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BUSINESS ­TRIALS: Cumberland-based Neurotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been among the companies dealing with supply chain and hiring challenges. Pictured above are CEO Richard Small and process development engineer Lovisa Selander. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN survey: Businesses beat down but still fighting

The worst of the health-related ravages of the pandemic may be over nationally if you believe President Joe Biden. But the economic consequences continue...

State must do more to curb energy costs

The temptation to spend or commit all of $1.1 billion in long-term federal pandemic aid proved too great to resist for Gov. Daniel J....
COVID-19 VACCINES will be made available for children ages 6 months to 5 years old in Rhode Island next week. / AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE

Do you agree with President Joe Biden that the COVID-19 pandemic...

In a recent appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” President Joe Biden controversially declared that, “ pandemic is over.” He also acknowledged in the interview that...

WHO: COVID end ‘in sight,’ deaths at lowest since March 2020 

GENEVA (AP) – The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide last week was the lowest...

PBN unveils series on R.I. makers

Among Rhode Island’s more than 1,500 manufacturers, Jade Manufacturing Co. doesn’t stand out in the typical ways companies do. It’s not the biggest employer, the...
DECISION TIME: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, seated, and the City Council must decide on $10 million in recommended spending for the city’s racial reparations program. Elorza is pictured in February at the announcement of his creation of a panel that has made spending recommendations for the program. 
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City must make clearer goals, scope of reparations program

Proposed spending for Providence’s still-evolving racial reparations program includes several worthy suggestions. Among them, funding for homeownership, workforce training and support for small businesses. The...
TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...

All dressed up

What is the dress code for your office? Business casual: 100% Casual: 0% Business professional: 0% During the COVID-19 pandemic, did your company require some form of dress...

Find the better way

"There has to be a better way.” This simple thought is what goes through my mind when facing a new challenge that appears to be...

Efforts to unionize growing

Union membership had been on the decline during the pandemic but may suddenly be in the midst of a revival. A wave of self-organizing efforts...
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