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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...

Mancinis donate $200K to Patrucco scholarship fund at RIC

PROVIDENCE – The Dr. Armand Patrucco Endowed Scholarship Fund, which helps cover an in-state Rhode Island College student’s tuition for one year, received a...
the prop: Edwin Pacheco brought his mother’s Providence College diploma. They worked on their degrees together, the first and second in the family to graduate, he from URI in 2005, she in 2006. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Edwin Pacheco, 36

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT OF COLLEGE ADVANCEMENT – RHODE ISLAND COLLEGEWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? Over the next...

Five Questions With Jeffrey A. Mello

Jeffrey A. Mello | Dean of the School of Business, Rhode Island College1. You’ve led RIC’s School of Business for nearly two years. How...

RIC president joins New England Board of Higher Education

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sánchez has been appointed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo as a delegate to the New England Board...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION awarded $6.9 million in grants to adult education programs in the state.

RIDE awards $6.9M for adult education programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has awarded $6.9 million in grants to support 21 adult education programs in Rhode Island, the department...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

Gaige Hall refurbished as part of RIC revitalization initiative

Owner: Rhode Island CollegeArchitect and interior designer: LLB Architects/Lerner Ladds BartelsDeveloper/general contractor: H.V. CollinsOther parties: Keough Construction Management (owner’s representative)Cost: $21,750,000Use: The 64,655-square-foot classroom,...
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...
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