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DESIGNING DUO: Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, right, owner and principal interior designer at Blakely Interior Design, with Bernadette Heydt, designer, in their studio in North ­Kingstown.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

What's the secret to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three children (one with special needs) and going to school at...
ON TUESDAY, the R.I. Small Business Development Center and Rhode Island Foundation announced a partnership to launch the Small Business Growth Hub focused on businesses operating outside the tech indudstry. / COURTESY R.I. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

RISBDC, R.I. Foundation launch non-tech-related Growth Hub

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new funding outlet for non-technology-related small businesses is now available to Rhode Island companies looking to grow, thanks to a...

Raimondo pledges to expand Rhode Island Promise program if re-elected

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed to dramatically expand the Rhode Island Promise program, if re-elected to a second term.The scholarship program...
HEIGHTENED INTEREST: James Fowler Jr., second from left, vice president for enrollment management at Salve Regina University in Newport, meets with students Tim Mentor, left, a sophomore majoring in political science; Mohammad Meraay, standing right, a junior majoring in marketing and business; and Santiago Durango, a junior majoring in political science. Fowler says prospective students and parents are more interested in how alumni fare with job placements than they were 10 years ago.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Measuring college success in job placement

When choosing a college, students may focus on the experience they’ll have for the next four years of their life. But increasingly they and...

De Groot, EpiVax founder and URI professor, honored by her alma...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Dr. Anne S. De Groot, founder of EpiVax Inc. and a professor at the College of the Environmental and Life Sciences...
PRELIMINARY SHOT: Gladys Torre, a medical assistant at Brown Medicine, administers the yellow-fever vaccine to Dr. Jacob Babu, an orthopedic surgery resident at Brown Medicine, before he travels to Africa. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Yellow fever vaccine shortage puts strain on Brown Medicine as only...

When the nation’s sole yellow-fever vaccine manufacturer paused production in April during a global outbreak, local travelers had one spot for shots, a recurring...

Report: URI’s Dooley earned $369K in 2016-17 academic year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley was reported to have made $369,200 in the 2016-2017 school year, according to...
After revision of the April CCI report saw the status rise from 67 to 75, the May CCI was measured at 92 per Lardaro's latest report released Monday. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI reaches low 90s for second time in 2018

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tied with February for the highest measure this year, Rhode Island's Current Conditions Index rose 17 points to 92 in May...

URI to get new $120M ocean research vessel

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will land a new “state-of-the-art” ocean research vessel for use by a consortium led by the University of Rhode Island,...
BARBARA WOLFE / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

URI dean honored as distinguished alumna of Yale School of Nursing

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Barbara Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island, was honored by the Yale School of...
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