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“As we go forward it’s important that we do whatever we need to do in order to accept that this is the new way of living, not try to fight against the new regulations, and not allow ourselves to get too frustrated,” she said.  more
Rhode Island’s restaurants will be able to welcome patrons for limited outdoor dining starting May 18, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although there will be a host of associated … more
Rhode Island’s economy will “slowly, steadily and safely” reemerge from its forced temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Saturday, May 9, press briefing from the State House as her executive order lifting some stay-at-home restrictions took full effect. more
During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she wants people to remember the guidelines surrounding gatherings and social distancing, adding that those rules include family and friends. more
Paolino, former Providence mayor and managing partner of Paolino Properties, talks about his long record in public life; the innovative new health screening and safety tools being installed at his company’s flagship building; the economic impact of the pandemic; and his political future.  more
“Everybody keeps asking me, ‘Gov, are we going to lift the stay-at-home order on Saturday?’ The answer is yes … I feel that we have the systems in place to move forward with phase one,” the governor said during her daily briefing. 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
By ALEX SPONSELLER Sister Mary Angelus Gabrielle, a beloved sister at St. Peter Church and former principal of St. Peter School in Warwick, passed away at the age of 93 last Saturday from COVID-19. Originally from Westerly, Sister Angelus spent much of more
By ALEX SPONSELLER On the morning of April 30, Rhode Island elected officials and state workers held an online Violence Prevention Town Hall seminar on Facebook, discussing issues related to domestic violence and how it is related to the current COVID-19 more
The program will take place at four Stop & Shop supermarket locations in North Providence, Cranston, Pawtucket and Newport. The state will conduct tests of 5,000 randomly selected residents, who will be contacted by mail to appear. more
Though many Rhode Islanders have been voluntarily covering up, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, has been making that recommendation for weeks, the official requirement was only that employees in customer-facing businesses do so. more
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