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Whether it’s STEM, as in Massachusetts, or STEAM, popularized in Rhode Island, the goal of both educational acronyms and states is the same: build a more capable workforce. more
When the state Investment Commission recently made the decision to pull out of one fund it was investing in, the choice was evaluated in the public sphere not by using the tools of the trade, but rather using a political lens. more
Within the last few weeks, a $2 million infusion of U.S. Treasury Department cash in Providence startup-accelerator Betaspring from two years ago has become a hot topic for discussion. more
It is an odd turn of phrase to say that winter creates friction. But it’s true. more
Rhode Island is filled with brilliant, creative people, the ones who make a difference. Featured on Page 1 of this week’s edition is Sean C. Deoni, an assistant professor of engineering at Brown University. more
Smithfield and Bryant University finally have agreed to meet to begin discussions about the university making payments to the municipality. The meeting is scheduled days before the town will be allowed to start assessing the school for municipal services it delivers. more
The call for collaboration among nonprofits has grown in intensity in recent years. The reason is simple: in times of limited resources, sharing them among organizations with like missions stretches the effectiveness of each. more
WANTED: Developers with a few million dollars burning a hole in their pockets willing to invest in waterfront property in a cool Northeastern city. more
Walking away from $2 billion in sales seems like a pretty bold risk for any company, even one that posted $123 billion in revenue in 2012 (and is likely to at least match that in 2013 when it reports results this week). But that is just what CVS Caremark Corp. has done by making the decision to stop selling tobacco products in its retail locations by Oct. 1. more
Talk to a developer or architect about working in Providence and the difficulty of getting a permit for any project is oftentimes the first thing out of his mouth. Some recent changes at the city’s Department of Inspection and Standards may be changing all that, however. more
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