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From zero cases last week, Tiverton’s coronavirus total jumped to five in the latest tally released by the state Department of Health late Saturday. Little Compton remained the only town in … more
CUT - Little Compton as posted gathering caution signs at popular visitor locations. (Wilbur’s Store Instagram photo)   QUOTE “It's like the first of June around … more
So….how's everyone doing? Do anything fun last weekend?It was a really nice one — and the parks were full of singles, couples, and family groups respectfully socially distancing from … more
Rhode Islanders have been issued a stay-at-home executive order, effective until April 13, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her daily briefing on Saturday. It was just one of several the … more
PORTSMOUTH — In a message to parents issues Friday, Superintendent Thomas Kenworthy said the district is placing further restrictions on access of school buildings starting Monday, March … more
PROVIDENCE – Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) confirmed Saturday, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As the weather improves and the temptation increases to gather in larger numbers increases along with it, Mayor Bob DaSilva issued an order Friday evening, March 27, … more
Tap-In is moving. The nonprofit organization that has offered a helping hand to people in need in the East Bay for the last 37 years will be moving from the lower level at the Peck Center to a … more
Efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus from out-of-state visitors, especially those from New York, were ramped up with declarations by both Westport and Little Compton late Friday. In Little … more
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, during her daily press briefing Friday on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, extended several executive orders to slow the spread of the disease, … more
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