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R.I. names new COVID-19 stimulus director

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration has hired a new director to oversee the state’s disbursement of federal COVID-19 stimulus funds. Dorothy Z. Pascale,...

Rhode Island to open fourth mass-vaccination site in South County

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will open its fourth mass vaccination site in South Kingstown on a portion of the property owned by Schneider Electric...

New mass-vaccination centers to open in Woonsocket and Middletown

MIDDLETOWN – Rapid vaccination sites for the COVID-19 vaccine will open in the coming weeks at locations in northern Rhode Island and on Aquidneck...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs an executive order on Monday authorizing Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee to oversee and manage the fiscal year 2022 state budget. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Raimondo makes staff changes as she prepares to depart for Washington

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made staff changes at three pivotal state departments in consultation with Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee, the governor...
BRETT SMILEY announced Wednesday that he will step down as director of the R.I. Department of Administration as soon as Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is confirmed as President Joe Biden's commerce secretary. / COURTESY BRETT SMILEY

R.I. administration chief Smiley to step down

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Administration Director Brett Smiley on Wednesday announced that he will step down from his post once Gov. Gina M....

RIC $76K-per-week consultant contract terminated

PROVIDENCE – The state has terminated a $76,000-per-week contract granted to a consulting firm that was providing financial analysis and recommendations to Rhode Island...
BRETT SMILEY, R.I. Director of Administration, is offering eligible state employees a retirement incentive package authorized for 2021. / COURTESY BRETT SMILEY

R.I. offering retirement incentive for eligible state workers

PROVIDENCE – Due to financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the state is offering a retirement incentive of up to $40,000 to eligible state...

A $29.6M price tag for security in a pandemic

The state has paid $29.6 million to construct and maintain three field hospitals that have gone unused during the coronavirus crisis, but this insurance...
FIRST CONSTRUCTED in mid-April, the Cranston field hospital, operated by the Care New England Health System, has yet to see a single patient. However, experts believe it may be used in the coming weeks due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. / PBN PHOTO / ALEXA GAGOSZ

CNE, state confirm: R.I. will be ready to open a field...

CRANSTON – As the state’s hospitalizations have nearly doubled in the last month, Rhode Island's health care and state leaders made it clear on...
CRUCIAL CREATION: Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, medical director of community relations at Care New England Health System, says forming an independent committee to plan the state’s vaccine distribution will build trust in the process. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Slow-spending R.I. has two months to disperse $900M in CARES Act...

Rhode Island officials rejoiced when they learned in March that the state would get a $1.25 billion slice of the federal coronavirus relief package....

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