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State announces $20M for new hotel, tourism and arts relief program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday a new $20 million relief program to aid the hotel, arts and tourism industries, now known...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 351 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 351, with 3 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 351, with three more deaths, on Wednesday, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Cases...
PANELISTS DISCUSS telemedicine during Providence Business News' Health Care Summit on Thurday. From left is PBN Editor Michael Mello; Marie Ganim, R.I. health insurance commissioner; Dr. Alan Kurose, Coastal Medical CEO; Dr. Kenneth Wood, Lifespan Corp. executive vice president and chief clinical officer; and Dr. James Fanale, CEO and president of Care New England Health System.

PBN Summit: CNE, Lifespan move toward definitive agreement, merger filing

PROVIDENCE – Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, said Thursday that the merger between CNE and Lifespan...
OVER THE FIRST seven months of 2020, there has been a sharp increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island, according to new data from the R.I. Department of Health's Office of the State Medical Examiner. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV

Fatal overdoses in Rhode Island projected to hit record high this...

PROVIDENCE – Over the first seven months of 2020, there has been a sharp increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island, according...
HUNGRY TO HELP: Heather Hole Strout, left, executive director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport, distributes chowder and chicken vegetable bean soup to the needy recently in a new partnership with McGrath Clambakes Inc. of Newport. Assisting with the distribution are T.R. McGrath, third from left, owner of McGrath Clambakes, and his daughter Aibhlinn. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Challenges for nonprofits reach unimagined heights

It’s times like these that Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island President Kathleen Cloutier feels as though all the nonprofits in Rhode Island are...

Raimondo warns of rolling back to Phase II; will announce new...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday Rhode Island is heading in the wrong direction for every metric in new coronavirus case trends. "It is not a...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 425 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 425, with 4 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Due to an overrun system, high numbers of close contacts of infected people and a rise in COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, Gov....

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 288, with 4 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island increased by 288 on Monday, with four more deaths, according to the R.I. Department of Health Tuesday. Cases...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 800 over the weekend. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases in R.I. rise by 800 over weekend

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 800 from Oct. 23 through Sunday, with seven more deaths, the R.I. Department of...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 449 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 449, with 4 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 449 on Thursday, with four more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday. The...

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