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(Updated, 11:18 a.m., Dec. 22) Drug overdoses took the lives of 247 people in Rhode Island last year, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
Charles R. Clifford has been selected as the new CEO of the YMCA of Pawtucket Inc. more
The holidays can be defined as a time that celebrates generosity of spirit. With that in mind, this week's cover story tells the tales of seven "secret Santas," people who have taken it upon themselves to help bring a little joy into the lives of … more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
Businesses big and small across the Ocean State each year find ways to help those less fortunate during the holidays. From CVS Health Corp., which has been supporting the Woonsocket Adopt-A-Family program for more than 10 years, to Blue … more
IGT employees participated in a variety of charitable initiatives throughout the end of November and beginning of December as part of its annual Holiday Giving Campaign. more
The University of Rhode Island Police Department in mid-December filled nine cruisers – seven more than expected – with 3,000 toys for families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. more
A Providence elementary school has received $20,000 to put toward student health from the National Football League, Rhode Island dairy farm families and the New England Patriots. more
Elise Strom joined Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island in mid-September as the regional director in Rhode Island. With the regional office based in East Providence, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. more
(Updated 4:30 p.m.) Providence received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s fourth annual report assessing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in 408 cities across the country. more
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