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CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 9,983 since Jan. 14, with 14 new deaths in that time, the R.I. Department of Health said Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 9,983 since Jan. 14, with 14...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 9,983 from Jan. 14 through Sunday – including 2,414 new cases identified on...
ANTHONY TARRO, owner and president of Siena Restaurant Group, has announced the closure of the group's Providence restaurant. Here he is seen in the kitchen of Siena’s East Greenwich location in April 2021. PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Siena restaurant closes Federal Hill location

PROVIDENCE – Citing COVID-19-related hardships, Siena Restaurant Group has announced that its Federal Hill location has been shuttered permanently. The East Greenwich and Smithfield locations...
VISITORS APPROACH the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., as snow falls on Sunday. Ceremonies scheduled at the site on Monday to mark the national holiday were canceled because of the weather. AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King’s work

ATLANTA – Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., delivering jobs and justice and protecting "the sacred right to...
AR BUILDING CO. is proposing a six-story, 178-unit apartment building for 220 Blackstone St. in Providence. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

6-story, 178-unit apartment building proposed in Upper South Providence

PROVIDENCE – AR Building Co. is planning to construct a six-story apartment building with 178 dwelling units and 217 parking spaces in Upper South...
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU data indicates that the share of adults living with their parents has risen 80% over the past two decades, according to a report by the website / COURTESY NAMECHK.COM

Providence metro area ranked 9th highest for rate of adults living...

PROVIDENCE – A new report says 8.8% of adults in the Providence-Warwick metro area were living with their parents in 2019, the ninth-highest percentage...

Gas prices fall 1 cent in R.I., Mass.; still above national...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island dropped 1 cent from last week, to $3.35 per gallon, 4...

Winter storm whipped Northeast with snow, thunderstorms

NEW YORK (AP) — A dangerous winter storm brought significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the Northeastern U.S. on a holiday Monday. The...

Blue Cross certifies first pediatric practice as LGBTQ Safe Zone

PROVIDENCE – An East Providence pediatrics practice is the latest addition to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s list of LGBTQ Safe...

Five Questions With: Morgan Goulet

Morgan Goulet joined Husch Blackwell’s Providence office as senior counsel in November. He comes to the national law firm after serving as senior legal...

Sturdy Memorial Associates announces new chief medical officer

ATTLEBORO – Sturdy Memorial Associates has appointed Dr. Paul Fu, a neurologist, as its new chief medical officer. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Fu...

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