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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...
NINE OF THE 12 economic indicators included in the Rhode Island current conditions index compiled by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro improved year over year in January. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: After ‘bizarre’ revisions, R.I. CCI starts on positive note

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s current conditions index value was 75 in January, level with its value one year prior and 17 points higher than...
FORMER WPRI-TV CBS 12 news anchor Karen L. Adams has pledged to make a $1 million donation to her endowment to support female students at the University of Rhode Island's Harrington School of Communication and Media. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ FRANK MULLIN

Former WPRI anchor Adams donating $1M to her URI endowment

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former WPRI-TV CBS 12 news anchor Karen L. Adams has pledged to make a $1 million donation to her endowment to...

URI’s oceanography school receives $1M gift

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A recent $1 million gift will advance efforts to upgrade facilities at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography.Stephen...

Five Questions With: Julian L. Alssid

Julian L. Alssid is vice president of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining CCRI, Alssid was chief workforce...
NEW OWNER: Kayla Thompson is the owner of Melissa Ashley Brides in Westerly. Thompson bought her wedding dress at the bridal shop seven years ago and befriended the former owner, Denise Pellegrino, who later hired Thompson. The pair came to a “personal finance agreement” that transitioned ownership to Thompson when Pellegrino was ready to sell.
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Financing biggest hurdle to employees becoming boss

When Kayla Thompson walked into Melissa Ashley Brides in Westerly in search of a wedding dress about seven years ago, she had no idea...
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Five questions with Maling Ebrahimpour

Maling Ebrahimpour | Dean, College of Business, University of Rhode Island1. The College of Business at URI recently hired 10 faculty. What was the...

Bickford named tech and innovation development director at URI Foundation

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Foundation has hired Linnell Bickford as the director of development for emerging technologies and innovation, the...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...

URI to host VR-AR application design Immerse-a-Thon March 2

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will host an Immerse-a-Thon on virtual-reality and augmented-reality applications on Saturday, March 2, at the Robert...
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