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 2020-03-31 18:21 

Pawtucket Times

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities...

BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure......

 2020-03-31 18:13 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 18:05 

Pawtucket Times

The Latest: Ethiopian election postponed because of virus...

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death....

 2020-03-31 18:01 

WPRI

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US death toll from the virus eclipses China's official count...

China on Tuesday reported just one new death from the coronavirus and 48 new cases, claiming that all new infections came from overseas. In Wuhan, people were ready to "revenge shop" as the Chinese......

 2020-03-31 17:56 

Pawtucket Times

Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships...

MIAMI (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on another ship's coronavir...

 2020-03-31 17:52 

Pawtucket Times

RI Lottery...

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Tuesday:...

 2020-03-31 17:52 

Pawtucket Times

Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game...

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:...

 2020-03-31 17:50 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 17:20 

Providence Journal

R.I. Superior Court launches coronavirus business-protection program...

PROVIDENCE -- The state Superior Court announced Tuesday that it would launch a program to provide temporary protections to Rhode Island businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis.Under the plan, which is a collaboration with the Rhode Island Bar Assoc...

 2020-03-31 17:13 

Providence Journal

US death toll from the virus eclipses China's official count...

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,500 Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count, as the deepening crisis in New York hit close to home for the governor when he disclosed, teary-eyed, that his brother, CNN an...

 2020-03-31 17:10 

WPRI

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COVID-19 Projection Models...

Interactive U.S. and State-by-State Coronavirus Predictive Data Visualization Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Hospital Resource Use and Deaths Projections for entire U.S. or sel......

 2020-03-31 16:48 

WPRI

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Video Now: Your questions answered on applying for unemployment in RI...

Target 12's Tim White and Ted Nesi explain how long it should take for your claim to be processed....

 2020-03-31 16:43 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout...

Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others a......

 2020-03-31 16:39 

TheWesterlySun.com

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

Fundraisers...

 2020-03-31 16:36 

Providence Journal

4 additional deaths, 86 new coronavirus cases in R.I.; Raimondo closing parks and beaches...

PROVIDENCE -- Four Rhode Islanders have died of coronavirus and 86 new coronavirus cases have been identified since Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 488, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday.Fifty-nine are hospitalized, which Rai...

 2020-03-31 16:31 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 16:24 

Providence Journal

R.I. food bank asks most to pause grocery shopping Wednesday and Thursday to make room for food-stamp recipients...

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is asking most Rhode Islanders to "pause" from grocery shopping Wednesday and Thursday as those who receive food stamps are expected to visit stores in large numbers."Many of them haven't been able to s...

 2020-03-31 16:15 

Providence Journal

Officials cancel May Brimfield flea market due to coronavirus...

BRIMFIELD - Out of concern for the threat of spreading coronavirus, selectmen have voted to cancel the May version of Brimfield Antiques Show & Flea Markets.On their webpage, the organizers of the event announced that the spring event was canceled. It was...

 2020-03-31 15:46 

Providence Journal

R.I.'s congressional delegation mostly working from home after Washington vote...

PROVIDENCE -- Three of the four Democrats in Rhode Island's congressional delegation hunkered down at home in Rhode Island after returning from votes in Washington, D.C., last week on the $2-trillion coronavirus relief package.The fourth, U.S. Rep. Da...

 2020-03-31 15:36 

WPRI

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RI governor, Health Dept. to provide coronavirus update at 1 pm Tuesday...

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott have scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference to update residents on the state's coronavirus situation....

 2020-03-31 15:24 

WPRI

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Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests...

The world's largest hotel company says approximately 5.2 million guests may have been affected....

 2020-03-31 15:22 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Florida sheriff wants new leads following Netflix series 'Tiger King'...

A Florida sheriff is asking for new leads in the disappearance of the former husband of a big cat sanctuary owner featured in the new Netflix series "Tiger King."...

 2020-03-31 15:05 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Police: Pawtucket gas station robbed at knifepoint...

The suspect mentioned having a firearm, according to police, but one was never shown nor seen....

 2020-03-31 15:02 

Providence Journal

U.S. gas price average falls below $2 per gallon...

PROVIDENCE -- The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at self-service pumps has fallen below $2 per gallon for the first time in four years, AAA Northeast says.The Rhode Island average is higher, $2.109, but nearly one-third of the ...

 2020-03-31 14:27 

Providence Journal

Shingle-style contemporary near Second Beach sells for $3.6 million...

MIDDLETOWN A five-bedroom, shingle-style contemporary at 444 Purgatory Rd. recently sold for $3.6 million, according Hogan Associates Real Estate, the agency that represented the buyer.The 5,200-square-foot house, designed by A. Tesa Architecture and buil...

 2020-03-31 14:23 

WPRI

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Newsfeed Now Coronavirus: 'Facts Not Fear' morning update March 31, 2020...

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to ......

 2020-03-31 14:14 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier...

ome Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new worke......

 2020-03-31 14:06 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Walmart to begin temperature checks for employees in US stores...

Walmart said it will take the temperatures of associates when they first report to work, make masks and gloves available to associates, and continue to "promote social distancing" in th......

