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INNOVATORS Q&A

Chewsi app aims to take a bite out of dental costs

Providence-based company created a “new, disruptive platform” to provide affordable dental care.

The Great Divide

How Rhode Island brought most students back for in-person learning — and Massachusetts did not

In Massachusetts, only about a dozen districts, most of them made up entirely of elementary schools, plan to return all students to classrooms full time this fall. Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, the vast majority of the state’s 66 districts and charter schools plan to offer full-time in-person learning by October.

Providence pastor finds virtues in virtual Boston Marathon

While he didn't get to climb Heartbreak Hill, the Rev. Bala did get a heartwarming welcome at the finish line outside his Hope Street church.


Republicans call for Raimondo to add diversity to the Judicial Nominating Commission

House GOP Leader Blake Filippi demands the governor act before the panel vets candidates for state Supreme, Superior, and Family courts.

COLLEGES

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women’s sports fight

It restores the women’s equestrian and fencing teams to varsity status, and will end a 1998 legal agreement ensuring gender equity in varsity sports on Aug. 31, 2024.

Man fatally stabbed at Providence Place mall

Police said a 19-year-old man was killed in a fight that broke out near the food court.

COURTS

Never mind ‘House of Cards.' You can livestream R.I.’s latest political drama

Judge finalizes plans for the Oct. 5 trial of political operative Jeffrey Britt, charged with money laundering to aid House Speaker Mattiello’s 2016 campaign.

RHODE MAP

Rhode Islanders can be cynical, but we’re also surprisingly trusting

We have more faith than the average American in doctors, scientists, police, the media, and even social media companies to do the right thing to best handle the coronavirus.

AROUND R.I.

‘Wish you were here’ -- Postcards exhibit merges past and present

A new interactive exhibit at Roger Williams Park turns a walk in the park into a tour through historic postcards.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

A lawsuit against the former Bristol town official accused of raping a boy has been dismissed

David E. Barboza and his accuser, Robert Powers, agreed to dismiss Powers' lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be filed again on the same grounds.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Police charge ninth man in alleged gang rape of underage girl in Providence

Providence police said new evidence led them to arrest a 20-year-old Providence man Wednesday.