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RIC $76K-per-week consultant contract terminated

PROVIDENCE – The state has terminated a $76,000-per-week contract granted to a consulting firm that was providing financial analysis and recommendations to Rhode Island...
A CONSULTANT has been hired by Rhode Island state agencies, in order to shore up Rhode Island College's operations and finances. The college was significantly financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic./ COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Consultant hired for RIC review at the rate of $76K per...

PROVIDENCE – The state has hired Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services LLC to provide analysis and recommendations related to programmatic, operational and financial improvements...
ALL-IN: Christine Soave Crum, left, owner of Gentry Moving and Storage in Cranston, accepts a delivery of office furniture from Don Erickson of Aspen Transport Service. Crum worked full time as a teacher when she founded the moving company with a partner in 2005 but now focuses all of her attention on Gentry. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Her energy, adaptability are packed, ready to go

Considering Christine Soave Crum’s high-energy approach to work and life, it’s fitting that she owns a moving company. After all, she’s accustomed to putting things...

Five Questions With: Scott Bromberg

Scott Bromberg is the president of the Henry Barnard School Parents Association. Last month, the association reached an agreement with Rhode Island College to...
R.I. HOUSE SPEAKER nominee K. Joseph Shekarchi confirmed Tuesday that the House will convene in January at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. / PBN FILE PHOTO

House members to begin meeting in person at Vets Memorial Jan....

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker-nominee K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, said Tuesday that the House will convene in person by renting out the Veterans Memorial Auditorium...

State Senate to hold session at RIC through June, with a...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island House and Senate met last week to pass an overdue budget, but each gathered in-person in off-site locations outside...
THE HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL Parents Association has reached an agreement with Rhode Island College to take over the 122-year-old Henry Barnard School, which RIC was expected to close at the end of this academic year due to financial cuts. / COURTESY HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL

Local association saves Henry Barnard School from permanent closure

PROVIDENCE – Parents have collaborated to help save a century-plus-old institution on the Rhode Island College campus. The Henry Barnard School Parents Association announced Monday...
THE R.I. BOARD of Education approved Thursday increases of tuition and fees for Community College of Rhode Island, pictured, and Rhode Island College. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. education board approves tuition increases for CCRI, RIC

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Board of Education on Thursday signed off on proposed tuition increases for both the Community College of Rhode Island and...
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Jamie Sanford is one of the youngest nursing home administrators in the state. She’s 37. Most other administrators are nearing retirement age, and the industry is concerned about finding future staffers.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes struggle to fill staffing positions

While attending a nursing home industry event more than a year ago, Jamie Sanford came to a startling realization: Sanford, 37, was the youngest...
HELPING HAND: Anne McDermott, Salve Regina University financial aid director, says the university has taken steps to assist students financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, including forming the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Debtors fret over end to student loan reprieve

Kimberly Silva was a mortgage underwriter for nearly 20 years when the market crashed in 2008. That spurred her to jump into a new...

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