Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Around the Valley

Rhode Island schools to remain closed

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island public schools will remain closed through the end of the school year, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced in a press briefing on Thursday, April 23, exactly one month since the state's...

Around the valley: Overdose deaths down & cell phone tracking

Help with tech The Rhode Island Department of Education and Rhode Island Foundation have announced an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to help students and families struggling to access adequate distance learning technology and internet connectivity. Statewide,...

Rhode Island COVID cases hits more than 2,000; 22 confirmed in Burrillville

PROVIDENCE – With testing efforts across Rhode Island ramped up last week, the number of confirmed cases of COVID 19 jumped to 2,015 statewide, with 22 cases in Burrillville. North Smithfield had six as of...

Businesses closed through May 8; COVID 19 cases in northern RI remain low

PROVIDENCE – While it remains unclear if limited testing is to blame, the number of confirmed cases of COVID 19 found in northern Rhode Island communities remained low early this week, even as the...

Trout season opens in Burrillville waters, statewide changes to limit crowds now in effect

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management has announced that certain Rhode Island lakes, ponds, rivers and streams that allow anglers to adhere to social distancing rules are now open to fish for trout...

Drive in church maintains distance, but keeps the faith

CHEPACHET – Coronavirus fears won't keep Pastor David Schlaupitz from his congregation, but he understands the need for distance to help curb the spread of the pandemic. The religious leader at Glad Tidings Community Church,...

State death count from COVID 19 continues to rise, ten cases of virus confirmed...

PROVIDENCE – As of Tuesday, March 31, eight people in Rhode Island had died from exposure to COVID 19 and another 86 cases had been confirmed in the state in the past 24 hours,...

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