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COOKIE WALK: The Baptist Church in Warren will hold its 13th annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Dec. 15.
 / COURTESY THE BAPTIST CHURCH IN WARREN

Editor’s Choice: Cookies for the community

EDITOR’S CHOICE Cookies for the community THE BAPTIST CHURCH in Warren will hold its 13th annual Cookie Walk fundraiser. The event will feature rooms full...
ON WEDNESDAY, Roger Williams University announced Marcela Betancur was named director of the Latino Policy Institute. Her tenure will begin Jan. 14. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Betancur to lead Latino Policy Institute at RWU

PROVIDENCE -Marcela Betancur has been named director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, the school announced Wednesday.Betancur succeeds Gabriela Domenzain who left the...

Fitch affirms ‘AA’ credit rating, ‘stable’ outlook for FM Global

JOHNSTON – FM Global, among the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, has received an “AA” financial strength affirmation from Fitch Ratings, the...
THE CHRONICLE of Higher Education has released new information on the compensation of more than 1,400 private school chief executives across the nation in 2016. / COURTESY CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Paxson, Bowen, Machtley remain top 3 highest-paid R.I. school chief executives...

PROVIDENCE – Each of the top three 2016 highest-paid Rhode Island private school executives were compensated more than $800,000 that year, with the highest...

Bailey and Kilpatrick join RWU School of Law board of...

BRISTOL – Earlier this month, the Roger Williams University School of Law announced it had welcomed Collin Bailey and J. Scott Kilpatrick to its...
WISE INVESTMENT: Michael R. Melton, pictured with students, is a finance professor and director of the Center for Advanced Financial Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol. He said investing in a company that manages its affairs in a socially and environmentally “sustainable” way is good for both the company and its investors over the long term.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Socially responsible investing gaining in popularity, especially among millennials

Some pundits say socially responsible investing is, for lack of a better term, horse pucky. If that’s true, there’s a lot of money in...

Baxter named new chair of Roger Williams University board of trustees

TIM BAXTER, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, was recently named the new chairperson for the Roger Williams University board of trustees....
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence.Aged 68 to 84 and...
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Sarto has sense of place

Some restaurants are menu-driven, others price-driven. One of the newest downtown Providence restaurants describes itself as “neighborhood-driven.”The new Sarto on Weybosset Street is a...

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards $100K in 10 grants to R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Ten Rhode Island organizations each will receive $10,000 grants from Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s new Momentum Fund.The fund was created to develop...
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