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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A former college student in Rhode Island has died in the war in Ukraine.  Officials have handled a racial incident at a Rhode Island high school sporting event.  A state lawmaker says he defended himself against an intruder at his house.

>>Former CCRI Student Killed In Ukraine

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Community College of Rhode Island is mourning the loss of a former student who was killed in Ukraine.  Former Marine Pete Reed, who was from New Jersey, died last Thursday while evacuating civilians in the eastern part of the country.  His ambulance was hit by a missile and his wife says Reed, who did two tours of duty as a rifleman in Afghanistan, instinctively covered another rescue worker's body with his own.  CCRI released a statement calling Reed a hero, and that the college will find a way to honor him.

>>Tiverton School District Bans Spectators After Incident At Basketball Game

(Tiverton, RI)  --  Tiverton school officials have dealt with a racial incident.  Students from Pawtucket Shea High School complained about racial slurs and taunts at a boy's basketball game hosted by Tiverton last Thursday.  An investigation determined that a non-Tiverton student used slurs, and was permanently banned from attending games.  It was confirmed that a second individual who was a Tiverton student used abusive language, but it was not racial in nature.  They were temporarily banned.  The Rhode Island Interscholastic League commended the schools for taking the matter seriously.

>>Weekend Arctic Freeze Causes Issues At Rhode Island Schools

(Undated)  --  A number of Rhode Island schools were closed or went to remote learning on Monday after damage was done to the buildings from the weekend polar plunge.  They included Bradley School North in Cumberland, the Gaudet schools in Middletown, Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Winters Elementary in Pawtucket and Smithfield High School.  Plans to continue distance learning on Tuesday have been announced for Smithfield High and the Pawtucket Winters School.

>>State Senator Reportedly Fights Off Intruder

(Foster, RI)  --  A Rhode Island state legislator says someone broke into his home last week.  Senator Gordon Rogers of Foster told police he defended himself against a known acquaintance who tried to attack him.  Authorities arrested Patrick Lucas of Foster for breaking-and-entering plus assault.  The Providence Journal reports Lucas was treated at a hospital and released on bail Saturday on the condition of having no further contact.  The Republican Rogers notes he has introduced bills every year to strengthen Rhode Island's "castle laws", which govern the use of force against an intruder.

>>Kwity Paye Invited To SOTU

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Congressman Seth Magaziner has invited NFL player Kwity Paye to President Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.  The defensive end who graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick has been with the Indianapolis Colts since 2021.  Magaziner says Paye's journey from a refugee camp in the country of Guinea, to Section 8 housing in Rhode Island, to the NFL is emblematic of the American dream that he is fighting for in Washington.  Paye was previously a guest of Governor Gina Raimondo during her State of the State speech in 2017.

>>Tom Brady Movie Does Well, His Sportscasting Job Starts Next Year

(Undated)  --  New England Patriots legend Tom Brady is in movie theaters and will soon be announcing football games on TV.  He produced the movie "80 For Brady" which was released on Friday and finished second place at the box office over the weekend.  Meanwhile, it's being announced that Brady, who retired from playing last week, will begin his new job as a broadcaster for Fox Sports in the fall of 2024. 

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02-07-2023 02:46:12

Roman's concrete made to last, What make motivations so hard, mental health needs of RI youth and Seniors ask House for Age-Friendly RI budget and more

 
 

 

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February 6, 2023?

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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An age-friendly Rhode Island needs an age-friendly budget

 

 

 

 

HERB WEISS, contributing writer on aging issues draws together all the senior groups' comments about the Governor's budget in hopes that the House leadership will add funding for seniors.

 

 

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The Romans had a recipe for concrete to last forever - today we build for planned obsolescence

 

 

 

 

Our architecture writer, DAVID BRUSSAT captures research done at MIT into what was in the Romans' concrete that made it last - nearly - forever - while our buildings start crumbling almost immediately.

 

 

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What makes motivation so hard?

 

 

 

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN investigates motivation and why we get stuck on our road to reaching our goals.

 

 

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Mental health crisis in youth in Washington County - an event is planned

 

 

 

 

An event to look at data from RI Kids Count report and what it means to children in Washington County.

 

 

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Our Networking Pick of the Week

 

 

 

 

Join the Central RI Chamber for your morning coffee and launch your day in Cranston.

 

 

 
 

 

Gimme' Shelter - Isobel became homeless when her owners lost their home

 

 

 

 

Isobel touches our heart - a sweet gentle lady tossed out when her owners lost their own home. Safe and warm at the Providence Animal Control Center - let's get her adopted ASAP.

