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Coronavirus

EMPLOYEES WITH JAVA skin care and Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. have teamed up to make hand sanitizer to give away to local residents. / COURTESY STEPHANIE ADDITON

R.I. skin care, spirits companies team up to give out hand...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Skin care and craft spirits may not seem like essentials in a global health crisis, but two Rhode Island companies in...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY announced Friday it is postponing its commencement ceremonies scheduled for May due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

PC, Salve Regina postponing commencement ceremonies

PROVIDENCE – Providence College and Newport-based Salve Regina University both announced Friday that they are postponing their respective commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19...

Twin River reports it has sufficient liquidity to weather COVID-19 crisis

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Friday announced it has sufficient liquidity to sustain the business through the unexpected closure of its...
GRANT APPLICATIONS for nonprofits to possibly receive funding from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation's Rhode Island COVID-19 Response Fund are now being accepted.

Grant applications for COVID-19 Response Fund now being accepted

PROVIDENCE – Nonprofits offering direct-service programs that are being impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for grants from a special response...
CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND has implemented new initiatives, including health screenings via questionnaire and having case managers speak with sheltered individuals over the phone, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND

Homeless organizations in need of supplies; shift operations

PROVIDENCE – Local homeless shelters and organizations are already fighting an uphill battle to keep some of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable residents off the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has activated the full National Guard in the state and has pushed back the state tax-filing deadline to July 15. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

R.I. has 54 cases of COVID-19; Raimondo activates full National Guard

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said the total number of identified COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 54 cases as of Friday...
THE FEDERAL income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15. / P FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

WASHINGTON (AP) – The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Mnuchin announced...
THE MEDIAN price of a single-family home sold in Rhode Island in February was $274,900. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO C. SOLIS

Median home price in Feb. increased 10% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island was $274,900 in February, a 10% increase year over year, the Rhode...
THERE WERE 5,565 unemployment filings Thursday related to the threat of the coronavirus. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment claims related to COVID-19 near 30K

PROVIDENCE - Unemployment claims due to COVID-19 had reached 29,428 by the end of Thursday, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. There...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday afternoon that the state had confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island since a briefing Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

How would you assess the job state and local officials have...

Rhode Island was ranked the “most aggressive” state in the country in trying to contain the spread of coronavirus, in a March 17 report...

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