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.
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.
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 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.
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 University of Rhode Island announced this week that it will hold a Virtual Recognition Weekend for graduate and undergraduate students in the class of 2020, who are unable to have an in-person May commencement because of COVID-19 restrictions.
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.