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Leadership RI Receives Largest Grant in the Organization’s 40-Year History to...

Bolstered by a substantial five-year grant from the new Papitto Opportunity Connection, Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) will expand access and opportunities for Black, Indigenous,...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE OUTLINED PLANS to vaccinate 80,000 children between 5 and 11 years old for COVID-19 in Rhode Island during a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Providence Children's Museum. / PBN FILE PHOTO

McKee: COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12 coming to R.I. within...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Health are outlining plans to vaccinate 80,000 children between 5 and 11 years...
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH published a report on the 1,251 fatal overdoses that took place from January 2016 through June 2020 in the Ocean State, breaking down this information based on the types of jobs held by decedent, showing that 26.4% of fatal overdoses in the state took the lives of those in construction, maintenance and natural resource-related occupations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Report: R.I. construction workers hardest hit by fatal opioid overdose crisis

PROVIDENCE – Among all occupations in the Ocean State, construction and maintenance workers in Rhode Island continue to be hardest hit by the opioid...
Lee Fenton, the newly appointed chief executive officer of Bally's Corp., who formerly ran Gamesys before it was acquired by the Providence-based company, said the company's new focus on online gaming won't take away from land-based casino operations. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.

Bally’s new CEO: Online gambling to complement casino operations, not hurt...

PROVIDENCE – As locally based Bally's Corp. realigns itself to become a digital-first leader of the U.S. gambling market in the wake of a...
A lawsuit filed in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Rhode Island's Oct. 1 COVID-19 vaccine mandate was thrown out by U.S. District Judge Mary Susan McElroy, who said that claims to a religious exemption aren't grounds to stop the policy from taking effect. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Judge shoots down challenge to R.I. vaccine mandate, dismissing religious exemptions

PROVIDENCE – A federal court judge on Thursday denied a lawsuit filed by four health care workers seeking to halt Rhode Island’s Oct. 1...
Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced on Thursday that Rhode Island will soon participate a “Test and Stay” pilot program involving COVID-19 contact tracing for public school students. / AP FILE PHOTO / STEVEN SENNE

McKee announces contact tracing pilot for R.I. students, pumps childhood vaccines

WARWICK – As Rhode Island waits on the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 12 years old, which may come “in a matter...

R.I. responds to lawsuit over lack of religious exemption in health...

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit filed on Thursday on behalf of four health care workers, who brought the action under pseudonyms including “Dr. T.” and...
The RHODE ISLAND State Association of Fire Fighters tried and failed in Superior Court to obtain a temporary restraining order against the state's health care employee vaccine mandate. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND STATE ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS

R.I. Superior Court judge deliberating over firefighter vaccine mandate

PROVIDENCE – After a day of deliberations, a Rhode Island judge on Thursday said more time is needed to issue a decision on the...

Jeremy Bitner, RA, NCARB – A Reliable Partner

Providence, Rhode Island: RGB Architects, a leading architecture, project management and interior design firm, announces Jeremy Bitner has joined RGB as project architect. He...
THE WATERFRONT COMPOUND at 15 Dumpling Drive, including the 5,613-square-foot home called “The Barnacle” and the 1,653-square-foot guest house called “The Barnacle Lee, sold for $6 million, according to public records. / COURTESY ISLAND REALTY

Jamestown compound sells for $6M

JAMESTOWN – Perched atop a rocky cliff overlooking the water and surrounded by trees, the two homes known as “The Barnacle” and “The Barnacle...

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