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RI News
9:14 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Rising Tide: Going To A Four-Day Work Week To Save Jobs

The factory floor at Tri-Mack manufacturing company in Bristol, RI.
Credit John Bender / RIPR FILE

This story is part of our series “Rising Tide” about how – or whether - Rhode Islanders are emerging from the deepest economic recession since the 1930s. The question we’re asking is: Does a rising tide really lift all boats, or are some Rhode Islanders still being left behind?

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RI News
7:29 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Johnson And Wales University Set To Go Tobacco-Free

Johnson and Wales Campus in Providence
Credit Erika Smith / flickr

Johnson and Wales University is set to become Rhode Island’s first tobacco-free college campus by July 2016. The university will be the 30th campus in New England to make the move, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative.

  

Johnson and Wales already prohibits the sale and advertising of tobacco products on campus. Spokeswoman Lisa Pelosi said the university hopes to open conversation about the health risks of tobacco use. 

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RI News
3:16 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Multi-Million Dollar Proposal For I-195 Land Could Bring Health And Science Sector Jobs

Map of parcels (in orange) available to develop along the former I-195 corridor.
Credit I-195 Redevelopment Commission

There’s a new proposal to develop part of the former I-195 land. The project could bring in long sought-after jobs in the science and health sectors.

The proposal comes from Connecticut real estate developer, CV Properties, and Baltimore-based Wexford Science and Technology. Wexford is a real-estate developer specializing in the health sciences.

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On Politics
9:36 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Funeral Arrangements Announced For Jim Skeffington

Funeral arrangements are set for longtime Providence lawyer Jim Skeffington.

Skeffington became the president of the Pawtucket Red Sox as part of the group that bought the team in February. He died at age 73 after collapsing Sunday while jogging near his Barrington home.

A wake for Skeffington will be held from 3-7 pm Friday at the Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul in Providence. A funeral Mass will be held at the same location at 10 am Saturday.

RI News
9:20 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Newport Tennis Hall Of Fame Museum Reopens Wednesday Following $3M Renovation

The International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum
Credit International Tennis Hall of Fame

After being closed for six months, the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum reopens Wednesday, following a $3 million renovation.

For a more in-depth look at the new museum check out Mike Szostak's On Sports blog post.

The museum will now display nearly 2000 objects, including the one of the earliest known paintings of tennis, dating back to 1538.  The museum will also display historic racquets, and memorabilia from the early days of modern tennis.

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