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TWENTY-SEVEN local nonprofits received $1.2 million in grants from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund.

27 nonprofits receive $1.2M in support from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-seven nonprofits will share $1.2 million in crisis-response grants from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation’s COVID-19...
THE UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island, pictured, and Roger Williams University are not allowing students from New York to return to campus to move out in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI, RWU: Students from N.Y. should stay away from campus

PROVIDENCE – At least two Rhode Island-based colleges are both not allowing students from New York to return campus Friday to move their belongings...
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Trinity Rep raises $60K for R.I. Food Bank

RAISING DOUGH: Trinity Repertory Company raised $60,445 for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank from audiences that attended the company’s stage play “A Christmas...

Coronavirus could cause Census to miss students

At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up – but many run the risk of not being...
THREE RHODE ISLAND-based nonprofits received $125,000 total from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to help vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 R.I. nonprofits receive $125K from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island-based nonprofits are receiving $125,000 from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to help the organizations address needs and individuals impacted...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has odered schools and non-emergency child care programs in Massachusetts to remain closed through the end of April. / AP FILE PHOTO/BEN GARVER/THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Gov. Baker extends Mass. school closures through end of April

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker is ordering schools and nonemergency child care programs in Massachusetts to remain closed through the end of April...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will implement a hiring freeze until further notice. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University implementing hiring freeze

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has instituted a hiring freeze until further notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. University Provost Richard M. Locke wrote...

Brown Angel Group invests $500K in first 6 months

PROVIDENCE – The Brown Angel Group has collectively invested more than $500,000 into startups founded by Brown University graduates in its first six months,...

Stepping Up: SkillsRI ramps up virtual job-training services for the newly...

PROVIDENCE – Few, if any, saw the global coronavirus crisis coming, including Skills for Rhode Island’s Future. But the last three years have in some...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY will temporarily lay off 170 dining services and 12 shuttle personnel starting April 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

RWU to temporarily lay off dining services, shuttle personnel; CCRI cancels...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University will temporarily lay off about 170 dining services and 12 shuttle personnel starting April 4 until the university’s operational...

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