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Tim Langan posed at his home in Somerville with his two sons, Max (left), 9, and Dylan, 8.

The COVID dilemma: How vaccinated parents are negotiating life with unvaccinated kids

As so many in Massachusetts mark the easing of pandemic restrictions with parties, vacations, and other social gatherings, one enormous group is feeling left behind: families with children under the age of 12.

RI ARTS
(Left to Right) Artist Carol Scavotto, curator Sheryl J. Kopel and artist Juditta Musette in the gallery. There's a new pop-up gallery in downtown Providence called "Reflection Delight," where two artists are displaying feminine pieces in a free gallery open every weekend. The art, and atmosphere, is supposed to represent the "light" of spring after a dark COVID-19 pandemic winter, and year.

A pop-up gallery fills a vacant spot in Providence with joy and light

“Reflection-Delight,” a free, temporary gallery on Westminster Street, showcases pieces from two local artists.

Providence Police investigated a shooting on Carolina Avenue, late Thursday, in Providence, R.I.

Nine shot, three in ‘serious’ condition in Providence shooting

The shooting took place in Providence’s Washington Park neighborhood late Thursday afternoon, becoming the biggest mass shooting in recent history in Rhode Island’s capital city.


RI POLITICS
Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee and Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos hosted a "Rhode Island 2030" conversation on housing.

Housing a matter of social justice, competition, basic health

McKee and Matos focus on affordable housing during second “Rhode Island 2030″ conversation. Here are the key takeaways from the conversation.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Providence Public Schools Superintendent Harrison Peters during the first day of school for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students in-person classrooms as part of a staggered reopening schedule for elementary students at Spaziano Elementary School.

Providence Superintendent Harrison Peters doesn’t want to resign. But he’s got a lot of explaining to do

A high-level administrator he vouched for and hired is facing charges of assault. What does that say about Peters’ judgement?

CORONAVIRUS
Customers wear masks as they wait outside a footwear store at Providence Place shopping mall, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Providence, R.I.

R.I. not yet following CDC guidance for vaccinated people to forgo masks indoors

Under Rhode Island’s executive orders, people still have to wear masks in public settings, including grocery stores and other retail businesses.

RI NEWS
The Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, R.I.

Free to a good home: Two Rhode Island lighthouses

The US Coast Guard says they no longer need them. Any interest?

CORONAVIRUS
Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee addresses the media at the weekly COVID-19 press conference. in Providence, R.I., Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Some Dunkin’ stores in R.I. will be pop-up COVID-19 vaccine locations on May 26

Tents outside the iconic donut shops will offer free samples and swag along with COVID shots, the governor’s office said.

RI CRIME
Providence Detective Angelo A'Vant, inside the cold-case room at the Police Department. A'Vant has handled some of the most difficult homicides in the city. Since he's turned his focus to cold cases, he's solved two in the last few months, and has about a hundred more to go.

How one Providence Police detective cracks the coldest cases

In between investigating homicides and major crimes, Detective Angelo A’Vant delves deep into the files in the cold-case room.

Summer Entertainment Guide
Illustration of a family looking off at all the outdoor summer activities they can do around New England.

25 outdoor events around New England from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend

Fill your summer weekends with fun, check out these events around the region.

RHODE MAP

How Rhode Islanders want to spend billions in federal relief funds

A new poll from Bryant University finds much of the public doesn’t trust elected officials to spend the money wisely.