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McKee signs bill allowing eateries to continue outdoor dining

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Gov. Daniel J. McKee has signed into law legislation allowing restaurants to continue to use COVID-19 modifications, including outdoor dining and...

Mass. House OKs sports betting bill but fate in Senate uncertain

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers have overwhelming approved a bill to legalize sports betting in the state, but it's fate in the state Senate remains...

Baker urges fishing industry to apply for $24M in virus aid

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts' fishing industry is being urged to apply for nearly $24 million in federal coronavirus relief funds. Gov. Charlie Baker's administration said...

State courts plan to resume regular operations by Sept.

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's courts are preparing to resume regular operations this fall. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell issued an executive...

Viola Davis memoir ‘Finding Me’ scheduled for next April

NEW YORK (AP) – Oscar winner Viola Davis is working on a memoir that she says will be “straight, no chaser.” HarperOne will release Davis'...

Travel sector sell-off, airlines, cruises, hotels tumble

Air travel in the United States hit another pandemic-era record over the weekend as vacationers jammed airports, but shares of airlines, cruise lines, hotels...

Rhode Island to close 6 school COVID-19 testing sites

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island is shutting down six state-run COVID-19 testing sites that since September have exclusively served school and child care students...

2 plead guilty to playing role in lottery scam

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Two men have pleaded guilty to participating in a lottery scam that cheated victims in multiple states, including Rhode Island and...

Not nice: Baron Cohen sues Massachusetts cannabis dispensary

BOSTON (AP) – Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has sued a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary he says used an image of his character Borat on a...

CCRI schedules 2 enrollment/vaccination clinics

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Community College of Rhode Island is hosting two COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week in conjunction with enrollment events. The first is...

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