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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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
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...

Art schools aren’t doing so badly while other colleges struggle

Sculptor Eleanor Tomlinson had doubts about art school. The tuition looked costly, there was no guarantee of a job and she wondered whether a...
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Five Questions With: Amy Kulper

Amy Kulper took up the mantle as Rhode Island School of Design’s head of the architecture department effective July 1, 2017. Previously, Kulper served...

Five Questions With: Phil Tobey

Rhode Island School of Design alumnus and honorary trustee Phil Tobey, an architect with SmithGroupJJR, was honored by the U.S. Army June 7 with an...

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...
Rhode Island School of Design's master plan, made public Thursday, sets out three stages of construction and renovation with expected completion dates of as soon as 2022 and 2035. / COURTESY RISD

3-stage construction timeline released in RISD Master Plan

PROVIDENCE – Transitioning parking lots to new facilities, renovation of existing buildings and unnamed new construction opportunities are at the heart of Rhode Island...

Shenoda named first social equity and inclusion vice president at RISD

PROVIDENCE – In the first-ever appointment to the position, Matthew Shenoda was named vice president of social equity and inclusion at the Rhode Island...

Preservation Society of Newport County, RISD put on augmented reality exhibit

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has partnered with the Rhode Island School of Design to put on an augmented reality exhibit...
MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY: Alex Inoue is the general manager of Shiru Cafe in Providence. Shiru provides free coffee, tea and juice for college students, and makes its money from companies that advertise recruitment on in-store displays, cups and through staff members. Behind Inoue is a pastry case. / PBN PHOTO/KATE TALERICO

Free java the lure for students

A new cafe has come to Providence’s College Hill with a no-cost pitch some patrons can’t afford to pass up: free coffee, tea and...
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