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A Fine vision for health care in Rhode Island

It's no easy task to schedule an interview with Dr. Michael Fine. The man has a lot on his plate.
Q&A
By JEFF BYERS  |  May 03, 2013
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The sudden return of an old killer: syphilis

Dr. Gail Skowron, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Roger Williams Medical Center, has worked in a small HIV clinic at the hospital for 21 years.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 22, 2011
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Reefer medness

In the five years since the General Assembly approved Rhode Island's medical marijuana law, licensed smokers have operated in a sort of smoke-filled netherworld.
For five years, Rhode Island's medical marijuana movement has been a grassroots affair. For better or worse, it's about to go mainstream
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 11, 2011
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How much do lobbyists pay to get their way?

In 2008, corporations spent more than $3 million to hire lobbyists to protect their interests at the Rhode Island State House.
Special interests are big spenders at the State House
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 18, 2009

Bad week for Lifespan: New financing plan comes under scrutiny

Last week was a tough one for Rhode Island's largest hospital network. The Rhode Island Health Services Council refused to allow Lifespan to borrow $75.9 million to finish renovation and expansion projects at the Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals.
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By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 04, 2009

Close connections

Some of Lifespan's board members do business with the hospital network
Some of Lifespan's board members do business with the hospital network
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 11, 2009


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Health-care's big moneyman in New England

Lifespan CEO George Vecchione's compensation is tops in the region
Lifespan CEO George Vecchione's compensation is tops in the region
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 11, 2009
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Distinctive design

In 1969, Malcolm Grear Designers was hired by New York’s Guggenheim Museum to develop a new graphic identity for the institution.
Malcolm Grear at RIC; plus, Roger Mayer’s ‘Soundless’
By GREG COOK  |  April 08, 2008
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The best of times

Holidays and their attendant celebrations foster memories — of all kinds, to be sure — but it’s the good ones we strive to re-create.
Local notables share their favorite holiday traditions
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007