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

Irene Mendez - Empire Real Estate Group

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

At the Brown Bookstore

 

 

 

 

Brown Bookstore

 
 

 

 
 

 

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day - Results

China Spy Balloon

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Newport, Rhode Island was founded in 1639 by religious dissidents who believed in the principle of soul liberty: the right of each person to their own religious beliefs. This sense of tolerance was more inclusive than was common anywhere else at the time and was codified in Rhode Island’s royal charter of 1662. Consequently, Newport was extremely religiously diverse, with over a dozen different congregations abiding together by the mid-18th century. (Newport Historical Society)

 

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

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Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

 

 

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 

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Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Extreme cold temperatures caused problems in Southern New England this weekend.  An investigation is taking place after the discovery of a body in a Rhode Island pond.  An Ocean State native has achieved a rare accomplishment in showbusiness.

>>Windows Break At Providence Warming Center During Frigid Temperatures

(Providence, RI)  --  A polar vortex gripping the region over the weekend penetrated the warming center at the Cranston Street Armory in Providence.  High winds shattered several windows at the Armory Friday night, letting in single-digit temperatures.  A spokesperson for Governor Dan McKee said a team including the emergency management director and the National Guard worked quickly to get the windows fixed.

>>Pipe Bursts At T.F. Green

(Warwick, RI)  --  Cold weather caused issues at T.F. Green International Airport on Saturday.  WJAR-TV reports some flights were delayed after a pipe burst and flooded in the arrivals area.  The affected section of the airport was closed for the cleanup.

>>Plainridge Park Casino Evacuated

(Plainville, MA)  --  Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Massachusetts was evacuated on Saturday afternoon for a gas leak.  The Mass State Police says the leak came from a rooftop unit and apparently involved a burst sprinkler pipe.  The casino says there were no injuries.

>>Body Found In Northwest RI

(Burrillville, RI)  --  A police investigation is underway after a body was pulled from a pond in Burrillville on Sunday.  The female victim was reportedly discovered partially submerged in Little Round Top Pond at around 11 a.m. and was recovered by the Harrisville Fire Department.  The body was taken by the Rhode Island Medical Examiner's Office.

>>Former Director At Trinity Rep Has Died

(Providence, RI)  --  The founding artistic director of the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence has died.  GoLocalProv.com reports Adrian Hall passed away at the age of 95.  The death was announced on social media by a longtime friend.  Hall was credited with putting Trinity Rep on the national map.  He guided the theater to a Tony Award in 1981.

>>Viola Davis Joins EGOT Club

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Rhode Islander Viola Davis has accomplished the "grand slam" of entertainment.  Davis has added a Grammy to her Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards.  The Central Falls native won the Grammy on Sunday for best audio book, narration and storytelling recording for her memoir "Finding Me".  Davis joins the exclusive "EGOT" Club which includes Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg.

>>RI Black And Latino Caucus Changes Name

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island General Assembly's Black and Latino Caucus has changed its name.  The new title is the Black, Latino, Indigenous, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus.  State Senator Jonathon Acosta and Representative Leonela Felix, the co-chairs of the caucus, say the name change reflects its evolving values and mission, and that they look forward to advocating for disenfranchised residents of the state.

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02-06-2023 02:35:10

Bundle Up, RI. GriefSPEAK, Business Beat and more

 
 

 

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February 3, 2023?

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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?Pick the theme for Pawtucket's Calendar photo contest

 

 

 

 

Submit your theme idea for the 2024 Pawtucket calendar - photographers will span out to interpret it in this competitive event!

 

 

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Bundle up, Rhode Island - brutal cold, and wind - but short-lived

 

 

 

 

What you need to know to stay safe - and kudos to Pawtucket for opening the warming shelter (left). We will update this throughout the next 2 days with new information as it comes to us.

 

 

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COVID and Citizen Public Health

 

 

 

 

DR. MICHAEL FINE looks back on the pandemic, his thoughts about how to keep ourselves safe and the concept of Citizen Public Health.

 

 

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RECIPE: Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

 

 

 

 

CHEF ALISON MOUNTFORD gives us just what we need to have ready for this cold weekend - Potato Leek Soup - in an Instant Pot - or not.

 

 

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GriefSPEAK: No GPS for grief

 

 

 

 

DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS and the pathways to negotiating grief.

 

 

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Business Beat: New attorneys for this law firm

 

 

 

 

Two new attorneys join Rhode Island law firm Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce.

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

Irene Mendez - Empire Real Estate Group

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

At the Brown Bookstore

 

 

 

 

Brown Bookstore

 
 

 

 
 

 

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day - Results

Space Heaters

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The earliest snowfall to ever reach Rhode Island occurred on October 19, 1972 in Providence. Only 0.7 inches fell, but the amount was still considered measurable. The average date for a first snow in Providence, RI is December 1. In the last decade, the earliest snow in RI fell on October 30, 2020 and measured 1.6 inches.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

Buy here

 
 

 

 
 

 

Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

 

 

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 

Buy here

 
 

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's books

 

 

 

 

Buy here...

