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McKee: R.I. ‘resilient and full of opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Standing before a masked audience at the Statehouse, Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday struck a hopeful tone in promising to push...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 2,481, with 12 new deaths

PROVIDENCE - Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,481, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday. Hospitalizations of...
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 9,983 since Jan. 14, with 14 new deaths in that time, the R.I. Department of Health said Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 9,983 since Jan. 14, with 14...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 9,983 from Jan. 14 through Sunday – including 2,414 new cases identified on...
ANTHONY TARRO, owner and president of Siena Restaurant Group, has announced the closure of the group's Providence restaurant. Here he is seen in the kitchen of Siena’s East Greenwich location in April 2021. PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Siena restaurant closes Federal Hill location

PROVIDENCE – Citing COVID-19-related hardships, Siena Restaurant Group has announced that its Federal Hill location has been shuttered permanently. The East Greenwich and Smithfield locations...
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU data indicates that the share of adults living with their parents has risen 80% over the past two decades, according to a report by the website Namechk.com. / COURTESY NAMECHK.COM

Providence metro area ranked 9th highest for rate of adults living...

PROVIDENCE – A new report says 8.8% of adults in the Providence-Warwick metro area were living with their parents in 2019, the ninth-highest percentage...

Brown School of Public Health staff urges vaccine mandate for Providence...

PROVIDENCE – In an open letter sent Jan. 14, more than two dozen researchers and epidemiologists at Brown University School of Public Health urged...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 4,725, with 12 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 4,725, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said on Friday.  Hospitalizations...
THE R.I. STATE POLICE will be one of 12 police departments across the state to benefit from a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Justice grant for body-worn cameras.

R.I. man who faked death found in Scotland with COVID

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A Rhode Island man who is believed to have faked his death and fled the U.S. to evade prosecution in Utah...

City Council moves to prevent mass firing of unvaccinated police officers

PROVIDENCE - While nearly 80 city police officers at risk of losing their jobs for not getting vaccinated are still working for now, the...

Providence man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – A city man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for submitting fraudulent online applications seeking pandemic-related unemployment benefits from eight states, while...

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