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An Open Letter to Our Daycare Teachers:: Thank YouIn our country, many families must quickly face the decision to go back to work or stay home after their baby arrives.

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John Nicholas Brown Center and Lippitt House Museum collaborate on voting rights websiteBrown and RISD students collaborate with the Lippitt house Museum to create a new website about the history of voting rights in Rhode Island.

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The Vox Hunters will perform a free live-stream concert for Common Fence Music on June 21The concert can be accessed by a link provided at. on the day of the show.

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Newport Tour Guides and Greeters News: Our churches are re-openingPeople are anxious to return to public worship. The long several month drought is over.

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C19 In Ri: Jonathan Acosta"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!"

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ACLU sues Rhode Island DLT for unemployment benefit issuesThe American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit against the Rhode Island Department Wednesday for not giving people warning or reason for stopping their unemployment benefits.

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RI Board of Education lays out potential plans for summer, fall learningFrom summer learning to college enrollment, top school officials on Wednesday laid out what they do and do not know about the future of education.

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A PrayerI have never been a religious person. I protested each Monday night that I had to go to catechism and never attended again after my First Communion.

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NEA Rhode Island: Lay-off notices? Just follow the rulesIt is shameful to see some superintendents and school committees take advantage of budget uncertainty by playing fast and loose with layoff notices..." Over the Memorial Day weekend UpriseRI heard from teachers who were receiving notice of layoffs and facing funding cuts."

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Recap: Newport City Council MeetingOn Wednesday at 6:30 pm, Newport City Council hosted a regular council meeting. Here's the full video and a recap of the meeting;.

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Flat Waves Food ShackHi everyone! We are a few days away! This Thursday, May 28, Flat Waves Food Shack will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the PHS Music Program!

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RIDE approves Newport school projectWith considerable concern about the state's ability to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in school construction projects, the Rhode Island Department of Education's Council on Elementary and Secondary Education today approved what it termed the "necessity" of Newport's $106.3 million school construction proposal, along with several other...

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New gym rules released; GOP seeks nursing home oversightGyms and fitness studios will be subject to new rules when they're allowed to reopen Monday as part of the state's second phase of resuming its economy from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov.

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New Guidelines for RI Gyms, Fitness Centers UnveiledGov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday provided guidelines on the reopening of gyms and fitness centers when Rhode Island begins Phase 2 of reopening.

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Staying Home: TNRI helps renters struggling to pay"During a global pandemic I don't think people should be kicked out on the street, and I don't think people should have to pay rent debt," says Olivia B., an organizer with Tenant Network Rhode Island.

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Save The Bay transforms its annual Taste of The Bay event into a fundraiser for its partners in the food and beverage industriesThis year, the organization has transformed the event into a fundraiser for the vendors whose food and drink have been enjoyed at the event in recent years.

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Childhood immunizations down 40 percent in Rhode IslandChildhood immunizations is down 40 percent in Rhode Island. "All of the vaccines are given at very specific times because that's when they're most vulnerable to these infections," said Dr. Michael Koster, infectious disease expert at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

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Fitness Centers and Gyms to Open: Summary of the governor's May 27 press conferenceGovernor Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott gave the COVID-19 press conference at 2:30pm today at The Vets.

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Rhode Island Pension Fund Earns $452 million in April 2020The Best of Newport, RI. Newport Buzz is the leading News Source for Breaking News, What's New and To-Do in Newport, RI.

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GOP lawmakers blast Democrats for their response to R.I. nursing home deathsRepublicans in the Rhode Island House said Wednesday that Democratic political leaders have failed to adequately oversee how the administration is handling the high death toll in the state's nursing homes.

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PPAC Announces Updated Schedule for 2020/2021 SeasonProvidence, RI - Today, J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, President and CEO of the Providence Performing Arts Center , unveiled a new performance schedule for PPAC's upcoming 2020/2021 Broadway Season.

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Rhode Island releases reopening guidelines for gyms and fitness centersRhode Island has released specific guidelines for the reopening of gyms and fitness centers in the state, which could happen as early as next Monday.

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Rhode Island CIO departsAlec Stais left his position as chief investment officer of the $8.3 billion Rhode Island Employees' Retirement System, Providence, for a similar position with Providence Health and Services in Renton, Wash.

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Latinos hit hardest by coronavirus in Rhode Island need 'tailored approach,' officials sayAs the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately infects Latinos in Rhode Island, Hispanic officials have urged specific steps, such as more bilingual information and a look at longer-term inequities.

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ACLU sues over frozen unemployment insurance payments"So many families depend on unemployment in these hard times. It is outrageous that DLT is stopping benefits without any notice at all." ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys Ellen Saideman and Lynette Labinger today filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the state Department of Labor and Training's actions in summarily freezing weekly...

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It's Summer At Pedestrian Bridge"I'm here all week." Head down to the pedestrian bridge, say hello to Chris, and have a Del's.

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What Sold: 17 Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactionsAquidneck Island real estate sales and transactions on What's Up Newp are brought to you by OUR Real Estate, a locally owned full service, boutique brokerage and lifestyle company.

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NEW: MA Officials Say They Too Have Been Target Like RI By Unemployment Claim ScamMassachusetts state officials announced Wednesday morning that criminal enterprises are in possession of stolen personal information from earlier national data breaches have been attempting to file large amounts of illegitimate unemployment claims through the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance system.

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Providence College administrators owe the community an apology and a plan for systemic change"How was it, I wondered, that these students did not understand their positionality as white, college-educated students in a majority black and brown, working class neighborhood?"

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Reopening plans, privacy concerns and budget uncertaintyHi there! I'm Ian Donnis, the political reporter at Rhode Island's NPR member station, The Public's Radio.

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RI Realtors giving back with matching grant programWe have recently launched a new and improved website. To continue reading, you will need to either log into your subscriber account, or purchase a new subscription.

