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 2020-03-29 00:29 

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Trump backs off quarantine for N.Y. area...

NORFOLK, Va. — President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a "strong Travel Advisory" be issued to stem the spread o...

 2020-03-29 00:18 

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R.I. posts list of critical retail businesses...

The state Department of Business Regulation has posted the list of critical retail businesses that can remain open under Gov. Gina Raimondo's order closing nonessential retailers through April 13:Critical retail businesses include: Food and beverage s...

 2020-03-28 23:04 

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Recalling Sundlun's handling of '91-92 fiscal crisis...

A look back at how Gov. Bruce Sundlun helped the state recover from the credit union debacle may offer insights as the state navigates its current budget crisis amid the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-28 22:12 

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N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens to sue R.I....

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to sue Rhode Island over its policy of stopping cars with New York license plates and sending National Guard troops door to door in coastal communities looking for New Yorkers.Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the poli...

 2020-03-28 20:46 

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R.I. National Guard, police seek out New Yorkers in Westerly...

Teams went "driveway to driveway" to provide face-to-face notification of the state's quarantine on visitors from the Empire State....

 2020-03-28 19:49 

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R.I. posts list of 'critical retail businesses'...

The state Department of Business Regulation has posted the list of critical retail businesses that can remain open under Gov. Gina Raimondo's order closing non-essential retailers through April 13.Critical retail businesses include:- Food and beverage...

 2020-03-28 18:57 

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R.I. down a notch to 14th in nation in per-capita coronavirus cases...

After reporting 38 new coronavirus cases Friday, the state's largest number so far, Rhode Island dropped a notch to 14th most cases per capita among the 50 states Saturday morning, when updated numbers from all the states were available.Rhode Island&#...

 2020-03-28 17:55 

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Man found Saturday shot in Providence park dies...

PROVIDENCE A 27-year-old man who was found early Saturday in Roger Williams Park died, according to the police.Christofer Reyes Navarro, 27, was found on the ground near the Betsy Williams Cottage just after 2 a.m., according to the police. He was taken t...

 2020-03-28 17:21 

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Cranston mayor won't be drawn into criticizing Trump on coronavirus...

Political aspects of the coronavirus pandemic broke onto the local scene in Cranston Saturday when Mayor Allan W. Fung responded to questions tweeted at him by a Brown University political science professor.Fung, who was pressed to criticize President Don...

 2020-03-28 16:52 

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With first 2 R.I. coronavirus deaths, Raimondo issues stay-at-home order, closes non-essential retail...

Issues stay-at-home order, closes "non-essential" retail.As Gov. Gina M. Raimondo commented Saturday on the first two coronavirus deaths in Rhode Island, she ordered Rhode Islanders to stay at home, unless making necessary trips, such as for food,...

 2020-03-28 15:43 

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R.I. reports first coronavirus deaths...

One person in their 80s died Friday night, another, in their 70s, died Saturday....

 2020-03-28 15:25 

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Time in a time of pandemic...

Second installment in the series.Time.How coronavirus disease has warped it.Some moments drag. Others disappear in a single breath.Too much time. Too little time.Circadian rhythms, rhythmic no more.With routines of school and work broken, weekday days bec...

 2020-03-28 14:21 

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Alan Rosenberg: Moments of grace in a time of coronavirus...

Cherishing the small moments of kindness, generosity and good humor that lift us up in our new stay-at-home lives....

 2020-03-28 13:27 

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South Kingstown man dies after hit by car; driver charged with DUI...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN A 54-year-old South Kingstown man died after being struck by a car on Middlebridge Road Friday night around 7:30, according to the police.Alan Albergaria, no address available, was taken from the scene near 675 Middlebridge Rd. to South Co...

 2020-03-28 12:35 

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Bristol County leads R.I. in per-capita coronavirus cases...

Providence County is right on its heels, and Newport County drops from first to fourth as Washington County also climbs in ranking within the Ocean State....

 2020-03-28 00:33 

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Virus changing how real estate business is done in R.I....

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the real estate market works in Rhode Island perhaps forever but the numbers are not showing an economic impact, at least not yet, according to leading real estate brokers."I can tell you that people are sh...

 2020-03-27 23:10 

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R.I. nonprofit groups struggling: 'How do you go ... to donors and ask them to contribute?'...

These social-services groups depend on fundraisers to sustain their mission, and fundraisers depend on crowds of people ......

