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BELIEVING IN CHANGE: Day One Executive Director Peg Langhammer continues to advocate for systematic changes as to how Rhode Island addresses sexual assault and abuse. / COURTESY PEG LANGHAMMER

Langhammer has been making a difference in society since day one

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 CAREER ACHIEVER: Peg Langhammer | Day One PEG LANGHAMMER was always driven to make a difference. She grew up in the...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved a revised budget for the current fiscal year, following shortfalls primarily attributable to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Lawmakers approve plan to close $250M deficit from virus

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's Legislature approved Thursday a plan to close a roughly $250 million deficit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The General Assembly’s...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY announced its 2020-21 schedule Tuesday, which includes a revival of the company's record-breaking production of 'The Prince of Providence.' / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep announces 2020-21 schedule

PROVIDENCE – Eight productions, including the revival of a production about Providence’s former mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., will be part of Trinity...

R.I. leaders to discuss $300M in federal borrowing for COVID-19 response

PROVIDENCE — Legislative leaders will meet Thursday to consider emergency borrowing of up to $300 million in federal funds to help cover Rhode Island’s...

Common Cause RI makes public push for independent redistricting board

PROVIDENCE – In each of the last two years, Common Cause Rhode Island has made efforts to get legislation passed to have new legislative...
RHODE ISLAND'S "rainy day" fund reached $203.9 million by the end of the fiscal 2019 year, according to a new audit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD

Audit: R.I. General Fund revenue exceeds spending and transfers by $8.5M...

PROVIDENCE – Fiscal 2019 General Fund revenue exceeded spending and transfers by $8.5 million, according to an audit report released by the General Assembly...

CCRI, URI, RIC have differing views on arming campus police

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island feels that arming campus police officers with firearms is “not necessary” to ensure safety of its...
MULTIPLE NEW LAWS and requirements will take affect in Rhode Island starting Jan. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAM BHATIA


Education accountability, electronic opioid prescriptions, mandatory health insurance among new R.I....

PROVIDENCE – As 2020 draws near, residents and businesses within Rhode Island will need to adhere to new requirements set to go into effect...
CHRISTIANSEN CAPITAL ADVISORS has been awarded a contract to review the proposed IGT lottery contract being reviewed by the R.I. General Assembly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

GA hires firm to review proposed IGT lottery contract

PROVIDENCE – Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC has been contracted by the R.I. House of Representatives to conduct an independent review of International Game Technology...
THE R.I. BOARD of Education has approved proposed tuition and fee increases for the University of Rhode Island, pictured, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. education board OKs proposed tuition increases for URI, RIC, CCRI

WARWICK – Students attending Rhode Island’s public colleges and university may need to dig a little deeper in their pockets to pay for tuition...

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