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Donna Briggs

Man arrested for hit-and-run death of retired police sergeant near Kingston, N.H.

Craig Sprowl allegedly hit Donna Briggs, 59, from behind Tuesday morning while she was riding her bicycle and then left the scene, police said.

Child hit by school bus in Braintree suffering serious injuries

The 11-year-old girl had to be pulled out from under the bus, according to police.

CORONAVIRUS
Vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 booster shots are now available to some Rhode Islanders

People age 65 and older, and residents of any age who are in long-term care settings, should receive a booster dose, the state health department said Friday.

COMMENTARY | Brandon Potter

‘The RI Political Cooperative is anything but a cooperative’

A R.I. state representative says he applauds the new RIPC candidates for having the courage to run for office, but warns that, in his experience, the group is “toxic to Rhode Island’s progressive movement.”

Lindsay Murachver played pickleball with some friends at Assembly Row.

Pickleball is growing at an almost unprecedented rate in the history of American sports

It took a while to reach Massachusetts, but the latest paddle and ball craze is here. Everywhere you look, pickleball spots are popping up and then filling up.

RI BUSINESS
Barbara Papitto of the Papitto Opportunity Connection foundation, left, and board advisor Arnell Milhouse, center, chat with artist Lexus Fernandez of Providence about her painting inside the new 
 Haircuts and Heritage barber shop in Pawtucket, R.I., on Sept. 17, 2021.

Creating change for generations: Papitto Opportunity Connection invests in R.I.’s communities of color

Barbara Papitto is making dreams come true with a new foundation aimed at uplifting and empowering people in Rhode Island.

RI HEALTH
Robin Mercier, a Lifespan Health Care registered nurse, receives a new COVID-19 vaccine in Providence in December 2020.

Health care workers sue R.I. for not accepting religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine

“If across America religious exemptions can be accommodated consistent with patient safety, then as a matter of law and logic, the same applies here,” wrote the lawyer for the unvaccinated health care workers.

RI POLITICS
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, a Democratic candidate for governor of Rhode Island.

Latino Victory Fund backs Nellie Gorbea for R.I. governor

The secretary of state would be the first Latina governor in New England, and the group’s endorsement allows her to access a national network for fundraising and support.