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R.I. receives $2.6M in AmeriCorps funding to support student access, housing,...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green announced July 22 that $2.6 million in AmeriCorps...

Five Questions with: Tom Parrish

Tom Parrish is the executive director of Trinity Repertory Company. The Providence-based theater group recently announced that Parrish will be leaving his post in...

New law requires civics proficiency for public school graduates

PROVIDENCE – Public school graduates across Rhode Island will now be required to demonstrate proficiency in civics after a law was recently passed by...

United Way’s Women United Group awards $124K in grants to local...

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island announced July 28 that its Women United group awarded $124,000 in grants to three local nonprofits to...

Meals on Wheels of R.I. names three new board members

PROVIDENCE – Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island has named three new members to its 2021-22 board of directors. Jaclyn Cotter, an associate for...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students await getting their COVID-19 vaccines at a recent clinic. While students at all 11 Rhode Island-based colleges are required to get vaccinated before the fall, URI is among six colleges in the Ocean State not requiring faculty and staff to get vaccinated. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Not all R.I. colleges are requiring staff, faculty to get vaccinated

PROVIDENCE – Last month at a weekly press conference, Gov. Daniel J. McKee boasted that the state was the first in the U.S. to...
VOLUNTEERS FROM Higher Ground International in Providence prepare food packages in response to hunger in the immigrant and refugee communities. The nonprofit is one of 15 organizations to receive $10,000 grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, R.I. Commerce Corp. and Gov. Daniel J. McKee's office in the latest round of RI Gives Vax Challenge funding. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Gives Vax Challenge awards $150K to 15 nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Fifteen local nonprofits became beneficiaries of a combined $150,000 in grants Tuesday from the state of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Foundation...

Brown School of Public Health tracks hospitals’ vaccine mandates for employees

PROVIDENCE – The Brown University School of Public Health has launched a new project intended to keep track of hospitals across the country that...

Providence teachers OK new contract

PROVIDENCE - After a year of sometimes acrimonious negotiations with the state, the Providence Teachers Union on Friday overwhelmingly approved a three-year contract. The deal...
THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND announced Wednesday that it recommends universal mask wearing in schools, regardless of vaccination status. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

Do you agree with the state’s recommendation for universal mask use...

The state on July 28 said it is recommending universal mask use within K-12 school settings, regardless of vaccination status, when the new school...

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