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Hi there! I'm Ian Donnis, the political reporter at Rhode Island's NPR member station, The Public's Radio (89.3 FM, online at thepublicsradio.org). I write a weekly column to look back at the top RI political stories of the week and to share some other more
By ALEX SPONSELLER RI Realtors has been looking to give back to the community during the COVID-19 crisis, and recently kicked off a new matching grant program to help locals in need during these tough times. The organization has been receiving donations more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's May 26 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $1.96 per gallon. Rhode Island's price the same as the national more
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
So many staples of spring and summer life in Rhode Island will be different, or absent, this year due to the pandemic. Festivals, parades and fireworks displays have been called off, while it … 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 HAROLD M. METTS We face unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also revealed the alarming disparities faced by our most vulnerable populations. The old adage remains true: "e;When the economy gets a cold, the Black and Brown 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
To the Editor, Why you are already a socialist. You can't help, it. You are a system of connected and interacting living things that produce what we think of as individuals. That is a cultural artifact, not a truth. We exist because of a vast more
By KELLY SULLIVAN Between 1870 and 1914, the first wave of Polish immigrants arrived in America seeking a better life. The late 1940s brought a second wave, followed by a third in the late 20th century. They brought with them their love of ethnic cuisine more
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