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Nursing homes will remain closed to visitors on June 1

PROVIDENCE — If you’ve been unable to visit a loved one living in a nursing home or an assisted living facility since the COVID-19 outbreak, you’ll have to wait at least …
Gov. Raimondo reveals new rules for gyms, fitness centers
Governor Gina Raimondo continued her preview of what Phase 2 re-openings will look like in Rhode Island with a focus on gyms and … Read More
Gov. Raimondo: Rhode Island stays on course for Phase II reopening next week
It was a “good-news story” over the holiday weekend, Governor Gina Raimondo said during her daily briefing at 11 am Tuesday, as … Read More
Staying home when home is not a safe place
Oftentimes when Women’s Resource Center (WRC) executive director Jessica Walsh answers the hotline phone, the conversation begins … Read More
South Shore Beach opens this weekend
South Shore Beach will open in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Little Compton town council announced during their meeting Thursday … Read More
Gov. Raimondo previews state’s 'Phase 2’ reopening plans
PROVIDENCE — Explaining “a lot of information will be coming out in next couple of weeks as we start reopening our economy,” … Read More
Governor responds to 17% unemployment rate, questions about new app
As the country prepares to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo reminded people that large … Read More
East Bay Social
Cecile Morin, 92, Tiverton Cecile “Cis” (Lavault) Morin, 92, of Tiverton, wife of the late Raymond L. Morin, entered into eternal rest on May  24,  2020.   A bank teller, she was employed by …
David A. Ferreira, 55, Tiverton David A. Ferreira, 55, of Tiverton, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020, at home. He was the husband of the late Diane (Moniz) Ferreira.  Mr. Ferreira was born in Fall River, son of Beatrice …
Hockey Hall of Fame, Reds Heritage Society announce postponements LINCOLN — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society have jointly announced the postponements of their annual enshrinement and reunion events for 2020 due …
Annual Save The Bay swim goes virtual PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay’s 44th annual swim fundraiser is going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The swim traditionally invites competitors to tackle a …
Little League International cancels 2020 World Series tournaments WILLIAMSPORT, PENN. — Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International announced it “has made the difficult and disappointing decision” to cancel its …
Letter: Citizens should be allowed to ‘peaceably assemble’ With regard to the police ‘dispersing’ groups of any size, the First Amendment reads, in part: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble …
Letter: General Assembly is asleep at the wheel To the editor: Rhode Islanders have lost our voice. Whether or not we approve of how our governor is responding to this crisis, we have lost our voice. Regardless of our individual opinions about …
Letter: In 1943, our graduation was interrupted by war This is regarding the high school senior class of 2020. The heartbreak is there.We realize the frustration you are experiencing. The graduating Class of 1943 went through a bad ordeal. We were in …
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Tiverton Legal Notices – April 30, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 30.
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