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PROBLEM AREA: The structural problems at Rogers High School in Newport are evident in the water-infiltration damage, which has affected both the interior and exterior of the building, which was completed in 1958. Jeff Watts, the school’s plant engineer, looks at one of the affected areas outside. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Paying for badly needed school upgrades now will limit future borrowing....

Trinity Briceno, a senior at Cranston East High School, didn’t attend school between December and April. She was hospitalized in November after students and teachers...
SETH KOLKER is the first student in the history of Rhode Island College to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. / COURTESY RIC

RIC student receives Schwarzman, Gates Cambridge scholarships

PROVIDENCE – Graduating from Rhode Island College with an individualized master’s degree in secondary education, Seth Kolker is also celebrating receipt of two international...
TRADE DISCUSSION: Cris Beswick, director of innovation consulting at Culture Consultancy, strategic adviser on innovation at Wazoku and a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management and the Centre for Customised Executive Development in England, speaks during last year’s annual World Trade Day at Bryant University. The university will host the 33rd annual World Trade Day on May 23. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Bryant University to host annual World Trade Day

EDITOR’S CHOICE Bryant University to host annual World Trade Day BRYANT UNIVERSITY WILL host the 33rd annual World Trade Day: Technology in Global Trade, a daylong...
SIMULATED SCENE: University of Rhode Island nursing students at the new Nursing Education Center at South Street Landing in Providence attend to a patient during a simulated hospital scene in which the woman, played by an actor, is in labor. From left, URI junior Rachel Kane, of Braintree, Mass.; Rachel Winslow, patient actor; URI junior Sandy Vuong, of Danville, N.J.; URI senior Brittany Hunt, of Scituate; Jane Williams, dean of the School of Nursing at Rhode Island College; and Barbara Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing at URI. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing Education Center provides advanced tech, simulations for students

The woman on the hospital bed looked distressed and unwell. Sent over with a diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, she was 36 weeks pregnant with her...
RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

R.I. plans to use $14.4M from Volkswagen settlement to fund electric...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s money from the Volkswagen AG diesel fuel emissions scandal settlement will be used to pay for electric buses and to...

OER honors public sector for energy-efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources recognized 12 state agencies, municipalities and higher education facilities for renewable-energy and energy-efficiency achievements, at its...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
NEW OWNER: Joanne Chang, new owner of Olga’s Cup and Saucer in Providence’s Jewelry District, purchased the neighborhood restaurant for $660,000 in November. She says the arrival of the Cambridge Innovation Center and construction of new housing in the district attracted her interest. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

Shine returning to Providence’s Jewelry District

Investment in the Jewelry District of Providence has accelerated, fueled by large commercial and residential projects bringing new jobs and residents to the once-forlorn...

BBBSOS names training room in honor of Pieniadz

DOROTHY R. PIENIADZ, one of the founding mothers of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, was recently honored for her more than...
VOTERS vote up or down referendum questions on Election Day./ PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

Rhode Island to issue $149M in bonds for capital improvements

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island on Tuesday will sell $149.4 million in bonds to pay for a slew of capital-improvement programs approved by voters dating...

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