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Ed Garcia, director of the Cranston Public Library, speaks about the library’s new contact-less pickup option, the range of virtual programming being offered and what's in store in the weeks ahead. more
Rhode Island is on course to enter the second phase of its reopening plan on June 1, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Friday – and while a focus on “keeping your group size small and … more
As the country prepares to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo reminded people that large gatherings are still not allowed and the guidelines governing travel are still in place. more
However, there will be significant restrictions. Churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship will be limited to 25 percent of their capacity, “and that’s a maximum.” more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The city is moving toward adoption of a budget for the coming fiscal year, but a number of significant questions remain as the pandemic continues to upend planning and typical processes at all levels of government. The City Council's more
As the governor asked Rhode Islanders to keep in mind those who have lost loved ones, she also said that these numbers were encouraging, as the overall trend continues to be a decline in new cases, and that testing has been the key to that success. more
The announcements came as the latest COVID-19 data update showed new cases and hospitalizations falling to the lowest levels seen in at least a month – developments the governor described as “good news” even as she continued to stress that social distancing restrictions will remain in place during the state’s phased reopening. more
Raimondo outlined four different metrics that are being used to guide the state’s re-opening plan. She pointed out that every time restrictions are lifted during a new phase, the state has about two weeks to determine the impact the order has on the spread of the virus. more
Bob Houghtaling, director of the East Greenwich Drug Program, speaks about Mental Health Awareness Month, the effects of the pandemic on mental health and what long-lasting impacts Rhode Island may see from the crisis. more
“The truth of it is, our kids are missing out on so much right now … For their mental and emotional and intellectual development and health, we have to do our best to try to operate camps this summer," the governor said. more
Starting next week, Raimondo said the state and cooperating business groups will be distributing a half million masks as well as disinfecting solution to small businesses of 50 or fewer employees — retailers, restaurants, manufacturers and others. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Four proposed amendments to the city's charter have been recommended for placement on the November election ballot, including expanded veto authority for the mayor, language aimed at curbing ward gerrymandering, a new minimum balance more
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