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DR. RYAN WELTER, CEO of Tristan Medical North Attleboro Care Center, holds a new blood tests that can held determine signs of COVID-19 in 15 minutes. The facility is offering drive-thru testing for individuals. / COURTESY TRISTAN MEDICAL NORTH ATTLEBORO CARE CENTER

Stepping Up: Tristan Medical offers new drive-thru blood test to help...

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect thousands of people between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tristan Medical North Attleboro Care Center...
UNITED STATES employers cut 701,000 jobs because of COVID-19 in March.. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

U.S. sheds 701K jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) – A record-long streak of United States job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs...
THE CORONAVIRUS has continued to prompt the closure of business and nonprofits around the state. / NIAID-RML via AP

How confident are you Rhode Island has taken enough steps to...

Each day now brings a new high in the daily number of positive COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, along with a growing number of...

Vacation-property owners, short-term rental owners, hotels required to notify visitors of...

PROVIDENCE – More than 9,000 hotels, vacation-property owners and short-term rental owners should have already received a mailer from the R.I. Division of Taxation...

R.I. Dental Association urges help for dental emergencies, Thundermist offers care

PROVIDENCE – With many dentist’s offices closed as a result of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s restrictions on businesses during the coronavirus crisis, the Rhode...

Capital Good Fund launches new Crisis Relief Loan program

PROVIDENCE – A Providence-based nonprofit lending institution has launched a new low-interest loan program to help those taking a financial hit from the new...
PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence.  COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Coronavirus preparations at R.I. hospitals kick into high gear

Normally more than 90% full, Rhode Island Hospital’s occupancy rate in late March dipped to about 75%. The 247-bed The Miriam Hospital had more...
Deborah L. Ruggiero is president of DR Communications LLC, a Jamestown advertising and marketing company she started in 2012. She’s also served as a Democratic state representative for Jamestown and Middletown 
since 2008 and is the creator and host of the award-winning radio show, “Amazing Women,” which highlights Rhode Island women who make a difference.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stay present, stay in touch

Deborah L. Ruggiero | DR Communications LLC president This invisible enemy, the new corona­virus, has tested our resources. The suffering has been real on every...
TOUGH ROAD AHEAD: Scott R. Jensen, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, knows the state’s $500 million unemployment insurance trust fund is about to take a big hit. He isn’t sure just how big. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. DLT scrambles to absorb brunt of jobless claims

The R.I. Department of Labor and Training found itself in an uncomfortable spotlight during the Great Recession. With thousands of people who were laid...
GETTING READY: R.I. hospitals are preparing for an expected surge of COVID-19 cases. Above, a worker at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick checks a patient to see if they need a ­COVID-19 test. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Businesses that have prepared for the worst will emerge first from...

An uneasy calm has hung over Rhode Island’s nearly empty streets. The specter of an invisible but deadly new coronavirus has left much of...

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