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Coalition Offers Rhode Island Officials Path to Walking, Bicycling SuccessStudies that compare the return on investment of bicycle improvements with car-specific road improvements consistently demonstrate dramatically lower cost and higher return from bicycle investments.

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COVID-19 in Rhode IslandGovernor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, May 27th.

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No Express Buses to RI Beaches This Summer — Raises Concerns About Coronavirus SpreadA RIPTA bus driver is raising concerns that there are no plans for direct beach service this summer on weekends — with more Rhode Island beaches expected to be reopened starting June 1.

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Justice Department Case Against Rhode Island Sports Legend Ernst Gets BoostThe U.S. Justice Department case against Rhode Island sports legend Gordie Ernst - once the head tennis coach at Georgetown University - appeared to get a boost on Tuesday when a parent involved in the college admission scheme agreed to a plea and admitted to paying Ernst $50,000 to "facilitate his child's acceptance to Georgetown University."

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Obituary for Dana E LutherDana E. Luther, 81, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on May 25, 2020. Dana was born in New York City, NY to Ira and Margaret Zwicker.

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RIDE to vote on Newport's $106.3 million proposal to renovate Pell and replace Rogers High SchoolThe Rhode Island Department of Education's Council on Elementary and Secondary Education will vote late this Wednesday afternoon whether to approve Newport's proposal to upgrade Pell Elementary School and replace Rogers High School, a combined $106.3 million proposal.

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Newport County restaurants offering take-out, delivery, outdoor diningTired of making lunch and dinner? Luckily, many of Newport County's restaurants are still open and ready to serve you via takeout and delivery.

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Chariho Class of 2020: Senior Dreydan Cianci immersed herself during her time at CharihoDreydan Cianci lives in Wyoming with her mother, father and older sister, but the 18-year-old Chariho senior hasn't spent a lot of time at home.

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Westerly fights arbitration award in 2017 crash involving officer; lawsuit likely headed for trialWESTERLY — A lawsuit stemming from a 2017 motor vehicle collision involving a Westerly police officer and a town resident appears headed for trial now that town officials have rejected.

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Rhode Island on track to start next phase of economic reopeningRhode Island is on schedule to launch the second phase of its economic reboot next week, given the successes of the Memorial Day weekend, Gov.

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PHOTO: Painting the stairs during a pandemicClick here to view this article from westerlysun.com.

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Charlestown woman killed in collision with utility poleWESTERLY — The police said a 55-year-old Charlestown woman has died after she suffered serious injuries when her car collided head-on with a utility pole in Bradford over the weekend.

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Westerly woman struck on Canal Street in mid-May diesWESTERLY — A 75-year-old woman who was seriously injured when she was struck in a crosswalk earlier this month has died, the police confirmed on Tuesday.

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Beacon Street man charged with first-degree child molestationWESTERLY — A Beacon Street man is facing charges after the police said a family member discovered he had sexual relations with a 12-year-old relative.

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Police logs: Tuesday, May 26, 2020Christopher J. Gonsalves, 42, of 28 Palmer Neck Road, Pawcatuck, was charged Monday with reckless driving by engaging officers in a high-speed pursuit.

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Gas prices unchanged despite increase in travel over Memorial Day weekendPROVIDENCE — The cost for gasoline remains steady in Rhode Island, with prices remaining the same this week despite an increase in travelers over Memorial Day weekend.

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Letter: North Stonington Fair yields life lessonsMany people in our local community have long anticipated their annual outings to the North Stonington Agricultural Fair, sponsored by the local Grange and Volunteer Fire Department.

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Letter: Reasons to vote no on Charlestown's budgetIf you voted against Charlestown's budget debacle last year, below are reasons to vote "no" this year.

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2020 primary elections: Which states are still going ahead with votes next weekDC will hold its election on 2 June as planned. District officials are encouraging voters to ask for absentee ballots and vote by mail, though the deadline to request a ballot was 26 May.

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Letter: Charlestown's budget plan right on the moneyEconomists are predicting a recession in our economy. According to the Federal Reserve, we are halfway to the point where we meet the criterion for a full-blown recession due to the impact of COVID-19.

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NBC 10 I-Team: Hand sanitizer, toilet paper top price gouging complaintsThe NBC 10 I-Team learned more than 400 Rhode Islanders have filed complaints with the Attorney General's Office about alleged price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic on items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, masks and gloves.

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U.S. Attorneys investigate reports of landlords harassing vulnerable tenants for sexAttorneys across the country, urging them to go after landlords who've allegedly harassed tenants for sex to make up for missed payments.

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Portsmouth's Ashley Adamson Awarded RI 2021 Teacher of the YearThe Rhode Island Department of Education named Ashley Adamson as the 2021 Teacher of the Year in a surprise outdoor ceremony Tuesday.

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Now Hiring: 65+ job opportunities available right nowLooking for a new gig, job, or career? Here's who's hiring in the Newport area right now.

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Cancer survivor from RI loses job, turns to art during pandemicA woman from Lincoln who overcame cancer more than 30 years ago and recently lost her job amid the coronavirus pandemic is literally drawing new inspiration from an old hobby.

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An open letter from in-door dining establishments that believe it is not safe to reopen"Rather than call on workers and customers to risk their lives for a livelihood and social experience that we all have been deprived of, we instead suggest that this energy and effort be directed at our government and its officials to do their job and protect this extremely important and equally vulnerable industry during this crisis."

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Rhode Island gas prices remain unchangedGas prices in Rhode Island remain unchanged from a week ago, AAA Northeast reported Tuesday.

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Governor Raimondo Emphasizes RI's Stability: Summary of May 26 press conferenceGovernor Gina Raimondo and DOH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave the COVID-19 press conference today at 11am at The Vets.

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Fire station home for sale Newport, Rhode Island, keeps the fire poleLocated in Newport, Rhode Island, the imposing brick building started life as a fire station in 1887.

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Rhode Island on track to start next phase of economic reopeningRhode Island is on schedule to launch the second phase of its economic reboot next week, given the successes of the Memorial Day weekend, Gov....

