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David V. Devault, vice chair, secretary and chief financial officer of Washington Trust Bancorp, is the business leadership award winner in Providence Business News’ 15th annual competition. more
Aaron Hertzberg is leaving his position as executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation to become a municipal economic development director in his home state of Wisconsin. more
Douglas Hall has joined the staff of the Economic Progress Institute as its new director of economic and fiscal policy, the organization said Thursday. more
Teny O. Gross is stepping down as executive director of the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence to lead a new nonviolence initiative in Chicago. more
Rhode Island has the 13th lowest obesity rate in the nation at 27 percent, and while it landed on the lower end of the scale for states, the obesity rate has climbed since 1990 when it was 10.1 percent. more
Rachel Flum has been named executive director of the nonprofit Economic Progress Institute, replacing Kate Brewster, who is leaving to lead the Jonnycake Center in South Kingstown’s Peace Dale section. more
A total of $12 million in available to local nonprofit organizations from the United Way of Rhode Island through its 2016-2019 grant cycle. more
Crossroads Rhode Island and the former Rhode Island Family Shelter in Warwick have partnered to reopen the shuttered shelter, Mayor Scott Avedisian announced Friday. more
A single parent of a baby and a child between the ages of 6 and 12 needs to make at least $62,693 a year, or $30.14 an hour, to cover basic expenses associated with raising a family in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Progress Institute. more
The hundreds of acres of protected land along the Narrow River is expanding, as The Nature Conservancy on Friday announced the acquisition of an additional 161 acres in North Kingstown. more
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