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Parkland, Fla., students to take part in RIC forum on youth...

PROVIDENCE – Two students from the Parkland, Fla., high school where a mass shooting took place in February 2018 will participate in a forum...
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: ­Kimberly Sullivan, right, aquatic resource education coordinator for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, received the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association’s Environmental Education Award. Posing with Sullivan is DEM Executive Director Janet Coit.
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM aquatic resource education coordinator honored

KIMBERLY SULLIVAN, aquatic resource education coordinator for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, received the Rhode Island Environmental Education...

Five Questions With: Julian L. Alssid

Julian L. Alssid is vice president of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining CCRI, Alssid was chief workforce...
SEAFOOD DISCUSSION: Kevin D.E. Stokesbury, professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology, shares a presentation during last year’s International Seafood Buyers Luncheon. 
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Editor’s Choice: International Seafood Buyers Luncheon coming to New Bedford March...

EDITOR’S CHOICE International seafood buyers coming to New Bedford THE ANNUAL SHOWCASE of New Bedford’s waterfront and local seafood plants participating in the International...

Rahmanian to lead RIC’s Unity Center

PEGAH RAHMANIAN was recently named director of Rhode Island College’s Unity Center. She previously served as executive director of Providence-based nonprofit Youth In Action....
CHALLENGING WORK: Josef Blazar, co-owner and vice president of sales at YJ Contemporary Fine Art in East Greenwich, said the industry’s general dependence on a strong economy and creating customer awareness are the biggest challenges to increasing sales. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Even in good times, R.I. gallery owners are anxious. Would better...

On a late December afternoon, the 30,000 square feet of wall space at YJ Contemporary Fine Art displayed a spectrum of works by local...
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Five Questions With Nina Stack

Nina Stack | Executive director, The Champlin Foundation 1. You were appointed executive director in June of last year. How have you found your...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO released a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes $9.9B budget, to include legalized marijuana sales, new fees

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday that would increase state expenditures for education, workforce training and business...
GOV. GINA M RAIMONDO will propose a $30 million increase in school funding and expanded job training in a budget she will release later this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes funding boost for education, job training; expansion of tuition-free...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says she will propose a budget this week that boosts support for education and teacher training from pre-school through...
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: Meghan M. Hill recently graduated from Rhode Island College’s education program and began a six-month substitute teaching position at RIC’s on-campus Henry Barnard Elementary School in January. /PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Educating teachers is a shrinking business

Meghan M. Hill wanted to be a teacher since she was in the fourth grade. Of her chosen career path, the 23-year-old Scituate native said:...
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