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Rhode Island sends alert: hospitals reach COVID-19 capacity

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's hospitals reached their COVID-19 capacity on Monday, the same day the state's two-week pause, meant to control the rise...

R.I. launches application for ‘pause’ relief funds

PROVIDENCE – The online application for the new $50 million grant program for businesses affected by the upcoming two-week pause that begins Nov. 30...

Marijuana debate needs full airing

Last December, Statehouse Democratic leaders came out against an anticipated proposal from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults. They’d...
ROBERT TOTH, owner of Old Mountain Lanes Inc. in South Kingstown and operator of Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket, will have to close his two bowling centers Nov. 30 as part of the state's two-week 'pause.' / PBN FILE PHOTO / ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Indoor-recreation businesses worried about upcoming ‘pause,’ mandated closures

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s two-week “pause” will go into effect in a week, and schools and businesses will be asked to operate at limited...
ABOUT ONE IN FOUR households lack adequate food, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's 2020 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island.

R.I. Food Bank’s hunger report: Hunger insecurity in state reaches record...

PROVIDENCE – About one in four households in Rhode Island lacks adequate food and underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness...
THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association and Polaris MEP have resources available to assist manufacturing companies that participate in RIMA’s COVID-19 Designated Internal Auditor program, such as the Workplace Readiness Playbook. / COURTESY POLARIS MEP

Chenevert encourages COVID-19 Internal Audit program for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to manufacturers and COVID-19 safety protocols, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director Dave Chenevert said external audits done by...
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES across Rhode Island, including Roger Williams University, pictured, have overall kept COVID-19 under control on their campuses during the fall semester despite the growing community-wide surge. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Despite communitywide COVID-19 surge, colleges have kept virus under control on...

PROVIDENCE – As college students across Rhode Island are preparing for their fall semester final exams, local colleges have generally passed one very important...
READY AND WAITING: Instructions to perform a COVID-19 virus self-test are displayed for drivers outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The site can handle 6,000 tests in a day. With sites such as this already operating nationwide, experts say there are reasons to think the U.S. is better able to deal with a surge in cases. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES

This time, doctors appear better-equipped to handle surge

NEW YORK – The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases appears to be much larger than the two previous ones, and it is all...

R.I. website helps restaurants navigate new grant program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Taxation has unveiled a webpage and online application for a grant program to aid restaurants and bars that...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 630 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase to new daily high of 630, with...

PROVIDENCE – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island increased by 630 on Thursday, with two more deaths, the R.I. Department of...

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