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S&P downgrades Care New England’s bond rating, projects negative outlook

PROVIDENCE – S&P Global Ratings on June 30 downgraded Care New England’s bond rating, citing ongoing financial problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, WPRI-TV...
THE PAWTUCKET Red Sox, shown above, will move to a new home in Worcester in 2021. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL MELLO

Would you consider attending any 50th anniversary ceremonies for the Pawtucket...

When baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons on June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it also meant the likely end of a 50-year...

Coping with COVID-19: Secured Network Services

PROVIDENCE – Brad Mirza, executive vice president of New Hampshire-based Secured Network Services, believes that adaptation of technology services to serve business operations in...

Gyms, museums, casinos to reopen; but a week later in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back...

Three more COVID-19 deaths in R.I.; cases increase by 74

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 74 on Wednesday, to 16,941, and three more deaths from the virus were reported,...
GLEN BUHLMANN, lower left, fills out a job application during a walk- and drive-up job fair in Seattle for clothing maker Outdoor Research in May. U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

U.S. unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns underway

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But...
THE CROMWELL LUNCH LADIES, including owners of Baked Bean PVD, Solid Gold Provisions and HG80 box meals for distribution to Providence children. COURTESY ADAM LASTRINA.

Stepping Up: Cromwell Lunch Ladies serve chef-created meals to Providence school...

PROVIDENCE – In a matter of weeks, Providence school children in April went from having their lunches, and often breakfasts, served at school to...
DEATHS DUE to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 956 to date. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Raimondo worried about COVID-19 spread over holiday weekend

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday that she's worried about about the spread of COVID-19 on the Fourth of July weekend despite...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announces plans to allocate COVID-19 relief funds to transform senior care and invest in the workforce for long-term care. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV

Governor wants to use COVID-19 relief funds to transform long-term care

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced plans Wednesday to use $25 million of COVID-19 relief funds to address the immediate needs of nursing...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza is warning that a new R.I. Supreme Court ruling will create "ballooning pension payments" for the city. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence could be hit with ‘ballooning pension payments’ after court ruling

PROVIDENCE – Amid the financial hardships posed by COVID-19, the city has been hit with a new expense: up to seven years of cost-of-living...

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