PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — School children in Rhode Island will continue distance learning through at least the end of April as the state grapples with the growing coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — The superintendent of a Massachusetts veteran's home was removed from his duties Monday after 11 residents died, including at least five who had tested positive for coronavirus and another five whose results are pending.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island continues to nosedive as residents out of a job or working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic have little need to drive.
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much everything to do around the region has been canceled. Until this public health crisis passes, here’s a list of local social service agencies, venues and organizations and their statuses.
The new state restrictions on restaurants and bars to fight the coronavirus pandemic have prevented local residents from going out to eat. But many South County establishments are still serving via curbside takeout and delivery. Find out the status of your favorite local eatery by clicking o…
WESTERLY — A new web page created by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Foundation is being used to assist business owners, workers, local nonprofits, and health care organizations as the effects of the COVID-19 crisis mount.
As the United States faces its worst public health crisis in a century, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you.
CHARLESTOWN — Work began Tuesday on a new kiosk at Ninigret Park. The new structure will provide more information on the park's layout, history, and activities.
BOSTON (AP) — Two colleges in Boston are marking the end of Women's History Month with an open event to update and enhance the Wikipedia entries of several female activists.
PROVIDENCE — At her Saturday media briefing, Gov. Gina Raimondo said that with only about half of Rhode Islanders complying with social distancing directives, it was time to crack down.
WESTERLY — Officials detailed the town's efforts to encourage people from New York in town to take shelter from the COVID-19 outbreak in their second homes to self-quarantine for 14 days and the steps being taken to slow the virus' spread during a news conference at Town Hall Friday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — While Rhode Island's response to the outbreak has been solid, the state is unprepared for a huge surge in cases such as experienced in New York and New Orleans, Raimondo said.
The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them millions to try to contain the disease just as businesses are shutting down and tax revenue is collapsing. The sharp drop in revenue could jeopardize some states' ability to provide basic services.
BOSTON (AP) — All visitors arriving in Massachusetts are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tightens its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday.
United Way of Rhode Island has created a statewide day of giving called #401Gives. Funds for over 300 non-profits in Rhode Island will be raised when the community needs it most. Donations are given to a non-profit designated by the donor.
WARWICK — The Community College of Rhode Island will remain on a remote teaching format for the remainder of the semester, scheduled to end May 8. The decision was made in order to protect the health and wellbeing of students and employees, and by the guidance from public health officials an…
PROVIDENCE — At her Friday COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Gina Raimondo added door-to-door checks by local police and members of the National Guard to the effort ensure that people coming to Rhode Island's coastal towns from New York state comply with her earlier directive to quarantine themselves …
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers on Thursday approved as much as $300 million in emergency borrowing to help the state pay its bills with the economy virtually shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHARLESTOWN — An early morning fire caused significant damage to a Crossland Street home Thursday morning, but officials said residents were able to escape the blaze uninjured.
In an effort to help unemployed veterans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island is working with employers at Honeywell, Amazon, and CVS to link veterans directly with employment. These are employers that despite the pandemic are still operational and have a need for …
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Connecticut State Police have seized the guns, badge and cruiser of a trooper following his arrest in Rhode Island for allegedly pushing and shoving his on-and-off girlfriend, authorities said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho administrators, teachers and staff had only one week to design a “virtual instructional” learning plan so students could continue to learn in their homes after schools were ordered closed because of the coronavirus. Chariho's plan, which, as was the case for all sch…
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is ordering schools and non-emergency child care programs in Massachusetts to remain closed through the end of April as the state works to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Concord Coach Lines said it will suspend bus service throughout New England on Saturday after a former passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tri-County Community Action Agency is accepting applications for individuals and families in need of assistance with fuel bills. Homeowners and renters are eligible for heating assistance and weatherization services.
WESTERLY — Priests, ministers and other faith leaders came together Tuesday at Central Baptist Church for an interdenominational prayer service focused on unity, hope and service in the days of COVID-19.
The tourist haven of Block Island became the state’s first community to order residents to shelter in place as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to climb.
BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, increased to 11 on Tuesday.
Providence (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday directed state flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half staff in honor of former Rhode Island first lady Virginia Coates Chafee.
CHARLESTOWN — Business has been good at the Breachway Grill since owner Craig Marr closed the dining room and switched to takeout service, but he still worries about how long his restaurant can survive under the current coronavirus restrictions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men broke into a sporting goods store at a Rhode Island mall that had been closed in response to the new coronavirus pandemic and stole more than $15,000 worth of merchandise and cash, police said Monday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — After her sixth-grade son’s school in Buffalo, New York, closed amid the coronavirus outbreak, Roxanne Ojeda-Valentin returned to campus with shopping bags to take home textbooks and weeks’ worth of assignments prepared by teachers.
PROVIDENCE — Drive-thru sites have been opening around the U.S. to make it quicker and safer to test people for the new coronavirus. But much like the rest of the U.S. response to the pandemic, the system has been marked by inconsistencies, delays, and shortages. Many people who have symptom…
They once preached to pews full of people, now they're tinkering with Zoom, learning to e-blast and livestreaming to online groups of invisible worshippers.
WESTERLY — A bill proposed by a member of the Town Council and supported by two Westerly legislators aims to bolster Rhode Island's animal cruelty laws.
WESTERLY — Police Chief Shawn Lacey said the Westerly department would seek to follow state guidelines on social distancing, but would also enforce all laws even if it means making an arrest.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's planning new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 but does not expect to institute the type of statewide lockdown seen in New York and California.
HealthSource RI is offering a special enrollment period for health insurance coverage for Rhode Islanders for up to 60 days from the time that a change in employment status causes the loss of previous coverage.
Single-family home sales in area towns rose in February on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest report of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, but the onset of the coronavirus pandemic is expected to slow activity in the market for the foreseeable future.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. — Some city folk have been fleeing to their second homes in resort areas to ride out the coronavirus outbreak near the beach or the ski slopes. But neighbors in many of those places are yanking the welcome mat — fearing infection and the overwhelming of already stretched res…
Rhode Island nonprofit organizations on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund at rifoundation.org/covid19grants.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is calling on private companies to help the state replenish its stockpile of medical supplies for responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
As it responds to the coronavirus crisis, the University of Rhode Island has announced that face-to-face spring semester classes have been suspended that the classes will continue remotely at all campuses. The university said Thursday that all experiential learning students should continue t…