 2020-03-27 22:48 

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Not 'all that neighborly': Police, National Guard out in Westerly, looking for New Yorkers...

WESTERLY -- A patrolman knocked on Mary Patrick's Misquamicut door the other day. A neighbor had reported seeing her apparently menacing license plates in the driveway.Having New York tags is all it takes now to draw the authorities.The officer "w...

 2020-03-27 22:45 

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R.I. Guard screening at State House...

As of late Thursday, the Rhode Island National Guard had mobilized a force of just over 250 personnel to help Gov. Gina Raimondo battle the coronavirus pandemic.The size of the force was expected to grow in the coming days and its presence had already wid...

 2020-03-27 21:51 

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A morning with the Providence firefighters dedicated to coronavirus response...

PROVIDENCE — As a voice came over the radio at the Reservoir Avenue fire station Friday morning, Capt. David Palumbo and rescue technician John Tierney prepared to suit up."We're getting a call," said Palumbo, 49, as he slipped a yellow ...

 2020-03-27 21:30 

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Ringo Starr reschedules PPAC visit to 2021...

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band have rescheduled their June 13 show at the Providence Performing Arts Center to June 13, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.The former Beatle announced that his entire spring tour will be postponed to next year "o...

 2020-03-27 19:50 

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This Just In: Guard troops to look for New Yorkers; shortages at Lifespan...

Good afternoon and welcome to This Just In. I'm Mike McDermott, managing editor of The Providence Journal. Today is March 27; happy 73rd birthday to Warwick native and former Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg.Here is the latest on the corona...

 2020-03-27 19:37 

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Union files grievance because RIC staff sent to clean room of student with coronavirus...

The union says the cleaners had no protective gear or training....

 2020-03-27 19:25 

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The stressful life of a R.I. ER nurse during coronavirus...

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 2020-03-27 19:22 

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Lifespan furloughs some employees due to 'extremely low' patient counts...

Lifespan has temporarily furloughed some employees because of "extremely low" patient counts and unit consolidations in some areas due to the coronavirus epidemic, the health system said Friday.Anyone affected by the move will remain a Lifespan em...

 2020-03-27 18:02 

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Coronavirus in R.I.: Restaurateurs hopeful for loans after update from Washington...

Rhode Island restaurateurs are feeling their first glimpses of economic hope after a conference call with Sen. Jack Reed, during which they heard about the proposed loans to get restaurants back on their feet."It was probably the most informative sess...

 2020-03-27 17:37 

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Massachusetts governor asks visitors to self-quarantine; taxes delayed...

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday he is asking visitors arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tightens its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The Republican governor said travelers coming into Ma...

 2020-03-27 17:35 

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Dentists struggle after routine care canceled, but still treat emergencies...

PROVIDENCE The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on dentistry in Rhode Island, with routine visits canceled and some practices forced to lay off staff as income decreases. Still, dentists remain committed to providing emergency services and some are u...

 2020-03-27 17:26 

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R.I. restaurateurs hopeful for loans after update from Washington...

Rhode Island restaurateurs are feeling their first glimpses of economic hope after a conference call with Sen. Jack Reed, during which they heard about proposed loans to get restaurants back on their feet."It was probably the most informative session ...

 2020-03-27 17:06 

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House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronav...

 2020-03-27 16:38 

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38 new coronavirus cases in R.I.; Raimondo extends closure of restaurant dining rooms through April 13...

PROVIDENCE -- Thirty-eight new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Rhode Island since Thursday, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 203.Raimondo said 28 people are hospitalized. She strongly urged peop...

 2020-03-27 16:36 

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'Critical' shortage of N95 masks at Lifespan amid coronavirus pandemic...

PROVIDENCE -- Lifespan has just two weeks worth of N95 masks left, and will curtail their use even further to stretch its critically low supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said in an email to staff Thursday.The shortages of so-called person...

 2020-03-27 16:36 

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Pawtucket police find woman hiding under car, charge her with stabbing boyfriend...

PAWTUCKET -- A 43-year-old woman found hiding under a car with a pair of scissors in her hand is accused of stabbing her boyfriend, according to the Pawtucket police.Yves Bernadette Sylvain, of Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, was charged with domestic felo...

 2020-03-27 16:28 

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'Now you're infected,' Suspect says while coughing in Conn. trooper's face...

