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HELPING STUDENTS: Angelo Garcia, founder and head of school at Segue Institute for Learning in Central Falls, with eighth graders, from left: Marvin Gonzalez, Christian Beaton and Kimberly Ortega. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Charter school debate rekindled by legislation

Angelo Garcia’s plans to expand Segue Institute for Learning began the day after the school first opened 12 years ago. Garcia, Segue’s founder and head...

Nursing home staffing bill passes R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring a set number of hours of daily care for nursing home residents and a pay raise for certified nursing assistants...
AT HER EXPENSE: It’s been three years since Barbara Baker was diagnosed with colon cancer. While her treatment was successful, it has cost her thousands of dollars and counting. / PBN PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Cancer patients finding costs are overwhelming

Barbara Baker went to Rhode Island Hospital in 2017 for a routine colonoscopy and was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. “I had to put...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring coverage of colorectal screening

PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring insurers to provide full coverage for colorectal cancer screening passed the R.I. Senate on Thursday, and is now bound for...

Battle looms over R.I. nursing home bill

State legislation that would hike pay rates for certified nursing assistants, would require nursing home caregivers to spend more time with each resident and...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed bills authorizing up to $200 million in GARVEE bonds for the reconstruction of the viaduct that carries !-95 north through downtown Providence. Above, construction on the Providence Viaduct carrying I-95 south. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

GA authorizes up to $200M for Providence Viaduct reconstruction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly over the weekend authorized up to $200 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds, or GARVEE bonds, for...

ACS CAN honors Brown Dermatology doctors for helping to make teen...

PROVIDENCE – Three Brown Dermatology physicians were honored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network during its annual Cancer Research Breakfast at Roger...

Senate passes ‘red flag’ bill, bump stock ban

PROVIDENCE – The Senate approved two bills May 24 aimed at preventing gun violence and mass shootings. The “red flag” law sponsored by Sen. Maryellen...
CAPITOL CAREGIVERS: Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, left, and Rep. Aaron ­Regunberg, right, were named 2017 AARP Capitol Caregivers for their earned paid sick leave legislation passed last year. They are pictured with AARP Rhode Island Director Kathleen Connell holding their certificates. / COURTESY AARP

Goodwin, Regunberg named AARP’s ‘Capitol Caregivers’

SEN. MARYELLEN GOODWIN, D-Providence, and REP. AARON REGUNBERG, D-Providence, were recently honored by AARP as the “Capitol Caregivers” for 2017 for their work to...
THE HOUSE APPROVED A $9.6 BILLION fiscal 2019 budget on Friday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Campaign champions long-term home care independence

PROVIDENCE – The desire to stay in your home as you age is a given for most, but law and policy don’t support that...

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