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…
STONINGTON — On the top floor of the West Broad Street School, teacher Amy Babcock’s classroom lies waiting for the return of students.
Rhode Island registered one more death from COVID-19 and 176 newly reported positive cases over the weekend, state health officials said Monday.
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.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Less than two months into her position as Chariho Superintendent of Schools, Gina Picard has had to familiarize herself with a large regional school district while grappling with unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
New Hampshire's hospitals are hurting financially and bracing for cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont criticized President Trump’s executive order that seeks state money to help extend emergency unemployment benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic.
WESTERLY — At a time when crossing state lines might bring trepidation and confusion about travel bans and quarantine requirements, the town's business leaders are sounding a message: The greater Westerly-Pawcatuck region remains open.
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.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — There have been 110 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and two new virus-related deaths in Rhode Island, the state Department of Health reported Thursday.
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.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday announced new measures impacting travelers, restaurants and large parties as the state’s coronavirus cases continue to rise.
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.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people who work for the Rhode Island Legislature will work from home for two weeks after some staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.
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.
PROVIDENCE — The Providence public schools are offering remote learning to any student whose parents request it this fall, school officials said Monday.
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.
The Northeast Grand Prix auto race at Lime Rock Park in the Lakeville section of Salisbury, Conn., has been moved to Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina because of the coronavirus.
NORTH STONINGTON — The school system has submitted plans to fully reopen in the fall in accordance with both safety guidelines and recommendations set forth by the state of Connecticut, but will weigh the results of a parent and teacher survey due Aug. 5 to implement a system that will work …
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health reported a steep decline in the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, and for the second day in a row reported zero COVID-19-related deaths.
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.
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday announced increases to her proposed housing and infrastructure and recreational bond recommendations for the upcoming state budget as part of her plan to boost Rhode Island’s post-pandemic economy.
The snack bar at a major state beach in Rhode Island has been closed after an employee tested positive for coronavirus, the state Department of Environmental Management announced.
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…
BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence met briefly Saturday with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker while he visited the famous island getaway of Nantucket to headline a $25,000-ticket fundraiser for President Donald Trump administration's reelection campaign.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — There have been another 74 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Rhode Island and one additional death attributed to COVID-19, the state Department of Health reported Friday.
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) — More than 1,000 people have died of coronavirus-related illness in Rhode Island, the state Department of Health announced Thursday.
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.
STONINGTON — The Board of Education Tuesday night endorsed a plan for reopening town schools that would put every student back in their classrooms with 3 feet of distance between them.
GROTON (AP) — Scientists and other staff at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton campus are playing a key role in the drug company's fast-tracked and promising efforts to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, as well as an antiviral medication to treat patients who've contracted COVID-19, a top compa…
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…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's death toll inches closer to 1,000 as one more Rhode Island resident has died and 53 more state residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of Health announced on Tuesday.
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.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is opening a new all-weather COVID-19 testing site to boost testing capacity and replace two sites that are scheduled to close, according to the state Department of Health.
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 …
Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her bed one morning last fall.
When four officers with the Charlestown Police Department tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, the town sought to act fast to stem the spread of the virus.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut said Saturday that residential students will return to its campuses two weeks before the first day of fall classes to be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined on campus.
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…