 
 

 

 
 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

>>STOCKS CLOSED MIXED AS MAJOR EARNINGS REPORTS SET TO RELEASE


(NEW YORK, NY)  --  WALL STREET CLOSED THURSDAY WITH STOCKS MIXED.  TOMORROW, THE LATEST JOBS REPORT WILL BE RELEASED AND EXPERTS EXPECT AROUND 187-THOUSAND JOBS TO HAVE BEEN ADDED LAST MONTH.  AT THE CLOSING BELL, THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE LOST 39 POINTS TO 34-054.  THE S&P 500 ROSE BY 61 POINTS TO 41-80.  THE NASDAQ GAINED 385 POINTS TO 12-201.

>>STRONG JANUARY JOBS GROWTH EXPECTED

(WASHINGTON, DC)  --  ECONOMISTS EXPECT TO SEE CONTINUED STRONG JOBS GROWTH IN JANUARY.  THE LABOR DEPARTMENT WILL BE OUT WITH LAST MONTH'S JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FRIDAY MORNING.  THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS EXPECTED TO RISE SLIGHTLY TO THREE-POINT-SIX PERCENT FROM DECEMBER'S 50-YEAR LOW OF THREE-POINT-FIVE PERCENT.  THE EXPERTS PREDICT FURTHER SLOWING IN WAGE GROWTH, GIVING SOME COMFORT TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE IN ITS ONGOING FIGHT AGAINST INFLATION.  THE NUMBERS ARE DUE AT 8:30 A.M. EASTERN TIME. 

>>MCCARTHY REJECTS CLEAN DEBT CEILING INCREASE

(WASHINGTON, DC)  --  HOUSE SPEAKER KEVIN MCCARTHY IS REJECTING DEMOCRATS' PUSH FOR A CLEAN DEBT CEILING INCREASE.  WHILE SPEAKING TO REPORTERS, THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN SAID HE WON'T PASS AN INCREASE WITHOUT SPENDING REFORM.  HE PLANS TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN AGAIN TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE SPENDING CUTS.  THE TWO MET FOR THE FIRST TIME ONE-ON-ONE AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY.  BIDEN HAS CALLED ON CONGRESS TO INCREASE THE LIMIT WITHOUT CONDITIONS, WARNING OF A POTENTIAL DEFAULT.

>>OIL GIANT SHELL POSTS RECORD $39.9-BILLION PROFIT

(LONDON)  --  OIL GIANT SHELL THURSDAY POSTED ITS HIGHEST-EVER ANNUAL PROFIT, JUST UNDER 40-BILLION DOLLARS FOR 2022.  THAT'S MORE THAN DOUBLE THE COMPANY'S 2021 FULL-YEAR PROFIT OF LESS THAN 19-POINT-THREE BILLION.  SHELL REPORTED ADJUSTED EARNINGS OF NINE-POINT-EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2022.


>>BEYONCE ADDS ADDITIONAL CONCERTS, SENATE COMMITTEE WARNS TICKETMASTER

(WASHINGTON, DC)  --  TICKETMASTER IS BEING WARNED BY ONE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE AHEAD OF TICKETS FOR BEYONCE'S UPCOMING TOUR GOING ON SALE.  IN A TWEET THURSDAY, THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SIMPLY SAID, "WE'RE WATCHING, TICKETMASTER."  THE SENATE HELD A HEARING ON THE TICKETING INDUSTRY LAST MONTH FOLLOWING TICKETMASTER'S BOTCHED ON SALE FOR TAYLOR SWIFT'S TOUR.  BEYONCE HAS ALREADY ADDED SEVEN ADDITIONAL DATES TO HER RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND.  TICKETMASTER SAID THE NUMBER OF VERIFIED FAN REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FIRST WAVE OF CITIES GOING ON SALE -- WHICH INCLUDES LOS ANGLES, NEW YORK CITY, LAS VEGAS AND OTHERS -- ALREADY EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE BY 800-PERCENT.

>>TICKET PRICES SURGE AS LEBRON NEARS RECORD

(LOS ANGELES, CA)  --  BASKETBALL FANS WHO WANT TO SEE LEBRON JAMES MAKE NBA HISTORY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY UP BIG TIME.  JAMES IS JUST 63 POINTS AWAY FROM BREAKING KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR'S ALL-TIME SCORING RECORD.  PRICES FOR TICKETS FOR THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS' GAMES AGAINST OKLAHOMA CITY ON FEBRUARY 7TH AND MILWAUKEE ON FEBRUARY 9TH ARE SURGING.  JUST TO GET INTO THE BUILDING FOR THE GAME AGAINST THE THUNDER WILL SET FANS BACK AT LEAST 350 DOLLARS, WHILE THE BUCKS GAME'S GET-IN PRICE IS ABOUT 550 BUCKS.  FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BE COURTSIDE TO POTENTIALLY WITNESS HISTORY THOSE TICKETS ARE BEING LISTED FOR UP TO 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH.

