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PROVIDENCE — As a part of on-going efforts to limit or prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, … more
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Islanders are now being encouraged by the state to wear cloth-based face coverings in public, Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the R.I. Department of Health, said … more
SEEKONK — The Seekonk Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect in an early-morning alleged armed robbery of a convenience store in town. According to … more
Hurricane Florence was making life miserable for people in North Carolina as she approached landfall early Friday, but the distant storm was a treat for surfers who flocked to South Shore beaches … more
WESTPORT — The Buzzards Bay Coalition invites its members and supporters to honor three outstanding local environmental leaders with Buzzards Bay Guardian Awards at the Coalition’s Members’ … more
LITTLE COMPTON — The Sakonnet Point Club has purchased the lot and house next door, buying itself both an extension of its Sakonnet Harbor waterfront and some much needed elbow room. The … more
Rhode Island’s COVID-19 caseload and death toll continue to rise, but without the “steepness of the curve that we had been seeing a week or two ago,” Gov. Gina Raimondo … more
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday laid out a broad, long-term plan for slowly reopening the state, announcing a four-phase plan to a “return to a new normal” as early as Monday, May 9. The … more
The Board of Health voted Friday to reverse course and allow house trailers, most of them anyway, to return to East Beach effective immediately. The board also agreed that the lot owners may … more
WARWICK — Community College of Rhode Island president Meghan Hughes issued the following update and guidance about the school's ongoing efforts to deal with the novel coronavirus 2019. The … more
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