Coronavirus

BROWN UNIVERSITY has temporarily suspended its standardized test requirements for prospective students for the 2020-21 school year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown temporarily suspends standardized test requirement

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has temporarily suspended its standardized test requirement for prospective students for the 2020-21 school year, citing the “continued impact” the...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY, pictured, Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday their respective plans for reopening in the fall. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant, JWU, RISD announce reopening plans for fall

PROVIDENCE – Not long after Roger Williams University announced its formal reopening plan for the upcoming fall, Bryant University, Johnson & Wales University and...

R.I. congressional delegation: new stimulus needed for states, cities; $600 weekly...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island congressional delegation on Monday said an additional stimulus package will be needed to help cities and towns manage the...
DEATHS ATTRIBUTABLE to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 851 to date. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

State to allow drive-up nursing home visits

PROVIDENCE – Two weeks into the second phase of the state's reopening of its economy, R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott on Monday...
MIKE HEZEMANS, owner, R1 Indoor Karting in Lincoln, stands in the middle of his go-kart track. Hezemans confirmed Monday that his facility reopened for business Friday to limited capacity, arguing that his facility should reopen if Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. reopened its casinos, PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R1 Indoor Karting reopens with limited capacity, at risk of being...

LINCOLN – While the state is slated to announce later this week its plans and protocols for Phase 3 business reopening – which includes...
ALL INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT filings in the state since March 9 have totaled 250,951 in Rhode Island. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

COVID-19 UI filings increase by 373

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 unemployment insurance filings increased by 373, to 170,733, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Monday. Pandemic unemployment assistance filings...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY'S reopening plan for the 2020-21 academic year will include hybrid learning of both in-person instruction and online learning, testing protocols on campus and offering students an option to gain real-world experience for credit. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU’s reopening plan includes hybrid learning, community service credit options, campus...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University has approved a revised schedule for its 2020-21 academic year, the school announced Monday. The school's plan for the academic...

Five Questions With: Dr. Theresa A. Graves

Breast surgeon Dr. Theresa A. Graves is director of the Breast Cancer Center at the Lifespan Cancer Institute and director of the Center for...

Providence City Council partners with ONE Neighborhood Builders to distribute face...

PROVIDENCE – Members of several community organizations, including the City Council, were on hand last week to pick up face masks gathered by ONE...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE told Congress that it intends to utilize its full range of tools to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/MANUEL BALCE CENETA

Fed: Will use ‘full range of tools’ to boost economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve has promised to use its “full range of tools” to pull the country out of a deep recession...

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