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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said that Rhode Island has identified 165 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo doubles down on tracking New Yorkers

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday doubled down on keeping track of New Yorkers coming into Rhode Island. In addition to authorizing the...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., right, and other bipartisan legislators, signs the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. The $2.2 trillion package will head to head to President Donald Trump for his signature. / AP FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK

House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO on Friday praised the continued cooperation of Rhode Island residents in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. / COURTESY OF GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Identified COVID-19 cases in R.I. rise to 203

PROVIDENCE – The number of identified COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island has reached 203, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Friday afternoon, an increase of...
CHARLIE BAKER has asked all visitors to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Massachusetts tax deadline has also been delayed to July 15. Above, a man exits a subway station in the Seaport District, in BostonMany people are working from home while many businesses have closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, leaving portions of the city nearly empty. AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE

Baker asks visitors to self-quarantine; taxes delayed

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday he is asking visitors arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tightens...
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...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority is set to receive approximately $104.6 million as part of federal relief efforts due to COVID-19.

RIPTA slated to receive roughly $105M from federal relief bill

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive approximately $104.6 million from the federal government as part of its $2 trillion deal being...
RHODE ISLAND unemploymet claims due to COVID-19 continued to skyrocket Thursday. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment claims due to COVID-19 surpass 57K in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The number of unemployment insurance claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Rhode Island reached 57,725 as of Thursday, increasing by 3,754...

R.I. banks say they are ready to weather the coronavirus storm

PROVIDENCE – Plunging stock markets. Near-zero interest rates. An economic slowdown, social distancing and self-quarantines. Any one of these alone could spell trouble for...

IT industry association warns of risk with remote work due to...

PROVIDENCE – The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, the professional association for IT asset management and related companies, warns against data risks...
BOOKS TO GO: Jennifer Kandarian, manager of Books on the Square in Providence, has opened a drive-up book drop at the back door for elderly patrons and others too nervous to walk inside the store during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Coronavirus pandemic deals sudden, crushing blow to R.I. businesses

Like many small businesses, Books on the Square has a manager who keeps a close eye on numbers and trends. More than three weeks...

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R.I. has first two deaths related to COVID-19; Raimondo issues stay-at-home order / Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices