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Ferry doubling high-speed trips to Block Island

NARRAGANSETT – The Block Island Ferry is doubling its high-speed trips from the town’s Point Judith village to Block Island to meet safety and...

R.I. scales back Phase III reopening

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s third phase of reopening the economy will begin on Tuesday, announced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, though the phase’s standards have...

Rhode Island outlaws manufacture, sale, possession of untraceable firearms

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on June 23 signed into law legislation to prohibit the manufacture, transfer, purchase or possession of any plastic,...
THE BURRILLVILLE Town Council has passed a resolution to authorizing the Burrillville Police Department not to enforce Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's executive orders related to COVID-19.

Burrillville Town Council approves resolution not to enforce ‘unconstitutional’ state COVID-19...

BURRILLVILLE – As the state prepares to enter its phase three reopening plan, the town has decided to sidestep any remaining regulations it deems...

Five Questions With: David Salvatore

David Salvatore is the legislative lobbyist for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. He spoke to the Providence Business News last week about the...
A DATA ANALYSIS University of Rhode Island economics professor Michael DiNardi shows that the stay-at-home order issued back in March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and other safety precautions were effective in keeping Rhode Islanders home during the height of the pandemic.

Report shows R.I. residents have generally stayed at home during pandemic

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Nearly half of Rhode Island residents remained at home when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak in the state, according...
OFFICIALS ON BLOCK ISLAND are considering a mask mandate for visitors to the island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Block Island considering mask ordinance

NEW SHOREHAM – Visitors to Block Island may be required to wear a face mask in public. Block Island officials have been spurred into action...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO will sign an executive order removing the phrase "Providence Plantations" in references to the state on all government documents as part of a new initiative to combat racial inequity in the state. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo, GA to remove ‘Providence Plantations’ from state documents

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will sign an executive order that will remove the phrase “Providence Plantations” from gubernatorial orders and citations, executive...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring insurers to cover telemedicine

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that requires permanent coverage of telemedicine visits by health insurance companies has been approved by the R.I. Senate. The measure, 2020-S 2525,...

Landlords needed: July 1 goal set for the Housing Now! challenge

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors, in partnership with the United Way of Rhode Island, is challenging landlords to pledge to rent...

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