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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Thursday a proposed supplemental budget for the state to immediately spend approximately $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee submits budget amendment plan to spend over $100M of R.I.’s...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday outlined his plan to spend nearly 10% of the state's $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has selected 31 individuals to be part of the foundation's inaugural Equity Leadership Initiative. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation selects 31 individuals for inaugural Equity Leadership Initiative

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-one business individuals were selected by the Rhode Island Foundation to be part of the nonprofit funder’s inaugural class of its Equity...
PLENTY OF PROJECTS: Jonathan Yaghjian, left, project manager, and Kurtis Quinn, a carpenter apprentice with Cranston-based Pariseault Builders Inc., work on the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House on the University of Rhode Island campus in South Kingstown. While many businesses were forced to close their doors 
for much of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pariseault continued to work on a number of multimillion-dollar projects. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Builders: Have work, will train

Although the COVID-19 pandemic kept many Rhode Islanders close to home for much of 2020, Pariseault Builders Inc. didn’t slow down. With construction deemed an...
SOJOURNER HOUSE received a $500,000 U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women grant to help fund the organization’s school-based prevention, intervention and response services for youths within Smithfield public schools and the Woonsocket Education Department.

Sojourner House receives $500K federal grant to fund youth response services

PROVIDENCE – Sojourner House announced Tuesday that the anti-violence agency received a $500,000 U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women grant to...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation has awarded close to $450,000 in grants to local organizations helping Rhode Islanders cope with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $450K in COVID-19 relief grants to organizations

PROVIDENCE – Close to $450,000 in grants were awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation to local nonprofit organizations assisting Rhode Islanders who are still...
RANDALL ROSENBAUM will retire at the end of this year after serving 27 years as the executive director of the R.I. State Council on the Arts. / COURTESY R.I. STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

RISCA leader Rosenbaum to retire at year’s end

PROVIDENCE – Randall Rosenbaum has been in charge of the R.I. State Council on the Arts for nearly three decades and has helped build...
GEORGE T. WEIN, co-founder of the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, died Monday at the age of 95. / COURTESY JOHN ABBOTT

George T. Wein, Newport jazz and folk festivals co-founder, dies at...

NEWPORT – George T. Wein, the musician and philanthropist who co-founded the Newport folk and jazz festivals and brought the events to international prominence,...
MARK THOMPSON will leave as Newport Restoration Foundation's executive director in the spring of 2022. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION

Newport Restoration Foundation leader Thompson to step down in 2022

NEWPORT – Mark Thompson’s time leading the Newport Restoration Foundation will soon come to an end. The nonprofit’s board chair, James Ross, announced Wednesday that...
DR. JEREMY GOODMAN is leaving Roger Williams Zoo as its executive director. He will become the next CEO and president of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS ZOO

Roger Williams Park Zoo executive director leaving R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Park Zoo is now searching for a new executive director. The zoo announced Thursday that Dr. Jeremy Goodman, who has served...
JOHN VASCONCELLOS will retire as president of the SouthCoast Community Foundation at the end of the year. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

SouthCoast Community Foundation President Vasconcellos to retire

NEW BEDFORD – John Vasconcellos, who has led the SouthCoast Community Foundation for the last five years, will retire as the nonprofit's president at...

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