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Now on at least its fourth incarnation, The Dean hotel in Providence is yet another example of the potential that lies just under the surface in the capital city. more
Culture is front and center in a growing number of events in the news lately; and not in a good way. Recently I was amazed listening how General Motors dealt (or failed to deal) with its ignition defect that was related to 13 deaths. more
Of the 17 unemployed and underemployed nurses participating in the “Passport to Practice” nurse residency program, 13 landed jobs – six full time, five part time and two per diem, months before the end of the program’s first year. more
The 34th Amos Culinary Education Class, with Chef Instructor Michelle Pugh, third from right, prepare to receive certificates of completion on April 15 in Providence. The graduation ceremony marked the end of a 16-week training program for students interested in a career in the culinary arts. Students get classroom instruction and hand-on training, along with job-placement assistance. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $205,000 in grants to Rhode Island projects that promote “specialty crops” last October. This month the department concluded another round of 16 applications for an additional $150,000 in grants that will be awarded in the fall. more
Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward last week, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer – and potentially bumpier – than previously expected. more
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo said last week that it would be “catastrophic” for Rhode Island to lose the legal challenge over the state’s pension overhaul, The Associated Press reported. However, she has a ‘‘high degree of confidence’’ that won’t happen. more
Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month announced an economic-development package that extends business incentives to innovative companies, invests in the state’s Gateway Cities program and provides other workforce-training tools. more
Business owners and entrepreneurs are notorious for working long, hard hours to grow their companies. But what if you could accomplish more, in less time? In many cases, an excessively long and tyrannical “to-do” list is only part of the problem. The other part may simply be you and the patterns you’ve established over time. more
University of Rhode Island campus police will soon carry guns under a new policy announced last week, The Associated Press reported. The school was the only public university in the country where campus police do not carry firearms. more
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