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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
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 JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena was sworn to secrecy, but he had trouble containing his excitement for more than a year. He could finally break his silence when Market Basket announced it would be opening its first Rhode Island location next year more
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By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena praised Gov. Gina Raimondo and Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a phone interview Tuesday morning, saying they have been "e;rock stars"e; throughout more
By VIVIAN WEAVER Editor's note: Vivian Weaver is a 1971 graduate of Johnston High School. She moved to Rome in 1979. The following are her thoughts and observations from inside one of the nations hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. How our lives changed more
The state's second largest hospital, Kent Hospital, is geared up for a surge in COVID-19 cases, more than doubling its intensive care unit beds from 15 to 35 and is preparing to increase the personal protective equipment (PPE) available more
Developments in the nation's capital brought some fiscal "good news" during Gov. Gina Raimondo's Wednesday briefing on the COVID-19 crisis - although her request for a panel of state legislative leaders to authorize the borrowing of more
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