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New cases of COVID-19 – and the death toll from the disease – increased significantly on Tuesday, according to data provided by the Rhode Island Department of Health. more
By JOHN HOWELL The city administration is looking for upwards of $750,000 in savings annually with light-emitting diode (LED) technology to replace about 9,000 streetlights. But a group known as Soft Lights warns there could be harmful side effects to the more
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By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur says members of the City Council and the mayor could do a better job of representing their constituents and tackling the major issues that face the city if they didn't have to focus on running for reelection 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
The Gaspee Days Committee on Sunday announced that all of this year’s Gaspee Days events have been canceled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “The Gaspee Days Committee has been … more
By JOHN HOWELL With the opening of bids on Friday and a low bid of $19,650,132.90, Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur sees the possibility of having sewers up and operating for 937 Bayside property owners in 18 to 24 months. Bayside - comprised of the more
By PEDER S. SACHAEFER The Rhode Island Department of Health has concerns about the rollout of fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless service, with a spokesperson saying that not enough information on the safety of 5G wavelengths is available, even as telecom more
Rhode Island is moving into the third phase of its reopening plan, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the … 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
“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
“My stomach is in a knot as I think about the Bristol parade and the Newport Folk Festival. I cannot stand here and tell you that you are going to be able to have those events in June, July, August in the way you intended.” more
By TYGER ALLEN On the eve of Toll Gate students and faculty returning to classes, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) issued a response to Superintendent Philip Thornton's request to allow five days out of classes. Wednesday afternoon, RIDE more
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