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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
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 Monday, while plans are also in the works to allow … more
“It’s obviously a sad day,” Gov. Raimondo said, encouraging Rhode Islanders to take a moment to honor the lives that have been lost. more
Figures released Saturday show the prohibition on dine-in service at restaurants and bars and the subsequent issuance of a stay-at-home order had tangible effects on the state’s number of … more
Despite the fact that surrounding states have extended their COVID-19 stay-at-home directives, Rhode Island is still sticking with its plan to let Gov. Gina Raimondo’s executive order expire on May 8, the governor announced at her daily briefing Friday. more
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