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 2020-03-31 21:00 

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Washington County courthouse in South Kingstown to close; Newport also to be shuttered...

The state courts tomorrow, April 1, will shut down two county courthouses in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis....

 2020-03-31 18:13 

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Norwich man is first COVID-19 death reported in Uncas Health District...

A Norwich man was announced as the Uncas Health District's first COVID-19 fatality this morning. Here's the agency's statement:...

 2020-03-31 17:50 

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The Sun will stand with the community through this crisis, as it has since 1893...

As the United States faces its worst public health crisis in a century, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you....

 2020-03-31 17:49 

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Hungry? Here's a rundown of local restaurants and their takeout/delivery statuses....

The new state restrictions on restaurants and bars to fight the coronavirus pandemic have prevented local residents from going out to eat. But many South County establishments are still serving...

 2020-03-31 16:39 

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Ways you can help or be helped: Fundraisers, discounts and volunteer opportunities...

Fundraisers...

 2020-03-31 16:31 

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Here's the latest status of local libraries, banks, groceries and social service agencies...

Editor's note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much everything to do around the region has been canceled. Until this public health crisis passes, here's a list of local social...

 2020-03-31 03:56 

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Rhode Island gas prices continue to nosedive...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island continues to nosedive as residents out of a job or working from home amid the coronavirus...

 2020-03-31 03:55 

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Have a COVID-19 response question? Ask Caswell on Facebook....

WESTERLY — If you're looking for a way to get information on the town's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a little entertainment and connection (virtual of course)...

 2020-03-31 03:55 

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Have a COVID-19 response question? Ask Caswell on Facebook....

WESTERLY — If you're looking for a way to get information on the town's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a little entertainment and connection (virtual of course)...

 2020-03-31 03:51 

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Governor 'heartbroken' after 11 residents die at vets home...

BOSTON (AP) — The superintendent of a Massachusetts veteran's home was removed from his duties Monday after 11 residents died, including at least five who had tested positive for coronavirus...

 2020-03-31 03:50 

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Connecticut setting up 'hospitals in a box' to grow capacity...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said plans are underway to expand hospital bed capacity in Connecticut to prepare for the anticipated surge in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, including...

 2020-03-31 03:50 

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PHOTOS: The new normal . National Guard checkpoints all around...

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 2020-03-31 03:48 

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Rhode Island extends remote learning to end of April...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — School children in Rhode Island will continue distance learning through at least the end of April as the state grapples with the growing coronavirus pandemic, Gov....

 2020-03-31 03:46 

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Lathrop Insurance, The Andrea announce financial matches for chamber One Fund...

WESTERLY — Two local businesses have announced financial matches to benefit a Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce initiative focused on responding to the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-03-31 03:46 

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Lathrop Insurance, The Andrea announce financial matches for chamber One Fund...

WESTERLY — Two local businesses have announced financial matches to benefit a Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce initiative focused on responding to the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-03-30 04:56 

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Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations...

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — This is a story about bosses and their workers, in the dark days of COVID-19. It's also a story about how one good turn deserves another...

 2020-03-30 04:55 

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Letter: Latham's virus assertions are patently false...

I feel compelled to respond to the letter "Thanking God Trump's in charge of crisis" in Thursday's Westerly Sun. I have no expectation of changing the mind of Mr. Latham,...

 2020-03-30 04:55 

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At the Library: Ways to watch movies while quarantined...

I am writing this column from within the library, although we are currently closed to the public. We hope this closure will help to flatten the curve of virus cases...

 2020-03-30 04:53 

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Construction begins on Ninigret Park information kiosk...

CHARLESTOWN — Work began Tuesday on a new kiosk at Ninigret Park. The new structure will provide more information on the park's layout, history, and activities....

 2020-03-30 04:50 

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Expanded visitor quarantine order in Rhode Island; Connecticut gets federal help...

A look at developments related to the coronavirus around New England:...

 2020-03-30 04:49 

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The Sun will stand with the community through this crisis, as it has since 1893...

As the United States faces its worst public health crisis in a century, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you....

 2020-03-30 04:42 

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New Ocean Community web page aims to assist businesses during, after COVID-19 crisis...

WESTERLY — A new web page created by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Foundation is being used to assist business owners, workers, local nonprofits, and health care organizations as...

 2020-03-30 04:38 

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One bright spot amid the coronavirus lockdown: The birds are coming back!...

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 2020-03-29 04:37 

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Grey Sail's new distillery turns its production to hand sanitizer, in the spirit of the times...

WESTERLY — The operators of Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island are using their sister venture, South County Distillers, to make hand sanitizer, a sought-after commodity in the fight to...

 2020-03-29 04:36 

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Quarantine expands; National Guard knocks on doors looking for New Yorkers to notify...

WESTERLY — The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that...

 2020-03-29 04:35 

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PHOTOS: National Guard back in Westerly as door-to-door effort begins...

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 2020-03-29 04:34 

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DeGrave resigns as Dunn's Corners fire chief; committee to review leadership roles...

