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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...

Five Questions With: Kaushallaya Adhikari

Kaushallaya Adhikari is an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She recently received a three-year, $439,561 Young Investigator Award...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...

R.I. unveils 2 proposals for Cranston Street Armory

PROVIDENCE – Two proposals to restore and reopen the historic Cranston Street Armory were unveiled Tuesday by development teams hoping to form a public-private...
BEST PRACTICES: Panelists Jeffrey Ziplow, a partner at Blum, Shapiro & Co. P.C.; Cindy Lepore, vice president of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC.; and Linn F. Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP, discuss the challenges of responding to a ransomware attack during the Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 7. PBN Editor Michael Mello moderated the discussion.

Summit: Companies at a loss to handle ransom threats

International cybercrime is rising dramatically, driven by sophisticated operatives holed up in places such as Russia and North Korea who use advanced technology and...
Robert Murphy

Murphy receives Superior Civilian Service Award from U.S. Navy

ROBERT MURPHY, a Portsmouth resident, was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service Award. The second-highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the...
NAVIGATOR: Josh Daly, director of the southern region of the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, will host a discussion on navigating a business through the pandemic landscape on Oct. 22. / COURTESY JOSH DALY

Editor’s Choice: Making it through the coronavirus pandemic

EDITOR’S CHOICE Making it through the coronavirus pandemic THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND and its Small Business Development Center are hosting a webinar aimed at...

Centreville Bank donates $450K to organizations in R.I. and Conn.

WEST WARWICK – The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation recently donated $450,000 to 13 educational and charitable organizations in Rhode Island and Connecticut, according to...

Newport receives $598K grant for coastal resilience plan

NEWPORT – The city has received a $598,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to develop strategies to protect...

401 Tech Bridge accepting applications for Materials Innovation Challenge

PORTSMOUTH – Economic-development organization 401 Tech Bridge has announced its Materials Innovation Challenge, with applications being accepted until Oct. 26. 401 Tech Bridge connects innovators...

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