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>>THE LATEST

(UNDATED)  --  HERE IS THE LATEST SPORTS NEWS:  BOTH SUPER BOWL QUARTERBACKS ARE COMMENTING ON THE HISTORIC MATCHUP THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN GLENDALE NEXT WEEKEND.  THE NFL PRO BOWL IS LOOKING QUIET DIFFERENT THIS YEAR.  MISDEMEANOR CHARGES AGAINST A STAR CINCINNATI BENGALS PLAYER WILL BE DROPPED. 

>>MAHOMES, HURTS COMMENT ON HISTORIC MATCHUP

(GLENDALE, AZ)  --   BOTH SUPER BOWL QUARTERBACKS ARE COMMENTING ON THE HISTORIC MATCHUP THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN GLENDALE NEXT WEEKEND.  PATRICK MAHOMES SPOKE TO THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY AND SAID, "TO BE ON THE WORLD STAGE AND HAVE TWO BLACK QUARTERBACKS START IN THE SUPER BOWL, I THINK IT'S SPECIAL, AND I'VE LEARNED MORE AND MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE BLACK QUARTERBACK SINCE I'VE BEEN IN THIS LEAGUE."  EAGLES' QB JALEN HURTS ALSO SHARED HIS THOUGHTS ON THE UPCOMING GAME AND SAID, "I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WORTHY OF BEING NOTED.  IT'S COME A LONG WAY.  I THINK THERE'S ONLY BEEN SEVEN AFRICAN AMERICAN QUARTERBACKS TO PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL."  THE CHIEFS AND EAGLES KICK OFF FROM STATE FARM STADIUM IN SUPER BOWL 57 ON FEBRUARY 12TH.

>>NFL PRO BOWL GAMES UNDERWAY IN LAS VEGAS

(LAS VEGAS, NV)  --  THE NFL PRO BOWL IS LOOKING QUIET DIFFERENT THIS YEAR.  THE LEAGUE HAS ALTERED THIS YEAR'S FORMAT FROM A TRADITIONAL PRO BOWL FOOTBALL GAME TO A NUMBER OF SKILL-BASED COMPETITIONS AND A FLAG FOOTBALL GAME, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY.  PEYTON AND ELI MANNING WILL EACH SERVE AS COACHES FOR THE PRO BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL GAME.  THE EVENTS KICKED OFF ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND WILL BE CONTINUED WITH KICK TAC TOE, GRIDIRON GAUNTLET AND MOVE THE CHAINS ON SUNDAY.  THE FINAL ROUND OF THE BEST CATCH COMPETITION WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY. 

>>AGENT FOR BENGALS RB MIXON SAYS CHARGES WILL BE DROPPED

(CINCINNATI, OH)  --  MISDEMEANOR CHARGES AGAINST A STAR CINCINNATI BENGALS PLAYER WILL BE DROPPED.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT FROM RUNNING BACK JOE MIXON'S AGENT, PETER SCHAFFER.  CINCINNATI POLICE ISSUED A WARRANT FOR MIXON'S ARREST THURSDAY THAT STEMMED FROM AN ALLEGED INCIDENT ON JANUARY 21ST.  MIXON ALLEGEDLY POINTED A GUN AT A WOMAN AND THREATENED HER SAYING, "YOU SHOULD BE POPPED IN THE FACE. I SHOULD SHOOT YOU NOW."  SCHAFFER SAID THE CHARGES WERE "A RUSH TO JUDGMENT" AND ADDED POLICE "SHOULD BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD" AND "DO THEIR WORK" BEFORE THEY FILE CHARGES.

>>NBA RELEASES ALL-STAR RESERVES

(NEW YORK, NY)  --  THE NBA IS RELEASING THIS YEAR'S ALL-STAR GAME RESERVES.  JA MORANT AND DAMIAN LILLARD HEADLINE THE WESTERN CONFERENCE RESERVES AND ARE JOINED BY FELLOW GUARD SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER.  IN THE FRONTCOURT, JAREN JACKSON JR., DOMANTAS SABONIS, LAURI MARKKANEN AND PAUL GEORGE MAKE UP THE REST OF THE WEST TEAM.  FOR THE EASTERN CONFERENCE, JOEL EMBIID AND BAM ADEBAYO LEAD THE WAY, WITH JULIUS RANDLE JOINING THEM IN THE FRONTCOURT.  JAYLEN BROWN, DEMAR DEROZAN, JRUE HOLIDAY AND TYRESE HALIBURTON ROUND OUT THE REST OF THE EAST GUARDS. 

