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Rhode Island continues to move rapidly up the curve, and the state’s public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step to curb the spread of COVID-19. Eighty-six new … more
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced the biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases yet (114), but increases were generally less startling in East Bay communities. Little Compton … more
At her daily press briefing on Monday, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that the number of cases of Covid-19 in Rhode Island has increased by 114 since yesterday’s update, for a total of 408 cases. … more
CRANSTON — Due to the coronavirus, please be advised that effective immediately any Rhode Island Lottery prizes can be redeemed by mail. In order to redeem a RILOT prize by mail, holders of … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a noteworthy move for many residents of the East Bay and southeastern Massachusetts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended its deadline for … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the signing into law of a $2.2-trillion economic relief package to help Americans through the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse … more
WESTPORT — An employee at Lees Market in Westport, said to have worked in the meat department, has tested positive for cornonvirus, the market revealed Sunday. That person is now the second person in town to … more
On a day that saw the state’s third coronavirus death and 55 new case (for a new total of 294), Governor Gina Raimono announced the closure of all day care locations … more
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have announced a first round of funding for local nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response. Nearly … more
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
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