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Understaffed Thayer stores reduce hours of operation

The nation has struggled with a labor shortage following the end of many pandemic restrictions, and businesses on Thayer Street are no exception — many saw shortened hours, delayed openings and management difficulties as a result of the shortage.   Starbucks — which already shortened ...


Sam Zurier wins District 3 State Senate election

Democrat Sam Zurier captured 90.08% of total unofficial votes to defeat Republican Alex Cannon in the State Senate District 3 special general election Tuesday, according to the Rhode Island Board of Elections.  An attorney and former City Council member, Zurier won by an overwhelming ...


Alex Cannon runs in State Senate District 3 election

Alex Cannon is running for Rhode Island State Senate in the special election for District 3, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 2. Cannon is the first Republican to run for State Senate in District 3 in the past 15 years. The seat became vacant after the resignation of Democrat Gayle Goldin joined ...

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R.I. is first to legalize safe injection sites

Governor Daniel McKee signed a bill into law to create safe injection sites for drug users in order to combat the opioid crisis July 7. Now, plans to open such sites are underway. The sites would allow those with an addiction to use drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine in a supervised, ...

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