>>NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND PREVIEW

(SUNRISE, FL)  --  THE BEST PLAYERS IN HOCKEY WILL TAKE THE ICE THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH FLORIDA.  THE NHL ALL-STAR GAME WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT FLA LIVE ARENA IN SUNRISE.  44 ALL-STAR PLAYERS ARE SET TO COMPETE ON FOUR SEPARATE DIVISION TEAMS.  IN THE SEMIFINALS, THE TEAMS PLAY THREE-ON-THREE FOR TWO 10-MINUTE HALVES. THE TWO WINNERS OF EACH SEMI-FINAL WILL SQUARE OFF IN AN ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIP.  ACTION BEGINS TONIGHT WITH THE ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION THAT INCLUDES EVENTS SUCH AS FASTEST SKATER, HARDEST SHOT AND THE BREAKAWAY CHALLENGE.

>>HANK LEBIODA LEADS AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM

(PEBBLE BEACH, CA)  --  HANK LEBIODA IS LEADING THE WAY AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF THE AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM.  LEBIODA FINISHED THE OPENING ROUND WITH AN EIGHT UNDER 63.  THREE PLAYERS ARE TIED FOR SECOND PLACE AFTER ROUND ONE.  KURT KITAYAMA AND HARRY HALL EACH SHOT A SEVEN UNDER 64, WHILE CHAD RAMEY IS SEVEN UNDER AFTER SHOOTING A 65 ON ONE OF THE TWO DIFFERENT PAR 72 COURSES.  MARTIN TRAINER, ERIC COLE AND AARON BADDELEY ARE TIED FOR FIFTH PLACE AT SIX UNDER PAR.  

>>NASCAR CUP SERIES RETURNS WITH CLASH AT COLISEUM

(LOS ANGELES, CA)  --  THE GREEN FLAG WILL WAVE ONCE AGAIN AS THE NASCAR CUP SERIES RETURNS TO ACTION THIS WEEKEND FOR ITS 75TH SEASON.  THE DRIVERS ARE IN LOS ANGELES FOR THE CLASH AT THE COLISEUM.  JOEY LOGANO WAS CROWNED CUP SERIES CHAMPION LAST SEASON AND IS LOOKING TO DEFEND HIS TITLE.  HOWEVER, THE LAST REPEAT WINNER WAS JIMMIE JOHNSON BACK IN 2010.  CHASE ELLIOTT IS THE FAVORITE TO HOIST THE CUP THIS YEAR WHILE KYLE LARSON AND DENNY HAMLIN FOLLOW CLOSELY BEHIND.  THE RACERS WILL SQUARE-OFF SUNDAY NIGHT ON FOX.

>>THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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LOS ANGELES LAKERS 112, INDIANA PACERS 111
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 128, MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 113
NEW YORK KNICKS 106, MIAMI HEAT 104 
CHICAGO BULLS 114, CHARLOTTE HORNETS 98  
DALLAS MAVERICKS 111, NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 106 
DENVER NUGGETS 134, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 117
MILWAUKEE BUCKS 106, LA CLIPPERS 105

NHL
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NO GAMES SCHEDULED

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (COACHES' POLL)
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UAB BLAZERS 86, #20 FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS 77  
#3 HOUSTON COUGARS 70, WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS 61  
#9 UCLA BRUINS 70, WASHINGTON HUSKIES 61 
#7 ARIZONA WILDCATS 91, OREGON DUCKS 76 
#14 GONZAGA BULLDOGS 88, SANTA CLARA BRONCOS 70 
#18 SAINT MARY'S GAELS 68, SAN FRANCISCO DONS 59

PGA
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PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM  (AT PEBBLE BEACH, CA)

  1. HANK LEBIODA  (-8)
T2. KURT KITAYAMA  (-7)
T2. CHAD RAMEY  (-7)
T2. HARRY HALL  (-7)


>>FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE  (ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN)

NBA
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  7:00 P.M. - CHARLOTTE HORNETS AT DETROIT PISTONS
  7:00 P.M. - SACRAMENTO KINGS AT INDIANA PACERS
  7:00 P.M. - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS AT WASHINGTON WIZARDS
  7:30 P.M. - PHOENIX SUNS AT BOSTON CELTICS
  8:00 P.M. - TORONTO RAPTORS AT HOUSTON ROCKETS
  8:00 P.M. - ORLANDO MAGIC AT MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
  8:00 P.M. - PHILADELPHIA 76ERS AT SAN ANTONIO SPURS
  9:00 P.M. - ATLANTA HAWKS AT UTAH JAZZ

NHL
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NO GAMES SCHEDULED

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (COACHES' POLL)
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NO GAMES SCHEDULED

PGA
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PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM  (AT PEBBLE BEACH, CA)

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FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2023

>>BUGATTI CHIRON SELLS FOR OVER $10 MILLION

(PARIS)  --  THE SALE OF A LUXURY CAR IN FRANCE IS SETTING A WORLD RECORD.  A ONE OF ONE BUGATTI CHIRON [[ BOO-GAA-TEE KA-RUHN ]] WAS AUCTIONED OFF FOR TEN-POINT-SEVEN-MILLION-DOLLARS IN PARIS THIS WEEK.  THE SALE SETS THE WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR AMOUNT OF MONEY PAID FOR A NEW CAR.  IT CAN REACH 236 MILES PER HOUR.  THE VEHICLE WILL BE BUGATTI'S LAST PURELY GASSED CAR EVER MADE. 

