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LOOKING ELSEWHERE: Tyler Young, co-owner of the Young Family Farm in Little Compton, said new regulations under the Food Safety and Modernization Act are perceived to be such a hassle by farmers that some are considering changing their crops or leaving the industry.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Farmers concerned about new Food Safety and Modernization Act regulations

When it comes to the Food Safety and Modernization Act, no one denies the importance of safe production, transportation and delivery of food –...
A RENDERING OF what the Greek cultural center at the University of Rhode Island was supposed to look like if it had been completed. / COURTESY HELLENIC SOCIETY PAIDEIA

R.I. Supreme Court rules on longstanding URI campus land dispute

PROVIDENCE – A yearslong legal battle the University of Rhode Island has waged over an unfinished Greek cultural center on the Kingston campus has...

CCRI to host health care career fair March 28

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island will host its first ever “Pathways to Health Careers” event to showcase health care career opportunities...
FEEDING TIME: Jennifer Warmbold, lead keeper of Africa at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, prepares to feed lettuce to some of the zoo’s Masai giraffes. The zoo is in phase one of a three-phase, 20-year master plan to renovate and expand the Providence attraction.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a zoo boost the economy?

Adults and kids stare, almost unblinking, at the sleek bodies of giant river otters gliding dreamily in figure eights through their tank.The human faces...

R.I. Marine Trades Association to host environmental conference April 9

BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host its first environmental conference for the marine trades on April 9, the association announced.The...
GROW SMART RI has announced the winners of the 2019 Smart Growth Awards.

Grow Smart RI announces winners of 2019 Smart Growth Awards

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island announced the winners of its eighth annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards Friday.The awards will be presented at...
BRAIN FAIRS: John Stein, left, a senior lecturer in neuroscience at Brown University, shows the intricacies of how a brain works during Nerd Nite in 2018 at AS220, as part of the Brain Week Rhode Island festivities. Brain fairs during Brain Week Rhode Island will be held at the University of Rhode Island on March 16 and at Brown University on March 17.
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Editor’s Choice: URI, Brown University to host Brain Week events

EDITOR’S CHOICE URI, Brown University to host Brain Week events BRAIN WEEK RHODE ISLAND, sponsored by Brown University’s Institute for Brain Science and the...
URI WOMEN'S TENNIS Coach Gordon Ernst was among those charged in a federal case related to criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants win admission to elite universities during Ernst's time as a tennis coach at Georgetown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI coach among parents, school officials charged in vast college-entrance scheme

NEW YORK – Parents, coaches and test administrators were among 46 people charged Tuesday in a sweeping criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Warren Alpert Medical School is launching a new, four-year dual degree program, which will combine a medical degree in primary care with a master's of science in population health.  / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Several R.I. graduate schools make national ranking

PROVIDENCE – A new national ranking of graduate schools has placed Brown University's medical school at the No. 26 best in the United States...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care to people with opioid use disorder at pharmacies. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Rhode Island Hospital receives $1.6M to study opioid treatment and care...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care...
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