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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island has entered the third phase of its reopening plan, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the new allowances outlined during an earlier preview of the guidelines. "e;I do more
Rhode Island is moving into the third phase of its reopening plan, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the … more
Rhode Island has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness that has affected children in other parts of the country during the COVID-19 crisis, Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole … more
Johnston state Rep. Stephen Ucci, a Democrat representing District 42, discusses his decision not to seek reelection this year. more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena told the Sun Rise on Tuesday he has his "e;fingers crossed"e; the General Assembly will level-fund cities and towns, as his administration continues to work on the budget. Polisena said the town would still be more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Troubling COVID-19 trends in other states illustrate "e;how quickly our fortunes could change"e; in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday, offering a "e;stern"e; reminder of the importance of continued social distancing and mask more
“Essentially everything will be open in some form or fashion," the governor said. "The only way that’s going to work is if we work even harder, all of us, to follow the rules.” more
The Rev. Brian Shanley, president of Providence College, speaks about his tenure, his athletic pursuits and his views on the future as he prepares to retire from his current post after 15 years.  more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Rhode Island Department of Health offered an update Friday morning on the results of its first round of coronavirus antibody testing, noting much higher numbers for Hispanic and Black participants. Dr. Philip Chan, the department's more
By JACOB MARROCCO Superintendent of Johnston Schools Dr. Bernard DiLullo told the Sun Rise Wednesday morning that when in-person learning resumes later this year, school won't be reverting back to pre-pandemic standards. Gov. Gina Raimondo last week more
During Monday’s COVID-19 briefing and press conference, Gov. Gina Raimondo discussed increasing asymptomatic testing, reopening summer camps and a new summer distance learning … more
Cranston Public Schools Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse shares her thoughts on distancing learning, the state's school reopening plan and the budget uncertainty facing her district and others across the state. more
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