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Christina H. Paxson became Brown University's 19th president in July 2012. She led development of the 10-year university strategic plan, "Building on Distinction," completed in late 2013. Paxson continues to focus her own research on the … more
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was named director of the state's Department of Health in spring 2015, bringing a wealth of experience to the post, including working as a specialist in infectious diseases for children and adults at Rhode Island hospitals … more
Prevent Child Abuse America has accredited Family Service of Rhode Island, a Healthy Families America affiliate, as a provider of high-quality home visiting services for expectant mothers and families with newborns and young children. more
South County Habitat for Humanity opened its newest house, the Faith Build Home, to volunteers, supporters and members of the local community, and the home’s recipient, the Mancini family, planned to move in by Christmas. more
More than 200 teachers in 26 communities will receive $215,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation to encourage innovation in elementary school classrooms. more
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has awarded grants to both the Rhode Island College Foundation and Community Catalyst, a fiscal agent for the Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island. more
(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
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