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Tenant Network RI hosting car parade around State House for eviction moratorium ThursdayEvictions are always inhumane, but especially so during a global public health crisis. Putting families on the street, in shelters, or forced to move into crowded living spaces with friends and family will only spread this virus, and make the lives of those already struggling even more difficult.

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Letter To The Editor: Support the school bondThe City Council meeting on May 27 is a critical milestone for the new school construction project.

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McKee urges relief for small businessPROVIDENCE, RI-Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of Rhode Island's Small Business Advocacy Council, today urged the state to create a CARES Act-funded grant program and a state-guaranteed loan strategy to help compensate small businesses that have been most financially impacted by COVID-19.

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A vice president who would help restore adult supervision in WashingtonAfter Harvard , Oxford and Yale Law School, she was an early recruit to a venture capital company whose premise was, she says, that "you could find talent all over the country," not just in hotbeds like Austin and Silicon Valley.

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Virtual Speaker Series — Athenaeum WednesdaysThe Providence Athenaeum presents Ex Libris, a series of programs featuring authors and scholars, early evening on Wednesdays.

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Larry Warner declares candidacy for Citywide Cranston City Council"Serving the community is important to me, and I feel that there is great potential to make a positive impact as a member of the Cranston City Council," wrote Warner in a press release.

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Rhode Island to Enter Next Phase of Reopening on June 1, Gov. SaysRhode Island is on track to being Phase 2 of reopening June 1, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday.

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What's Up This Week in Newport County: May 26Note - this list is updated daily as we find out about more events and meetings.

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C19 in RI: A Conversation on RI's General Assembly Reopening, Oversight and Socialism with Representative Mike Chippendale"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!"

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Flanders Legal Center Calls for Churches in RI to Have 50% CapacityThe Flanders Legal Center for Freedom issued an open letter to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo urging her to rescind her existing orders and to amend any contemplated orders and regulations that discriminate against churches and church-goers.

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Apponaug Brewing CompanyWhere to begin; with the rotating beer styles, delicious food, beautiful patio, or the fact that they were kind enough to let us use their brewery for our engagement photos?

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Senator Bell proposes 19 ideas for addressing the state budget crisis"The main excuse for devastating cuts that will harm our state is always that there is no alternative, that there is no way to avoid it."

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7 Major Coronavirus Developments — U.S. Exceeds 100,000 Deaths Today — May 26, 2020At a point in time before noon on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the 100,000 American coronavirus death will be recorded.

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Obituary for Mary Veronica SouzaMary Veronica Souza was born on July 31, 1932 to Manuel and Alexandrina Pacheco from Middletown, RI.

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Obituary for Lawrence James DeCambraLawrence J. DeCambra, age 84, of Somerset, Massachusetts, passed away on May 25, 2020. He was the husband of the late Joan M. DeCambra.

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On This Day In Newport History: May 26, 1954One of the worst ship disasters not involving enemy action took place off the coast of Newport on May 26th, 1954.

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Guest View: An Open Letter from Paths to Progress to Governor Raimondo, RI DEM Director Coit, and RI DOH Director Nicole Alexander-ScottThank you all - for your hard work and thoughtful management of our state in these unusual times.

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10-year RI for ex-Kerala DSP, three others for murder bidA special CBI court convicted a former Deputy SP and three others in Kerala of a murder bid on a police officer on suspicion of him leaking the news of a party organised by liquor barons attended by the police officers.

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Newport City Council to host workshop, regular council meeting this week, here's what's on each agendaOn Tuesday at 4:30 pm, Newport City Council will host a workshop where they will receive a COVID-19 crisis update from City Manager Joe Nicholson.

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Letter To The Editor: Give our children the safe, secure, and modern school they and all children of Newport deserveI am writing this letter to urge the Newport City Council members to move the one school bond forward.

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Celebrating Birthdays During a PandemicCelebrating Birthdays is taking a whole lot of creativity these days! Here are 17 ideas for your pandemic birthday celebrations!

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Island community's energy transition continues with efficiency planAfter decades of unreliable power, a new utility model and a connection to the mainland grid has boosted reliability.

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Newport restaurants struggle to limit the environmental impact of take-outRestaurants in the Newport area are trying to ensure that their growing dependency on take-out meals does not generate more plastic and threaten the area's environmental gains.

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Op-Ed: Now, More Than Ever, We Need Quality Child CarePROVIDENCE, R.I. — The following is an op-ed from Rep. Grace Diaz, which is published verbatim here.

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NEW: RI Reports Two Day Total of 26 New Coronavirus Deaths, 152 New CasesThe Rhode Island Department of Health reported on Tuesday two days of new COVID-19 related deaths - a total of 26.

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Rhode Island death toll at 634, with 14,210 positive cases, as unemployment climbsRhode Island reports 13 more deaths and 73 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

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Tracking COVID-19: The latest local, national, and global dataMay 26: RIDOH reported today that there are 73 new positive cases , 13 new associated deaths , 226 are currently hospitalized.

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RI Soccer Starting XI: PCFC Drops 2020 Kit, Local Kid Signs With Charleston BatteryHappy Tuesday soccer fans, this week's edition of R.I Starting XI comes on a Tuesday due to the Memorial Day holiday.

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Write Rhode Island announces writing projectWrite Rhode Island announces Our Lives Now, a flash nonfiction writing project for Rhode Island students in grades 7-12.

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PHOTOS: A high-profile tribute for seniors from St. Michael'sClick here to view this article from westerlysun.com.

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Westerly police recruits getting a hands-on lesson in adaptationWESTERLY — For Westerly police recruits David F. Fernandes, Dylan P. Turner and Mitchell F. Carrier, Memorial Day weekend was supposed to be one of celebration.

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Relax, Rhode Islanders. Murder hornets aren't coming to kill you.KINGSTON — News of the arrival in North America of a non-native insect with the terrifying colloquial name of "murder hornet" has alarmed residents around the country.

