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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
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
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
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
By JOHN HOWELL The city has filed as an intervenor in the Providence Water Supply Board's application to increase the wholesale cost of water by more than 20 percent. Warwick is served by both the Warwick Division of Water, with more than 25,000 more
The General Assembly’s four-member Disaster Emergency Funding Board on Thursday approved Gov. Gina Raimondo’s request for authority to borrow up to $300 million – a move the … more
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