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RHODE ISLAND health officials announced an additional 91 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and two deaths from the virus. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 97, with three more deaths

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 97, with three more deaths, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said on Saturday. That brings the total...

Coping with COVID-19: Bridge Technical Talent

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Bridge Technical Talent CEO James Wright says his technology-services company hasn’t missed a beat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Five years ago, he...
THE SBA's Paycheck Protection Program launched Friday, but some are having trouble gaining access to loans right away. Funds for the program are expected to be depleted quickly. Above, Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration. / AP FILE PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

Small biz rescue off to slow start in R.I., elsewhere; some...

NEW YORK (AP) – The federal government's relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start Friday, with only some businesses locally and...
COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island hit 711 as of Friday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

R.I. COVID-19 cases reach 711, with two more deaths; state expanding...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 54 since Thursday to 711, along with two more deaths, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...
UNEMPLOYMENT claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island passed 87,000 as of Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

COVID-19-related unemployment claims keep climbing, reach 87K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 3,776 Thursday, to 87,258 since March 9, according to the R.I....
DR. RYAN WELTER, CEO of Tristan Medical North Attleboro Care Center, holds a new blood tests that can held determine signs of COVID-19 in 15 minutes. The facility is offering drive-thru testing for individuals. / COURTESY TRISTAN MEDICAL NORTH ATTLEBORO CARE CENTER

Stepping Up: Tristan Medical offers new drive-thru blood test to help...

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect thousands of people between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tristan Medical North Attleboro Care Center...
UNITED STATES employers cut 701,000 jobs because of COVID-19 in March.. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

U.S. sheds 701K jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) – A record-long streak of United States job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs...
THE CORONAVIRUS has continued to prompt the closure of business and nonprofits around the state. / NIAID-RML via AP

How confident are you Rhode Island has taken enough steps to...

Each day now brings a new high in the daily number of positive COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, along with a growing number of...

Vacation-property owners, short-term rental owners, hotels required to notify visitors of...

PROVIDENCE – More than 9,000 hotels, vacation-property owners and short-term rental owners should have already received a mailer from the R.I. Division of Taxation...

R.I. Dental Association urges help for dental emergencies, Thundermist offers care

PROVIDENCE – With many dentist’s offices closed as a result of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s restrictions on businesses during the coronavirus crisis, the Rhode...

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