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“The truth of it is, our kids are missing out on so much right now … For their mental and emotional and intellectual development and health, we have to do our best to try to operate camps this summer," the governor said. more
By PEDER SCHAEFER As tax revenues across the country drop due to the coronavirus pandemic, local officials are grappling with how to respond, but are being forced to wait until Congress decides on a possible stimulus package for state and local more
Starting next week, Raimondo said the state and cooperating business groups will be distributing a half million masks as well as disinfecting solution to small businesses of 50 or fewer employees — retailers, restaurants, manufacturers and others. more
“As we go forward it’s important that we do whatever we need to do in order to accept that this is the new way of living, not try to fight against the new regulations, and not allow ourselves to get too frustrated,” she said.  more
Rhode Island’s restaurants will be able to welcome patrons for limited outdoor dining starting May 18, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although there will be a host of associated … more
Rhode Island’s economy will “slowly, steadily and safely” reemerge from its forced temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Saturday, May 9, press briefing from the State House as her executive order lifting some stay-at-home restrictions took full effect. more
During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she wants people to remember the guidelines surrounding gatherings and social distancing, adding that those rules include family and friends. more
Paolino, former Providence mayor and managing partner of Paolino Properties, talks about his long record in public life; the innovative new health screening and safety tools being installed at his company’s flagship building; the economic impact of the pandemic; and his political future.  more
By JACOB MARROCCO As their first virtual budget workshop loomed on Thursday, the leaders of the Johnston School Committee spoke with the Sun Rise about their preparation, the progress of distance learning and graduation ceremonies. Chairman Robert more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Saying Rhode Island has met a series of needed benchmarks in terms of its COVID-19 response, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday made an anticipated announcement official - that she will allow the current stay-at-home order to expire more
By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena told the Sun Rise on Tuesday morning that the town has furloughed its part-time employees, but has yet to lay off any full-time workers at Town Hall. Polisena said he made that decision in order to prevent more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Town Council Vice President Joseph Polisena Jr. on Monday said he will propose an ordinance next week granting temporary outdoor dining licenses to all town restaurants "e;in good standing"e; once Gov. Gina Raimondo allows for more
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