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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Editor's note: This story combines news and announcements from Gov. Raimondo's Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday briefings. Rhode Islanders will be able to visit a pair of state beaches starting on Memorial Day, Gov. Gina Raimondo more
If anything, this pandemic has starkly defined how much we value and depend upon connecting with each other. We see it when visits to elderly friends and family are not recommended, and even impossible if they are in a nursing home or hospital. We see it 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 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 JOHN HOWELL Toll Gate and Pilgrim High School grads will get to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas from their principals - not virtually, as many schools and colleges have planned, but for real and with members of their families in more
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market opened for another season Saturday, drawing a good turnout of masked shoppers looking for fresh greens, fish and just baked goodies. Some were also looking to meet up with Mo, who in the past two years has become more
Bright lights in tough times First responders from the communities served by Kent Hospital demonstrated their appreciation and support of hospital care givers in a 20-minute parade of police and fire vehicles Tuesday evening on Toll Gate Road. Planned more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Work continues to expand the state's quarantine and isolation system for those diagnosed or potentially exposed to COVID-19, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Wednesday briefing, while a new data portal has been rolled out to provide more
By ERIN O'BRIEN It was an event a year in the making . with just a few minor hiccups along the way. In February 2019, Bryan Schnell devised the perfect plan - Aruba in April, a beach bungalow, dinner for two, sunset, a professional photographer, and a more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Do yourself a favor . take every single precaution that has been recommended regarding COVID-19 safety. Every.single.precaution. I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia last Friday evening, a lovely twofer that has given the word more
By JACOB MARROCCO The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on Census outreach and response, and Common Cause RI Executive Director John Marion said it will need to get better in the coming months. Marion told the Beacon in an interview on more
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