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PORTSMOUTH — It’s Holy Week, which normally means local churches are packed with parishioners from Palm Sunday through Easter. But inside the historic chapel at St. Mary’s … 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
The early morning clouds had given way to blue skies Saturday afternoon, and inside Little Compton’s Peckham’s Greenhouse was blooming with early spring life. In previous weekends, … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is working with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post to manufacture face masks for local first responders and citizens. The exceptionally … more
PORTSMOUTH — The town’s new emergency food bank that began distributing food at the St. Barnabas Church’s Parish Hall March 31 has seen an outpouring of generosity from people … more
PORTSMOUTH — At the request of the R.I. State Board of Elections, Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order moving the state’s Presidential Preference Primary from April 28 to … 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
PORTSMOUTH — In an effort to assist local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, the Town Council Monday night voted 4-3 to suspend enforcement of Portsmouth’s single-use plastic bag … more
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