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RI HEALTH

For some in the LGBTQAI+ community, a monkeypox vaccine offers both hope and anxiety

The focus on the disease spreading among gay and bisexual men has led to concerns that monkeypox could be used to stigmatize the gay community, similarly to the AIDS crisis.

Leader of St. Thomas Moore and St. Veronica parish apologizes for reassignment of priest, but questions remain

The Rev. Eric Silva was removed from two churches for making inappropriate comments to children. Survivors of abuse by priests point out that weekend apology “didn’t mention the safety of children, or children at all.”

RI BUSINESS

Reed, Whitehouse don waders to recognize $1.6M aquaculture earmark

The money will help make growing oysters and other shellfish more effective and accessible to would-be farmers.

Dive into these 7 great R.I. dive bars

After three days of meticulous research by Globe Rhode Island, here are a handful of the best the state has to offer.

Experts urge Massachusetts residents to conserve water amid drought

Advocates say: accept the scorched-brown grass.

RI politics

Rhode Island political news: August 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.

COMMENTARY

Parishioners in R.I. deserve transparency about removal of Catholic priest

The parents of child sexual abuse survivor Ryan Brophy say the church must disclose the background of the priest, who has been on leave for making inappropriate comments to children at two Catholic schools.

Boston’s heat emergency extended through Tuesday

The city has now been in a heat emergency since last Thursday.