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As the private-equity-firm owners look to sell, the future of two safety-net hospitals in R.I. is at stake

Prospect Medical Holdings has hollowed out Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center. But will being owned by a private foundation be any better for patients and workers?


President of Barletta construction firm steps down, will remain chairman

Vincent Barletta, head of the company that was working on the Washington Bridge westbound when problems were discovered late last year, is stepping down as president, though he will retain the title of chairman.


R.I. timeline for reopening Washington Bridge is ‘aggressive,’ US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says

Secretary Buttigieg toured the shut-down bridge Tuesday, days after Rhode Island officials announced it would need to be replaced


Small businesses are being decimated by the Washington Bridge debacle, and help really isn’t on the way

Business owners said they’ve had to work harder for less sales, and the traffic crisis is ultimately killing their bottom lines,


Providence-based Cleverhood designs durable, sustainable rain gear with a global reach

The Rhode Island company designs and manufactures high-performance outerwear and rain gear, including rain capes, snow capes, jackets, bags, cardigans, and more.


How safe is the Mount Hope Bridge?

The Washington Bridge is not Rhode Island’s only vital span that should command the public’s attention. In the East Bay, there is reason to look more closely at the Mount Hope Bridge as well.


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit R.I., after decision to rebuild Washington Bridge

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit Rhode Island on Tuesday, just days after state officials acknowledged they’d have to replace the Washington Bridge westbound on Interstate 195.


Governor McKee’s big bridge bet

McKee has set a lofty goal: Rebuild the westbound side of the Washington Bridge within two years and for no more than $300 million.