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Courtney Hawkins has been named executive director of Providence Talks, an early childhood intervention program for children entering kindergarten, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced. more
The state Department of Transportation will be the latest state agency with new leadership. Peter Alviti Jr. will be nominated as the new department director, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday. more
(Updated 6:15 p.m. and 8:25 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday said a settlement agreement has been approved by a majority of public-employee groups that had challenged Rhode Island’s overhaul of state pensions, presenting a potential end to litigation that has shadowed the state for six years. more
(Updated 1:04, 1:28, 3:01 and 4:07 p.m.) James J. Skeffington, the prominent lawyer who was part of the new Pawtucket Red Sox ownership that is trying to move the team to Providence, died Sunday while jogging near his home, his spokeswoman Patti Doyle confirmed. more
Providence Business News has announced the winners in its fourth annual Healthiest Employers recognition program. The 34 finalists, chosen based on scores in six wellness categories, will be honored at an Aug. 13 luncheon at the Providence Marriott Downtown. more
Steve Lombardi has been named CEO and president of Nabsys Inc., a life sciences company pioneering semiconductor-based tools for genomic analysis. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts on Wednesday will celebrate 10 of Rhode Island’s creative entrepreneurs and RISCA’s partnership with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Assets for Artists program. more
A statewide initiative was launched Monday to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders. more
Johnson & Wales University’s Ray McCue, an assistant professor, has been named best culinary educator in the Northeast. more
>(Updated 3 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 4:13 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.) A flurry of cancellations have been announced in advance of a blizzard expected to bring potentially hurricane-force winds, and dump as much as 30 inches of snow on the region. more
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