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RI SPORTS

Brown University scoops up University of Pennsylvania’s head of athletics

M. Grace Calhoun, a former varsity student-athlete who graduated from Brown in 1992, will become Brown’s vice president of athletics and recreation in April.

RI POLITICS

Dan McKee’s ascension is a game changer for Rhode Island’s 2022 governor’s race

As lieutenant governor, he had been lagging behind Democratic rivals in fund-raising and visibility. As the incumbent governor, things may be different.

RI BUSINESS

South County Health president voices concerns over Lifespan-Care New England merger

"We believe any 80 percent market provider could have negative impacts on smaller health systems within that same market,” he said.

RI CRIME

Four men face federal charges in counterfeit check scheme using homeless people to commit fraud

Bad checks were cashed in banks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine.

RI BUSINESS

R.I. restaurants to allow up to 66 percent capacity starting Friday

The businesses have been at 50 percent capacity since former Governor Gina Raimondo’s three-week “pause” on the economy was lifted in late December.

RI BUSINESS

Ballys: R.I. COVID-19 business restrictions had negative impact on Q4

Former Governor Raimondo’s three-week pause period, which shut down the company’s two Rhode Island casinos, hurt the company’s final quarter.

POLITICS

Raimondo: ‘We need to go fast and we need to go big’ to expand broadband in US

Newly confirmed US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Thursday the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted significant gaps in broadband Internet access across the country, and vowed to take a “bold” approach to expand that service.