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(Updated 4:40 p.m. and 8:42 a.m.) The Lifespan nonprofit health system in fiscal 2015 reported an increase in operating revenue and operating expenses compared with the prior year, but a loss when it had previously posted a profit. Similarly, Care New England saw its 2014 gain turn into a loss in 2015. more
More babies are being born with exposure to opioids in Rhode Island, the annual KIDS COUNT Factbook has found. more
A fundraising drive for the new Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame will begin June 14 at Conley’s Wharf Building at 200 Allens Ave. at 3 p.m. more
It's not often that a manager for a manufacturer of soap and similar products stands in front of a group of designers explaining the intricacies of personal-care regulations. And yet, that is exactly what Chris Buckley was doing in January. … more
Xinyuan “Shawn” Chen, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, is developing a nicotine vaccine to block the drug’s entry into a smoker’s brain. more
A mobile app that Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center sophomore Ethan Chandler created that connects musicians who want to play together won him the title of Ernst & Young Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for New England at the annual Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Challenge Regional Competition. more
Never underestimate the tremendous impact teachers have on students, helping set the direction of their lives. Studies show that people give credit for their success in the business world to the role models they encountered in youth. Two … more
Approximately $750,000 in industry cluster grants to encourage innovation were awarded to seven organizations Monday night by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp.’s board of directors. more
Lorén Spears has served as the executive director of the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter since 2003 when she founded the Nuweetooun School there. The school closed after the 2010 floods yet programming for native youth and families continues today through the museum. A member of the Narragansett Tribe, Spears incorporates much of her heritage into her work educating the general public about native cultures, arts and history. more
East Greenwich High School is the lone Rhode Island representative on Newsweek’s list of the Top 500 public high schools in the nation for 2016, coming in at No. 259. The news organization ranked schools on a combination of factors, including college readiness, graduation rate and how many students were college bound. more
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