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Raimondo: State parks and beaches to close 2020-03-31 13:29:00Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday that she is closing all state parks and beaches to prevent people from crowding them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Local towns unclear what impact virus will have 2020-03-28 07:45:00Towns were heading into the busiest part of budget season just before the coronavirus put a halt to public gatherings such as meetings and hearings.Th

Air travelers returning to Rhode Island face quarantine 2020-03-27 08:00:00Lou Senerchia always looks forward to the seasonal migration back to his warm-weather home in Rhode Island, and the Florida snowbird wasn’t abou

Return of summer residents to RI a concern 2020-03-27 07:45:00Summer home residents from out of state have been returning to Rhode Island’s coastal towns such as Narragansett to shelter from the coronavirus

Local churches turn to the internet to bring 2020-03-27 07:00:00Anne Salvadore, 93, lives in Narragansett, and is a practicing Catholic who raised eight children and has followed in her mother’s tradition of

School districts adapt as distance learning begins 2020-03-26 08:00:00The phrase “back to school” took on new meaning this week in South Kingstown and Narragansett, as students logged on to computers for dist

Chromebooks help transition in NK 2020-03-26 07:45:00In households across Rhode Island, Monday marked the start of a “new normal” through at least April 3 as public schools began their first

All elective surgery at South County Health postponed 2020-03-23 15:11:00South County Health announced Monday that it is postponing all purely elective surgeries, focusing only on critically urgent and emergent surgical cas

Officials tasked with balancing emergency, daily operation of 2020-03-21 08:00:00With South County in recent days having one person testing positive for the coronavirus - and the potential for more ahead, the possibility of the vir

Towns ramp up online services for residents during 2020-03-21 07:45:00The public town meeting has been a core component of civic life in New England for almost 400 years.But the steadily-turning gears of government were

Schools forced to implement online education system 2020-03-20 08:00:00Children and their parents adjusted to a new reality this week, as schools closed in North and South Kingstown and Narragansett, along with the rest o

Virus causes URI officials to adjust plans for 2020-03-20 07:45:00The University of Rhode Island has taken the unprecedented step of canceling face-to-face graduate and undergraduate classes at all of its campuses an

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Newport police officer tests positive for coronavirus New! 2020-04-08 19:55:02NEWPORT — A Newport Police Department officer has tested positive for COVID-19.City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson Jr. made the announcement to Cit

5 deaths, 220 new cases of coronavirus in New! 2020-04-08 19:12:03PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island expanded its system for tracing people who may have been exposed to coronavirus on Wednesday as 220 new cases were ide

R.I. sets new daily record for unemployment claims New! 2020-04-08 18:39:01More than 15,000 Rhode Islanders filed for unemployment benefits Tuesday, smashing the previous record-setting day of jobless claims during the corona

R.I. man who recovered from coronavirus donates blood New! 2020-04-08 18:36:02SOUTH KINGSTOWN -- Kevin O’Neill sped into Manhattan this week -- a city beset by the coronavirus outbreak -- eager to serve as a harbinger of h

Two charged with breaking into Olneyville tire store New! 2020-04-08 18:34:02PROVIDENCE — A man whom the police found standing next to a loose piece of plywood covering a window to an Olneyville tire store was charged wit

Clinic for exams for coronavirus, other respiratory illnesses New! 2020-04-08 18:15:04PAWTUCKET — Care New England has opened a respiratory-infection triage unit on the campus of the shuttered Memorial Hospital, offering doctor&rs

Providence, Warwick fire departments transport growing number of New! 2020-04-08 18:06:02Fire-rescue units in Providence and Warwick have seen a marked increase in patients who appear to have symptoms of COVID-19 and need emergency transpo

Providence man charged with felony domestic assault in New! 2020-04-08 18:06:01PROVIDENCE — A Providence man was charged with felony domestic assault after another man told the police that the first man had stabbed him Tues

Pawtucket firefighter seriously ill from coronavirus New! 2020-04-08 18:04:02A Pawtucket firefighter with COVID-19 has been in an intensive care unit at the Miriam Hospital, according to source with knowledge of the situation.A

Coventry toddler found dead in swimming pool New! 2020-04-08 18:00:02A 2-year-old Coventry boy was found dead on Wednesday after climbing out a window and finding his way to a swimming pool, authorities said Wednesday.P

Elorza’s office disputes Raimondo, says Providence parks remain New! 2020-04-08 17:50:02PROVIDENCE — Soon after Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday that parks and boulevards in Providence would be open for some pedestrian access, a sp

Ocean State Job Lot donates food to Pawtucket New! 2020-04-08 17:46:03PAWTUCKET — The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation delivered more than 20 pallets of food to McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Wednesday morning

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