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By LAURA WEICK Warwick City Council Chairman Steve Merolla used campaign funds to finance advertisements for his private law firm at least 12 times since 2014, which Merolla says was a mistake that he has acted to correct. The matter was brought to the more
Rhode Island has seen a decrease in its number of new COVID-19 cases according to Department of Health data released Sunday, and Gov. Gina Raimondo said she continues to eye a lifting of the current stay-at-home order once it expires on May 8. more
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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
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
“Essentially everything will be open in some form or fashion," the governor said. "The only way that’s going to work is if we work even harder, all of us, to follow the rules.” 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
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday laid out a broad, long-term plan for slowly reopening the state, announcing a four-phase plan to a “return to a new normal” as early as Monday, May 9. more
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
By LAURA WEICK A City Council candidate not accepting campaign contributions from police officers has sparked debate across Warwick regarding the role of law enforcement and race. Zach Colon, a Democratic candidate for Warwick City Council in Ward Nine, 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
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
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