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DUAL HARMONY: Nicole O’Malley, left, is the founder and executive director of Hands in Harmony, which uses musical therapy to help individuals with complex medical conditions. Here, O’Malley works with longtime client Abigail Magiera, 21, of Coventry. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Hands in Harmony transitions to virtual platform

HANDS IN HARMONY, an organization founded in 2017 that treats patients using music therapy, has converted its operation from an in-person service to a...

Family therapy clinic at URI offering free sessions during pandemic

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island College of Health Science’s Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is now offering parents, children and other...
EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES: ­Dennis McLaughlin, CEO and president of engineering and information technology company Rite-Solutions Inc. in Middletown, says employing veterans gives the company a leg up when bidding on military contracts. McLaughlin is a Navy veteran. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Vets provide upper hand for some defense firms

The veteran-owned Rite-Solutions Inc. isn’t really a small company. The Middletown-based engineering and information technology company has about 220 employees. But as a defense contractor,...
COMMUNITY RESOURCE: Nicholas Shanos is the owner and head pharmacist at Suburban Pharmacy, a second-generation, family-owned pharmacy in Warwick. He is holding a bottle of his own hand sanitizer. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Independent pharmacy offers Rx with personal touch

Nicholas Shanos originally planned to take his birthday off from work. But that was before the new coronavirus hit Rhode Island, making Shanos’ role as...
The Current Conditions Index in Rhode Island for March 2020

Lardaro: R.I. economy may not recover for another two to five...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro does not expect the state’s economy to return to where it was before the COVID-19...
DAVID M. DOOLEY announced Monday that he will retire as president of the University of Rhode Island in June 2021. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Dooley to retire as URI president in June 2021

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley on Monday announced that he will retire in June 2021, after 12 years...
STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...
SILENCED: The Providence Journal, Rhode Island’s only statewide, daily newspaper, announced recently it would no longer publish editorials. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

News editorials are crucial part of a community’s conscience

In a sea of opinions increasingly shared in real time about nearly every aspect of our public and private lives, the considered, informed voice...
Bin Li

Google awards URI professor with research award

BIN LI, an assistant professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering, is a recipient of...

Slater Technology Fund to invest in Alcinous Pharmaceuticals

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund, along with private angel investors, will invest up to $600,000 in Alcinous Pharmaceuticals, the nonprofit seed fund announced...

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