R.I. students from low-income families are most likely to be learning remotely, a new study says — and they’re the ones who most need to be back in a real classroom

(Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong location for the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. It is located in Providence.)The students who most need to be back in a real classroom — those from low-income families — are the ones spending more of their time learning remotely, according to a study by…

Woman accused of assaulting Trump supporter says he was aggressor

UXBRIDGE — A Douglas woman accused of assaulting a Vietnam veteran holding a campaign sign for President Donald J. Trump on Main Street Saturday was arraigned Monday in Uxbridge District Court.Kiara R. Dudley, 34, was released on $250 bail, court records show.She told reporters outside courthouse that she, not the veteran, was the victim.George Griffin…

Bat-wielding man in clown suit arrested on Cape Cod

BARNSTABLE — An Eastham man wearing a clown suit and holding a baseball bat was arrested over the weekend at Veterans Beach.Barnstable Police received a call at about 10:14 p.m. Saturday night reporting a man walking around in a clown suit carrying a baseball bat at Veterans Beach. Police located 30-year-old Justus T. Allmon, and…

Cranston elementary school closes to in-person learning after positive COVID-19 test

CRANSTON – Stadium Elementary School has been closed to in-person learning until Nov. 5 after an individual tested positive for COVID-19.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the coronavirus outbreak. Sign up for our daily or breaking newsletters to stay informed. […] Top Featured Tags: – Rhode…

High temperatures around 70 later this week

After the region got some much needed rain last week, this work week looks mostly dry with warm temperatures.After a chilly start – 41 degrees shortly before 7 a.m. in Providence – the temperature should warm to about 65 degrees under mostly sunny skies.”High pressure (will be) in control for much of the upcoming week,”…

Woman holding baby in Providence struck by apparent stray bullet

The Providence police are investigating after woman holding a baby was struck by what appears to be a straight bullet, the police say.The woman was inside her home on Ridge Street when she was struck Sunday night, according to the police. The bullet apparently passed through a wall.The injury is not considered serious, according to…

Sunny Sunday, high near 61

High pressure brings dry and seasonable weather Sunday. Chilly start to the day with calm wind as temperatures climb above normal with a high near 61, according to the National Weather Service. Low will be around 45.Monday will be partly sunny with a high near 65.Generally dry and quiet weather expected for much of this…

E. Greenwich state Senate candidate says lewd social media posts are not his

A Republican state Senate candidate says he’s being attacked by a group of Democratic-aligned groups for Facebook posts that he didn’t make about a backyard bar.On Friday, four liberal advocacy organizations led by Rhode Island NOW PAC, called social media posts by Charles Callanan from the “Broken Ankle Bar” Facebook account “misogynistic, vulgar, homophobic, and,…

Patinkin: ‘Last caddie’ charts a new course after Metacomet closes

After Metacomet Golf Club in East Providence closed, caddie Dave Bart wondered what was next for him. Three weeks later, he’s still in the game — and enjoying a few strokes of unexpected good fortune. Top Featured Tags: – Rhode Island NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Buy-back program will run ballistics tests on all guns turned in

PROVIDENCE — A gun buyback program organized by the cities of Providence and Central Falls will begin on Saturday but with a new policy in place — police will now run ballistics tracing on every weapon that’s turned in.Community members and local activists, however, are still questioning whether such a program is the correct response…

Judge dismisses priest-abuse suits against R.I. Catholic diocese

A state judge on Friday dismissed three priest-abuse lawsuits against the leaders of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.The ruling, by Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel, analyzed a new 2019 law that extended the deadline to sue over childhood sexual abuse in Rhode Island from seven years to 35 years after the victim’s 18th birthday.Vogel…

SOUND OVER SIZE: Pinchas Zukerman talks about conducting downsized R.I. Philharmonic at Vets this Saturday

“You don’t need 14 violins if a smaller group can make big sound.” Top Featured Tags: – Rhode Island NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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