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Rhode Island beaches reopened in East Matunuck, South KingstownVolunteers placed 1,000 physically distanced flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day while beaches, barbers and hair salons reopen in Massachusetts and two state beaches in Rhode Island open, all with restrictions.

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PHOTOS: Visitors return as Mystic Seaport reopens… with restrictionsStacey and Terry Bohlke, of Tenn., and daughter, Savannah, view the steamship Sabino at the Mystic Seaport which reopened to visitors on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

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CDC, states' reporting of virus test data causes confusionPROVIDENCE — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is.

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Connecticut troopers remain busy over virus-impacted Memorial Day weekendAn anticipated reduction in the number of travelers this Memorial Day weekend has not resulted in call volume for Connecticut State Police.

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Woman taken hostage by Connecticut murder suspect found safeThis undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. A woman who said she was abducted by Manfredonia, a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut, has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday, May 25, 2020.

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Police logs: Monday, May 25, 2020Howard F. Bentley, 43, of 12.5 Caolina Main St., Richmond, was charged Friday with driving with a suspended or revoked license, third or subsequent offense.

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The Doctor Game: What you should know about light therapyWhat could you do if you sprained your ankle during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or if you suffer a bad cut?

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Letter: Calling a halt to Charlestown budget 'farce'In recent Westerly Sun editions, letters were published from Ruth Platner and Michael Chambers, members of the Charlestown Citizens Alliance , asking voters to vote yes for the Charlestown budget.

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Letter: Scouts did what it took to put out flags for holidaySome traditions just cannot be canceled or go unrecognized, especially Memorial Day.

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Man Guilty Of Slaying Rhode Island Couple In 2000 Requests Compassionate ReleaseIn 2000 a young couple was carjacked in Providence and shot. Now, the shooter wants compassionate release.

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With face masks and a healthy dose of social distancing, Rhode Islanders headed to the beach to kick off summerRhode Island opened its first beaches on Monday to smaller than usual crowds, even under restrictions due to the coronavirus.

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Rhode Island's Carbon-Pricing Study Seeks Public FeedbackRhode Island's carbon-pricing study is officially underway amid an uncertain future for local efforts to address the climate crisis.

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Flags in Boston Common honor vets; Some beaches reopen in RIHere's a look at the developments in New England related to the coronavirus outbreak.

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GeologyOnce upon a time I wanted to be a geologist. I was 16 and soon to be applying to colleges.

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Man convicted in Johnston carjacking-killings seeks compassionate releaseA man serving time for killing a couple in Rhode Island 20 years ago is asking to be released from prison.

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Prosecutors say parent will plead guilty to bribing tennis coach with RI tiesA Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to paying a $50,000 bribe to Georgetown University's former tennis coach - a Cranston native who later coached at the University of Rhode Island - to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

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Flags in Boston Common honor vets; Some beaches reopen in RIVolunteers placed 1,000 physically distanced flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day while beaches, barbers and hair salons reopen in Massachusetts.

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RI Trooper Log: DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Missed CourtRhode Island State Police Editor's note: The following RI arrests recorded in the RI Trooper Log were reported by the RI State Police on their website.

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North Burial GroundThe North Burial Ground was founded in 1700 for public use as a military training field and burial ground.

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About that Huge Police Response on Rhode Island Ave, NEKim and others reported around 5:45am: "huge police response at corner of RIA and Eastern Ave in NE DC."

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7 Major Coronavirus Developments — RI Doesn't Meet White House Guidelines for ReopeningA new report by ProPublica compares each state's data against the White House's guidelines for reopening.

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Next to Adults Playing Basketball: One RI Father's FrustrationCranston father Jonathan Keith took to social media on Sunday to vent his frustration at finding places for his two young kids to play, with restrictions still in place in Rhode Island.

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RI celebrates solemn Idul FitriCrowded prayers: People attend Idul Fitri prayers to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at Islamic Center Mosque in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, on Sunday.

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Flags in Boston Common honor vets; Some beaches reopen in RIVolunteers placed 1,000 physically distanced flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day while beaches, barbers and hair salons reopen in Massachusetts and two state beaches in Rhode Island open, all with restrictions.

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Mourners queue in cars in Rhode Island for late Murroe manKEVIN Michael Daly was born and died in America but his roots were in Murroe.

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Increasing 479: Positive Corona in RI Translucent 22,750 People, This Map Distribution of Each Province"The total number of positive confirmed cases has reached 22,750," Government Spokesperson for Covid-19 Achmad Yurianto said in an official statement at the Media Center for the Task Force for the Covid-19 Handling Acceleration, Graha National Disaster Management Agency , Jakarta, Monday ), as reported by CNN Indonesia.

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COVID-19: The latest local updatesPlease note: This story is being updated as new information comes in. Please check back for any updates.

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Some houses of worship reopening; nursing homes get aidBOSTON — Religious leaders are taking steps to protect their congregations as services resume in Massachusetts and Vermont.

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Eat Drink RI The Show with guest Anna Burnley of TSK, Mission, Winner Winner and Nomi ParkSeason 1, Episode 10 of Eat Drink RI The Show, an interview series with guests from our local food and beverage community.

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73 years later, the return of his father's WWII cap provides a measure of closure for Lido MochettiWESTERLY — Over time, Lido J. Mochetti pieced together the story of the father he never knew, but a surprise phone call he received a few years ago would animate.

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Pandemic or not, the show must go on at Chariho for 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close, 40 members of the Chariho High School Theatre Company were deep in rehearsals for their spring production, the musical version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

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PHOTOS: Signs of life at the beach, but it wasn't mobbedIsaiah, a waiter at The Andrea in Misquamicut, places a marker in the sand to illustrate how social distancing requirements are maintained for their beach-going patrons on a sunny Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May24th, 2020.

