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LONGTIME GOAL: David Sheperd, a 25-year veteran of public accounting, opened his own business, David J. Sheperd CPA LLC, in Cumberland in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shepherd counting on an economic turnround after launching his accounting business

If there is a pandemic-proof business in 2020, it just might be accounting. Small businesses and nonprofits still need to file their tax returns...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Kathryn Barr is a former teacher and school administrator who created the Eastside Learning Pod in Providence for elementary school students who are being home-schooled or attending school entirely by distance learning, with a focus on group and experiential activities. Barr helps Sydney Kingman, 7, with her work. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More parents are taking note of home-school option

Andrea Knoll’s daughter Adalyn was supposed to start kindergarten at Henry Barnard School this school year. Even after COVID-19 hit, Knoll and her husband held...

Five Questions With: Joe Devine

Joe Devine is the executive director of Tech Collective in Providence, which held a virtual-reality summer camp this past summer, buoyed by state and...
SCREEN TIME: Mike Kelly, ­cybersecurity program director for the Community College of Rhode Island, performs a threat check. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

R.I. colleges try to satisfy cybersecurity demand

When the federal government started stepping up enforcement of cybersecurity requirements for agencies and contractors, McLaughlin Research Corp. was in a bind. The Middletown-based engineering...
COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Most-read stories on PBN.com, September 2020

1. R.I. added to N.Y., N.J. and Conn. travel advisory lists POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 22 After nearly a month of Rhode Island being removed...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island announced late Tuesday that it is laying off 45 full-time employees. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI to lay off 45 full-time employees

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island announced late Tuesday that it is laying off 45 full-time, nonfaculty employees as a cost-cutting measure,...

Local colleges, College Crusade offer free dual-enrollment program for Providence seniors

PROVIDENCE – Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, the College Crusade of Rhode Island and the Providence Public School District are collaborating...
BROWN UNIVERSITY, once again, is ranked No. 14 among national universities for 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges Survey rankings. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown ranks No. 14 nationally in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Colleges...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University remained at No. 14 of all universities across the United States in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s annual...
PLENTY OF ROOM: Tucker Quinn, a political science major from Warwick, studies alone at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick recently. Not many students are attending in-person classes in the fall semester. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Online classes don’t mean smaller tuition bill

The cost of a college education is going up through COVID-19, and the bills paid by parents or students this fall will likely reflect...

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