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R.I. Supreme Court to hear cases remotely

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments this week using remote technology for the first time. The court...

Justice Dept. dropping R.I. native Flynn’s Trump-Russia case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Labor and Training ha received roughly 2,000 reports to date from people who say they have been the victims of “imposter fraud" related to unemployment benefits.

More people in R.I. claim unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE (AP) – An investigation into possible unemployment benefits fraud related to the coronavirus pandemic is expanding with as many as 2,000 cases in...
CHRISTINA H. PAXSON, president of Brown University, wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times saying that loss of revenue if colleges do not reopen in the fall would be “catastrophic,” and could force the closure of many institutions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown president: Reopening colleges should be a priority

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The president of Brown University says reopening college campuses this fall should be a “national priority” for the well-being of the...

URI School of Business receives $6M gift

SOUTH KINGSTOWN (AP) – The University of Rhode Island's business school has received a $6 million gift from a couple who graduated in 1974,...
DEATHS DUE to COVID-19 in Massachusetts are expected to pass 1,000 Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELISE AMENDOLA

Mass. nears 1,000 virus deaths, will get more equipment

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts is approaching a grim coronavirus milestone, with the state likely to surpass 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday. State public health officials reported...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha has reminded Rhode Island landlords that police can file criminal charges against those who wrongfully evict tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Neronha says police can charge landlords who evict tenants

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's attorney general says police can file criminal charges against landlords who wrongfully evict tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. The attorney...
KEVIN GRANEY, president of Electric Boat, seen in a file photo, says his symptoms from COVID-19 have been mild so far. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat president tests positive for coronavirus

HARTFORD, Conn. — The president of submarine builder Electric Boat, which has major production plants in Connecticut and Rhode Island, told employees on Saturday...
THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION unanimously approved a 20-year agreement to purchase power from D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments at 5.3 cents per kilowatt-hour for energy and environmental benefits. D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, a part of the D.E. Shaw group.

R.I. regulators OK plan to buy power from Conn. solar project

WARWICK (AP) – A contract with all three Rhode Island electric utilities to purchase power from a Connecticut solar project has received state regulatory...
CHARLIE BAKER has asked all visitors to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Massachusetts tax deadline has also been delayed to July 15. Above, a man exits a subway station in the Seaport District, in BostonMany people are working from home while many businesses have closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, leaving portions of the city nearly empty. AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE

Baker asks visitors to self-quarantine; taxes delayed

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday he is asking visitors arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tightens...
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