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By JOHN HOWELL With the start of Phase 2 of the state's reopening on Monday, two businesses at different ends of the city, offering vital services, are wrestling with the challenges of providing safe environments with reduced clients and making enough more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Editor's note: This story combines news and announcements from Gov. Raimondo's Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday briefings. Rhode Islanders will be able to visit a pair of state beaches starting on Memorial Day, Gov. Gina Raimondo more
If anything, this pandemic has starkly defined how much we value and depend upon connecting with each other. We see it when visits to elderly friends and family are not recommended, and even impossible if they are in a nursing home or hospital. We see it more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Oakland Beach resident Joe Sullivan, nicknamed "e;Aloha Joe,"e; for his wide array of Hawaiian shirts, will be holding his own, personal marathon on May 18 right in his own neighborhood. Sullivan has been running marathons for the past more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A limited reopening of non-essential retail stores will begin if the current stay-at-home order is lifted on May 9, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced this week, while plans are also in the works to allow restaurants to start offering more
Joan Kershaw Swann worked for 49 years at Kent Hospital, most of that time as a nurse in the intensive care unit and then, when she had health problems, as the secretary for the unit. It is also where she died of COVID-19 on April 29. more
Bright lights in tough times First responders from the communities served by Kent Hospital demonstrated their appreciation and support of hospital care givers in a 20-minute parade of police and fire vehicles Tuesday evening on Toll Gate Road. Planned more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Work continues to expand the state's quarantine and isolation system for those diagnosed or potentially exposed to COVID-19, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Wednesday briefing, while a new data portal has been rolled out to provide more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Do yourself a favor . take every single precaution that has been recommended regarding COVID-19 safety. Every.single.precaution. I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia last Friday evening, a lovely twofer that has given the word more
Editor's note: This piece is the first in a planned set of exchanges between local journalists in Warwick, Rhode Island, and Warwick, England, during the COVID-19 crisis. By PHIL HIBBLE These are, indeed, unprecedented times, which means we are all 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
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
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