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UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is allowing students and staff to get vaccinated at the state-run Schneider Electric clinic after new variants of the virus were identified on campus over the past month.

URI urges COVID-19 vaccinations after finding variants on campus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island late Wednesday said it will allow its entire campus community to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at...

Lardaro: Economy ‘horrific’ in February, but headed in right direction

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island economy was still contracting year over year in February but is headed in the right direction, especially in the...
SPANNING THE GAP: Magdalena Andreozzi, founder of Grands Flourish Inc., says many of the grandparents her organization supports lost contact when many group functions switched to online-only after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Now Andreozzi is using a grant to get those people reconnected. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis exposes depths of the ‘digital divide’

When Magdalena Andreozzi moved workshops offered by her nonprofit online during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, she expected some bumps in the transition. After all,...
IN GOOD HANDS: Jennifer Beaugh, right, pharmacy supervisor at The Miriam Hospital, hands a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Karen Tashima at a clinic at The Miriam. Tashima is overseeing a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine that hasn’t yet received U.S. government approval.  / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

R.I. plays role in making new COVID-19 vaccines

What seemed like an epic race for an effective COVID-19 vaccine has produced several options that have people rolling up their sleeves across Rhode...

URI College of Business raises $1.4M for initial phase of Ballantine...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island recently completed its initial fundraising phase to support the renovations of Ballantine Hall, home to the...

Parlange named next president of University of Rhode Island

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Marc B. Parlange has served in various education roles all around the world. Now, he will move from the land down...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Board of Trustees will select Monday evening a new president to lead the university.

New URI president to be selected Monday

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new University of Rhode Island president is expected to be decided on Monday evening when the university’s board of trustees...

COVID-19 vaccination mandates are mulled by universities, businesses

PROVIDENCE – Universities and businesses in Rhode Island are grappling with whether to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, and in the case of colleges,...
STAYING SHARP: Lori Duquette, owner of Duquette Family Eye Care Inc., says her upbringing in a large family taught her skills that have helped her run her own ­business. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Her focus on eye care was helped by upbringing

The word “family” in Duquette Family Eye Care Inc. of North Smithfield means much more than just a business willing to serve families in...

Five Questions With: Joseph Lembo

Joseph Lembo is a member of Narragansett 2100, an organization of 300 members formed seven years ago that includes owners of rental properties in...

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