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A bright spot in the pandemic numbers

The daily COVID-19 pandemic story is one of numbers and people. The crushing daily toll is told in deaths, hospitalizations, tests, unemployment claims and...

COVID-19 deaths increase by 26 in R.I.; Raimondo unveils tracking app

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on May 19 announced the rollout of a state COVID-19 phone application that will digitally track users’ locations. The...

Eased funeral restriction a little comfort

After nearly two months of restrictions on the size of public gatherings, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has relented somewhat for one type of gathering:...

State leaders must lead on budget

State leaders are never able to please everyone when making tough decisions on the state budget. But it’s an open question this year whether...
Marc Perlman is CEO and principal owner of Ocean State Job Lot. The North Kingstown-based company generates over $725 million in annual sales across 140 stores in nine states. Perlman co-founded OSJL with his brother, Alan, and a college friend in 1977. He is also a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, involved in businesses that include restaurants, auto dealerships, soap manufacturing, pet supplies, real estate and more. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE JOB LOT

Trust your team

Marc Perlman | Ocean State Job Lot CEO Every company leader has been challenged with a new responsibility: to protect the health of our associates...
Mark Shapiro

Rights of people with disabilities apply online, too

COVID-19 has disrupted how businesses reach and serve their customers. Stay-at-home orders have pushed companies to rethink and re-strategize how they can attract and...
EVOLVING: Shoppers pass through the common areas of the Providence Place mall. The mall features entertainment that goes beyond apparel stores, cineplexes and fast-food chains, such as a kids’ veterinary clinic with stuffed animals, a Thai restaurant and arcade games. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Has your attitude about shopping at the physical locations of local...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is lifting the stay-at-home order on Saturday and allowing some nonessential businesses to reopen or expand some services, with restrictions. The...
INUNDATED: Dr. Brian Kwetkowski is a general practitioner with his own practice in East Greenwich. Since the onset of COVID-19, he has been inundated with calls from patients and nonpatients seeking authorization for tests, as well as other medical problems. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Primary care concerns intensified by pandemic

Hospitals dominate headlines when it comes to caring for those sick with ­COVID-19. But the pandemic has also put a spotlight on an oft-overlooked segment...
A NEW VENTURE: (add)ventures moved into new office space at 20 Risho Ave. in East Providence in early January, modernizing a former call center into an innovative, collaborative workspace. / COURTESY (ADD)VENTURES

What do you miss the most about working in your office...

After several weeks of working from home, some workers may have trouble remembering what parts of their corporate offices and workplaces look like. There are,...

Get ready for masks, temp. checks in the office

Get ready for masks,temp. checks Everyone’s wondering what the office workplace will be like when employees begin coming back. At first, it will look a lot...

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