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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island is challenging one of Gov. Gina Raimondo's newest executive maneuvers to thwart the spread of coronavirus as unconstitutional.  Though … more
The General Assembly’s four-member Disaster Emergency Funding Board on Thursday approved Gov. Gina Raimondo’s request for authority to borrow up to $300 million – a move the administration says is needed to maintain Rhode Island’s cash flow amid the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. more
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced on Thursday, March 26, an aggressive new program to gather information about anyone traveling from New York to Rhode Island, in an effort to limit the … more
To the editor: On March 25, 2020, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget for the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD). The budget provides for all requested funding of the … more
Another in our series of small good deeds being done by Warren residents as the Covid-19 crisis continues: A Beach Street resident with an abundance of daffodils put this sign in front of her house … more
David Andrade, longtime fisherman and owner of Andrade’s Catch on Wood Street, lost the lion’s share of his business when Covid-19 closed restaurants across the region. With restaurants … more
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha signed an executive order on Thursday morning, March 26, banning gatherings of 10 or more people, requiring visitors to Barrington to self-quarantine, and making any … more
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is proposing a significant increase in manpower for the department of public works over the next three years. Included in this year's proposed municipal budget is … more
In a historic "virtual" meeting closed to the public but live-streamed over the Internet, the Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday night unanimously approved $40.275 million in local … more
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