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WASHINGTON COUNTY has the highest suicide rate in Rhode Island /COURTESY HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds receives $2 million to curb suicide deaths...

RICHMOND — South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds—one of Rhode Island’s 10 Health Equity Zones— has received $2 million from the Substance Abuse and...

Reed: Pawtucket and Providence receive $2M to address lead paint

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket and Providence will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to identify and address lead-based paint hazards, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.,...
THE RHODE ISLAND Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review will require Care New England to maintain its Memorial Hospital site as part of the hospital’s closure plan. /COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND.

CNE required to maintain Memorial Hospital building as part of closure...

PROVIDENCE — Care New England’s plan to board up the former Memorial Hospital with 750 sheets of plywood and shut off power to the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health and CDC report that teen immunization rates have dropped but remain among the highest in the United States.

Report: R.I. teen immunization rates drop, remain among highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s immunization rates for teenagers remain among the highest in the nation, the R.I. Department of Health and the Centers for...
THE DEA has proposed reducing the national manufacturing quotas of several opioid medications to aid in fighting an opoid addiction epidemic in the United States. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

Justice Department, DEA propose reduction of opioid manufacturing quotas

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed reducing controlled substance manufacturing by between 7 and 15 percent in...

CNE, Partners request expedited merger review under Hospital Conversion Act

PROVIDENCE — Care New England’s year-to-date $40 million loss, mostly attributed to the shuttered Memorial Hospital, qualifies as a significant financial hardship according to...

Beane, EOHHS cabinet enjoy community day in Olneyville

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane hosted a community day in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence...

RIDOH: All 25 R.I. public-housing authorities comply with federal anti-smoking rule

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has recognized all 25 of the state’s public-housing authorities for meeting full state compliance with a new...
COMPOST CENTRAL: Jayne Merner Senecal, owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the largest commercial-scale licensed composting facility in the state, with Jeff Glover, farm support, who is holding a grabber and bucket that he uses to clean the piles of unwanted items. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

Tucked in a residential neighborhood of mostly rural Charlestown is the state’s largest commercial-scale compost-processing facility.Second-generation Earth Care Farm owner Jayne Merner Senecal, whose...

R.I. receives over $200K in federal funds for water quality monitoring

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $201,500 in federal funds to help officials conduct water-quality monitoring and alert beachgoers when conditions are unsafe, Sen. Jack...
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