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THE ROMAN CATHOLIC Diocese of Providence announced Monday that church services will be suspended until further notice starting Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Diocese of Providence suspending church services until further notice

PROVIDENCE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence will suspend all public Mass celebrations until further notice beginning Tuesday following the recommendation from state...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO gives an update on the spread of the coronavirus in Rhode Island at a recent news conference. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. shutting down restaurant dining for two weeks; Providence Place mall...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Monday morning announced that the state will shut down dine-in services at all restaurants, bars and cafes...
A SHARP DROP in the U.S. stock market triggered another temporary halt Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARY ALTAFFER

Stocks nosedive on Wall Street, triggering another trading halt

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks dropped 8% in the first minutes of trading Monday on Wall Street and triggered another temporary halt to trading...

CharterCARE, Eleanor Slater, Westerly, South County hospitals ban visitors in effort...

PROVIDENCE – Eleanor Slater Hospital, CharterCARE Health Partners, South County Hospital and Westerly Hospital are the latest medical facilities and systems to ban visitors...

Family Service of R.I. seeks donations to help prevent coronavirus spread

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help needy Rhode Islanders protect themselves from the coronavirus, Family Service of Rhode Island has a goal of...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker introduced a $44.6 billion state budget proposal Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Mass. shuts schools, bans dining out

BOSTON (AP) — Schools in Massachusetts will close for at least three weeks, and all gatherings of more than 25 people will be banned...
CULTIVATING CHEFS: Gracie’s Ventures owner Ellen Slattery said the restaurant has an internship program with culinary arts school Johnson & Wales University, located three blocks away in Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Most R.I. restaurants open – for now

At Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s daily briefings over the weekend on what the state is doing to contain the local spread of the coronavirus,...
THE THREAT of coronavirus spread has spurred many events to be postponed or cancelled in Rhode Island. / AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Raimondo: A ‘welcome pause’ in virus spread

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Sunday said the number of positive coronavirus cases in the state remains at 20, a "welcome pause"...

R.I. positive coronavirus cases up to 20

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Saturday said the number of positive coronavirus cases in the state has increased by six, to 20. The...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans...

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