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Boston bans construction, not a step yet in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Construction activity continued in Rhode Island this week as major projects moved toward completion in Providence, including the massive 6-10 Connector work...

Wells Fargo highlights 2019 grants, volunteer investments in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Wells Fargo & Co. contributed $153,853 and 340 volunteer hours to help Rhode Island nonprofits and causes in 2019, according to a...

Providence Public Library receives $100K grant from Verizon to support digital...

PROVIDENCE – Providence Public Library and its programming will be getting a large monetary boost, thanks to its technology neighbor residing across the street...

Providence Public Library schedules grand reopening

PROVIDENCE – After 18 months of construction, the Providence Public Library is preparing to show off its completed facility. The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 10...
REHAB MASON Mike DeQuattro works on the deteriorated limestone strip at the top of the fascia of the Providence Public Library’s Empire Street wing in May. The library has been awarded $750,000 by the Champlin Foundation for the ongoing construction work. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Champlin Foundation approves $18M in grants for R.I. nonprofits

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation on Friday announced $18 million in grants that will be awarded to dozens of mission-driven organizations across Rhode Island. A...
HERITAGE HALL: The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame will hold its third annual Helping Heritage Gala on Oct. 20 at Ocean House in Westerly. COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HERITAGE HALL OF FAME

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame to hold annual gala...

THE RHODE ISLAND Heritage Hall of Fame will hold its third annual Helping Heritage Gala. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, an open bar,...
BREAKFAST TALK: R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will be part of the Eggs and Issues breakfast discussion, hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, on Oct. 17 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Editor’s Choice: Discussing Rhode Island economic opportunities

EDITOR’S CHOICE Discussing Rhode Island economic opportunities THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold an Eggs and Issues breakfast discussion with R.I....

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Black Business Association to hold Awards Gala Oct....

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. Black Business Association to hold Awards Gala Oct. 11 THE RHODE ISLAND Black Business Association will hold its eighth annual Awards...
SUPPORTIVE SWINGS: Golfers play a hole during last year’s “Swing to Support” charity golf event, held by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County. This year’s event will be held Oct. 4 at Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk.
 / COURTESY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF BRISTOL COUNTY

Editor’s Choice: Children’s Advocacy Center to hold golf charity event Oct....

EDITOR’S CHOICE Children’s Advocacy Center to hold golf charity event CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER of Bristol County will hold its “Swing to Support” charity golf...
COMPUTER CLASS: Instructor Betty Tavares, left, gives a helping hand to student Lily Minaeliam during an adult digital-literacy workshop at Providence Public Library.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Writing the book on learning lounges

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Education Providence Public Library IT STARTED WITH a few couches, some lamps and a commitment to not look like a formal...

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