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On a day that saw the state’s third coronavirus death and 55 new cases (for a new total of 294), Gov. Gina Raimono announced the closure of all daycare locations starting Monday and also called on Rhode Islanders to do much better at self-distancing. more
  Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Rhode … more
The two-week self-quarantine order for members of the Cranston High School West community expired on Friday – and Mayor Allan Fung has a new message for those who might see the occasion as a reason to celebrate in group settings. more
Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Gina M. … more
The General Assembly’s four-member Disaster Emergency Funding Board on Thursday approved Gov. Gina Raimondo’s request for authority to borrow up to $300 million – a move the … more
Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Gina Raimondo … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, many organizations have canceled or postponed events scheduled for the coming weeks. We advise readers to check on the status of various events, and we will provide updates as they become more
Father Peter Gower and Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston found a way to hold Mass this weekend while circumventing a state order to limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people. In lieu of a traditional Mass inside the building, more
By JACOB MARROCCO A declining number of brides-to-be are walking down the aisle this spring, and it has stoked the anxiety of wedding vendors across Rhode Island. Following calls from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - soon after echoed by more
By PETE FONTAINE At approximately 1 p.m. last Thursday afternoon, selected department officials began arriving inside Mayor Joseph Polisena's Executive Chamber inside Johnston Town Hall and took their places in chairs that met with social distancing as more
How do officials carry out the functions of government, with full transparency, when they can’t meet in-person?  That’s the question cities and towns across Rhode Island are … more
Brown Avenue Elementary School fifth-grader Sofia Williams put a sign out on her front lawn to let her teacher know she misses them already. (Courtesy of Patrizia Williams) more
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