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IN RECENT DAYS, vaccine availability in Rhode Island has outpaced demand. Some are calling on the state change its messaging tactics to reach newly eligible age groups. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

As vaccine demand cools, some warm to idea of new messaging...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has reached a point where it has more vaccine supply than demand for it. And the population that has yet...

R.I. to start significantly relaxing COVID-19 business restrictions in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will greatly relax its restrictions on business operations and occupancies starting May 7, thanks to increased vaccination progress across the...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is allowing students and staff to get vaccinated at the state-run Schneider Electric clinic after new variants of the virus were identified on campus over the past month.

URI urges COVID-19 vaccinations after finding variants on campus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island late Wednesday said it will allow its entire campus community to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at...
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 296 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 296, with 4 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 296 on Tuesday, with four more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...
BLOCK ISLAND was one of the top 50 most expensive zip codes in New England in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Visa delays jeopardizing seasonal workforce

PROVIDENCE – There could be a shortage of foreign workers in Rhode Island this summer if the U.S. State Department does not expedite the...

R.I. unemployment claims track back down

PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island declined by 1,892 week to week to 67,867, after rising by...

R.I. gets $1.48M to track COVID-19 variants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has been allocated $1.48 million in federal funds for efforts to track COVID-19 variants, the state's congressional...

Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled

NEW YORK (AP) – It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses...

Vaccine hesitancy lower in R.I. than most states, according to federal...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the 12th-lowest vaccine hesitancy of all states and Washington, D.C., according to data from the U.S. Department of Health...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 318 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 318, with 3 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 318, with three more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday. Hospitalizations of...

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