PUTNAM - "Now you're infected."Those were the words a handcuffed Putnam man uttered as he turned to a state trooper Thursday night and coughed before claiming he had the coronavirus, police said.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided f...

 2020-03-27 15:45 

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Red Stripe in East Greenwich closed permanently, victim of current conditions...

East Greenwich's Red Stripe has closed permanently. A statement from owner Encore Hospitality, said due to "current conditions" the lease will not be renewed and the restaurant is closed for good. The Providence Red Stripe will remain open.TO ...

 2020-03-27 15:30 

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R.I. Guard screening at State House entrance for coronavirus...

The Rhode Island National Guard is now involved with screening for persons showing flu-type symptoms at the State House and several other locations in addition to the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles.The Guard has personnel posted at the Department...

 2020-03-27 15:20 

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R.I. Foundation, United Way distribute $1.2 million to nonprofits stressed by virus outbreak...

PROVIDENCE -- Nonprofits whose finances have taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic got a helping hand on Friday when the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island announced the recipients of the first round of grants from a newly create...

 2020-03-27 15:03 

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Champlin Foundation to donate $1.6M to RI COVID fight...

The Champlin Foundation said Friday it will donate $1.6 million to help Rhode Island fight the spread of COVID-19, including money for hospitals to expand their coronavirus testing capacity.The commitment will include a $1 million fund that organizations ...

 2020-03-27 14:45 

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2 EG firefighters quarantined after responding to crash involving driver who should have been home...

Two members of the East Greenwich Fire Department are in self-quarantine because of possible exposure to the coronavirus."This means that each firefighter must come off the frontlines and remain out of work until testing results are confirmed," th...

 2020-03-27 14:00 

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Providence police officer tests positive for coronavirus...

A Providence police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the city's police and fire ranks.Commissioner Steven M. Par said the officer has been home and off the job since he or she began dealing with flu-like sym...

 2020-03-27 13:24 

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Providence Fire Department transporting more patients with flu symptoms...

The number of people receiving Fire Rescue transport to the hospital for flu-type symptoms has remained at a higher volume in Providence over the past 24 hours, Public Safety Commissioner Steven Par said Friday morning.The city's emergency dispatchers...

 2020-03-27 13:05 

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R.I. up a notch to 13th in nation in per-capita coronavirus cases...

After reporting 33 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the state's largest number so far, Rhode Island climbed a notch to 13th most cases per capita among the 50 states Friday morning, when updated numbers from all the states were available.Rhode Island&#...

 2020-03-27 11:48 

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R.I. casinos to stay closed indefinitely...

The Twin River casinos in Tiverton and Lincoln will stay closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.Rhode Island Lottery Director Gerald Aubin on Thursday informed Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino of the closing order.TO OUR READ...

 2020-03-27 10:59 

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British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus.Johnson's office says he was tested after showing mild symptoms,Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country's re...

 2020-03-27 10:39 

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With 33 more cases of coronavirus, RIDOH updates town-by-town breakdown...

The Rhode Island Department of Health announced 33 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the state's total to 165. The department also updated the town-by-town breakdown.Providence leads the state with 51 cases, up nine cases from Wednesday&#...

 2020-03-27 10:15 

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In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over...

 2020-03-27 10:04 

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Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — With rare bipartisanship and speed, Washington is about to deliver massive, unprecedented legislation to speed help to people and businesses as the coronavirus pandemic takes a devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care s...

 2020-03-27 01:17 

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Providence neighbors raise their voices against a global scourge...

PROVIDENCE — On a stoop overlooking the Dexter Training Ground, with her husband, Dylan, holding their baby, Copeland, 14 months, Jenica Conley began singing "Lean on Me" at 6:03 p.m.About 20 people heard it live, mostly neighbors standing o...

 2020-03-27 00:57 

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Warwick homeowners get $24,000 bills for sewer project...

WARWICK -- The new $6-million sewer system in a section of the Governor Francis Farms neighborhood will cost each household about $24,000.That's the assessment that homeowners received last week. The amount does not include future sewer fees or intere...

 2020-03-27 00:48 

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With many stuck at home, R.I. advocates concerned about increase in domestic violence...

In the midst of a global pandemic, health officials are urging people to stay home to protect themselves from a rapidly spreading virus.But for some, another type of danger lies inside.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public se...

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