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Three local nonprofits are among 19 organizations across the state will be able to help Rhode Islanders with food, rent, utilities and other expenses thanks to $1 million in the latest round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund at the Rhode Island more
Johnston Police Chief Richard S. Tamburini and Deputy Chief Joseph Razza were recently on hand to receive a substantial donation of masks, contactless thermometers, hand … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The start of school in Rhode Island will be delayed two weeks, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday, while a final decision on how classes will resume - fully in person, through virtual learning or using a mixed approach - has also more
Raimondo’s warning came after several states in the region, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, imposed new travel restrictions on Rhode Islanders. more
By JACOB MARROCCO   Mayor Joseph Polisena said he was unsure about the status of laid-off part-time workers and continued to advocate level funding for all towns and cities during an … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A recent "e;small spike"e; in number of new COVID-19 cases and concerns over the spread of the virus at social gatherings will keep Rhode Island in the third phase of its reopening plan for another month, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously adopted Mayor Joseph Polisena's $113.7 million budget, with no tax increase included, during a special meeting on Tuesday night. The budget represents a slight increase over last year's figure of more
Senior citizens have been at particular risk during the ongoing pandemic They may have compromised immune systems or be susceptible to the elements, outdoors or coming into contact with people who might be infected with the COVID-19 virus. Extra more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo defended her approach to the reopening of Rhode Island's schools on Wednesday, saying it is too early to "e;throw in the towel"e; on a return to classrooms and rejecting what she described as "e;misinformation"e; and more
By JACOB MARROCCO Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bernard DiLullo presented three possible school reopening plans to the School Committee during Tuesday's meeting, saying that a Rhode Island Department of Education decision on the best path may not more
By JACOB MARROCCO When the coronavirus pandemic forced the Greenville Inn to shut down on March 15, owner Diane Belknap said she and her husband Jim came to see it as an "e;omen."e; They had owned the restaurant for 23 years, and neither wanted to risk more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved several zoning changes during Monday's meeting following more than six months of discussion and a few continuances. Solicitor Dylan Conley provided context for the decision during a more
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