Amanda Milkovits, The Boston Globe

Amanda Milkovits

The Boston Globe

Rhode Island, United States

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Recent articles by Amanda:

R.I. fitness clubs fined for refusing to close during two-week COVID-19 ‘pause’

The owner of Maxx Fitness Clubzz in Lincoln and Warren says he’s staying open and ‘fighting for freedom.’ → Read More

In Rhode Island, a happy Thanksgiving in spite of COVID-19

Novice and veteran cooks alike are finding ways to celebrate the holiday without gathering together. → Read More

A legacy of powerful protest

Rhode Island activist turned politician Mary Kay Harris offers her experience and advice to a new generation of people seeking social justice and police reform. → Read More

Providence sergeant charged with assault seeks dismissal of criminal case after videos are made public

Former Executive Director Jose Batista was fired Monday night for defying PERA’s board and offering the videos to the media. → Read More

RI turkey farmers adjust as families downsize Thanksgiving

The pandemic has changed the way people are celebrating Thanksgiving, and local turkey farmers say they've benefited from the public's demand for locally grown smaller birds. → Read More

R.I. grand jury indicts eight men in gang rape in Providence

The assault was recorded and shared on social media, which led to the arrests of the men. → Read More

Providence police oversight board PERA faces a firestorm

Providence's civilian review board has had a tumultuous history since its inception after a black off-duty officer was mistakenly killed by two white officers. Now, the executive director of the Providence External Review Authority is the center of firestorm for releasing footage that shows a Providence officer assaulting a handcuffed man -- over the objections of the board itself, the police… → Read More

Trump supporters protest at R.I. Board of Elections, demand recount

The president lost the Ocean State by more than 20 percentage points, a gap too large to warrant a recount → Read More

Blue state Rhode Island votes red ... for soda

Quirky memorabilia, a delicious drink, or matter of taste turned political? → Read More

Board of Election votes to count thousands of ballots left in Cranston

The count was expected to start at noon Wednesday and take about two hours. → Read More

In RI, fears of trouble at the polling precincts prove unfounded

Election Day in Rhode Island was peaceful and largely went on without any problems. → Read More

‘No credible threat,’ but R.I. law enforcement prepares for possible unrest

The Emergency Operations Center at the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is activated for the election, and the Rhode Island National Guard are on standby. → Read More

With COVID cases rising, R.I. Governor sets new restrictions on gatherings

As a second wave of the coronavirus threatens to swamp Rhode Island, Governor Raimondo sets new restrictions. → Read More

An arrest, and a discovery: Man sparked fear about a fake ‘purge’ in Providence

A 28-year-old Providence man was arrested for threatening a radio show host at a protest -- and admitted he was the one inciting fear with the flyer. → Read More

R.I. lawyers arrested at Providence protest will be reviewed by high court disciplinary counsel

Shannah Kurland and Chloe A. Davis were among seven people arrested during the violent demonstration on Oct. 21. → Read More

Police release body-camera footage from moped crash

The five body-camera videos show the aftermath of the crash, but not the cause. → Read More

I spent a night in ‘The Conjuring’ house and yes, it seems haunted

The house that inspired « The Conjuring » movie is no bed and breakfast. Guests come here to explore the paranormal — or at least attempt to last the night. Not everyone does. → Read More

R.I. Gov. Raimondo closes company break rooms, bans trick-or-treating after dark as COVID-19 cases climb

« We’re in a bad spot right now, and if we don’t make adjustments, things will get worse, » Governor Gina M. Raimondo told Rhode Islanders. → Read More

The public expects to see police body-camera videos. The question is when they should.

AG Peter Neronha says releasing the videos to the public is a matter of transparency and police accountability. But he wonders if it's also inappropriate pretrial publicity. → Read More

As R.I. COVID-19 cases soar past the Phase 3 limit, will Raimondo bring back some restrictions?

The data reported by the state Department of Health Tuesday afternoon showed that the week ending Saturday had 120 new cases per 100,000 population, easily exceeding the governor’s limit of 100 new cases and the highest rate since mid-May. → Read More