WESTERLY — After two years as leader of the Dunn's Corners Fire Department, Christopher P. DeGrave is preparing to turn over the reins....

 2020-03-29 04:33 

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Trump backs off quarantine idea, travel advisory for Connecticut...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut political leaders had mixed views — and lots of questions — after President Donald Trump said Saturday a coronavirus quarantine might be needed for residents...

 2020-03-29 04:29 

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Mastroianni elected Republican Town Committee chairman in Stonington...

STONINGTON — Borough resident and Burgess Shaun Mastroianni was unanimously elected chairman of the Stonington Republican Town Committee at a special meeting held Thursday night that was conducted in part...

 2020-03-29 04:27 

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Massachusetts' cases jump by more than 1,000...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A look at developments related to the new coronavirus around New England:...

 2020-03-29 04:25 

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In My Own Shoes: No! Can't! Closed! Canceled! STOP!...

This may not sit well with some, however it is not my intention to offend anyone....

 2020-03-29 04:24 

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Postscripts: Nothing says social distancing quite like a hand-rolled cigar...

Quinn Colson, the former U.S. Army Ranger come home to clean up his corruption-giddy rural Mississippi county, is the hero in a series of richly regional mysteries by Ace Atkins,...

 2020-03-29 02:01 

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Senior Docket for March 29...

Senior Docket...

 2020-03-28 22:40 

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Governor issues new, harsher COVID-19 restrictions...

PROVIDENCE — At her Saturday media briefing, Gov. Gina Raimondo said that with only about half of Rhode Islanders complying with social distancing directives, it was time to crack down....

 2020-03-28 04:11 

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CCRI to remain on remote learning, commencement canceled...

WARWICK — The Community College of Rhode Island will remain on a remote teaching format for the remainder of the semester, scheduled to end May 8. The decision was made...

 2020-03-28 04:10 

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United Way day of giving to benefit local non-profits...

United Way of Rhode Island has created a statewide day of giving called #401Gives. Funds for over 300 non-profits in Rhode Island will be raised when the community needs it...

 2020-03-28 04:09 

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Visitors told to quarantine in Massachusetts; health commissioner tests positive...

BOSTON (AP) — All visitors arriving in Massachusetts are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tightens its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov....

 2020-03-28 04:07 

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National Guard, police patrolling border to inform New Yorkers of quarantine; door-to-door notifications to start today...

WESTERLY — Officials detailed the town's efforts to encourage people from New York in town to take shelter from the COVID-19 outbreak in their second homes to self-quarantine for 14...

 2020-03-28 04:07 

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Initiative aims to better connect Stonington seniors with community services...

STONINGTON — Town officials are using the COVID-19 public health crisis to send a message to the senior and disabled community that they are not alone....

 2020-03-28 04:06 

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Fairfield County fund raises $1 million, quickly needs...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A southwestern Connecticut foundation raised $1 million in pledges over the past week to help nonprofits in the county hit hardest by the coronavirus. But demand...

 2020-03-28 04:06 

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Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets...

The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them millions to try to contain the disease just as businesses are shutting down and tax revenue is...

 2020-03-28 04:04 

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Rhode Island prepares for a surge in virus cases...

PROVIDENCE (AP) — While Rhode Island's response to the outbreak has been solid, the state is unprepared for a huge surge in cases such as experienced in New York and...

 2020-03-27 21:50 

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Governor steps up quarantine directives for New York visitors...

PROVIDENCE — At her Friday COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Gina Raimondo added door-to-door checks by local police and members of the National Guard to the effort ensure that people coming to...

 2020-03-27 20:11 

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You really should wash those groceries you just fought for. Here's how....

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 2020-03-27 06:23 

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2nd Stonington resident test postive for COVID-19; residents urged to stay home...

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the first selectmen in both Stonington and North Stonington have issued a shelter-in-place order calling for all residents...

 2020-03-27 06:21 

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Westerly finance board sends $95.17M budget to council; 3.75% tax hike planned...

WESTERLY — The Board of Finance voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $95,170,690 proposed municipal and schools budget for 2020-21....

 2020-03-27 06:19 

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PHOTOS: New signs warn of quarantine rules for newcomers to town...

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 2020-03-27 06:16 

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Richmond Planning Board denies master-plan approval for housing project...

RICHMOND — Meeting Tuesday night using live-streaming video in keeping with current coronavirus restrictions, members of the Planning Board voted to deny master-plan approval to the Highlander Estates major land...

 2020-03-27 06:14 

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Rhode Island nearly broke, takes $300 million in loans; New York restrictions put in place...

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers on Thursday approved as much as $300 million in emergency borrowing to help the state pay its bills with the economy virtually shut down...

 2020-03-27 06:04 

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Charlestown home damaged in Thursday morning fire; no injuries reported...

CHARLESTOWN — An early morning fire caused significant damage to a Crossland Street home Thursday morning, but officials said residents were able to escape the blaze uninjured....

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