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Historic Rhode Island newspapers digitized, available online

Jan. 17, 2021 8:32 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The archives of several historic Rhode Island newspapers have been digitized and are now freely available for researchers, the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society said. The newspapers were digitized with the help of a $250,000 grant from the National...

The Breakers offers free admission to frontline workers

Jan. 9, 2021 9:28 AM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Breakers mansion in Newport is offering free admission this weekend to all employees of police and fire departments in Newport County, as well as employees of Newport Hospital and Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport. The offer of free admission Saturday and Sunday to these...

First Day Hike tradition continues, with virus precautions

Jan. 1, 2021 9:56 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The First Day Hike tradition is continuing in Rhode Island for 2021, but with several changes because of the coronavirus pandemic, state environmental officials say. The Department of Environmental Management is inviting residents to #WalkOff2020 and celebrate the New Year on Friday...

Navy approves the environmental cleanup plan for Carr Point

Dec. 28, 2020 6:12 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy and federal environmental agencies have agreed to the cleanup and environmental remediation of the former Carr Point shooting range in Rhode Island. A 163-page “Record of Decision” was made public this week by Naval Station Newport and outlines the...

Newport-area young adults have new mental health resource

Dec. 26, 2020 8:21 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Young adults in the Newport area who need mental health help have a new resource. Newport Mental Health’s new Young Adult Center in Middletown opened earlier this month, The Newport Daily News reports. It will specialize in mental health services — such as services...

Lifespan gets more than 10,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines

Dec. 23, 2020 3:40 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's largest hospital group has received its first 4,200 doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. Lifespan's Rhode Island Hospital received about 3,000 doses Tuesday that came on the heels of 200 doses sent to Newport Hospital and 1,000 doses sent to The Miriam Hospital on...

A FedEx driver gives a thumbs up after delivering a box containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to pharmacists Richard Emery, right, and Karen Nolan as it arrives at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Hospital doc receives first COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island

Dec. 14, 2020 10:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence hospital doctor became the first person in Rhode Island to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Dr. Christian Arbelaez, a physician at Rhode Island Hospital, was the first in line for a shot of the vaccine developed by Pfizer. He said he was "filled with adrenaline...

19-year-old woman killed in Newport car crash

Dec. 12, 2020 11:14 AM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman was killed in a single-car car crash early Saturday morning in Newport, police said. The woman was one of five people in a car that crashed around 12:50 a.m. near Brenton and Wickham roads, according to Newport police. The police department said the car struck a...

Rhode Island's attorney general to quarantine for 2 weeks

Dec. 8, 2020 3:59 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will quarantine for two weeks after a member of his household tested positive for the coronavirus. Attorney General Peter Neronha will carry out his responsibilities remotely until he is able to return to the office on Dec. 22,...

State reports 5th case of Jamestown Canyon virus this year

Nov. 22, 2020 5:39 PM EST

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say an adult in Newport has tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the fifth case of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year. Officials said Friday the person was hospitalized with left side weakness, unresponsiveness and multiple...