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FOUR EDUCATIONAL technology initiatives received a combined $623,460 in grants from the Champlin Foundation Tuesday. /PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI educational tech initiatives receive $600K-plus in grants

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Four Champlin Foundation grants totaling $623,460 were awarded to four University of Rhode Island educational technology tools, the state's flagship research institute...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 11 on the annual "America's Health Rankings" report published by the United Health Foundation. / COURTESY UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION

Report: R.I. ranks No. 11 on UHF’s 2017 ‘America’s Health Rankings’

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 11 on the 2017 United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings” annual report released this month.The Ocean State moved up...
BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Chistina H. Paxson earned $1,067,491 in total compensation in 2015, the highest amount of any private college in the Providence metropolitan area for the year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Report: Brown, Bryant, JWU lead region in private college executive compensation

PROVIDENCE - Brown University President Christina H. Paxson was the highest-compensated higher education executive in the Providence metropolitan area, according to the Executive Compensation...
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR ALL SOUTH COAST announced 15 finalists for its 2018 Winter Business Accelerator Program.

New EforAll South Coast class selected

NEW BEDFORD – Fifteen early-stage businesses and nonprofits have been selected for the Entrepreneurship for All South Coast's Winter Business Accelerator Program.The organization, also...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS hosted its first-ever Workforce Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion summit Thursday.

PBN hosts first Workforce Excellence, Diversity & Inclusion summit

WARWICK – Unconscious bias, strategic diversification to include people of color and women as well as the roots of diversity and inclusion from how...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced another unemployment insurance tax rate reduction that will take effect at the start of the 2018 calendar year. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces UI reduction for 2018

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will lower unemployment insurance tax rates next year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Wednesday.The governor’s...
CVS HEALTH CORP. HAS REACHED A DEAL to acquire Aetna Inc. for $69 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS Health, Aetna plan to offer lower cost, managed health care

WOONSOCKET — CVS Health Corp.’s $77 billion merger with Aetna Inc. would combine analytics and community-centered care in the patient-centered health model in 10,000...
DEMING SHERMAN is the court appointed special master managing Rhode Island’s resolution of continuing software and management problems with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system. /PBN FILE PHOTO

Special Master: UHIP backlog ‘substantially eliminated,’ more work remains

PROVIDENCE — Deming Sherman, special master managing Rhode Island’s resolution of continuing software and management problems with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system,...
The Carpionato Group LLC has pledged to redevelop 14 of the Benny's locations in Rhode Island by Christmas 2018./COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Carpionato Group plans $100M redevelopment of Benny’s locations

JOHNSTON – Carpionato Group LLC, which has agreed to purchase 29 Benny’s locations, announced Thursday it will redevelop the sites, giving first priority to...
AIR CANADA is re-establishing a flight between Toronto and T.F. Green Airport starting in May 2018. / COURTESY AIR CANADA

Air Canada returning to T.F. Green with direct flight to Toronto

WARWICK – Air Canada announced Wednesday it would be establishing a daily flight between Toronto and T.F. Green Airport.The company announced several new transborder...
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