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“The next few weeks are going to be very difficult,” the governor warned. “We are at a point of fast spread.” more
During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, supporting the state’s nonprofit community is more important than ever. On Wednesday, April 1, United Way of Rhode Island will launch its new … more
On a day that saw the state’s third coronavirus death and 55 new cases (for a new total of 294), Gov. Gina Raimono announced the closure of all daycare locations starting Monday and also called on Rhode Islanders to do much better at self-distancing. more
  Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Rhode … more
The two-week self-quarantine order for members of the Cranston High School West community expired on Friday – and Mayor Allan Fung has a new message for those who might see the occasion as a reason to celebrate in group settings. more
Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Gina M. … more
The General Assembly’s four-member Disaster Emergency Funding Board on Thursday approved Gov. Gina Raimondo’s request for authority to borrow up to $300 million – a move the … more
Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Gina Raimondo … more
Beacon Communications, publisher of the Warwick Beacon, … more
The state's second largest hospital, Kent Hospital, is geared up for a surge in COVID-19 cases, more than doubling its intensive care unit beds from 15 to 35 and is preparing to increase the personal protective equipment (PPE) available more
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Rhode Island rises, the Anchor Recovery Community Center reminds the public that critical resources remain available to anyone, including those with … more
The city has continued to see widespread disobedience of statewide social distancing mandates and a recent local order closing recreation fields, Mayor Allan Fung said Tuesday. more
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