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PHOTOS: Annual Virtu Art Festival soldiers on, digitally, with help from Chamber5/24/2020_Lisa Konicki, president of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce useless her smart phone to interview Westerly-based artist Helen Roy, as part of there Virtual Virtu Art Show, at the ocean Chamber of Commerce, Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Westerly.

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At the Library: Gunning for 'Jeopardy! '? Let us help you.Everybody dreams of being on "Jeopardy! " one day, right? If you've ever thought about making that dream a reality, you've probably wondered how contestants prepare.

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Stonington dog owners — you must have your pooch's license renewed by June 30STONINGTON — All dogs over six months owned by Stonington residents must be licensed by Tuesday, June 30, for the 2020-2021 year.

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URI therapy clinic offers free sessions during pandemicKINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is offering support for parents, children, adolescents, couples and individuals facing the challenges of adjusting to the demands.

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Letter: People are getting frustrated with the rulesOn Sunday past, three of us wanted to briefly socialize together at Honey Dew with take-out snacks.

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Brown Alpert Medical School's Ranney on What We KnowBrown University Alpert Medical School's Dr. Megan Ranney is one of the leading national voices on coronavirus - and on Sunday, she broke down some key points.

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Rhode Island restaurant owner says he will not be opening his dining rooms in Phase 2Greg Stevens, the Owner of Pat's Italian in Johnston and Coventry says, even though it's been difficult to keep his dining areas closed, reopening them doesn't feel safe enough yet for himself or his employees.

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BettolaIt was my birthday in mid-October, 2019. We were trying to think of a place to go out for dinner, something casual and without need for a reservation.

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Rhode Island's nursing homes thought they were prepared for the coronavirus. They weren't.More than three-quarters of all COVID-19 deaths in Rhode Island are linked to nursing homes and assisted living centers, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation — one of the highest rates of the 37 states and the District of Columbia publicly reporting those deaths.

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Two state beaches in Rhode Island are set to open on MondayTwo state beaches in Rhode Island, East Matunuck and Scarborough are set to open on Monday, helping to kick off the unofficial start to summer.

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What beachgoers should expect as Rhode Island opens two state beachesTwo state beaches in Rhode Island are set to reopen on Monday, but beachgoers should expect some changes.

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If This Happens, WHO Said RI Has Potential to Be the New Epicenter of COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto Speak UpThis was conveyed by Yuri in response to the Senior Advisor on Gender and Youth to the WHO DG, Diah Saminarsih who said, Indonesia could potentially become a new epicenter of the spread of COVID-19 if it did not immediately take control.

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Banding Day A SuccessAnd don't they look thrilled. Last Friday a crew from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island , along with photographer Peter Green, climbed atop the Superman Building to perform their annual banding visit to the peregrine nesting box.

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Rhode Island reports 11 deaths linked to COVID-19 and 116 new cases on SundayOn Sunday, the Rhode Island Department of Health reported 11 additional deaths linked to COVID-19 and 116 new cases.

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Reclaim RI campaign has a simple demand: tax the rich, no cutsAn austerity budget "is cruel and unacceptable. At a time when many are worried about their jobs, their health, their families and their future, Reclaim RI rejects austerity and demands that the governor do better by the people of Rhode Island." Bernie Sanders may have ended his campaign, but the movement he inspired continues on.

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Rhode Island's nursing homes thought they were prepared for the coronavirus. They weren't.More than three-quarters of all COVID-19-related deaths in Rhode Island are linked to nursing homes and assisted living centers, according to data released by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation - one of the highest rates of the 37 states and the District of Columbia publicly reporting those deaths.

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Ocean Community Chamber hoping governor allows art festival later this summerGiven a typical Memorial Day weekend, Lisa Konicki, staff, and volunteers at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce would be consumed with the annual Virtu Art Festival, held in the 14-acre Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly.

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International Boat Show proposes modifications, hopeful governor approves September eventThe Newport International Boat Show has become among the latest events looking for special dispensation from Governor Gina Raimondo, hoping she will approve holding the event, which typically attracts upwards of 30,000 visitors over four days in September.

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20 Military Memorials, Monuments and Markers you should visit in NewportThese memorials, monuments, and markers throughout Newport, RI document the trials, tribulations, battles, historical events and those Newporter's lost while at a battle.

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Memorial Day: Why veterans are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemicU.S. war veterans' graves at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California. Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images.

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Rhode Island tops 600 deaths and has seen over 14,000 positive cases since pandemic beganRhode Island Department of Health released new daily COVID-19 data Sunday. The state reports 116 new positive cases of COVID-19 and an additional 11 COVID-19 related deaths.

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The First Day of Eid Increases 526: The Corona Positive in RI Exceeds 22,271 People, 1,372 DiedSo that the cumulative number of corona virus positive cases per week reached 22,271 people.

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Obituary for Angelina SlagleAngelina "Angie" Slagle, age 69, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on May 18, 2020.

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FOUND CAT >> Portsmouth, RI Do you know me? I am an intact female cat fou…No microchip, collar or tags. If you know who might belong to me, please call my friends at the Potter League at 401-846-8276.

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Despite Trump's call to reopen, Rhode Island churches waitPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Father Jordan Kelly of St. Sebastian Church says he is tired of only being able to lead services virtually.

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Some Rhode Island shellfishing areas closing for seasonSeveral shellfishing areas in Rhode Island are closing for the season starting Saturday due to potential water quality impacts associated with marinas and mooring fields.

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NBC 10 I-Team: RI Superior Court faces backlog of 10K casesAbout 10,000 cases in Rhode Island Superior Court have been rescheduled twice since courts closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rhode Island NPR podcast 'Mosaic,' with deep ties to Westerly, wins regional Murrow Award for best podcastWESTERLY — A 30-part podcast with several Westerly connections was honored recently with one of the most prestigious awards in broadcast and digital journalism.

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With zero-increase mill rate, Stonington selectmen turn a focus to futureSTONINGTON — With a $71.5 million budget in place for the coming fiscal year, members of the Board of Selectmen are turning their focus to the future.

