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BY THE end of the week, Rhode Island is expected to receive 35,000 vaccine doses from both Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc. / BILL MURPHY / LIFESPAN CORP

R.I. to receive 35,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by end of...

PROVIDENCE – By the end of the week, Rhode Island is expected to receive 35,000 vaccine doses from both Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc.,...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo announced Tuesday that Rhode Island has used all of its $1.25 billion in CARES Act funds. / COURTESY R.I. CAPITOL TV

Raimondo: R.I. is on track to use ‘every dollar’ of CARES...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is on track to spend every dollar of the state's $1.25 billion slice of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

State Senate to hold session at RIC through June, with a...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island House and Senate met last week to pass an overdue budget, but each gathered in-person in off-site locations outside...

Nursing homes to allow essential caregivers to take care of residents

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday that the R.I. Department of Health gave the green light to nursing homes to allow essential...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo announced Friday that the 'pause' will end Dec. 20, as planned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo announces end of pause, more-relaxed restrictions to begin Monday

PROVIDENCE – After three weeks of tight restrictions to help limit the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday that the 'pause'...
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: Vincent Mor, a health services professor at Brown University’s School of Public Health, is overseeing a team of researchers who will be tracking potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines on nursing home residents.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown researchers to track COVID-19 vaccine effects on elderly

As federal authorities begin the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine nationwide, local public health leaders are developing ways to track potential side effects. Brown University’s School...
PIECING IT TOGETHER: Aetna Bridge Co. ironworker Lisa Silvio helps install bolts on a bridge under construction above the Route 6-10 connector in Providence.  / COURTESY LISA SILVIO

R.I. tradeswomen look to build their numbers

Darche Hood went to college to earn a degree in finance. But now the numbers she’s calculating are from a measuring tape stretched between wall...

Report: Essential workers continue to struggle to make ends meet

PROVIDENCE – Many of Rhode Island's families were already living from one paycheck to the next prior to the pandemic taking over the economy...

Five Questions With: Elena Nilan

Elena Nilan is the owner of Simple Living Strategies LLC, a residential organizing company. She offers home organization services such as sorting closets, bringing...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health said that due to the mild side effects caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, staff members of long-term care facilities should be vaccinated in phases to prevent multiple staff members from not feeling well at once. / AP PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

RIDOH: Nursing home staff should be vaccinated in phases

PROVIDENCE – In the coming days, staff from Woonsocket-based CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens will soon be traveling to Rhode Island's long-term care facilities...

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