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Lincoln , RI - 3/10/2021  The Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps, which has volunteered throughout the pandemic and is now doing vaccination clinics. This clinic  was at the Kirkbrae Country Club and its for folks with disabilities. A detail of vaccination needles. .(Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

8 Rhode Island cities and towns lag behind on COVID-19 vaccinations

Rhode Island ranks among the best states in the country for vaccination rates, but a handful of communities have fallen behind.

PHOTO GALLERY

Rhode Island, in pictures

Must-see photos from your favorite little state.

RI POLITICS
Pedestrians walk past the Rhode Island State House.

Open government advocates oppose bill allowing remote meetings for two more years

ACLU director says public bodies shouldn’t use pandemic as an “excuse” to avoid in-person questions and scrutiny.

RI EDUCATION
An artist's rendering of the front of Ballentine Hall, the main building for the University of Rhode Island's College of Business

URI business school receives $1.3m private donation

The gift from alumnus Craig Steeneck and his wife Sandra Steeneck will be structured in three parts.

Newton-based artist Harun Zankel paints the word “together” onto a jersey barrier in Newton Centre.

Artists hit the streets to boost Newton’s outdoor dining scene

Newton Community Pride Chair Gloria Gavris said they recruited 10 local artists to paint bistro tables and jersey barriers using a floral theme.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

Raimondo’s house on the East Side of Providence sells for $1.1 million

The couple had paid $471,500 for their six-bedroom Morris Avenue house in March 2013.

Newton has charging stations and reserved parking for electric vehicles behind City Hall.

Newton has a ways to go in reaching electric vehicle goals

Only about 1 percent percent of the cars in Newton are electric, and advocates say there is still a lot of work to be done.

Newton residents traded plant and garden items at an annual plant swap June 12 at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.

Newton gardeners swap plants, and joy, at annual event

Residents traded plant and garden items at an annual plant swap June 12 at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.