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COVID-19 DEATHS in Rhode Island passed 2,000 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 deaths in R.I. pass 2,000; cases rise by 901

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 increased by 901 on Thursday, with nine more deaths, according to the R.I. Department of Health. Fatalities in the state...

R.I. prepares for more vaccine, will start inoculating elderly housing and...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island next week will begin vaccinating residents of elderly housing buildings against the COVID-19 virus, as well as adults in group...

Median price of single-family home in R.I. rises to $319.9K in...

PROVIDENCE – The median price of a single family home in Rhode Island in 2020 was $319,900, a rise of 12.3% year over year,...

U.S. retail sales fell in Dec. for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK (AP) – Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during...

Were you OK with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo not taking questions...

It had been nearly three weeks since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had spoken publicly in Rhode Island before her Jan. 13 COVID-19 briefing, which...

Brown Medicine expands into Class A space in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – Brown Medicine, a nonprofit primary care and subspecialty medical group practice, will expand this spring into a newly renovated facility in the...

South Kingstown colonial sells for $1.1M

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A historical home on 4.7 acres has sold for $1.1 million, according to Residential Properties Ltd., which represented both buyers and...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND has launched a five-year, $100 million strategic plan to create transformative change in the state, including improving racial equality and creating a nonprofit association.

United Way of R.I. launches 5-year, $100M investment plan to create...

PROVIDENCE – Improving racial equality in Rhode Island, creating more affordable housing across the state, increasing reading proficiency in local children and out-of-school time...
SOME OBSERVERS say the differences in sales-tax policies among the states create a burden on retailers that have to navigate the varied tax requirements when they do business in other states. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Cross-border differences in sales-tax policy create headaches

The rise of interstate e-commerce is magnifying long-standing differences in sales-tax laws among various states, forcing retailers with far-flung customers to adhere to 50...

McKee open to easing restrictions on businesses

WARWICK – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee said during a press conference on Thursday that as governor he will be open to easing COVID-19...

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