>>TWIN SISTERS IN AR GIVE BIRTH TO DAUGHTERS ON SAME DAY

(CLARKSVILLE, AR)  --  TWO NEWBORNS IN ARKANSAS HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.  TWIN SISTERS IN CLARKSVILLE, EAST OF FORT SMITH, BOTH GAVE BIRTH TO THEIR DAUGHTERS ON TUESDAY THIS WEEK.  THE COUSINS WERE BORN JUST HOURS APART AT THE SAME HOSPITAL IN ADJACENT ROOMS.  TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE, IT ALL HAPPENED WHILE AN ICE STORM BLANKETED THE AREA.

>>BOYS FIND GRENADE WHILE HIKING IN MA

(WRENTHAM, MA)  --  A PAIR OF 12-YEAR-OLD BOYS IS BEING PRAISED AFTER THEY FOUND A HAND GRENADE WHILE HIKING IN MASSACHUSETTS AND REPORTED IT TO POLICE.  THE BOYS WERE ON A TRAIL NEAR POWER LINES ON JANUARY 25TH IN WRENTHAM, NEAR FOXBOROUGH, WHEN THEY SPOTTED THE GRENADE IN A PILE OF TRASH.  THEY TOOK PICTURES AND IMMEDIATELY REPORTED THE FINDING WITHOUT TOUCHING IT.  IT TURNED OUT TO BE A REAL GRENADE THAT HAD BEEN HOLLOWED OUT AND WAS HARMLESS.  THE GRENADE WAS REMOVED BY POLICE.

>>WORLD'S LARGEST TRICERATOPS UNBOXED IN TAMPA MUSEUM

(TAMPA, FL)  --  THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRICERATOPS IS IN FLORIDA.  THE SKELETON, KNOWN AS BIG JOHN, ARRIVED AT THE GLAZER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IN DOWNTOWN TAMPA AND WAS UNBOXED ON WEDNESDAY.  IT'S THE BIGGEST FOSSIL OF ITS KIND EVER TO BE DISCOVERED.  ITS EXHIBIT IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN MAY.

>>BULLDOGS WIN LEAVES BEHIND MORE THAN $55K IN DAMAGE

(ATHENS, GA)  --  WHILE THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WIN WAS GOOD NEWS FOR THE STATE, IT CAME WITH A PRICE TAG.  ACCORDING TO ONLINEATHENS, BULLDOGS FANS LEFT BEHIND AN ESTIMATED 56-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES IN ATHENS FOLLOWING THE VICTORY.  THE ATHENS-CLARKE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG A POPULAR STREET AFTER BETWEEN 10-TO-15-THOUSAND PEOPLE CONGREGATED DURING AN AFTER THE GAME.

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>>THE LATEST

(UNDATED)  --  HERE IS THE LATEST SPORTS NEWS: THE PATRIOTS ARE HOPING TO REUNITE WITH A RECENTLY RETIRED LEGEND.  THE CELTICS COULD BE LOOKING TO BRING BACK A FAMILIAR FACE.  THE BRUINS ARE OFF THE ICE FOR THE NEXT WEEK AS THE NHL CELEBRATES ITS ALL-STARS. 

>>PATRIOTS OPEN TO SIGNING BRADY TO ONE-DAY CONTRACT

(FOXBORO, MA)  --  THE PATRIOTS ARE HOPING TO REUNITE WITH A RECENTLY RETIRED LEGEND.  OWNER ROBERT KRAFT EXPRESSED TO CNN ON THURSDAY MORNING THAT HE IS OPEN TO SIGNING TOM BRADY TO A ONE-DAY CONTRACT SO THAT BRADY COULD RETIRE AS A PATRIOT.  BRADY ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT ON WEDNESDAY MORNING AFTER 23 SEASONS IN THE NFL.  THE SEVEN-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION WAS DRAFTED BY NEW ENGLAND IN THE SIXTH ROUND OF THE 2000 NFL DRAFT AND HOLDS NUMEROUS FRANCHISE RECORDS.

>>REPORT: CELTICS INTERESTED IN OLYNYK, HOST SUNS TONIGHT

(BOSTON, MA)  --  THE CELTICS COULD BE LOOKING TO BRING BACK A FAMILIAR FACE.  ACCORDING TO HEAVY, THE C'S ARE CONSIDERING MAKING A MOVE TO BRING BIG MAN KELLY OLYNYK BACK TO BOSTON.  THE CELTICS SELECTED OLYNYK WITH THE 13TH PICK IN THE 2013 DRAFT.  THE NBA TRADE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH.  BOSTON WILL BE LOOKING TO EXTEND ITS WINNING STREAK TO THREE GAMES WHEN THEY HOST THE PHOENIX SUNS TONIGHT.  THE CELTICS ARE LEADING THE NBA WITH A RECORD OF 37-AND-15. 

