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Faced with the prospect of declining revenues and higher costs because of the COVID-19 pandemic and a request for more school funding, Mayor Joseph S. Solomon disclosed Wednesday that he requested both municipal employees and police to more
There is “light at the end of the tunnel,” Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her daily briefing on the COVID-19 crisis – but the coming days be the most decisive yet in terms of how … 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
Kathy Nottell, 68, retired as a nurse from Kent Hospital five years ago. Now, with the state ready to open two field hospitals in preparation of a surge in coronavirus cases, she knows she can be of help. She could not watch idly as the more
The governor said the pandemic has newly illuminated the “real human cost” of “institutional inequality” in Rhode Island and elsewhere across the country. more
By TYGER ALLEN Local Community Action directors are hailing a bill that could come before the House of Representatives for a vote as soon as Thursday. The bill would increase minimum wage in the state by $1. It will be heard by the House Labor Committee more
By JOHN HOWELL With a proposed $323.5 million budget that gives schools an additional $2 million, but trims the budgets of almost every other department - some by more than 28 percent - Mayor Joseph J. Solomon yesterday released a spending package that 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 DANIEL KITTREDGE A former Cranston state representative has set his sights on a seat in Congress. Robert Lancia, a Republican who previously represented District 16 in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, this week announced he plans to more
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER A Warwick man has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest last year to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 7-month-old daughter, according to the office of Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. Ryan more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The number of coronavirus cases in Rhode Island jumped from three to five on Tuesday, health officials announced, while organizations across various segments of the community have canceled events and taken other steps aimed at curbing more
By JOHN HOWELL and DANIEL KITTREDGE As had been expected for several months, a familiar face to Rhode Islanders is making another foray into presidential politics. Lincoln Chafee, a former Warwick mayor, governor and U.S. senator, plans to seek the more
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