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CAUTION SIGNAL: Fred Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, warns of the potential for loss of life and loss of vessels because the 1-mile-wide transit lanes allocated for traveling around wind turbines don’t provide enough room to safely maneuver vessels in high winds and storms when visibility is low. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

POWERING UP: Offshore wind sector gains momentum despite pandemic

Stark white walls, blank computer screens and empty desk chairs weren’t what the executives at Denmark-based wind-energy firm Orsted had in mind when they...
LOOKING FOR IMMUNITY: David Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, says employers should be protected from COVID-19-related lawsuits if they’re following guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. companies push for COVID-19 liability protection

If an employee gets sick with the novel coronavirus, should they be allowed to file a worker’s compensation claim or a lawsuit against their...
ON LOCATION: Donahue Models & Talent owner Yemi Sekoni directs, from left, Ruby Boesch, Molly McBride and Jazzy Rosa during a recent photo shoot at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park in Providence. The photographer is Yan La Mort. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s fashioned career from her passions

Yemi Sekoni, owner and director of Donahue Models & Talent LLC in Cranston, is pulled in many different directions, driven by a love of...

COVID-19 fight far from won

Rhode Island continues to do better than many other states in limiting major outbreaks of COVID-19. But such success can be fleeting, as we’ve...

Virus testing data raises questions

Rhode Island’s coronavirus cases have been on the rise for several weeks, but an inconsistency in the way testing data is being interpreted has...
SINKING FEELING: A visitor to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, passes an exhibit at the aquarium and research center. A majority of visitors used to be cruise ship passengers, but most cruises have been canceled because of the ­pandemic. / ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS VIA AP/MARC LESTER

Financially struggling zoos could be latest victims

SAN FRANCISCO – Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet,...

Extra $600 for the unemployed is high, but vital

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...
CASES OF COVID-19 increased by 110 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. cases of COVID-19 increase by 110, with 2 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 increased by 110 on Wednesday, the R.I. Department of Health said on Thursday. Cases in the state have totaled 19,611...
RHODE ISLAND PARENT Information Network released Thursday results from a survey of 427 parents of students with disabilities that they are not confident their children made progress during distance learning in the spring when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person learning at school.

RIPIN survey: Parents with disabled children not confident they made progress...

WARWICK – Parents of children with disabilities feel that they are not confident in the progress their children made while participating in distance learning...

Mayflower II cancels scheduled stop in Rhode Island

BOSTON (AP) – The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago, has canceled...

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