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Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank recently announced $30.9 million in low interest loans for road and bridge projects in Providence, Warwick and Cumberland through the Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund (MRBRF). With the closing of these loans, the more
By JOHN HOWELL Something didn't sit well with Scott Corcoran on Friday, April 24, when he took his mother, Nancy, for a drive-by wave at his son's home in Narragansett and for a glimpse of the water. It was a windy day, and when he smelled smoke as he more
By PEDER S. SACHAEFER The Rhode Island Department of Health has concerns about the rollout of fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless service, with a spokesperson saying that not enough information on the safety of 5G wavelengths is available, even as telecom more
In an unprecedented time, when business operations, events and everyday life have been upended, it's tough to know what to do and which are the best actions to take. With this in mind, BCBSRI is seeking applications for one of the state's largest annual more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A limited reopening of non-essential retail stores will begin if the current stay-at-home order is lifted on May 9, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced this week, while plans are also in the works to allow restaurants to start offering more
Joan Kershaw Swann worked for 49 years at Kent Hospital, most of that time as a nurse in the intensive care unit and then, when she had health problems, as the secretary for the unit. It is also where she died of COVID-19 on April 29. more
LARCENY Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on April 29, Officer Albert Marano Jr. responded to a Lippitt Avenue residence for a report of a stolen handicap placard. At the scene, the reporting party told Marano the handicap placard inside his 2005 Chevy Equinox more
By ERIN O'BRIEN For St. Peter School Principal Joan Sickinger, it was a match made in heaven. Pairing Yard Works of Warwick with primary grade students for distance learning seemed like a perfect fit. It was auspicious for science instructor Michael more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE In a first-in-the-nation case, federal authorities have charged two men - one a Warwick resident - with attempting to defraud a small-business loan program established to provide relief during the pandemic. David Butziger, 51, and more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Sister Mary Angelus Gabrielle, a beloved sister at St. Peter Church and former principal of St. Peter School in Warwick, passed away at the age of 93 last Saturday from COVID-19. Originally from Westerly, Sister Angelus spent much of more
By JOHN HOWELL The seven nurses who work the dialysis program at Kent Hospital learned Tuesday morning that their jobs are being eliminated in two weeks and that the hospital has contracted DaVita Inc. to run the operation. "e;Some of them have given 40 more
By JOHN HOWELL Toll Gate and Pilgrim High School grads will get to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas from their principals - not virtually, as many schools and colleges have planned, but for real and with members of their families in more
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