Saturday, January 22, 2022



Providence man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – A city man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for submitting fraudulent online applications seeking pandemic-related unemployment benefits from eight states, while...
RHODE ISLAND'S RentReliefRI program has distributed $100 million in rent and utility assistance to Rhode Islanders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RentReliefRI assistance program reaches $100M distribution milestone

PROVIDENCE – The state’s RentReliefRI program has surpassed $100 million in rental and utility assistance distributed to Rhode Islanders in need who have been...

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for U.S. businesses, allows mandate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 4,844, with 12 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 4,844, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Hospitalizations of...

Biden sending military personnel to R.I., other states, to combat COVID...

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government's efforts to “surge” military medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities weather the...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT John J. Igliozzi has called for an emergency meeting on Friday to consider a proposal that would stop the firings of city workers who have not complied with the city vaccination requirement. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence council seeks to block mass police firings ahead of vaccine...

PROVIDENCE – The looming deadline for Providence workers to get vaccinated has become the latest source of sparring between city lawmakers, who disagree over...

Health officials let COVID-infected staff stay on the job

Health authorities around the U.S. are increasingly taking the extraordinary step of allowing nurses and other workers infected with the coronavirus to stay on...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 11,398 since Jan. 7, with 15...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 11,398 from Jan. 7 through Sunday – including 2,865 new cases identified on...

State taking extra COVID safety measures at nursing homes and assisted...

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to keep residents, visitors and staffers safe, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Health announced new...
SUSIE SCHUTT, the education director for the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick, helped launch a pilot in-house drama therapy program that offers a different form of mental health support to schools and the surrounding communities. / COURTESY SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE

Gamm Theatre’s unique drama therapy program offers mental health counseling

WARWICK – For about a decade working at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Susie Schutt worked with students to base their theatrical performances on personal...

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