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Though many Rhode Islanders have been voluntarily covering up, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, has been making that recommendation for weeks, the official requirement was only that employees in customer-facing businesses do so. more
A limited reopening of non-essential retail stores will begin if the current stay-at-home order is lifted on May 9, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, while plans are also in the works to allow … more
“It’s obviously a sad day,” Gov. Raimondo said, encouraging Rhode Islanders to take a moment to honor the lives that have been lost. more
Figures released Saturday show the prohibition on dine-in service at restaurants and bars and the subsequent issuance of a stay-at-home order had tangible effects on the state’s number of … more
Despite the fact that surrounding states have extended their COVID-19 stay-at-home directives, Rhode Island is still sticking with its plan to let Gov. Gina Raimondo’s executive order expire on May 8, the governor announced at her daily briefing Friday. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY   Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many organizations have canceled or postponed events scheduled for the coming weeks. We advise readers to check on the … more
Due to COVID-19, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has made the difficult decision to cancel the Fourth Annual Gold Star Gala and Fifth Annual Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial scheduled for … more
Rosie D’Orio, a resident at Cherry Hill Manor, recently celebrated her 105th birthday, and the limitations posed by the coronavirus pandemic couldn’t stop her from smiling. According … more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and his wife, House District 15 candidate Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, speak about Barbara Ann’s COVID-19 diagnosis, life in quarantine, and how the crisis has affected the community.  more
By JACOB MARROCCO   Business was going well for Debra Skomin at Salon Deja Vu in Johnston, which she recently expanded just a few years ago. The salon has been operating for nearly two … more
The following students achieved honors for the third quarter at Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School:   Grade 8   High Honors: Emily A. Arruda, Noelle Babcock, Kevin Biscelli, … more
Candidate for District 43 State Representative Melinda Lopez recently heard that Johnston High School families were reaching out to the food pantry now. She asked if they could work together arrange … more
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