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A NEW 2,000-SQUARE-FOOT residential penthouse apartment will be created on the roof of the 12-story Union Trust Co. Building. / COURTESY JUST ASK/SCOTT KINGSLEY

New penthouse apartment to be added atop Union Trust Co. Building

PROVIDENCE – A penthouse apartment will be created atop a historical building in downtown Providence.The project will create a 2,000-square-foot residential apartment on the...
DIGGING OUT: A truck clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in the Misquamicut community of Westerly following “Superstorm” Sandy in 2012. Today the town is still dredging 20,000 cubic yards of sand from Winnapaug Pond deposited there during the storm.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

The Ocean State has seen the damage storms can cause. So...

(Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island's vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...

Whitehouse appointed to Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was appointed to the Senate Finance Committee by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday, the only major committee...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO speaks at the 6-10 Interchange project kickoff ceremony. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGNEHEIM

6-10 Interchange ceremony kicks off project

PROVIDENCE - A ceremony celebrating the beginning of the 6-10 Interchange project took place Monday morning at 1 Magnolia St. in the city.R.I. Department...
DCOR LLC's Edith offshore oil and gas platform stands at sunset in the Beta Field off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

Whitehouse: Offshore drilling in R.I. not happening

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Thursday gave a pointed response to the Trump administration’s plan to vastly expand offshore drilling in several...
STANDING OUT: Pictured with Caitlin Kennedy, left, Clinical Pharmacist Managed Care coordinator, and Melissa Feid, Transitions of Care program manager, Dr. Al Kurose, president and CEO of Coastal Medical, says the company is reducing costs by creating jobs and transforming how to deliver health care. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Accountable care creates new roles, rapid growth at Coastal Medical

Coastal Medical is a physician-owned-and-governed, primary care-driven accountable care organization based in Providence. It delivers service to 120,000 patients, with 20 medical offices and...
DR. SARAH FESSLER, chief medical officer and practicing family medicine physician at East Bay Community Action Program, was honored Oct. 16 when she received the Clinical Leadership Award from the Rhode Island Health Center Association. / COURTESY EAST BAY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

RIHCA presents Fessler with clinical leadership award

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Health Center Association honored Dr. Sarah Fessler, chief medical officer and practicing family medicine physician at East Bay Community...
RHODE ISLAND IS SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE $2.4 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for community development and affordable housing.

R.I. to receive $2.4M for community development and affordable housing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has awarded $2.4 million in a round of federal grants, including $1.9 million in Community Development Block Grant funding as...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has eliminated the Affordable Care Act guarantee of contraception coverage for women without copay. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Medical community decries Trump administration’s cut of birth control coverage

PROVIDENCE – The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services’ new rules eliminating the mandate that all businesses provide coverage for birth control...
A NEW FEDERAL GRANT has been secured for Rhode Island that will provide $24.5 million over seven years to help economically disadvantaged students prepare for college. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $24.5M college prep grant

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $24.5 million grant to help economically disadvantaged public school students prepare for college, the state’s congressional delegation announced...
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