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IN GOVERNOR Gina M. Raimondo's new bout of restrictions announced Thursday included early curfews for restaurants and bars. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Restaurant, hospitality leaders criticize governor’s new business-hour restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's new restrictions announced on Thursday included early curfews for restaurants and bars that industry leaders say will hurt...

Gyms, museums, casinos to reopen; but a week later in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back...
DOUBLE SCOOP: Ken Schneider, owner of Sundaes Ice Cream was frustrated that his flagship Seekonk location was closed for an additional six weeks after his Rhode Island locations were allowed to reopen in early April with restrictions, such as directional arrows and spacing for social distancing and wearing gloves and masks. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

ALL OVER THE MAP: Differing reopening plans create cross-border advantages, impediments

Clumps of fur fell to the ground as ­Barbara Gariepy shaved a small dog at Canine Corner Inc. in Seekonk recently. Surrounding her were...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker introduced a $44.6 billion state budget proposal Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Mass. shuts schools, bans dining out

BOSTON (AP) — Schools in Massachusetts will close for at least three weeks, and all gatherings of more than 25 people will be banned...
HURDLES AHEAD: Steven J. Hoffman, chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission in Massachusetts and keynote speaker at PBN’s The Business of Cannabis Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel on Feb. 26, says there are formidable obstacles for anyone considering a cannabis enterprise, partly because the federal government still considers it an illegal drug, which has negative implications for banking and taxes. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mass. cannabis chief offers guidance for Ocean State

When Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, many felt that Rhode Island would shortly follow suit. But that hasn’t happened yet. And the...

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