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RI judge restores health benefits to 54 retired officers

RI judge restores health benefits to 54 retired officers

A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has restored full health care benefits to over 50 Woonsocket Police retirees after finding that the city and its budget commission violated the Rhode Island Constitution by indefinitely requiring them to pay deductibles. MORE

RI hospital groups and Brown announce merger deal

RI hospital groups and Brown announce merger deal

Continuing a decades-long effort, Rhode Island’s major hospital groups, Lifespan and Care New England announce a merger deal, including Brown University’s medical school, aimed at creating what they call an integrated academic health system combining medical specialties and biomedical research. MORE

Weather delays force vaccine clinic postponements

Weather delays force vaccine clinic postponements

Weather delays in shipping COVID vaccine has forced at least three local clinics scheduled for Tuesday to be postponed, and could affect other clinics scheduled later this week, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. MORE

State-run clinics add 10,000 vaccination appointments

State-run clinics add 10,000 vaccination appointments

Rhode Island’s state-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Providence and Cranston added 10,000 new appointments for coronavirus shots on Monday morning, alleviating growing frustration by people who had been unable to find the vaccine. MORE

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