 2020-03-31 13:51 

Providence Journal

Florida pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.According to ja...

 2020-03-31 13:47 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Wall Street dips, on pace for worst quarter since 2008...

Stocks are falling modestly in early trading on Wall Street as investors close out a brutal first quarter....

 2020-03-31 13:45 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Mass. District Attorneys respond to petition for release of inmates due to risk of COVID-19...

The Massachusetts District Attorneys have responded to the petition filed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court by the Committee for Public Counsel Services and the Massachusetts Association ......

 2020-03-31 13:44 

Providence Journal

R.I. judiciary closes Newport, Washington County courthouses...

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell announced Tuesday the closure of the McGrath Judicial Complex in South Kingstown and Newport's Murray Judicial Complex from April 1 through April 17 in response to the novel corona...

 2020-03-31 13:37 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

White House turns to statistical models for virus forecast...

Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible....

 2020-03-31 13:25 

Providence Journal

Pawtucket police seek help ID'ing suspect in convenience-store holdup...

PAWTUCKET The police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a convenience-store robbery Sunday night.Detective Sgt. Christopher E. LeFort said a masked man held up the Newport Express store at 54 Newport Ave. at about 9:30 p.m. He s...

 2020-03-31 13:16 

WPRI

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Local author pens 'coronavirus diary'...

Local author, Vanessa Lillie, chronicles these strange times through her new coronavirus diary, "Home, but not Alone" in The Providence Journal. She joins The Rhode Show to talk more ab......

 2020-03-31 12:42 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Brown grad living in South Korea says the country was well-prepared to handle pandemic...

Silva tells Eyewitness News that in South Korea, coronavirus became of concern in late December 2019 to early January 2020 and he has been in quarantine for about five weeks. He adds he has not bee......

 2020-03-31 12:25 

Providence Journal

Mass. 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 and another five whose results are pending.Bennett Wal...

 2020-03-31 12:01 

Providence Journal

Block Island police chief: Be kind, pandemic will pass...

The police chief on Block Island says he's received reports about poor and aggressive treatment of people from other states who are staying in their island summer homes during the coronavirus crisis."Let us not devolve into a modern-day episode of...

 2020-03-31 11:04 

Providence Journal

After being born on 9/11, Newport's Lilly Bestoso finds her childhood book-ended by tragedies...

NEWPORT Lilly Bestoso, a senior at Rogers High School, was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and now she and her classmates are completing their high school careers while at home during another crisis facing the nation."They';re the most important times of m...

 2020-03-31 10:53 

Providence Journal

Chicken soup feeds the elderly and the soul of Tiverton...

Chicken soup is on the menu Wednesday in Tiverton.Get your orders in soon.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the coronavirus outbreak. Sign up for our daily or breaking newsletters to stay informed. Please s...

 2020-03-31 10:47 

WPRI

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Local Photographer's 'Windows of Hope' Supports Main Street Businesses...

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — Photographer Cait Costa comes from a family of small business owners. "Me being a small business myself, I woke up last Friday morning and just felt so terrible ......

 2020-03-31 10:27 

Providence Journal

After being born on 9/11, Newport's Lilly Bestoso finds her childhood book-ended by tragedies...

NEWPORT Lilly Bestoso, a senior at Rogers High School, was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and now she and her classmates are completing their high school careers while at home during another crisis facing the nation."They';re the most important times of m...

 2020-03-31 10:05 

Providence Journal

Global stocks mostly rise amid continuing outbreak worries...

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher after China reported strong manufacturing data, extending an overnight rally on Wall Street.France's CAC 40 added 1.5% in early trading to 4,443.47. Germany's DAX gained 2.5% to 10,063.41, while ...

 2020-03-31 09:59 

WPRI

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Patriots, Revolution to provide 1.4 million meals to military families...

Volunteers will create around 50,000 "Vital Food Packages," containing nonperishable foods and nutritionist-developed recipes to sustain a 14-day period for two people....

 2020-03-31 08:57 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Weather Now: Damp Start, But Turning Partly Sunny This Afternoon...

TODAY: Overcast with a few sprinkles and flurries early this morning... then drier with clouds slowly giving way to partial sun in the afternoon. Chilly with highs only in the low to mid 40s. N......

 2020-03-31 08:04 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

11 veterans dead, several residents, staff exposed to COVID-19 at Holyoke Soldiers' Home...

The superintendent of Holyoke Soldier's Home has been placed on paid administrative leave effective immediately, according to the Office of Health and Human Services on Monday....

 2020-03-31 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Poll: How will you spend your stimulus dollars?...

Stimulus monies are expected to go out sometime in the next few weeks. How are you planning to use these funds? Vote in our poll below and please share...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Doors closed, phone lines on as Tiverton library becomes call center during coronavirus pandemic...

TIVERTON — The doors will remain closed at the town's two public libraries, but beginning Wednesday the telephone lines at the main library...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

Newport Daily News

For R.I. pharmacists, virus is a formula for stress...

They contend with shortages of drugs used to treat chronic illnesses (because word gets out that they can be used to treat COVID-19), patients trying to...

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