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PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has named 21 honorees for its 2020 Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards program.

PBN names 2020 Healthiest Employers honorees

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-one companies and organizations have been named as honorees in Providence Business News 2020 Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards program. The companies,...
LISA RANGLIN, president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association, criticized the state for its failure to comply with its own policies regarding contracts with minority-owned businesses during a news conference on Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Black Business Association: R.I. failing to comply with minority-contracting policy

PROVIDENCE – State policies for contracting with minority-owned businesses have come under scrutiny amid heightened attention on racial justice issues. The Rhode Island Black Business...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza is warning that a new R.I. Supreme Court ruling will create "ballooning pension payments" for the city. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence could be hit with ‘ballooning pension payments’ after court ruling

PROVIDENCE – Amid the financial hardships posed by COVID-19, the city has been hit with a new expense: up to seven years of cost-of-living...

Survey: Two-thirds of voters find R.I. moving at ‘right pace’

SMITHFIELD — Almost two-thirds of Rhode Islanders believe Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is reopening the state’s economy at the right pace, according to a...

R.I. scales back Phase III reopening

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s third phase of reopening the economy will begin on Tuesday, announced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, though the phase’s standards have...
RONALD K. MACHTLEY, who is retiring June 30 after 24 years as president of Bryant University, told Providence Business News that the U.S. will lose its competitive advantage in the world if colleges do not reopen in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Machtley: ‘We will lose our competitive advantage’ if colleges don’t reopen...

SMITHFIELD – As local colleges are putting together their respective reopening plans for the fall semester after having to close their campuses in March...
THE BURRILLVILLE Town Council has passed a resolution to authorizing the Burrillville Police Department not to enforce Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's executive orders related to COVID-19.

Burrillville Town Council approves resolution not to enforce ‘unconstitutional’ state COVID-19...

BURRILLVILLE – As the state prepares to enter its phase three reopening plan, the town has decided to sidestep any remaining regulations it deems...
DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 912 to date. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Upcoming Phase III will allow some sports in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo took a starkly different tone toward Rhode Island residents at her briefing on Wednesday afternoon, warning them of how many states across...
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island is proposing a two-month 10% premium credit for members due to the reduction in medical services utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BCBSRI proposes premium credit for members due to pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will be issuing a medical premium credit to members due to a reduced demand...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO will sign an executive order removing the phrase "Providence Plantations" in references to the state on all government documents as part of a new initiative to combat racial inequity in the state. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo, GA to remove ‘Providence Plantations’ from state documents

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will sign an executive order that will remove the phrase “Providence Plantations” from gubernatorial orders and citations, executive...

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