will soon be putting the...
PROACTIVE APPROACH: ­Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon stands on New England Way at the intersection of Gilbane Street. Both roads are on the schedule to be repaved. Solomon said roadwork has been a priority since he took office in spring 2018. He says last year was the first time in 20 years the city has implemented a proactive program.
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Fighting back vs. bad roads

Evidence of Rhode Island’s rough roads turns up regularly at Harold Crook’s Garage in Cranston. Bent wheel rims, flat tires and alignment problems can...

Student Loan Bill of Rights provides new protections for R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other Rhode Island officials gathered Monday at the State House Library for a ceremonial signing of the...

Five Questions With: Joseph M. McNamara

Joseph M. McNamara, a longtime Democratic state representative from Warwick and a retired Pawtucket educator, was named chairman of the New England Board of...
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