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The effort started a couple of weeks age, when Bristol resident Bernie Lambrese, a longtime healthcare entrepreneur, saw a news story about an effort in Washington, D.C. to get delicious meals to … more
Here’s what they know so far … There is a 2020 chief marshal for the nation’s oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration, but that person will not be announced until the … more
Rhode Island is at a “big clip of increase … in the rapid spread phase” of the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Gina Raimondo said at her daily briefing Wednesday (2:30 p.m. today), … more
  EAST PROVIDENCE — City-based CareLink, a non-profit organization of post-acute and community healthcare providers, has been awarded $70,000 from the joint United Way/Rhode Island … more
Not even a global pandemic could rain on Alan Leach’s parade Friday night. Though the 14-year-old was disappointed he could not celebrate his birthday like usual — getting ice cream … more
Three more Rhode Islanders – all nursing home residents – have died as a result of COVID-19, prompting a new call from state health officials for workers at those facilities and other … more
Carol Riley has always loved to sew, and the Dublin, Ireland native designs and sells her hand-made clothing online and at her store, Tatters, in the old St. Jean the Baptiste Church her family owns … more
PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced certain Rhode Island lakes, ponds, rivers and streams that allow anglers to adhere to social distancing rules … more
Gov. Gina Raimondo opened her Monday, April 6, press conference thanking Rhode Islanders for their compliance with the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 and for continuing to tune into her … more
PROVIDENCE — Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday morning, April 6, Rhode Island has formed a partnership with CVS Health to make free, rapid COVID-19 tests available to all Rhode … more
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