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CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island rose by 201 on Thursday, with one new death. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases in R.I. rise by 201, with 1 new death;...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 201 on Thursday, with one new death, the R.I. Department of Health said...
ELIZABETH M. TANNER, middle, director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, demonstrates how the lottery for the medical marijuana dispensary licenses will work. Tanner was at the Office of Cannabis Regulation on Friday with Russ Griffiths, left, a DBR policy analyst, and Matthew Santacroce, the state's cannabis chief. PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

R.I. to hold lottery for five medical marijuana dispensary licenses on...

WARWICK – Two years after state lawmakers approved the expansion of Rhode Island’s medical marijuana dispensaries from three to nine, a lottery will be...

Will the $300,000 South Water Street bike lane in Providence be...

The R.I. Department of Transportation on Oct. 21 reversed course and said it would not seek a review of the contested South Water Street...
R.I. STATE REP. Carlos E. Tobon, D-Pawtucket, is co-chair of the House ARPA Task Force, which will have a say in how the state spends its $1.1 billion slice of the American Rescue Plan Act funding. PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

House ARPA chairman: ‘Surgical’ approach needed in spending $1.1B

Billions of federal dollars have been bestowed upon Rhode Island through COVID-19 relief funding, but a large portion of the money sits unused as...

Council calls Elorza’s pick for police role into question amid new...

PROVIDENCE – Controversy surrounding Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s pick for a new Providence Police Department post has escalated with new allegations about the hiring...

RIDOT backs off contested S. Water Street bike lane project

PROVIDENCE – State transportation officials are reneging on legal and financial threats over a contested bike lane project along the downtown riverfront. In a statement...

R.I. receives $1M from feds for statewide recovery planning

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among 24 states allocated $1 million each from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the department announced...

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

WASHINGTON (AP) – Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE said he is planning to submit a supplemental budget proposal to the R.I. General Assembly in January aimed at allocating the balance of the American Rescue Plan Act funding. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

McKee planning additional supplemental ARPA budget proposal for January

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee said Tuesday that his office intends to file an additional supplemental budget in January with the R.I. General...

R.I. League of Cities and Towns director departing to lead state...

PROVIDENCE – Brian M. Daniels, executive director of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, will leave his position to serve as director...

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