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Beaches, parks to close; R.I. sees ‘serious jump’ in hospitalizations

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 …
Town-by-town virus numbers; Little Compton sees first case(s)
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced the biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases yet (114), but increases were … Read More
Raimondo announces distance learning to continue through April
At her daily press briefing on Monday, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that the number of cases of Covid-19 in Rhode Island has increased … Read More
Portsmouth Food Bank to open for distribution Tuesday
PORTSMOUTH — The newly established Portsmouth Food Bank will be open for food distribution on Tuesday, March 31. Read More
Daycares to close as state sees third death, 55 more cases
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 … Read More
Portsmouth firefighter tests positive for COVID-19
PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth firefighter has tested positive for the COVID-19 (coronavirus), Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr. … Read More
Tiverton sees sudden hike in coronavirus cases — the East Bay count
From zero cases last week, Tiverton’s coronavirus total jumped to five in the latest tally released by the state Department of … Read More
Elizabeth Sands Bolles, 92, Portsmouth Elizabeth Sands (Elliot) Bolles, 92, of Portsmouth, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 23, 2020.  Elizabeth, known to all as “Bambi,” was born in …
Steven A. Kotze, 58, Portsmouth Steven Alan Kotze of Anson Road, Portsmouth, was born April 13, 1961, in Hayward, Calif. He died March 7, 2020, from complication of pneumonia in Newport Hospital with his son, Steven, by his …
Governor announces two new COVID-19 cases, assistance for businesses and employees

PROVIDENCE — At their daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, March 17, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott updated the number f cases in the state and als …

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Rhode Island will receive $1.25 billion in federal COVID-19 aid

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island will receive $1.25 billion from the $2 trillion federal stimulus package agreed to by Congress earlier Wednesday, March 25, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her daily …

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