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.
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.
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.
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.
A proposed shortfall from requested school funding in the $107 million proposed town budget may require “extreme program cuts,” said School Committee Chairman Gregory Blasbalg.
For the last two weeks state officials have been working to contain an outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus in a North Kingstown food processing plant at which about 100 cases have developed.
Self-quarantining, restrictive stay-at-home orders and police distancing — all new behaviors needed to fight the Coronavirus — wrought a nearly 60 percent average reduction in arrests in the last month in Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown.
Clergy around South County are planning Easter services and messages in ways that bring together new technology to deliver today’s especially poignant theme about life and death in the age of an uncontrolled virus.
The Quonset Development Corporation is playing a key role in securing vital personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses, first responders and other caregivers to use during the coronavirus pandemic.