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PHOTOS: URI senior gets an arresting graduation presentNLPD Sgt. Max Bertsch stops the police parade to present a few gifts to his daughter Vanessa, who recently graduated from URI.

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New England Catholics look forward to celebrating Mass againMajor hospitals in Maine's largest city experienced an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations; Roman Catholics in New Hampshire can begin receiving Holy Communion again in parishes that follow certain safety guidelines; Vermont's largest annual event has been canceled for the first time.

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Plenty of power this summer, but higher rates down the road?PORTLAND, Maine — Energy demand is down because of the pandemic, but utility bills left unpaid by tens of thousands of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic could.

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Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respondNEW YORK — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns.

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PHOTOS: URI senior gets arresting graduation presentClick here to view this article from westerlysun.com.

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Letter: They can't help you if they can't find you!Even if your emergency isn't a life or death situation, the length of time that someone may be experiencing discomfort can be impacted by the time it takes for professional.

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Letter: Yes on budget protects legal defense fundIn 2017, Charlestown defended itself against the Federal Railroad Administration, which planned to bisect our town with a new high-speed track through homes, conservation land, and historic villages.

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General Assembly: Both chambers schedule committee hearings for the week of May 25-29The Senate has scheduled three committees to meet on separate days, each televised live on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox on Channels 15 and 61, in high definition on Cox Channel 1061, on Full Channel on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers, and live streamed at.

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Collecting Signatures On Nomination Papers In Corona TimesYou always see them outside of supermarkets — juggling pens and clipboards and palm cards — collecting signatures on a candidate's nomination papers so that he or she can appear on the ballot.

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Some Rhode Island shellfishing areas closing for seasonSeveral shellfishing areas in Rhode Island are closing for the season starting Saturday due to potential water quality impacts associated with marinas and mooring fields.

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Rhode Island's slow and nonexistent action on rental and housing assistance is cruelTens of thousands of Rhode Island families face the specter of economic ruination and homelessness.

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Frank ProsnitzAnd their sacrifices did not last days, or weeks, or months, but years. When they emerged, they were stronger individually, as a community, and as a nation, preserving the very freedoms for which they fought for future generations.

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Rhode Island bishop takes shot at Tom Brady, BuccaneersNew Englanders just can't seem to get over the fact that Tom Brady left the Patriots after 20 years with the organization.

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Some Rhode Island shellfishing areas closing for seasonPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Several shellfishing areas in Rhode Island are closing for the season starting Saturday due to potential water quality impacts associated with...

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Free Parking In Business DistrictsAs restaurants and businesses try to reopen, Mayor Elorza has announced free two-hour parking at meters in designated business districts, now through July 31st, between 10am and 9pm.

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What's Up at the Movies: We Review "The Lovebirds"Michael Showalter's The Lovebirds, which stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the rocks who find themselves tied up in a criminal conspiracy, was one of the first films to have its release plan blown up by COVID-19.

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Some Rhode Island shellfishing areas closing for seasonPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Several shellfishing areas in Rhode Island are closing for the season starting Saturday due to potential water quality impacts associated with marinas and mooring...

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East Matunuck, Scarborough State Beaches will reopen on Memorial DayThe Department of Environmental Management announces that two saltwater beaches will be open to visitors with new restrictions in place beginning on Memorial Day.

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Rhode Island Bishop Jokes Tom Brady Bid on Robert Kraft SB Ring to 'Get Another'A Rhode Island Bishop apparently doesn't think Tom Brady has much of a chance to get a seventh Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Voting Begins in Rhode Island 'I Voted' Sticker ContestPROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Board of Elections is set to allow voting to begin in its first 'I Voted' Sticker' contest.

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Rhode Island bishop takes shot at Tom Brady, BuccaneersDiocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin couldn't help but dis Brady's Super Bowl chances with the Bucs while also praising Robert Kraft at the same time for auctioning off his Super Bowl LI ring for charity.

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Maryland man charged with attempted murder of Rhode Island commitHill, a defensive back who graduated from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore after withdrawing from St. John's College High during his junior year, had committed to play at the University of Oregon, but Coach Mario Cristobal told The Oregonian that he was cut from their program this spring.

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East Providence High School Art ShowView The Live Stream The East Providence High School Art Show will live stream its opening on Providence Gallery Night, Thursday, May 21 at 7pm.

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One Local Eatery, Day by Day, One Week at a TimeBy featuring one local eatery each week, we hope to support and uplift some of our restaurant partners and friends.

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Reed announces $34M in federal funding to help nursing homes fight virusRhode Island Sen. Jack Reed on Friday announced a plan to send millions of dollars in federal funding to help Rhode Island nursing homes fight the coronavirius.

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With fingers crossed, Charlestown opens town beachesCHARLESTOWN — As neighboring towns opened their beaches, Charlestown opened its two town beaches and Ninigret Park this morning.

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Rhode Island zoo welcomes baby 2-toed sloth after tough pregnanyA Rhode Island zoo is welcoming a baby sloth into the world following a tough pregnancy.

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What does outdoor dining look like in RI right now?Outdoor dining is underway in the Ocean State, with restaurants using disposable menus, plastic utensils, and staffers wearing masks.

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Peace of Mind with The Door GuardianThe Door Guardian is my personal favorite item of 2020 thus far, and the first thing I did after installing it?

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RI restaurants can open at 50 percent capacity for indoor dining in phase 2 planRhode Island restaurants will be allowed to open under the governor's phase 2 plan, set for June 1.

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Phase 2 to Begin June 1: Summary of the governor's daily press conferenceGovernor Gina Raimondo, DOH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor held the daily COVID-19 press conference today at 1pm at The Vets.

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Tree Of The Week — Tricolor BeechSay what you will about a wet spring, it sure is green out there. Leaving the house was like walking into Munchkinland.

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Energy News for week ending May 22, 2020Big deal - Curtailed - Zinc-air Happy Friday afternoon. We start with a piece from the Granite Geek.

