PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she's considering delaying the start of school in the state by a few weeks to give administrators and families more time to prepare amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents of neighboring Rhode Island no longer have to comply with a two-week quarantine rule when they enter Connecticut. The state was removed on Tuesday from the list of states affected by a travel advisory that's supposed to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

PROVIDENCE — Brown University is delaying a return to in-person instruction until October and the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday it won't open dorms to the vast majority of undergraduate students this fall, joining their Ivy League colleagues in expanding a push toward online instru…

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it’s repaired.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said in an online interview Friday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed soon, but acknowledged the chances it would be highly effective are “not great.”

    The Rhode Island District Court will begin a volunteer lawyer program to assist the court in the adjudication of tenancy and eviction cases. The program’s goal is to provide tenants facing eviction with legal advice at the courthouse in negotiating payment plans, move-out dates and other ten…

    BOSTON — Massachusetts is cracking down on larger gatherings, bars “masquerading” as restaurants and other events that could help spread the coronavirus as public health officials work to tamp down an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday.

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is providing local school districts with an additional $160 million to help them reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.

      HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For the second day in a row, there have been no new COVID-19-associated deaths in Connecticut, according to new data released on Wednesday. It also marked the sixth day in the past month that no new deaths were reported.

      Travelers from Rhode Island have been added to the list of those who must quarantine while staying in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and Massachusetts as some Northeast states begin to see signs of rising infections.

      STONINGTON — Superintendent of Schools Van Riley said in a letter to parents Monday he will recommend the district return to school using a hybrid model that would involve students receiving in-school instruction two days per week and distance-learning instruction the remaining three days.

      Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Connecticut is currently “in a good place” because the state’s baseline rate of COVID-19 infections is very low, predicting the state will have an upper hand if flare-ups develop this fall.

      BOSTON — Another major teacher's union in Massachusetts called Monday for remote-only lessons to continue for at least the first few weeks of the new school year because of the rising levels of COVID-19 transmission in the state.

        STONINGTON — Superintendent of Schools Van Riley said in a letter to parents Monday he will recommend the district return to school using a hybrid model that would involve students receiving in-school instruction two days per week and distance learning instruction the remaining three days.

          Charlestown Land Trust Farmers Market: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 4150 Old Post Road. SNAP, credit cards and senior coupons accepted.

          HARTFORD— Education and local government advocates on Monday announced a new effort aimed at addressing a lack of computers and internet access that has hampered online learning for tens of thousands of poor and urban Connecticut students during the coronavirus pandemic.

          BOSTON — For students heading to Colby College in Maine this fall, coronavirus testing is expected to be a routine part of campus life. All students will be required to provide a nasal swab every other day for two weeks, and then twice a week after that. All told, the college says it will pr…

          HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Given the possibility of an uptick in coronavirus infections this fall, Connecticut's House of Representatives on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to give all voters the option to vote by absentee ballot and avoid the polls, during a surreal special session where members …

            PROVIDENCE (AP) — Two voters' rights groups in Rhode Island filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the state's vote-by-mail witness and notary requirements, saying the rule unnecessarily puts people's health at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

              PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday her administration is still weighing how to reopen schools this fall, even as some teachers, administrators and parents are increasingly voicing concerns that the coronavirus is not under adequate control ahead of the state’s p…

              Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday heard from voters who want to cast their ballots by absentee because they're afraid of going to the polls in November during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as from those who say they're more concerned that expanding eligibility might lead to fraud.

              Scientists at Connecticut's public health laboratory say they've discovered a flaw in a manufacturer's testing system for the coronavirus that's used by labs around the country. So far, it's resulted in 90 people - mostly residents of Connecticut nursing homes and assisted living facilities …

              CHARLESTOWN — The latest community tradition to fall victim to the coronavirus is the annual New Year's Eve bonfire at Ninigret park. Frank Glista, who has been building the bonfire for 13 years, said that after speaking with town officials, it was agreed that the bonfire would not take plac…