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The Top 5 Family-Owned Businesses, ranked by number of local employees. more
The College Crusade of Rhode Island’s Cranston-based college readiness program will benefit from a $5,000 grant during the 2016-17 school year thanks to a donation made in that amount by Taco/The White Family Foundation. more
Local teachers and staff at the Chariho Regional School District, Narragansett School District, South Kingstown School Department and Westerly Public Schools, as well as Stonington Public Schools in Stonington, Conn., received 12 Westerly Community Credit Union Teacher Grant awards totaling more than $5,000. more
Funded by philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Sparks Grant program will provide nearly $190,000 in reading and innovation grants to teachers across the state, according to a Jan. 13 announcement. more
Darryl "Chip" Wade has been selected to serve on Johnson & Wales University's board of directors. He is executive vice president of operations of Red Lobster in Orlando, Fla. He holds a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from … more
Thomas Flanagan has been hired as chief academic officer for the Providence Public School District. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from the University of Oregon, and master's degrees in educational administration from Trinity University and … more
Merrill W. Sherman has been named to the board of directors of Johnson & Wales University. She is co-founder of Bank Rhode Island and former president and CEO of three community banks and two bank holding companies. Sherman currently serves as … more
Heather Tow-Yick has been appointed to the newly created position of chief transformation officer for the Providence Public School District. She was the founding executive director of Teach for America in R.I., most recently serving as its vice … more
Derick Close has been selected to serve on the board of directors of Johnson & Wales University. He is CEO and owner of Springs Creative Products Group LLC. Close holds a B.S. in textile management from North Carolina State and an MBA from the … more
On April 25, then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump stood before a throng of supporters at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. He smiled and nodded as the crowd chanted his name. "We're going to bring jobs back to the country … more
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