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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Narragansett Town Council on Monday held its first budget hearing for the proposed $62.5 million spending plan for 2020-21.
“We’re happy to get the budget off the ground,” Council President Matthew Mannix said. “Some of the cities and towns that have spoken with the town manager and I have different ways of doing the budget, and some are having struggles with the manner in which they do it.”
Organizers of the Wickford Art Festival announced this week that the annual festival has been canceled because of COVID-19 related restrictions on crowd sizes.
High school chorus students in Narragansett and South Kingstown are staying in tune and providing a much-needed lift in spirits by taking their performances online.
The U.S. Census Bureau and local towns are reminding residents about the importance of filling out the census, the once per decade questionnaire from the federal government that counts the country’s citizens.
When you walk outside on a Saturday afternoon in the spring and see the sun shining, what’s the first thing you notice? Is it the sound of the birds in the trees providing background music to a beautiful day? Is it the flowers in bloom or the colors they bring?
For trapped senior citizens who have become homebound-prisoners of coronavirus fears and restrictions, Belmont Market is a lifeline — not just an ordinary food line — to the outside world.
David Reddington, 53, of Narragansett, was robbed of his last chance to say “I love you” at the bedside of the man who raised him and has shown him unconditional love as a child and throughout his adult life.
Betsy Olbrych, 53, of Charlestown, and Sue Davis, 57, also of Narragansett, are also grieving lost opportunities to be with elderly parents who stood by them as children and cared of them.
They all want to give back now, but cannot.
The Narragansett school department has presented a $32.3 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, an increase of 2.6 percent over the current spending plan.