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CDC: Masks indoors in U.S. where cases surging

NEW YORK (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 94 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 94; no new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 94, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health reported on Tuesday. The...

CDC expected to backpedal on some masking guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks...
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 246 over the weekend, including 54 on Sunday, with no new deaths. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases in R.I. increased by 246 over weekend; no deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 246 from July 23 through Sunday, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department...

Elorza announces working group to consider long-term Providence pension solutions

PROVIDENCE - After his pitch to borrow more than $700 million to shore up the city pension fund stalled in the General Assembly, Mayor...

R.I. falls short of minority, women contracting requirement

PROVIDENCE – The state failed to meet its own minimum requirements for contracts and purchases awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses in fiscal 2020,...
STATE OFFICIALS have awarded 12 local nonprofits $120,000 in grants from its new RI Gives Vax Challenge vaccine incentive program. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

R.I. Gives Vax Challenge awards $120K to 12 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – For the second time this week, local nonprofits became beneficiaries of grants thanks to more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Gov. Daniel J....

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 84, with no new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 84 on Thursday, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...
JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...
LONG VIEW: Gov. Daniel J. McKee and other state Democratic leaders are focusing on long-term projects for the state’s $1.1 billion share of new federal pandemic aid. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Federal pandemic aid can help now and the long term

While Rhode Island state leaders are focused on hoarding an estimated $1.1 billion in new federal pandemic aid, a different political dynamic is playing...

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