>>REPORT: BRUINS BELIEVED TO BE IN MARKET FOR DEFENSE

(BOSTON, MA)  --  THE BRUINS ARE OFF THE ICE FOR THE NEXT WEEK AS THE NHL CELEBRATES ITS ALL-STARS.  BOSTON WILL BE REPRESENTED BY FORWARD DAVID PASTRNAK AND GOALTENDER LINUS ULLMARK AS THE B'S LEAD THE NHL WITH 83 POINTS AT THE BREAK.  THE BRUINS COULD BE LOOKING TO MAKE AN UPGRADE BEFORE THE MARCH 3RD TRADE DEADLINE.  ACCORDING TO SPORTSNET, BOSTON IS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE MARKET FOR A LEFT DEFENSEMAN.  THE BRUINS COULD HAVE ALREADY CHECKED IN ON JAKOB CHYCHRUN AND VLADISLAV GAVRIKOV AMONG OTHERS.

>>COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

(UNDATED)  --  UCONN IS 17-AND-6 HEADING INTO TOMORROW'S GAME AT GEORGETOWN.  UMASS WILL BE LOOKING TO IMPROVE TO 14-AND-9 WHEN THE MINUTEMEN HOST DAVIDSON TOMORROW AFTERNOON.  BOSTON COLLEGE HAS WON THREE OF ITS LAST FOUR GAMES.  THE EAGLES ARE 11-AND-12 AND WILL HOST SYRACUSE TOMORROW NIGHT.  PROVIDENCE WILL BE LOOKING TO GET BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN WHEN THE 17-AND-6 FRIARS HOST GEORGETOWN WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  RHODE ISLAND IS 8-AND-14 HEADING INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S GAME AT SAINT LOUIS.

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>>THE LATEST

(UNDATED)  --  HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS: RHODE ISLANDERS ARE DEALING WITH EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS.  POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE DRIVER WHO WAS KILLED AFTER CRASHING INTO A HOME IN CRANSTON.  THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES AN EXTENSION FOR THE OPERATOR OF THE CITY'S DEEP-WATER PORT.

>>ARCTIC BLAST UPON RHODE ISLAND

(PROVIDENCE, RI)  --  A COLD SNAP IS HITTING RHODE ISLAND ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS PREDICTING WIND CHILLS IN THE STATE OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS WILL REACH 35 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.  GOVERNOR DAN MCKEE'S OFFICE SAYS THE RHODE ISLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH CITIES AND TOWNS TO ENSURE WARMING CENTERS ARE PREPARED FOR AN INCREASE IN DEMAND.  A FULL LIST OF WARMING CENTERS IS POSTED ONLINE AT RIEMA-DOT-RI-DOT-GOV.  PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAY BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

>>POLICE ID DRIVER KILLED IN CRANSTON CRASH

(CRANSTON, RI)  --  THE CRANSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS IDENTIFYING THE VICTIM OF A DEADLY CRASH.  AUTHORITIES SAY 73-YEAR-OLD GUIDO ROMANO JR. OF CRANSTON WAS DRIVING AN SUV WHEN HE STRUCK TWO PARKED VEHICLES AND A HOUSE ON DYER AVENUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  THE RESIDENCE WAS OCCUPIED, BUT NO ONE INSIDE WAS INJURED.  THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.  POLICE DO NOT BELIEVE SPEED OR ALCOHOL WERE FACTORS.

>>ATTLEBORO POLICE SEEK MISSING TEEN

(ATTLEBORO, MA)  --  ATTLEBORO POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A MISSING YOUTH.  SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD NATHAN MCCORMICK IS A GROUP HOME RESIDENT WHO WAS REPORTEDLY LAST SEEN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE ATTLEBORO YMCA.  MCCORMICK IS DESCRIBED AS SIX-FOOT TALL, 340 POUNDS WITH DYED-GREEN HAIR.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS BEING ASKED TO CALL THE ATTLEBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

>>TIVERTON POLICE CALLED AFTER FORMER STUDENT FOUND ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

(TIVERTON, RI)  --  A FORMER STUDENT AT TIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL ALLEGEDLY CAUSED A DISTURBANCE ON THE CAMPUS THIS WEEK.  WJAR-TV REPORTS THE 16-YEAR-OLD BOY SNUCK INTO THE SCHOOL WITH THE HELP OF ANOTHER STUDENT ON WEDNESDAY, AND WAS FOUND HIDING BY STAFF MEMBERS.  POLICE SAY THE TEEN DID NOT INTEND TO HURT ANYONE, BUT APPARENTLY JUST WANTED TO HANG OUT WITH SOME OF HIS FRIENDS.  THE INCIDENT PROMPTED A LOCKDOWN, AND THE JUVENILE WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF DISTURBING A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER.

