Category Archives: Rhode Island

Nearly all of Bristol County deemed high-risk for COVID-19

BOSTON (WPRI) ─ The majority of communities in Bristol County have been elevated to “high risk” for COVID-19 transmission, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported Thursday. According to the state’s risk-level map, which is updated weekly, Dartmouth, Dighton, Freetown, Lakeville, North Attleboro, Norton, Swansea, and Taunton have been designated as high-risk communities. Map: Risk… Read More »

Rhode Island Medical Society announces 2020-2021 leadership – Providence Business News

DR. CATHERINE CUMMINGS, left, is the new president; Dr. Elizabeth Lange, center, is the new president-elect; and Dr. Thomas Bledsoe is the new vice president for the Rhode Island Medical Society. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL SOCIETY PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society has announced new leadership for 2020-2021, including its president, president-elect and… Read More »

Snow & Cold Friday | ABC6

Big Time Temp Changes The Next 7 Days   For tonight, rain. Rain will be heavy at times. Temps around 40°. Increasing winds by morning with gusts to 35 MPH.  Friday, rain changes to snow from Northwest to Southeast during the morning. Certainly slowing the morning commute down, more so because of low visibility (Snow… Read More »

Fatal drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island are on the rise

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island is on the rise, and the coronavirus pandemic could be partially to blame, state health officials say. There were 233 accidental drug overdose deaths in the first seven months of this year, compared to 185 during the same period last year,… Read More »