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Rhode Island zoo welcomes baby 2-toed sloth after tough pregnanyA Rhode Island zoo is welcoming a baby sloth into the world following a tough pregnancy.

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Essential workers deserve hazard pay, so where are we with that?It's our lower paid janitors, people in grocery stores, mom and pop shops on the corner, bodegas, that have stayed open to keep this country fed and healthy.

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Providence offers free business corridor parking; urges businesses to apply to repurpose parking spacesProvidence will be offering free two-hour parking in select business corridors to help local businesses operating through COVID-19-related restrictions, the city announced Friday.

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Rhode Island bishop mocks Tom Brady's future Super Bowl chancesTom Brady might need an ice pack for this burn. Maddie Meyer Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline during the the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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Phase 2 of RI's Reopening Plan on Track for June 1, Raimondo SaysGov. Gina Raimondo announced Friday that Phase 2 of Rhode Island's reopening plan is on track to begin June 1.

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C19 in RI: Restaurant Week Dante Bellini, Jr. on Restaurant Industry Recovery"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!"

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Five key questions about phase two of Rhode Island's reopeningWe know phase two means loosening more of the state's coronavirus restrictions, but the governor has been tight-lipped all week about what exactly she intends to announce.

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Memorial Day 2020: What Beaches in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont Are Open?Restrictions will be in place at those beaches that are open across New England due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Here's the latest status of local libraries, banks, groceries and social service agenciesEditor's note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much everything to do around the region has been canceled.

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Ways you can help or be helped: Fundraisers, discounts, programs and volunteer opportunitiesOcean Community Chamber of Commerce's Ocean Community One Fund helps businesses in Westerly, Richmond, Hopkinton, Charlestown and Stonington forced to close or reduce operations / services.

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8 Places To Dine Al Fresco NowAt this point, you've exhausted all your cookbooks, possibly managed to create a few really solid quarantine dishes, probably suffered through some culinary fails, and are definitely ready to hang up the apron.

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Toes in the water: East Matunuck, Scarborough selected as first beaches to reopen in RIEast Matunuck in South Kingstown and Scarborough in Narragansett will lead the way in the re-opening of Rhode Island's state beaches, which starts this Memorial Day weekend.

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Rhode Island Can't Delay Efforts to Decarbonize Its EconomyRhode Island's decarbonizing efforts suffer from two flaws that could and should be addressed. The first is that it doesn't evaluate the interventions that the state could take now to change the path we are on.

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Coronavirus Q&A: Why are minority groups hit harder?Health Check 10 reporter Barbara Morse gets answers to your coronavirus questions from Dr. Carla Moreira, a vascular surgeon at Lifespan.

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3 people rescued from burning fishing boat that later sank more than 100 feet off coast of Rhode IslandPOINT JUDITH, R.I. — The United States Coast Guard rescued three people from a 40-foot burning fishing boat that later sank in Narraganset Bay....

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ReStart RI Launched to Bring Assistance to 1000 Small Businesses and New StartupsProvidence, RI, May 22, 2020 - - Led by SCORE Rhode Island, the ReStart RI initiative has been launched to bring assistance to Rhode Island and South Coast Massachusetts small businesses and new startups by providing the tools, techniques and business advice to get them back up and running successfully.

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Moments of Peace: Mandala Making with a Rhode Island ArtistBeth Adoette focuses on Eco-Art Therapy and shares the meditation with others through online workshops.

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RI families push for sports games, MA prepares season guidelinesThursday night would have typically made for a packed day at baseball and softball fields in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Rhode Island Dolls opens for dinner, no dancing or contact allowedRhode Island's first adult entertainment club reopened its doors Thursday, but with new restrictions and an experience very different than what customers are used to.

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Help choose the next "I Voted" sticker for Rhode IslandThe final designs have been selected in the Rhode Island Board of Elections "I Voted" sticker contest, residents can help choose the winning entry.

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Unemployment soars to 17% as R.I. governnor says virus crisis easingRhode Island's April unemployment rate was higher than the national rate of 14.7%, and higher than anything the state saw during the 2008 recession, when unemployment peaked at about 11.3%.

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Vandals strike Chariho; graffiti splashes softball dugout and seniors' parking lotWOOD RIVER JUNCTION —The Chariho community was shaken by the discovery Wednesday of graffiti painted on the seniors' parking lot and a softball dugout.

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Small Business Tips and Tricks: Why Aren't You Incorporated?One of the most common mistakes small business owners make is operating their business as a sole proprietorship.

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Officials hoping to find new locations for Tower Street School Community Center programsWESTERLY — Town and education officials are working together to determine the needs of programs at the Tower Street School Community Center now that the School Committee has decided to.

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URI farms expert: Small agriculture businesses thriving in face of pandemicKINGSTON — Few elements of society are flourishing during the COVID19 pandemic, but a University of Rhode Island agriculture researcher said that one of the few exceptions is small agricultural.

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Rhode Island unemployment soars to 17% as governor says virus crisis easingThe coronavirus pandemic that forced the shutdown of businesses across Rhode Island sent the state's unemployment rate soaring to 17% in April, the state Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday.

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PHOTOS: The Bellringer of Stonington Borough plays the sounds of quarantine5/20/2020_Bob Hollis of Stonington, a parishioner of the United Church of Stonington, built in 1834, rings the church's bell, as he waves to a small gathering of onlookers outside at a Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Stonington Borough.

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Westerly man charged with making pipe bombs; investigation continuesWESTERLY — A 57-year-old local man is facing charges after he allegedly admitted to producing two pipe bombs found in town recently, including one discovered by a pest control contractor.

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Body found along river believed to be missing Stonington womanSTONINGTON — Efforts to locate a missing Stonington woman on Thursday led to the discovery of a body along the Connecticut side of the Pawcatuck River.

