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THE R.I. TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY voted unanimously to charge tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Group seeks barriers to prevent suicides from major bridges

A suicide prevention advocacy group in Rhode Island is calling on the agency that operates and maintains the state's major bridges to put up...

Boston to require vaccination proof for restaurants, others

Workers and customers at restaurants, gyms and many other indoor businesses in Boston will be required to show proof of coronavirus vaccination starting in...

1966 death of Doris Duke employee an accident, review finds

The city manager in Newport is standing by the city police department's review of the 1966 death of an employee of wealthy heiress Doris...

Charges in battle over Cranston panhandling ordinance dismissed

A yearslong legal battle over attempts by Rhode Island's second-largest city to ban panhandling is coming to a close with the dismissal of charges...

Man agrees to plead guilty to some charges in PPP fraud...

A businessman who federal authorities say faked suicide to avoid prosecution for fraudulently seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans intended for businesses...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY is restricting travel for students over the Thanksgiving break. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Salve Regina to restrict student travel for Thanksgiving break; Brown to...

NEWPORT – Salve Regina University is now restricting travel for students for the Thanksgiving break in response to the growing surge of COVID-19 cases...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women’s sports fight

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced...

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...
MASSACHUSETTS GOV. Charlie Baker said that state plans to boost overall COVID-19 testing capacity to 45,000 tests a day by the end of July and 75,000 tests a day by the end of December. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Baker sets testing goals; CVS opening drive-thru test sites

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker laid out an ambitious testing goal Thursday that he said will create the largest coronavirus testing program...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has extended the state's stay-at-home advisory due to COVID-19 from May 4 until May 18. All nonessential businesses will also remain closed until the new deadline./ AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Mass. stay-at-home advisory extended to May 18

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker is extending Massachusetts’ stay-at-home advisory from May 4 until May 18 as the state continues to battle the...
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