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Mass. positive coronavirus cases up to 41

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus has jumped to 41 — up from...
A BOTTLE of bleach sits on the steps of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. When the new coronavirus surfaced at the school after a group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided to close it for two weeks. Instead of cancelling classes, the Catholic school instituted "virtual days" where students are expected to work from home, check for assignments through an online portal and occasionally chat with teachers. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

As outbreak spreads, schools face dilemma in going online

PROVIDENCE (AP) – When the new coronavirus surfaced at Saint Raphael Academy after a school group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus. Above, Raimondo addresses the virus's impact on the state last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo declares a state of emergency over coronavirus worries

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island Monday afternoon in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus,...
THE DOW Jones Industrial Average lost 1,582 points, or 6.1%, to start the day Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ RICHARD DREW

Dow drops 1,500 points as oil price plunge shocks markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear gripped financial markets around the world Monday as stock prices and bond yields plunge on worries about the effects...

Mass. positive coronavirus cases up to 28

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus more than doubled on Sunday to 28,...

Third Rhode Islander tests ‘presumptive positive’ for coronavirus

PROVIDENCE - A third person in Rhode Island has tested a presumptive positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The person, a...

Amid coronavirus fears, deferred trips a growing trend at R.I. travel...

PROVIDENCE – With the coronavirus dominating headlines and news cycles, the prospect of traveling abroad seems to have lost its luster for some, but...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, has suspended all university-sponsored international travel starting Monday through May 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges suspending international travel due to coronavirus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two local colleges have grounded international travel for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, while one is urging...

8 in Mass. test positive for coronavirus disease

BOSTON (AP) – The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus that has sicked tens of thousands around...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY'S 2-2020 Women's Summit has been postponed due to concerns regarding the growing spread of coronavirus. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant’s 2020 Women’s Summit postponed due to coronavirus concerns

PROVIDENCE – Bryant University's 2020 Women’s Summit has been postponed until June 10 due to concerns regarding the 2019 coronavirus, Women's Summit Director Kati...

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