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The City of Warwick Distributes At-Home Covid Testing Kits To Targeted Groups The City of Warwick will begin distributing 27,900 Covid-19 testing kits to residents starting Thursday, January … more
CRANSTON, RI – January 20th, 2022 – Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced the distribution of free athome COVID-19 test kits to Cranston residents. Drive-through distribution will take place … more
Anthony Meleo drove through the Johnston High Parking lot and parked outside a simple white trailer parked near Atwood Avenue. Jessica Gormley, Practice Manager for Tri-County Community Action … more
Business has been booming at the Atwood Pharmacy. Lines have stretched out the doors since the week of Christmas, leading to traffic tie-ups and congestion along an already busy stretch of state … more
Johnston High School will dismiss students at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, due to staffing shortages. Johnston Schools Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo Jr. said “23 educators” called off … more
On Tuesday, Dec. 21, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee issued the following statement marking the 3,000th Rhode Island death from COVID-19. “Today, Rhode Island is witnessing a heartbreaking … more
UPDATED: Many members of Johnston’s already depleted pool of eligible and willing school bus drivers are now isolated in quarantine.  This week, suddenly, parents who rely on school bus transportation in Johnston to get their kids to school had to scramble to find another option. Then, on Wednesday evening, the district announced the problem was rectified and bus service would return Thursday. more
Saturday, Dec. 18, will the last day to get a jab at Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston, as COVID-19 rates surge in the Ocean State, and Rhode Island transitions to new strategies for fighting the … more
Zahan Akbar filled the syringe with a booster dose of Phizer COVID-19 vaccine. Delivering jabs and testing customers for the virus consumes larger and larger portions of regular business hours … more
UPDATED: Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School in Johnston has been closed for the week after a significant COVID-19 outbreak. Barnes Principal Jill Souza said the school, at last count, had 23 positive cases (15 students and 8 teachers/staff). more
Advocates for the state’s homeless carried life-size powder blue cutouts representing the men, women and children without shelter in the Ocean State. As Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee asked the … more
After an initial outbreak at Winsor Hill Elementary, Johnston Schools are reporting low rates of COVID-19 infection among students and staff. “This evening I’m going to present a … more
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