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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
CUT - Little Compton as posted gathering caution signs at popular visitor locations. (Wilbur’s Store Instagram photo)   QUOTE “It's like the first of June around … more
Rhode Islanders have been issued a stay-at-home executive order, effective until April 13, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her daily briefing on Saturday. It was just one of several the … more
PROVIDENCE – Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) confirmed Saturday, … more
Efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus from out-of-state visitors, especially those from New York, were ramped up with declarations by both Westport and Little Compton late Friday. In Little … more
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, during her daily press briefing Friday on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, extended several executive orders to slow the spread of the disease, … more
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
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