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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...
PET ESCORT: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in East Greenwich has set up a triage tent in the parking lot where people can hand off their animals during the coronavirus pandemic. Banjo, a 12-year-old border collie belonging to Lorie Pavo, right, of Warren, is escorted into the facility by vet tech Brook Simmons. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pets welcome in vet offices; their owners, not so much

Veterinarians are worried about the new coronavirus, too. Every potential contact with the owner of a patient – in this case a dog, cat,...
ONE PLAN? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has resisted calls to reopen the city’s parks, trails and green spaces to match state directives. Pictured is a sign in Blackstone Park. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

R.I. must follow one plan to successfully reopen economy

As the state moves toward a phased reopening of the economy, it will be crucial for leaders to use Rhode Island’s small size as...
Todd Thomas

Makers, crafters deserve some recognition for pandemic response

From being on the front lines of the incredible citizens-brigade effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and provide personal protection equipment to our medical...

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