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By MERI R. KENNEDY Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many organizations have canceled or postponed events scheduled for the coming weeks. We advise readers to check on the status of various events, and we will provide updates as they become more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE In the wake of the Minnesota killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police and the widespread demonstrations that have followed, a new call has emerged from some quarters - "e;defund the police."e; The specifics behind, and more
By STEPHANIE BERNABA Normal graduation plans were upended this year due to the pandemic, but the Cranston High School West community found a new way to gather in celebration of the members of its class of 2020 over the weekend. Graduating seniors Makayla 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
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Three city firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, although they remained without symptoms as of Tuesday morning and will hopefully return to duty soon, according to Fire Chief Stephen MacIntosh. "e;They are all asymptomatic . more
The state began allowing restaurants, cafés and other culinary establishments to offer limited outdoor dining services on Monday, and Mayor Allan Fung has signed a supplementary executive … more
If anything, this pandemic has starkly defined how much we value and depend upon connecting with each other. We see it when visits to elderly friends and family are not recommended, and even impossible if they are in a nursing home or hospital. We see it more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Editor's note: This story combines updates from the governor's daily briefings on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Rhode Island's restaurants will be able to welcome patrons for limited outdoor dining starting May 18, Gov. Gina more
Power Kanga was an athlete. Raised by his uncle in Providence, after immigrating to the United States from Liberia with his sister at the age of 7, he played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. But it was football that he loved. Sports brought more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As Rhode Island lifted its stay-at-home order and relaxed some rules for businesses and parks over the weekend, Cranston has also welcomed visitors back to some of its recreational facilities and seen non-essential retail stores more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Do yourself a favor . take every single precaution that has been recommended regarding COVID-19 safety. Every.single.precaution. I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia last Friday evening, a lovely twofer that has given the word more
By JACOB MARROCCO The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on Census outreach and response, and Common Cause RI Executive Director John Marion said it will need to get better in the coming months. Marion told the Beacon in an interview on more
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