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President Joe Biden extends eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

PROVIDENCE – In his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders, including one that extends an existing moratorium...

Mass. identifies 1st virus variant case

Massachusetts health officials have announced the state's first case of the more infectious coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom. A Boston woman who...

Amid pandemic, can we find more nurses?

With a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases this fall and hospitals nearing capacity, health care workers nationwide are scrambling to save lives – at...
HEAVY DUTY: Melaku Gebermariam uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect the inside of a Delta Airlines jet between flights on July 22, at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. / AP FILE PHOTO/NATHAN ELLGREN

Air travel reshaped as carriers struggle with pandemic

In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures such as mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air...

Virus testing data raises questions

Rhode Island’s coronavirus cases have been on the rise for several weeks, but an inconsistency in the way testing data is being interpreted has...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE announced Friday its reopening plan for the fall, which includes most of its classes being held online. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC’s reopening plan involves most classes being held online

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College’s reopening plan for the fall will involve most of their classes being held online, the state college announced Friday. The...
WHEATON COLLEGE announced late Tuesday its plan to return to campus in the fall. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College unveils plan to return to campus in fall

NORTON – Wheaton College, among the first local colleges to announce its intention to bring students back to campus in the fall, unveiled late...

Going back to work? Here are answers to some tricky questions

Rhode Island’s reopening is picking up speed. The state is heading into phase three, which means more businesses are set to open and more people...
NEW ARRANGEMENTS: Newport Yachting Center Office Manager Leanne Arsenault, left, is no longer using her regular office desk. Now she greets visitors from a makeshift desk at the door with a plexiglass shield. At right is Carter Fisher, Newport Yachting Center dock master. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Office alterations: Pandemic reshaping the workplace as employees begin returning

The community candy dish in the office is gone. So is the team lunch, the over-the-desk conversation and people ­rushing into a crowded elevator. As...
BOOKS TO GO: Jennifer Kandarian, manager of Books on the Square in Providence, has opened a drive-up book drop at the back door for elderly patrons and others too nervous to walk inside the store during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Coronavirus pandemic deals sudden, crushing blow to R.I. businesses

Like many small businesses, Books on the Square has a manager who keeps a close eye on numbers and trends. More than three weeks...
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