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LEGAL DUO: Roger Williams University law students Raymond Two Hawks Watson, left, and Taino Palermo established the American Indian Student Law Association at the university last year. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Legal aid on the way for local indigenous tribes

Raymond Two Hawks Watson’s adolescent identity crisis was more complicated than most. As a member, and now chief, of the Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe, his ancestry...

President Joe Biden extends eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

PROVIDENCE – In his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders, including one that extends an existing moratorium...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...
BUSINESS IS BOOMING: Rob Cagnetta, owner of Heritage Restoration Inc. in Providence, and Marguerite Keyes, finishing specialist, work on restoring some windows. Cagnetta said Heritage is as busy as ever despite the COVID-19 pandemic because people are home more and discovering things they don’t like or that need to be fixed. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Residential restorations keep long-running contractor busy

If it still works, keep it. If it doesn’t work, fix it. That’s the principle behind historic preservation of family homes and other residential...
ONLINE ORDERS: Philip Viveiros, owner of Phil’s Propane in Tiverton, closed the company’s showroom and created an online-friendly ordering format prior to the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Fueled by family ethics

Not only do they have the same name – the younger named after the older – but Philip Viveiros also took over the third-generation...
TAKE ADVANTAGE: Rieva Lesonsky, of GrowBiz Media, will host a webinar on Jan. 7 to discuss adapting a business to take advantage of today’s changing marketplace. / COURTESY RIEVA LESONSKY

Editor’s Choice: How businesses can adapt to today’s changing marketplace

EDITOR’S CHOICE How businesses can adapt to today’s changing marketplace SCORE RHODE ISLAND is hosting a webinar to provide information about today’s changing marketplace and...
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES across Rhode Island, including Roger Williams University, pictured, have overall kept COVID-19 under control on their campuses during the fall semester despite the growing community-wide surge. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Despite communitywide COVID-19 surge, colleges have kept virus under control on...

PROVIDENCE – As college students across Rhode Island are preparing for their fall semester final exams, local colleges have generally passed one very important...

RWU lowers tuition rate for East Providence residents, city employees

EAST PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University has partnered with the city to provide a discounted rate on all of RWU’s University College programs for...
CHANGING WORKPLACE: Joe Morais, project leader at the Pawtucket Department of Public Works, is one of hundreds of city workers who will be filing for unemployment one day a week because Pawtucket is shutting down services on Fridays to save money. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

BUDGET CRUNCH: Revenue is down, deficit is up, and R.I. still...

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien never thought he’d have to close down his city on Fridays to save money, but in the absence of...
HEATING UP: Alaina Mahoney, left, of Providence-based A.M. Design & Fabrication LLC, works with assistant Erica Compton heating metal in a forge to hammer out a mirror frame for Mahoney’s upcoming product line release.  / COURTESY RUE SAKAYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY

‘Thriving in the undefined’

To Alaina Mahoney – painter, blacksmith and welder of steel – few tropes are staler than the “starving artist.” “Almost everyone I went to school...

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