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R.I. Department of Health investigating vaccination ‘cold spots’

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island public health officials are trying to determine why certain areas of the state are taking fewer vaccinations than their population...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island and Uber have partnered to offer vulnerable residents 10,000 free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites.

United Way of R.I., Uber partner to offer 10,000 free rides...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders who are in need of a COVID-19 vaccine but have limited access to transportation can now get a free Uber...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 54 over the weekend, with no...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 54 from June 11 through Sunday, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department...

Business leaders painting gloomy picture of PPP taxation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island business leaders are painting a gloomy picture for the state if Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s proposal to tax forgivable Paycheck...

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in...

R.I continuing unemployment claims dip by nearly 2K again

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island decreased by 1,928 to 65,387, the R.I. Department of Labor...

COVID-19 cases rise by 21, with no new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 21 on Thursday, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...

Should Rhode Island join other states in offering financial or promotional...

Some states almost seem to be competing to see who can offer the best deals or biggest cash prizes to get more people vaccinated...
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Christian Cowan, executive director of 401 Tech Bridge in Portsmouth, and Mary Johnson, manager, outside the location of what will become the organization’s Advanced Materials and Technology Center, a 17,000-square-foot research and development facility slated to be completed by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. tech ‘super connector’ gaining momentum

Christian Cowan experienced a lot of sleepless nights last year. Cowan is in charge of 401 Tech Bridge, an economic development initiative launched in 2019...
VIRTUAL CONNECTION: Gov. Daniel J. McKee holds a Facebook Live event on June 3 to discuss health care in Rhode Island. Panelists included, clockwise, Womazetta Jones, secretary of R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Stefan Pryor, commerce secretary; Patrick Tigue, the state health insurance commissioner; Dr. Megan Ranney, of Brown University; and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, R.I. Department of Health director. It’s unclear what form these types of gatherings will take after the pandemic has passed.

Public officials ponder future of online meetings

Rhode Island public meetings have been virtual for more than a year. In that time, the audience for the meetings of public bodies such...

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