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RIDE develops early-warning system for early dropout intervention - Providence Business News Department of Education released an updated early-warning system that will identify students who are at risk of dropping out of school. RIDE said the tool, developed via assistance from The Policy Lab at Brown University, will be accessible to educators with access to an internal data portal that will allow them…

Salve Regina, University of Saint Joseph create joint program for pharmacy Ph.D. - Providence Business News NEWPORT – In partnership with the University of Saint Joseph, based in Hartford, Conn., Salve Regina University has developed a new program for undergraduate science students to earn a pharmacy doctorate in six years.

RI Small Businesses: Here's What You Qualify For in the CARES Act Congress's Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act includes immediate and long-term assistance for small businesses across the nation. Read on to see if you qualify.

Just My Opinion: What are you reading? The other day, I asked friends on Facebook what they're reading in these days of "home confinement." After all, we do have a bit more time to read, and it's great to get some good recommendations.

50+ Screen Free Ideas for Homebound Kids Being stuck at home can be tough. Eventually, cabin fever comes for us all and while there’s nothing wrong with throwing on a movie or parking your kiddo on the couch with the tablet, sometimes technology gets, well…boring. Whether it’s a string of rainy days or a full-fledged quarantine, these 50+ boredom busters will…

R.I. will keep the I-195 off-ramp open in Providence after all - The Boston Globe Nick Cicchitelli, president of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association, hailed that announcement, saying, "It's a big win for residents and merchants in Fox Point and Wayland Square." Gano Street and Ives Street are a pair of "resurgent small business corridors" that would have been badly hurt if the state had shut down the ramp, Cicchitelli said.

Looking for a job? Here are 40 businesses that are hiring right now in Newport, even during the COVID-19 shutdowns Looking for a new gig, job, or career during these COVID-19 days? Well, you're sort of in luck. There are more than forty businesses hiring right now in Newport. For those wondering what impact COVID-19 has had on the job opportunity market, we looked at how many job opportunities that we curated at this time over the last two years.

Rhode Islander out to prove the rights of out of state drivers Colonel James Manni with the Rhode Island State Police says since Friday, there have been 2,700 cars that have gone through Rhode Island's 4 information centers. Only about 10% of drivers are staying in Rhode Island, while the other 90% are just passing through, according to Manni.

U.S. delivery drivers exposed on frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic New York - In the new COVID-19 economy that divides labor into essential and nonessential, truckers and parcel delivery drivers have become some of the most indispensable - and most exposed - workers as shut-in Americans rely more on online shopping. Employees at United Parcel Service Inc.

The Best Paint Colors For Bedrooms According to Hotel Designers We asked 7 hotel designers to share the best paint colors for bedrooms they’re loving right now.

Senator Euer celebrates preservation of 204 affordable housing units at Festival Field Apartments Dawn Euer is heralding the sale of the Festival Field Apartments as a victory for much-needed affordable housing in Newport.

First N95 medical mask imports finally reaching US The first N95 medical masks to reach the U.S. since February are arriving by plane and ship this week, with trucks standing ready to speed them to coronavirus hot spots around the country.

'Tough decisions' lie ahead as city confronts coronavirus, dire budget challenges Officials say the fiscal effects of COVID-19 and plummeting oil prices on the city’s budget could rival the recession of 2008.

Innocent Prisoners Are Going to Die of the Coronavirus Most everyone believed that Ogrod would soon walk out of prison. Read: How the pandemic will end. But on March 11, when he could almost taste his freedom, Ogrod fell ill. "He described his breathing as like breathing through sponge," one of his attorneys, James Rollins, told me.

Musicians And Artists Petition Local Leaders For Relief A message came through my feed today reminding people that during these dark days, we have all been turning to the arts: music, movies, books, comics, poetry. We need our artists and musicians and they have bills to pay and deserve compensation.

To enforce coronavirus distancing, police say arrests are last resort After some of the nation's first arrests for violations of coranavirus-related distancing orders, police across the country are attempting to navigate the delicate task of enforcing the new rules. preferably less with handcuffs than with help from the community, police leaders told ABC News.

Questions Remain About Whether Murphy Will Delay Primary, Use Mail-in Balloting "To be clear, we were not thrilled with the Ocean County decision either. We were poised to win it. "These are the games that people are playing," he said of the Ocean Democratic party's non-endorsement.

Tri-State Sees More Than 1,100 COVID-19 Deaths; Cuomo Extends ‘Pause’ Directive to April 15 UPDATE: NYC Reports 1st Minor Death as Toll Climbs to 790; National Fatalities Could Hit 100-200k, Experts Warn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday extended the New York State's "PAUSE" directive requiring all non-essential employees to work from home for two weeks, to April 15, as the number of positive cases in the state rose to 59,513.

Feast & Fettle: Serving Rhode Island When You Need Us Most Now more than ever, we look to our core values of providing fresh, local, chef-prepared meals to anyone in need of food delivery. ⁣. Join Feast and Fettle and get high-quality meals along with various local products from Seven Stars Bakery, Borealis Coffee, Rebelle Artisan Bagels and more delivered right to your door every week.

Rhode Island health care workers required to wear surgical masks All Rhode Island health care workers must now wear surgical masks. This comes after a big rise in COVID-19 cases and an additional eight fatalities - three of them Rhode Island nursing home residents.

RI Creatives Seek Statewide Artist Relief Fund Our local economy has collapsed in the wake of COVID-19, leaving thousands of people down and out in the Ocean State with an unemployment rate rapidly approaching Great Depression levels. Creatives have decided to organize.

Winner Winner Offers Buckets of Love In partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, the team at Fifth Ward chicken shop Winner Winner is helping members of the community in need during the COVID-19 pandemic with Buckets of Love. The restaurant is offering customers a "Bucket of Love" for $25.

House Lust: A Fixer-Upper in Narragansett Gets a Facelift In February, a young family purchased the home, a one-and-a-half story Queen Anne with a turned-post veranda sited about two blocks from Narragansett beach, for $490,000; the sale was brokered by Lila Delman Real Estate.

Bristol County Correctional Center officials retaliate after ICE detainees declare work strike Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and about 15 officers entered the facility, carrying guns pointed at the detainees who sheltered under plastic tables…” People detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Bristol County Correctional Center are striking, in protest of unsanitary and dangerous conditions amid the COVID-19...

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