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Not by choice, Father Robert Marciano, president of Bishop Hendricken High School and pastor of St. Kevin and St. Benedict Churches, has been forced to slow down for the past 10 days. He's been quarantined and he's taking COVID-19 more
Desperate times call for desperate measures, even when it comes to animals in need of loving homes. The uncertainty over the coronavirus has hit many businesses including our animal shelters Many are closing down on a temporary basis more
NOTE: FOLLOW THIS LINK TO DONATE The Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island on March 20 announced that local nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of COVID-19 response can … more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena signed an executive order Monday mandating the closures of several buildings around town and the postponement of all board and commission meetings until further notice. The order represented the town's more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As health officials announced the identification of 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday said the state's K-12 public schools will move to a "e;distance learning"e; approach from March 23 through more
The following is a digest of scheduling changes, cancellations, policy announcements and other updates from local institutions, organizations, groups and businesses related to the COVID-19 crisis. … more
FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES, VISIT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S WEBSITE. Joining Massachusetts in another unprecedented step meant to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. … more
By JACOB MARROCCO On a 3-2 vote, the state Health Services Council approved the certificate of need application for a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility, or IRF, in Johnston at the conclusion of a four-hour meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The board more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston High School Academic Decathlon team placed third in this weekend's competition at the Community College of Rhode Island, earning nearly two-dozen medals in its march to the podium. Coach and business teacher Debra Smyth more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The number of coronavirus cases in Rhode Island jumped from three to five on Tuesday, health officials announced, while organizations across various segments of the community have canceled events and taken other steps aimed at curbing more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE and JACOB MARROCCO As the state responds to its first positive tests for coronavirus, officials say risk of transmission remains low but are urging Rhode Islanders to remain vigilant. "e;I understand why many Rhode Islanders may be more
By PETE FONTAINE The digital panel on the "e;Welcome to Johnston"e; sign located in front of Town Hall at the intersection of Hartford and Atwood avenues reads: "e;Our thoughts and prayers are with the Perrotta family!"e; That's because Johnston, as Mayor Joseph more
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