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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
By JOHN HOWELL It's been more than a year in the making, but now that Mayor Joseph Solomon has appointed a city solicitor, the man who has the job is excited for the city and the direction the mayor is taking. "e;He's looking at implementing a new paradigm 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
By DANIEL KITTREDGE and JACOB MARROCCO With just weeks remaining before the first votes are cast, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has entered a critical stretch. Rhode Island voters won't have their say until April, well after the 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
By JOHN HOWELL Saying it is time for her to "give back to the community in a new way," state Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) announced Tuesday she is a candidate for the prospective vacancy on the Rhode Island Supreme Court and will more
Though many Rhode Islanders have been voluntarily covering up, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, has been making that recommendation for weeks, the official requirement was only that employees in customer-facing businesses do so. more
By JOHN HOWELL "e;Sometimes things happen for a reason."e; That's how Paul Salera looks at the way events have turned out for Westbay Community Action, which opened its new offices at what was formerly part of the Citizens Bank call center at 487 Jefferson more
By JOHN HOWELL Eric and Brenda Boronski have heard the promises and good intentions before, so understandably they were skeptical when someone they befriended on Facebook offered to make right their Oakland Beach home that caught fire on a hot August 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
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