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Police to enhance staffing, monitor beach areas over Memorial Day weekendWESTERLY — Those who are not following state orders or town regulations over Memorial Day weekend can expect to find themselves dealing with an officer, Lacey said.

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Tribes open to suggestions but still plan to reopen casinos, despite Lamont's objectionsHEBRON, Conn. — Plans to partially reopen Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 1 are still moving ahead despite opposition from Connecticut Gov.

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COVID-19 cases top 90,000; Baker: DOJ push to open churchesBOSTON — The number of individuals in Massachusetts diagnosed with confirmed cases of COVID-19 surged past 90,000 on Thursday as the state reported more than 1,100 new cases.

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Police logs: Thursday, May 21, 2020Robert Richard Vezina, 32, of West Warwick, was charged Wednesday with entering a building with felonious intent.

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Letter: Charlestown's budget checks all the boxesThe current Town Council majority and Town Councils in the recent past have always had the well-being of all the Town's residents in mind when making their decisions.

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Letter: Trump's COVID-19 debacle is a war crime"U.S. still needs a coronavirus testing strategy" in the May 9 issue of The Sun is more than just frustrating.

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Letter: Dreaming of dancing like Judy and ShirleyI always envied people who can dance. The movie "Judy" was playing at the cinema last fall, and it got me thinking.

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Letter: Yes vote on Charlestown budget helps animalsThe Friends of the Charlestown Animal Shelter have raised $175,000 in donations from the public to build an addition to Charlestown's animal shelter.

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Letter: Avalonia is so much more than just KnoxYour article on Avalonia's Knox Preserve was great, but readers should know Avalonia conserves over 100 properties and more than 4,000 acres in eight towns in southeastern Connecticut.

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Rhode Island Courts prepare to open some buildings June 1stTwo of Rhode Island’s court buildings will open on a limited basis starting June 1st.

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Rhode Island zoo welcomes baby sloth after difficult birthA baby sloth is the newest member of the family at a zoo in Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island zoo welcomes baby sloth after hard birthThe Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence welcomed a baby sloth to their family, but say the newborn initially gave veterinarians a scare when it wasn't alert after mom's difficult birth.

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Raimondo's Focus Is on Our Most Vulnerable: Summary of the governor's May 21 press conferenceToday Governor Gina Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott held the daily press briefing at 1pm.

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Rules for the Reopening of RI's Summer Camps ReleasedGov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday provided further guidelines on the opening of summer camps in Rhode Island.

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Pandemic sends Rhode Island's unemployment rate soaring to 17%PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The coronavirus pandemic that forced the shutdown of businesses across Rhode Island sent the state's unemployment rate soaring to 17% in...

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American Athletic Conference Moving HQ From Rhode Island to IrvingAlong with Southern Methodist University, the conference consists of the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Connecticut, East Carolina University, the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, the U.S. Naval Academy , the University of South Florida, Temple University, Tulane University, and...

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Will Governor Raimondo fight for the people or austerity in 2021 Budget?"Raimondo presents herself as a tough mother, in order to make her cuts to popular programs seem inevitable and shield unpopular policy proposals from opposition."

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On The Line: Big Rhode Island Time TrialQuarantine Clasico Field Talks Sub-4 Mile The Quarantine Clasico: The Sub-4 Attempt May 19, 2020.

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Rhode Island City Receives Storm Water Pollution GrantPartners for Places awarded a grant award of $54,240 to the City of Newport, Rhode Island as a means to tackle flooding issues.

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Rustic Drive In Open For WeekendThe Rustic Tri-View Drive In on Route 146 has screenings Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

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C19 in RI: Restaurant Week , Galactic Theatre , Alaina's + Nolan's"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!"

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NEW: RI Reports Unemployment Rate Now 17%Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 17.0 percent in April, reflecting the impact of COVID-19 and efforts to contain it, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday.

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Rhode Island's Lathrop Insurance Named Newest Member of Renaissance AllianceLathrop Insurance Inc., a full-service independent insurance agency located in Westerly, R.I., has been named as the newest member of Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services.

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Unemployment soars to 17% as gov says virus crisis easingThe coronavirus pandemic that forced the shutdown of businesses across Rhode Island sent the state's unemployment rate soaring to 17% in April, the state Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday.

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Illinois, Rhode Island the most restrictive statesDistrict of Columbia 48. Massachusetts 47. Vermont 46. Hawaii 45. Washington 44. New Mexico 43.

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You can pick the new 'I voted' sticker for Rhode Island. These are your choicesWe could all use a reason to smile, so let's talk about stickers.

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District 5's Senator Bell scores early endorsements for re-election"I am thrilled to receive these endorsements from leaders with proven track records of fighting for our city," writes Senator Bell.

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Vote early and often to choose Rhode Island's official election stickerVoting has begun in the contest to choose what Rhode Island's new, customized "I voted" stickers will look like when people head to the polls this year.

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RI teams could play season outside legion umbrellaThere will be no American Legion baseball in Rhode Island this summer, but there could be baseball with an American Legion flavor.

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R.I. Needs to Stop Monitoring Demise of Rare PlantsThe Rhode Island Natural History Survey and its partners have developed a new project designed to give the state's disappearing populations of rare plant species a helping hand.

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DEM Hiring Lifeguards, Rangers, AttendantsThe Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is currently hiring its seasonal cohort of lifeguards , beach managers, park rangers and naturalists, recreational area clerks, facilities attendants, and campground attendants.

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Infosys ties up with Rhode Island for contact tracing appIndia Business News: BENGALURU: Infosys said it has partnered with the State of Rhode Island to launch a contact tracing solution to help Rhode Islanders and state officia.

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Things to Do in Providence This Weekend, May 22-25, 2020Welcome to our GoProvidence Weekend Roundup. We've pulled together some things to do from the comfort of your own home, as well as a few where you can venture out a bit.

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Writing on the Wall: New East Providence mural celebrates nursesA new piece of art recently appeared on a wall in East Providence, on the side of the mixed-use industrial building at 89 Valley Street.

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