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Five Questions With Michael McNally

Michael McNally | Member, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission1. How has your work leading Skanska USA prepared you to be on the I-195 commission?...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday a plan to help Rhode Islanders in recovery land jobs and skills training opportunities through a $4 million, federally-funded initiative. Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sanchez, left, will co-chair an ad-hoc committee to generate guidelines which local businesses can follow to be known as "recovery friendly." / COURTESY

New initiative to match Rhode Islanders in recovery with jobs

PROVIDENCE - In an effort to reach Rhode Islanders in recovery and match them with open jobs and skills training opportunities, on Wednesday, Gov....
ON WEDNESDAY, LendEDU released its third Student Loan Debt by School & State report. For the second time in three years, Rhode Island was ranked second-worst in the nation for average student loan debt. / COURTESY LENDEDU

LendEDU: Twice in 3 years, R.I. student debt second-worst in nation

PROVIDENCE – In one year, average student debt among Rhode Islanders has jumped 15.78 percent for an average $35,371 per Class of 2017 borrower...

RIC eyeing free-tuition expansion

The proposed expansion of Rhode Island Promise is already generating excitement at Rhode Island College, which could benefit significantly if the state provides free...
Installed as the president of Rhode Island College in 2016, Frank D. Sánchez came with a reputation for innovation and commitment to students, most recently as vice chancellor for student affairs at City University of New York. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Learn to separate must, should, might, won’t

Frank D. Sánchez | Rhode Island College presidentMaking decisions is a part of everyone’s job. I have found that most choices, from the mundane...
DESIGNING DUO: Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, right, owner and principal interior designer at Blakely Interior Design, with Bernadette Heydt, designer, in their studio in North ­Kingstown.
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Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

What's the secret to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three children (one with special needs) and going to school at...

Raimondo pledges to expand Rhode Island Promise program if re-elected

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed to dramatically expand the Rhode Island Promise program, if re-elected to a second term.The scholarship program...
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...
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