Providence College issued a stay-at-home order and will shift to full remote learning until at least Sept. 26 as state health officials opened case investigations and ramped up contract tracing to try to contain the outbreak. 1:01 a.m.
PLUS: A stretch of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln is closing for bridge work ... Complaint filed about access to RI Election Board’s new home ... Man charged with pandemic relief loan fraud pleads guilty ... Suspect in fatal Providence mall stabbing held without bail. 11:16 p.m.
For many local Jewish people, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was more than the loss of a national liberal icon: It was the passing of a guiding light in a woman who resembled their own “bubbe” as they entered the most intensely religious part of the year. 7:12 p.m.
The state’s public safety and security secretary urged the Legislature to allow prosecutors to ask that a defendant be held indefinitely — until his or her case is over — rather than for the current limit of 180 days for Superior Court and 120 days in District Court. 5:57 p.m.