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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...

Creating more options for families and girls to enjoy Scouting

My three older brothers and I grew up in Scouting and became Eagle Scouts in the 1970s and early ’80s. My sister Marjorie loved...

We’re missing a chance to solve migration

As the global number of asylum seekers continues to increase, migration is now a political lightning rod on both sides of the Atlantic. And...

Perlman, Picerne to be honored by Boy Scouts Narragansett Council

PROVIDENCE – Civic leadership practiced by Ocean State Job Lot CEO Marc Perlman and John G. Picerne, founder and CEO of Corvias, will be...
THE NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL of the Boy Scouts of America received a gold qualification in the Journey to Excellence Program earlier this year, the highest of four rankings a council can achieve.

Local Boy Scouts organization receives national accreditation

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America received a gold qualification in the Journey to Excellence Program earlier this year.Gold,...
THE NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL of the Boy Scouts of America has hired Tiffany Bumgardner-Scheffler as the group’s first-ever female to serve as chief operating officer and director of field service. / COURTESY NEW HARBOR GROUP

Narragansett Boy Scouts organization hires first female COO

WARWICK – The Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday Tiffany Bumgardner-Scheffler was hired as the group’s first-ever female chief operating...

Who’s On the Board?

Mission: The Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides an educational, character- and citizenship-building program to more than 13,000 youths in southeastern...
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