Students from low-income families in urban areas who stand to benefit most from a return to in-person lessons during the coronavirus pandemic are more likely to be learning remotely, exacerbating educational inequities that already exist, according to a report released Tuesday.

PHILADELPHIA — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their con…

HOPKINTON — The Town Council concluded the second night of hearings on an application for a solar project at its Oct. 13 meeting, after hearing additional testimony from the developer, comments from council members and comments from the public.

WOOD RIVER JCT. — The ongoing pandemic means there won’t be a party to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Chariho High School, but Chariho Development Officer Katie Kirakosian said those who remember the school's first days, back in 1960, would be finding ways to share their me…

Children in Rhode Island will still be allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday, but she urged people not to hold Halloween parties, even if they are within the state's gathering limit of 15 people.

Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.

NEW YORK — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren’t exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, demonstrating how the coronavirus outbreak spares almost no one.

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists and mass transit riders in New York already facing fare and toll increases next year and in 2023 could face drastic service cuts if the federal government doesn't help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority out of a gaping budget hole brought on by the COVID-19 p…

National Grid and Deepwater Wind, now Ørsted, were given a break by Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) when the agency granted the use of a cost-saving method for burying the Block Island Wind Farm power cables at a New Shoreham beach. Both companies now likely regret…

RICHMOND — Students in Dan Potts’ eighth grade science class left classrooms and computer screens behind Wednesday and took to the great outdoors. Social studies teacher Jay Sutton also accompanied the group.

    PROVIDENCE (AP) — The University of Rhode Island issued a two-week shelter-in-place order Friday for fraternity and sorority members, citing a high number of coronavirus cases in the school's Greek system.

      CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles will resume its weekend office hours beginning Saturday, Oct. 17, at its Cranston office. Service reservations will be available through Dec. 19, excluding Saturday, Nov. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

        PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some Providence College students resumed in-person classes Thursday for the first time since the school switched to a remote-only plan because of a coronavirus outbreak that affected more than 200 people.

          BOSTON (AP) — Boston public school teachers announced a legal challenge Thursday to the city's decision to continue some in-person classes, which they allege is in violation of an agreement that requires all-remote learning if the city's coronavirus positivity rate rises past 4%.

          Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday told President Donald Trump to “do your job,” a day after the Republican president said there would be no action before the election on economic stimulus legislation.

          BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's administration announced the formation of an advisory group Wednesday to help the state prepare to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one becomes available.

            BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Christopher Columbus statue that was taken down after its head was knocked off in June won't be returned to its original location in a waterfront park in the city's largely Italian North End neighborhood, the city has announced.

            BOSTON (AP) — Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are teaming up for a six-month study of 10,000 people to help them better understand the prevalance of COVID-19 in the area and to help identify potential surges during the fall and winter, they s…