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UPDATED: Many members of Johnston’s already depleted pool of eligible and willing school bus drivers are now isolated in quarantine.  This week, suddenly, parents who rely on school bus transportation in Johnston to get their kids to school had to scramble to find another option. Then, on Wednesday evening, the district announced the problem was rectified and bus service would return Thursday. more
Saturday, Dec. 18, will the last day to get a jab at Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston, as COVID-19 rates surge in the Ocean State, and Rhode Island transitions to new strategies for fighting the … more
Zahan Akbar filled the syringe with a booster dose of Phizer COVID-19 vaccine. Delivering jabs and testing customers for the virus consumes larger and larger portions of regular business hours … more
Advocates for the state’s homeless carried life-size powder blue cutouts representing the men, women and children without shelter in the Ocean State. As Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee asked the … more
As federal health officials continue their review of Pfizer’s request for an emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode … more
Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, along with Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos made the trip to Johnston High School to provide the state with its weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday afternoon. In collaboration … more
More kids in Rhode Island are getting sick. The newest COVID-19 data for children, and an emerging statewide public school mask mandate, will require Johnston to revisit last week’s … more
We’ve seen this play out before, but there was real hope we might not go through it again. It’s disheartening – sickening, really – and yes, a bit scary, too. COVID-19 … more
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