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Five Questions With: Joseph Lembo

Joseph Lembo is a member of Narragansett 2100, an organization of 300 members formed seven years ago that includes owners of rental properties in...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY reaffirmed its plans to have a fully in-person campus experience in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University reaffirms plans to have fully in-person return in the...

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University announced Friday it reaffirmed its plans for students to return to campus for a fully in-person fall semester, with classes...

Rhode Island’s college instructors and faculty wait for their vaccine prioritization

PROVIDENCE – Most college professors and instructors consider themselves teachers. But in prioritization for the COVID-19 vaccine, in Rhode Island as in other states in...

URI, UMass Dartmouth planning to have most or all students back...

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Dartmouth announced in late February that the...
ANGELA SLITT, a professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island, led a team of researchers to create a saliva-based COVID-19 test and launched a clinical trial this week. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI researchers launch clinical trial for new saliva-based COVID-19 test

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island have created a saliva-based COVID-19 test that is going to be...

Lardaro: Economy still hurting, but state ‘moving in the right direction’

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island economy continued to contract year over year in January but there may be some positive momentum building, according to...
HANDS ON: Stephanie Robat, owner of FR Engineering Group Inc., prepares to examine a core sample brought up by a drill rig on a work site in ­Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Owning engineering firm part of her grand design

As far back as she can remember, Stephanie Robat wanted to be an engineer. Her father, Robert Fairbanks, owns Fairbanks Engineering Corp. in Exeter. She...
WEIGHING OPTIONS: Linda and Bill Bombach are the co-owners of Home Healthsmith LLC in Portsmouth. The business sells and installs home wheelchair lifts and elevators. Linda Bombach says prices for plywood and other supplies used to make the lifts and elevators have increased, but she hasn’t yet decided whether to pass along those additional costs to her customers.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN SURVEY: Businesses realizing pandemic pain is going to last

Rhode Island businesspeople are coming to terms with the harsh reality that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely hurt their bottom lines for years to...
ENDURING EQUIPMENT: Darya Blout is the owner of composites and advanced materials manufacturer Canapitsit Customs LLC in Bristol, which designs and makes composite materials that can encase and protect instruments on underwater unmanned vehicles. Blout recently won a Materials Innovation Challenge award through the 401 Tech Bridge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ensuring underwater unmanned vehicles can dive to deep depths

Even as a child, Darya Blout knew she wanted to design something that would work better. The first dream was a racing sailboat. Now,...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND has been added to the National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program.

URI named to National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps program; will award scholarships...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island announced Thursday that it is one of six universities across the U.S. being added to the...

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