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RISCA awards $879K to 156 organizations and individuals

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts has awarded $878,942 to 156 organizations, individuals and projects, the council announced Monday. The grants are...
FOR 18 MONTHS, signs in Warren and Barrington have detoured cyclists and walkers off the East Bay Bike Path because of two unsafe bridges. Grow Smart Rhode Island says it’s an indication that the R.I. Department of Transportation has put a low priority on “active transportation” infrastructure. / PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Closed bike bridges a rallying point for ‘active transportation’ advocates

The 18-month closure of two crucial bridges on the East Bay Bike Path has become a symbol of a larger problem in Rhode Island...

Five Questions With: Rosanne Somerson

Rosanne Somerson is retiring as president of the Rhode Island School of Design in June after six years at the helm. RISD recently named...
DAVE PROULX has been named the interim president for the Rhode Island School of Design. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RISD names Proulx interim president

PROVIDENCE – Dave Proulx will temporarily fill the void at the Rhode Island School of Design when the college's President Rosanne Somerson retires next...
CURIOSITY WELCOMED: ­Priyadarshini Himatsingka, owner of pH Factor on Hope Street in Providence, doesn’t mind discussing her Indian roots with customers who ask about her background. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Everybody’s Business: She runs shop with a worldly view

(Editor’s note: This is the ninth installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design has received a $4 million anonymous gift to help renovate the Jesse Metcalf Building. / COURTESY JO SITTENFELD

RISD receives $4M anonymous gift to help renovate Metcalf Building

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday that it has received a $4 million anonymous donation to help revitalize the century-old...

Lotus Noire provides ‘culturally competent’ medical services

Temperance Taylor’s mission stems from problems she has seen and experienced in medical treatment as a Black single mom and family nurse practitioner. Taylor recalled...
FEARLESS: Ted Peffer, owner of I/O Labs Inc. in East Providence, says his custom print, fabrication and framing business is not afraid to take risks when it comes to printing material, providing rarely used options such as wood veneers and backlit film paper. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Developing ‘creative solutions’ for the work of artists, photographers and museums

Ted Peffer quickly dismisses his own creative talents – by no means does he identify as an artist or photographer. Peffer instead describes himself as...

Five Questions With: Aidan Petrie

Aidan Petrie is a co-founder and managing partner for the New England Medical Innovation Center, a technology hub for the medical industry started by...

Five Questions With: Bob Samuels

Bob Samuels is Rhode Island School of Design’s executive director of integrated health and wellness. He spoke with Providence Business News about how the...

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