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Raimondo: State parks and beaches to close 2020-03-31 13:29:00Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday that she is closing all state parks and beaches to prevent people from crowding them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Local towns unclear what impact virus will have 2020-03-28 07:45:00Towns were heading into the busiest part of budget season just before the coronavirus put a halt to public gatherings such as meetings and hearings.Th

Air travelers returning to Rhode Island face quarantine 2020-03-27 08:00:00Lou Senerchia always looks forward to the seasonal migration back to his warm-weather home in Rhode Island, and the Florida snowbird wasn’t abou

Return of summer residents to RI a concern 2020-03-27 07:45:00Summer home residents from out of state have been returning to Rhode Island’s coastal towns such as Narragansett to shelter from the coronavirus

Local churches turn to the internet to bring 2020-03-27 07:00:00Anne Salvadore, 93, lives in Narragansett, and is a practicing Catholic who raised eight children and has followed in her mother’s tradition of

School districts adapt as distance learning begins 2020-03-26 08:00:00The phrase “back to school” took on new meaning this week in South Kingstown and Narragansett, as students logged on to computers for dist

Chromebooks help transition in NK 2020-03-26 07:45:00In households across Rhode Island, Monday marked the start of a “new normal” through at least April 3 as public schools began their first

All elective surgery at South County Health postponed 2020-03-23 15:11:00South County Health announced Monday that it is postponing all purely elective surgeries, focusing only on critically urgent and emergent surgical cas

Officials tasked with balancing emergency, daily operation of 2020-03-21 08:00:00With South County in recent days having one person testing positive for the coronavirus - and the potential for more ahead, the possibility of the vir

Towns ramp up online services for residents during 2020-03-21 07:45:00The public town meeting has been a core component of civic life in New England for almost 400 years.But the steadily-turning gears of government were

Schools forced to implement online education system 2020-03-20 08:00:00Children and their parents adjusted to a new reality this week, as schools closed in North and South Kingstown and Narragansett, along with the rest o

Virus causes URI officials to adjust plans for 2020-03-20 07:45:00The University of Rhode Island has taken the unprecedented step of canceling face-to-face graduate and undergraduate classes at all of its campuses an

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College tours in R.I. are now virtual New! 2020-04-07 21:53:01SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The college tour is as quintessential as the blossoming of the Hudson pears, but universities are radically shifting gears to

How R.I.’s Chinese-American Community donated 200,000 masks to New! 2020-04-07 20:27:01Rhode Island, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee knew, would soon be needing masks — hundreds of thousands.This was early March, and masks were already scarce,

'Gina Disapproves’: Episcopoal priest’s rap video pays tribute New! 2020-04-07 20:01:01The idea came to Episcopal Rev. Meaghan Brower, the priest at the Church of the Beloved in Pascoag, as she struggled to sleep during a night marked by

R.I. jobless claims pass 100K in less than New! 2020-04-07 19:56:01More than 100,000 Rhode Islanders filed for unemployment insurance since the coronavirus crisis began and the surge in claims is set to rise higher st

In Quonset, converting an old Lowe’s store into New! 2020-04-07 19:45:02NORTH KINGSTOWN — A cavernous former Lowe’s store in the Quonset Business Park is among three locations where emergency managers are makin

Under tentative deal, state would pay $660K a New! 2020-04-07 19:18:01PROVIDENCE — The Raimondo administration is seeking to "rent" the Rhode Island Convention Center for $660,000 a month for use by Lifespan to t

More than 60 ICE detainees on ’hunger strike’ New! 2020-04-07 19:08:01CENTRAL FALLS -- More than 60 Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees engaged in what immigration-rights advocates described as a hunger strike

Coronavirus legal questions? Providence firm opens free hotline New! 2020-04-07 18:54:02A Providence law firm is offering free advice to help people navigate legal problems resulting from the coronavirus.McIntyre Tate launched the “

Providence closing all golf courses and parks due New! 2020-04-07 17:29:03PROVIDENCE -- Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Tuesday morning that, as of noon, all public parks; green spaces; dog parks; sports fields; bask

T.F. Green Airport fears it will lose out New! 2020-04-07 17:23:00The head of T.F. Green Airport says federal coronavirus relief for U.S. airlines fails to protect smaller airports from emergency consolidation and c

3 deaths, 147 new coronavirus cases in R.I.; New! 2020-04-07 16:50:03PROVIDENCE -- The number of Rhode Islanders filing unemployment claims due to the coronavirus approached 100,000 on Tuesday as Gov. Gina Raimondo exte

Home, but not alone: A coronavirus diary | New! 2020-04-07 16:36:02Author Vanessa Lillie lives in Providence with her husband and young son. She is writing a diary regularly for The Providence Journal. Staff Writer G.

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