Former House Finance Committee Chairman Tony Pires is more familiar than most with the often glacial pace of action in the General Assembly. Now director of administration in Pawtucket, Pires and other city leaders know their financially ailing community can’t afford to wait any longer when it comes to the money-saving issue of sharing services with neighboring communities.
A retired man, sitting in a recliner, says to his wife, who stands in the kitchen doorway, “Since we no longer have a newspaper to fetch, I taught him how to check the newsfeeds for me,” about the family dog typing at a laptop computer.
Joyce Ruppell was recently appointed director of early-childhood initiatives at Connecting for Children & Families Inc. Ruppell will now be responsible for the nonprofit’s Early Reading First and Parents as Teachers programs. After earning a B.A. from Barrington College, Ruppell went on to receive an M.Ed. from Rhode Island College. She is currently working toward a doctorate in educational leadership at Johnson & Wales University.
The first quarter of 2012 was a record-breaking one for the financial markets. The S&P 500 gained more in one quarter than it has since 1998 and the NASDAQ had the best quarter in its history, though still below its all-time high of 5,000.
What’s the best way to care for patients and their families? Our two organizations have been working to answer that question for 140 years. Now, we’ll be doing it together. And the people who will benefit most will be the patients and their families who we serve every day.
Guest Column: Diana Franchitto
Donna M. Gouveia
Amidst the ever-changing face of downtown Providence remains an investment firm that has endured. Brown, Lisle/Cummings Inc., opened its doors in the heart of the city’s financial district in 1912. The following year it moved into the newly constructed Turk’s Head Building. Despite the Great Depression, two world wars, a Great Recession and numerous market fluctuations it has weathered these storms and remained a loyal tenant to this day.
Federal Hill House, the 125-year-old Providence social-services nonprofit, has run its annual fundraiser, Taste of the Hill, offering nibbles and wine and beer sampling from popular Providence restaurants, for 11 years.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.