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The Gaspee Days Committee on Sunday announced that all of this year’s Gaspee Days events have been canceled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “The Gaspee Days Committee has been … more
Rhode Island is moving into the third phase of its reopening plan, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the … more
Rhode Island’s economy will “slowly, steadily and safely” reemerge from its forced temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Saturday, May 9, press briefing from the State House as her executive order lifting some stay-at-home restrictions took full effect. more
“As we go forward it’s important that we do whatever we need to do in order to accept that this is the new way of living, not try to fight against the new regulations, and not allow ourselves to get too frustrated,” she said.  more
“My stomach is in a knot as I think about the Bristol parade and the Newport Folk Festival. I cannot stand here and tell you that you are going to be able to have those events in June, July, August in the way you intended.” more
Though many Rhode Islanders have been voluntarily covering up, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, has been making that recommendation for weeks, the official requirement was only that employees in customer-facing businesses do so. 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
Seven more Rhode Islanders have died as a result of COVID-19, the state Department of Health announced Sunday, while a forecast calling for heavy rain and wind will close outdoor testing sites across … more
By JOHN HOWELL It's on navigational charts, taxes are regularly paid on it, and it shows up on deeds going back to the 1700s. And yet most of the time, it's not there. It's under water. It's Greene Island off shore of Cole Farm and Gaspee Point. The more
In response to those becoming restless about the resumption of youth sports, she promised that youth sports will return this summer — although they will likely be different than what participants are accustomed to. more
The same-old, same-old questions about healthcare, hotlines and hospital beds were pushed to the side for one day on Thursday, when Rhode Island children replaced the regular pool of coronavirus journalists and had a chance to ask the questions that are top of mind in their lives. more
Raimondo warned Rhode Islanders Monday that while the state’s measures to contain the virus appear to be working, getting back to a sense of normalcy is going to take some time. more
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