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 2020-03-27 06:23 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 

Pawtucket Times

On NYC's front lines, health workers worry they will be next...

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse died from coronavirus after working nonstop for weeks at a hospital where staffers frustrated with dwindling supplies posed in gowns made of trash bags. An emergency room doctor fears he had the virus long......

 2020-03-27 06:19 

TheWesterlySun.com

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

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 2020-03-27 06:16 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 

TheWesterlySun.com

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 

TheWesterlySun.com

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....

 2020-03-27 06:04 

TheWesterlySun.com

Police logs: Thursday, March 26, 2020...

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 2020-03-27 06:00 

TheWesterlySun.com

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

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 2020-03-27 05:58 

TheWesterlySun.com

Connecticut to decrease COVID-19 testing, death toll at 21...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut plans to decrease testing for the new coronavirus, giving priority to the very sick, health care workers and front-line responders, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday....

 2020-03-27 05:57 

TheWesterlySun.com

Guest Opinion: U.S.needs a war effort to battle coronavirus threat...

As America battles the invisible enemy of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), an exponentially growing silent killer, we find ourselves in a situation that is unprecedented in scale, a danger to...

 2020-03-27 05:56 

TheWesterlySun.com

OSDRI offers help to unemployed veterans...

In an effort to help unemployed veterans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island is working with employers at Honeywell, Amazon, and CVS to link veterans directly...

 2020-03-27 05:48 

Pawtucket Times

US cases now most in world, US capital sees more infections...

The United States's caseload of coronavirus infections surged to the most in the world and its capital reported more infections as Italy shut most of its industry and masses of Indian day laborers received food rations after a lockdown put......

 2020-03-27 05:43 

Pawtucket Times

Coronavirus cases hit 2 largest US cities differently...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles recorded its first case of coronavirus five weeks before New York City, yet it's New York that is now the U.S. epicenter of the disease....

 2020-03-27 05:03 

Pawtucket Times

Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?...

In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren't essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. In other places, officials are stopping background checks for concealed carry permits. Elsewher...

 2020-03-27 05:01 

Pawtucket Times

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

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

 2020-03-27 04:37 

Pawtucket Times

A New York doctor's story: 'Too many people are dying alone'...

NEW YORK (AP) — As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Kamini Doobay has always known that death is part of the territory when trying to care for the city's sickest....

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Podcasts to Listen To: 5 Things and the most reliable news podcasts to listen to...

Information is valuable. During a global crisis, reliable information becomes priceless. As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic,...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Live Streams to check out: Zoos and aquariums online...

There might be no better way to give the family a distraction or to fill up some down time than peaking in on some of the most unique creatures on the...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Today's Workout column: Slow bicycle crunch works whole core...

Whether we want to or not we are all spending a lot more time at home. Although gym schedules have been temporarily interrupted, our fitness schedule can...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

MLK Center food pantry sees heightened demand during coronavirus pandemic...

NEWPORT — During the past week, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center food pantry served about as many people as it typically does in...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Report: Sailor at Naval Station Newport tests positive for coronavirus...

NEWPORT — At least one person located at Naval Station Newport has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Navy Times reported that on Thursday the...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Movie review: Psychological thriller 'Swallow' goes down like nails - and that's a good thing...

Hunter Conrad is living the life of luxury, with a filthy rich and well-connected husband with whom she resides in an expansive hilltop house featuring...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Caterers seeing events postponed, business canceled because of coronavirus in R.I....

Rhode Island restaurants can't serve meals in their dining rooms, but many are surviving by serving takeout.What do caterers do?Two large local ones...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Play Life, Live Games column: Game studios trying to make self isolation easier...

Being stuck inside the house for an extended period of time can get boring.Video games can definitely help with that.Several game studios have been trying...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Movie review: 'Crip Camp' spotlights disability rights...

A favorite at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Crip Camp" is about a camp for disabled kids that spawned the disability rights...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Mangino column: DOJ seeks to curtail rights during health emergency...

Columns share an author's personal perspective.*****In the face of a surging COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Justice has asked Congress...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

DEAR ABBY: Avoidance of healthy choices could derail blooming romance...

DEAR ABBY: I've had an 18-year-old girlfriend for six months (I'm 24). She's a sweet girl who's caring, thoughtful and respectful. Every day typically...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Movie review: 'The Banker' is worth investing your time...

After sitting in escrow for four months, fledgling Apple TV+ stakes its first public offering on an in-house movie in "The Banker," an old-...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

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...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

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,...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Coronavirus closures force Common Fence Point to go digital for annual benefit...

Since 1993, Common Fence Music has been providing the communities of Aquidneck Island and the East Bay with showcases of folk and world music concerts...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Homemade with heart: A simple recipe from simpler times...

On the last night before the Spanish state of emergency went into effect, in the only restaurant in the village atop the narrow valley, people gathered...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Bozelko column: How many crimes have you committed?...

Columns share an author's personal perspective.*****Former movie producer and current Inmate No. 20B0584 Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Riot of color: Flowering shrubs can wake up spring gardens...

Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and the flowers are opening. As a child, I remember early spring as being a...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

38 new coronavirus cases in R.I.; total now 203...

PROVIDENCE -- Thirty-eight new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Rhode Island since Thursday, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced, bringing the total...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Food distribution planned at Oxbow Farms...

Middletown The town of Middletown announced a new food distribution initiative and reminded residents of some programs already in place.The town...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Granlund cartoon: Nest eggs?...

Dave Granlund cartoon on 401(K) plans and the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Small Newport County businesses see some ups, but more downs during coronavirus...

The impact of the coronavirus crisis has been varied for small businesses involved in the trades and providing supplies. Some are weathering it, but...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

'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...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Sales are down but support is up as Newport-area restaurants face extension of coronavirus forced dine-in shutdown...

NEWPORT -- Governor Gina Raimondo extended the executive order to not allow dine-in service at restaurants, bars and cafes on Friday at her daily press...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

GUEST VIEW: Social distancing is best safeguard for everyone...

Guest views are the view of the author and not The Daily News.The Middletown Emergency Operations Center is working daily to make sure that everyone in...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Coronavirus should be a wake-up call for all...

More actions needed to restrict gun sales during pandemicIn the Newport Daily News of March 21 there was an article on the rise in gun sales with a very...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Budget Comittee recommends Tiverton schools get a 2% increase...

Budget committee recommends schools get 2 percent increaseTIVERTON — Some Budget Committee members apologized to the School Committee chairman after...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Looking Up column: Binoculars give a closer look at the sky...

It is well worth a step outside the next clear, dark night, despite the early spring chill. Even a few minutes with eyes alone will allow you to sweep...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

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...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Granlund cartoon: Trump's second opinion...

Dave Granlund cartoon on President Donald Trump and the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Weatherford cartoon: Pelosi's pork...

Joey Weatherford cartoon on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the economic stimulus bill....

 2020-03-27 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Newport area weather: March 28-29...

COASTAL RHODE ISLANDSaturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 50. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Saturday Night:...

 2020-03-27 02:56 

WPRI

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RI among few states with no COVID-19 deaths...

A Target 12 analysis of cases, deaths and population across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., however, shows Rhode Island could be benefiting from its size....

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