Every aspect of the economy has been touched in some way by government-imposed coronavirus restrictions, and car dealerships are no exception — facing the task of selling and maintaining cars during a time when fewer people are on the road, and many have lost income, in addition to needing to bring extra attention to cleaning and disinfecting both the cars and facilities.
The North Kingstown Town Council came to a split decision on awarding a Request for Proposal for the redevelopment of old Wickford Elementary School Monday night, with a second vote needed to table further discussion to the executive session ahead of their next meeting on June 8.
East Matunuck in South Kingstown and Scarborough in Narragansett will lead the way in the re-opening of Rhode Island’s state beaches, which starts this Memorial Day weekend.
Roy Carpenter’s Beach summer community may open this summer, but with new coronavirus-related restrictions and a review process for each cottage’s indoor septic disposal for environmental safety.
What was anticipated to be a lively debate and controversial vote in Narragansett, potentially setting up a clash between the town and Gov. Gina Raimondo, fizzled Monday when the Town Council president pulled his measure designed to stop police from issuing fines over Raimondo’s executive orders for COVID-19 restrictions.
The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” played beneath sweeping aerial views of the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus as part of the video that kicked off URI’s unique 2020 undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday.
George McAuliffe, business manager at the popular Mews Tavern on Main Street in Wakefield has watched the Coronavirus’s economic affects shrivel revenue while bills multiply and employees get laid off.
Restaurants, a driver and attraction for local tourism, are getting focused attention of local appointed and elected officials as the Memorial Day weekend nears to kick-off a coronavirus-haunted summer season.
A NASA scientist will be the next dean of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, the school announced this week.
The fallout from COVID-19 continues to dominate decision making in South Kingstown, where officials rejected requests for state legislation that would have allowed the town to have a November ballot question asking for up to $91.5 million in schools and municipal capital spending.
Lisa Manning’s house sits on rental property at Roy Carpenter’s Beach in Matunuck. She has enjoyed her summers there along the ocean, with the offshore breeze and many neighbors she has come to know in this summer enclave.
The Narragansett Town Council has declared that a March 3 voter initiative to try to return the town to partisan-based elections of council and School Committee members is invalid.
The YMCA of Greater Providence announced this week that a 20-year Y veteran has been named executive director of the South County YMCA in South Kingstown.
Area business leaders said this week that shopping, dining and office work will look different when companies take cautious steps to reopen May 9 under Gov. Gina Raimondo’s multi-phase plan to reactivate the state’s economy, shut for more than a month because of the coronavirus.