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R.I. students from low-income families are most likely to be learning remotely, a new study says — and they’re the ones who most need to be back in a real classroom

The students who most need to be back in a real classroom — those from low-income families — are the ones spending more of their time learning remotely, according to a study by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. In a nearly 40-page report, RIPEC, a business-oriented research and policy organization based at Bryant University, concluded that distance learning has exacerbated the opportunity gaps between students from low- and higher-income families. TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the coronavirus outbreak. Sign up for our daily or breaking newsletters to stay informed. […]Read full article >
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Woman accused of assaulting Trump supporter says he was aggressor

UXBRIDGE — A Douglas woman accused of assaulting a Vietnam veteran holding a campaign sign for President Donald J. Trump on Main Street Saturday was arraigned Monday in Uxbridge District Court.Kiara R. Dudley, 34, was released on $250 bail, court records show.She told reporters outside courthouse that she, not the veteran, was the victim.George Griffin of Douglas said he was holding a Veterans for Trump sign and Trump flags on the busy street corner […] […]Read full article >
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San Francisco to vote on ’CAREN’ law, proposal about racist 911 calls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about with life, San Francisco supervisors are set to approve new hate crime legislation giving the targets of those calls the ability to sue the caller.The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN legislation. The name is a nod to a widespread meme using the name “Karen” to describe a specific type of white, middle-aged woman, who exhibits behaviors that stem from privilege, such as using […]Read full article >

Ride organized in support of motocross ‘brother’ injured in crash involving Providence police officer

PROVIDENCE – Bike life is about family, members of Providence’s biker community say, and right now, they feel like a brother has been wounded.The brother, Jhamal Gonsalves, a 24-year-old man and beloved member of the city’s motocross scene, is in a coma after a crash Sunday night – the circumstances of which have sparked outrage across the city.Video of the crash, which many community members say shows the moments before and after a Providence […] […]Read full article >
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Half of R.I.’s hotels will close by mid-2021 without help, hospitality leader says

Half the hotels in Rhode Island will close by the middle of next year if they do not soon receive "substantial" government aid to help recover from the pandemic recession, said Farouk Rajab, chairman of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association.Rajab said no specific amount of aid has been requested from the state. But he said the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is researching assistance for the industry and one figure he has heard discussed is $35 million. […] […]Read full article >

Calise Bakery is still making bread and rolls in R.I. after 112 years

LINCOLN Anyone standing at a grocery store deli has no doubt looked down to see familiar packaging offering Calise Bakery rolls. Bulkies, split sub or Italian, the bags have the Calise name circled in red and green with a red star over the i. Under closer inspection, one can’t miss the Rhode Island connection. TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the coronavirus outbreak. Sign up for our daily or breaking newsletters to stay informed. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Providence Journal. Calise’s Lincon bakery produces all those rolls sold up and down the […]Read full article >