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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 Friday at Gov. Gina Raimondo’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. more
This week, we're joined by Steve McAllister, who represents Ward 7 on the Warwick City Council and serves as executive director of the eastern region for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. more
Gov. Gina Raimondo debuted a new look, new format and new co-star in her Thursday coronavirus briefing, and she steered the hour-long session to a new audience — kids. more
Ninety-one new COVID-19 cases have brought the state’s total to 657, while two more people have died as a result of the virus. The latest figures were announced through a Thursday afternoon … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island has moved rapidly up the curve, and the state's public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the new developments are not all negative, as the state was more
A message for all of us Having seen messages of hope on Facebook and hearing what people are doing across the country to lift people's spirits, Kathryn Gooding-Gill and her son Conor made a project of turning their driveway into a message board. "e;We more
By JOHN HOWELL If anyone should know what it's like to be a teacher in the times of the coronavirus it is Darlene Netcoh. Netcoh is not only an English teacher at Toll Gate but also president of the Warwick Teachers Union. She's in contact with teachers more
By JOHN HOWELL It doesn't promise to be pleasant, but actually taking the coronavirus test - inserting a shaft with a swab on its end down the nostril to the back of the throat - should take no more than 20 seconds, Lt. Col. William Tuttle of the Rhode more
Mayor Joseph Solomon on Wednesday announced the closure of all Warwick public parks - including Rocky Point State Park and the city's beaches and recreational facilities - until further notice. The move comes following Gov. Gina Raimondo's announcement more
Jody King’s hands usually dry out from salt water after a day of work on Narragansett Bay, where he rakes quahogs for a living from the sandy bottom around Prudence Island.  Now, … more
By JOHN HOWELL A bill introduced to clarify access to beaches could have an impact on the hundreds of homeowners on Warwick's 39 miles of shoreline. The measure would establish a 10-foot right of way from the high tide water mark on shoreline more
Police launch awareness patch program Starting in April, the Warwick Police Department will begin implementing an awareness patch program. Throughout the year, officers will wear special patches on their uniforms representing various causes. These more
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