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Fauci: States must move quickly to address COVID-19 upticks

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said in an online interview Friday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed soon, but...

Mayflower II cancels scheduled stop in Rhode Island

BOSTON (AP) – The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago, has canceled...

CVS posts strong 2Q, with virus delaying elective procedures

CVS Health reported surprisingly strong second-quarter earnings as people postponed elective medical procedures during the pandemic, and it raised its profit expectations for the...

Retail rout gains pace, Men’s Warehouse parent company seeks bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor, America's oldest retailer, is seeking bankruptcy protection, as is the owner of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A....

Lifespan eases some visitation restrictions

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's largest hospital group has eased some restrictions on visitors so more people can see their loves ons during...
REOPENING PRIORITIES: Dr. James McDonald, medical director of the R.I. Department of Health, says employers should rely more on health screenings and providing surgical masks for their employees returning to work rather than getting them tested for COVID-19. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Pediatricians say reopening R.I. schools safe

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has enlisted the help of two pediatricians to reassure parents that it is safe to reopen the...

City councilor targeted by vandals who want police defunded

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A Providence city councilman says he and his family were the targets of vandals who want to defund the city police...
PROVIDENCE MUNICIPAL COURT is set to resume after closing in mid-March. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence Municipal Court reopens for 1st time since March

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Providence Municipal Court, which handles disputes involving parking and traffic enforcement in the city, reopened Monday after closing in mid-March because of...

Gyms, museums, casinos to reopen; but a week later in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back...
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL announced Tuesday that the 2020 season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also means that the final season of the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island will not take place. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL MELLO

Minor League Baseball cancels 2020 season; PawSox eye Worcester

PAWTUCKET (AP) – Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons on Tuesday after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated...

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