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CARRYING A COMPANY: RISD graduate Michael Harris has founded Grayman Studios, a consulting company for producers of luggage and other soft goods.
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After school, he made travel his new career path

After graduating in 1997 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Harris pursued a career that took him to luggage manufacturer and retailer...
THREADING A NEW NEEDLE: Ocean State Innovations uses a novel approach to find success in the textile industry, thanks in large part to ownership partner Ben L. Galpen, left, and Edward W. Ricci II, CEO and partner.
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Redefining the role of middleman in the textile market

Ocean State Innovations in Portsmouth is putting a modern spin on Rhode Island’s storied textile industry. Once a powerhouse, local textile companies today are...

R.I. economic index ties highest mark of year in June

PROVIDENCE – A current-conditions economic index for the state tied its highest mark so far this year by hitting a value of 75 in...
RHODE ISLAND'S current conditions index hit 75 in June, tying a year-to-date high. /COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

R.I. CCI index ties highest mark of year in June

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s current conditions index tied its highest mark so far this year by hitting a value of 75 in June. Although the...

Fanale to lead American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s Tour de Cure, an American Diabetes Association event to raise funds to prevent and cure diabetes, will be hosted this...
BIG LEAP: Andrew ­Palumbo of Warwick competes in the long jump for the Trudeau Tigers, at the Special Olympics Rhode Island Summer Games earlier this year.
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Sharing the joy of competition – and fitting in

FOR THE APPROXIMATELY 1,400 athletes from around the state who competed at the Special Olympics Rhode Island’s 51st Annual State Summer Games at the...
BROWN UNIVERSITY was one of six local schools to be included on Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review includes local schools on top 385 list

PROVIDENCE – Six local colleges and universities were named among the Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition released this week. Four local schools on...
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has plans to offer medical and behavioral healthcare to people in rural and underserved communities. From left, Mary Walton, assistant medical director at CODAC, Rebecca Boss, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Linda Hurley, CODAC president and CEO, Adam Nitenson, Linda Mahoney, a state opioid treatment authority for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Dustin Alvanas. / COURTESY CODAC BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE/JOSE GARCIA

CODAC to reach underserved patients with use of mobile unit

PROVIDENCE – With the use of a mobile unit from the University of Rhode Island, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has plans to offer medical and...
DENISE COPPA, an associate professor in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, says a new $2.7 million federal grant will allow for between 48 and 56 nurse practitioner students to get hands-on experience at Thundermist Health Center and Providence Community Health Centers. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

$2.7M federal grant to boost URI’s Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program

PROVIDENCE – A $2.7 million four-year federal grant will allow nurse practitioner students at the University of Rhode Island to get more hand-on experience...
SMART TECH: From left, Todd Griffith, associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Mario Rotea, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Neal Fine, CEO of Aquanis; and John Cooney, chief technology officer of Aquanis, at a conference held in Denver on July 8-10. Aquanis develops smart-blade technology for wind turbines.
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Aquanis looks to curb wind-energy costs

From the ground, wind-turbine blade rotation appears nearly effortless, as though the spinning is entirely propelled by air currents. In reality, the movement and the...
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