Rhode Island Aug 14

RI's Largest Teacher's Union Calls for Remote Learning

Days after Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that school will be delayed a couple more weeks, the state’s largest teacher’s union is calling for a remote start to the school year. ...

  • Mayflower II Aug 6

    COVID Restrictions Scrap Mayflower II's Scheduled Stop in RI

    The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago, has canceled a scheduled stop in Rhode Island because of new travel restrictions required of people who visit the state. The 64-year-old reproduction is sailing from Mystic, Connecticut, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, after an $11 million renovation proje...
  • Trolls Aug 7

    Trolls Doll Pulled After Complaints It Promotes Child Abuse

    A Trolls doll is being pulled off store shelves amid complaints it promotes child abuse.  Toymaker Hasbro said Wednesday that it’s in the process of removing the “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” from the market and will be offering customers a replacement doll of the popular female character.  The doll had been ...
  • Rhode Island Aug 5

    RI Steps Up Enforcement on Out-of-State Travelers, Orders Bars to Close Earlier

    Rhode Island is stepping up enforcement of rules for out-of-state travelers and ordering bars to close earlier due to an increase in new cases of the coronavirus, according to Gov. Gina Raimondo. Eleven percent of new cases stem from out-of-state travel, she said at a Wednesday news conference. Beginning Sunday, anyone coming from one of the 33 sta...
  • Massachusetts Aug 4

    Rhode Island Added to Massachusetts' Quarantine List Amid Rise in Cases

    Most travelers entering Massachusetts from Rhode Island will soon be ordered to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival unless they recently tested negative for COVID-19, the Baker administration announced Tuesday. The state Department of Public Health tweeted Tuesday evening that, starting on Friday, Aug. 7, Rhode Island will be ...
  • giant quahog Jul 31

    Rhode Island Boy Digs Up Massive Mollusk

    An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the largest ever harvested in state waters. Cooper Monaco, of Wakefield, found the massive mollusk Monday in the Weekapaug section of Westerly and donated it to the University of Rhode Island’s Marine Science Research Facility in Na...
  • Rhode Island Jul 30

    Man Dies Trying to Save 3 Teens From Rip Current

    A Rhode Island man apparently drowned after jumping into the water to save three teenagers caught in a rip current, police said. Hoen Chin, 56, of Providence, was visiting Bristol with family and friends on Wednesday, Bristol police Capt. Brian Burke said in a statement. Chin entered the water at about 2:30 p.m. when two 13-year-old youths and one ...
  • compliance orders Jul 29

    10 RI Restaurants, Bars Cited for COVID-19 Violations

    Ten restaurants and bars in Rhode Island have been issued COVID-19 related compliance orders, according to the state Department of Health. In inspections of the businesses, staff and patrons were allegedly observed not wearing masks, not practicing social distancing, and establishments were not screening patrons for symptoms of COVID-19, health off...
  • Rhode Island Jul 29

    RI Extends Phase 3 of Reopening Plan to Aug. 28

    Due to an increase of coronavirus cases in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday she will be extending Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan. The phase, which was set to expire at midnight, will be extended to Aug. 28, Raimondo said during a news conference. While the Phase 3 guidance will remain in effect, the only change will...
  • Rhode Island Jul 24

    Pediatricians Say Reopening RI Schools Is Safe

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has enlisted the help of two pediatricians to reassure parents that it is safe to reopen the state’s schools as she has planned on Aug. 31. Her reopening plan has received pushback from parents, teachers and administrators who don’t think the coronavirus will be under adequate control by that date. Dr. Ji...
  • Rhode Island Jul 22

    Raimondo Confident RI Schools Can Reopen by Late August

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is confident in her plan to safely reopen the state’s schools in late August, despite doubts being expressed by teachers, administrators and parents that the coronavirus is not under adequate control. “I am not in any way diminishing how hard it’s going to be, how much work is going to be required,” the D...
  • Rhode Island Jul 22

    ‘We Are Going to Follow the Science': RI. Gov. ‘Disturbed' by WH Messaging on Reopening Schools

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday said she was “disturbed” by messaging from the White House about reopening schools, vowing to “follow the science” as her administration aims to safely return students to class this fall. The comments come after White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a press briefing last wee...
  • Rhode Island Jul 21

    RI Police Officer Killed in Skydiving Accident

    A Rhode Island police officer and National Guardsman was killed in a parachute accident over the weekend at a Connecticut airport. East Greenwich police said Sgt. Christopher Callan, a 15-year veteran of the department who served as a second shift supervisor, died Saturday morning following what Connecticut State Police described as a “rough ...
  • Rhode Island Jul 20

    Slave medallion to be installed in Newport

    A nonprofit group that marks sites in Rhode Island that have a historical connection to slavery has scheduled an event to mark a spot in Newport. Rhode Island Slave History Medallions will be installing a medallion on Bowen’s Wharf, in partnership with Bowen’s Wharf Company, during a ceremony on Thursday, according to The Newport Daily News. Bart D...
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