>>PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PASSES PROVPORT EXTENSION

(PROVIDENCE, RI)  --  WPRI-TV REPORTS THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED A THIRTY-YEAR TAX EXTENSION FOR THE NONPROFIT AGENCY WHICH OPERATES THE CITY'S DEEP-WATER PORT, KNOWN AS PROVPORT.  UNDER THE AGREEMENT, MONEY WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS, INCLUDING AIR QUALITY TESTING, AND NEW FOSSIL-FUEL TENANTS WILL BE PROHIBITED.  THE DEAL STILL NEEDS APPROVAL FROM PROVIDENCE MAYOR BRETT SMILEY AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

>>PC FALLS TO XAVIER IN OT, URI BEATEN BY SAINT JOE'S

(UNDATED)  --  BOTH PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS ARE OFF THIS WEEKEND.  PC AND URI PLAYED THEIR LAST GAMES ON WEDNESDAY, WITH PROVIDENCE LOSING AT XAVIER IN OVERTIME, 85-TO-83.  URI LOST THEIR ROAD MATCH VERSUS SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY 64-TO-50.  THE FRIARS HOST GEORGETOWN AT AMICA MUTUAL PAVILION ON WEDNESDAY THE 8TH, WHILE THE RAMS PLAY AT ST. LOUIS NEXT TUESDAY.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Southern New England residents are bracing for dangerous wind chills.  The top contractor of the Providence 6-10 highway project is pleading not guilty to state charges.  A Rhode Island woman has been arraigned for killing her father.

>>Wind Chill Warning For Rhode Island

(Undated)  --  All of Rhode Island except for Block Island is under a Wind Chill Warning from the National Weather Service from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.  During this time frame, the weather service says the Ocean State is expected to calculate wind chills as low as thirty degrees below zero.  Meteorologists say we haven't had conditions this cold in the region since February of 2016.

>>Highway Contractor Pleads Not Guilty To RI Charges

(Providence, RI)  --  The lead contractor for the 6-10 Connector reconstruction project in Providence is pleading not guilty to state charges.  A representative for Canton, Massachusetts-based Barletta Heavy Division entered the plea on the company's behalf in Providence Superior Court Wednesday to charges including illegal disposal of solid waste.  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office alleges contaminated stone from a construction site in Mass and dirt from the Pawtucket-Central Falls train station was used to fill in the 6-10 site.  Dennis Ferreira, the former project superintendent, is due for arraignment on February 7th.

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>>Woonsocket Woman Arraigned For Murdering Father

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  WPRI-TV reports Jennifer Pamula [[ pah-MOOL-uh ]] of Woonsocket has been arraigned and ordered held without bail for the killing of her father.  Seventy-year-old Joseph Pamula was found dead at the family home on Cato Street Monday.  Officers reportedly found the 38-year-old daughter covered in blood, and she was transferred for an evaluation to Landmark Medical Center.  Channel 12 reports Jennifer Pamula was arraigned for first-degree domestic murder from her hospital bed on Wednesday.

>>Missing Person In Cumberland

(Cumberland, RI)  --  Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing person in Cumberland.  Sixty-five-year-old Donna Tiberio was last seen near her home on Tuesday afternoon.  The Cumberland Police Department says Tiberio was wearing a full-length white sweater and has shoulder-length brown hair.

>>Car Crashes Into East Bay Home

(Bristol, RI)  --  A car crashed into a house in Bristol on Wednesday.  It reportedly happened at around 8 a.m. at a home on Sherry Avenue.  An initial investigation indicates the driver, who was a juvenile, lost control in icy conditions.  No injuries were reported by police, and the house was deemed structurally safe.

>>Beyoncé Bringing World Tour To Gillette Stadium

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Beyoncé is bringing her world tour to Gillette Stadium this summer.  The singer is touring for her latest album "Renaissance".  The stop in Foxboro is on Tuesday, August 1st.  Several ticket pre-sales are going on now through February 9th.

>>Bruins Beat Wolf Pack

(Hartford, CT)  --  The Providence Bruins beat the Hartford Wolf Pack in Hartford last night, 4-to-2.  The P-Bruins are staying on the road for two games this weekend.  They play the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday and the Utica Comets on Saturday.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A woman has been charged with murdering her father in Woonsocket.  Providence authorities say they have removed a "life-saving" amount of narcotics from the streets.  Two North Providence policemen are facing embezzlement charges from the state.

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>>Woman Arrested For Murdering Father In Woonsocket

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  A woman is under arrest for the killing of her father in Woonsocket.  Thirty-eight-year-old Jennifer Pamula [[ pah-MOOL-uh ]] is accused of killing 70-year-old Joseph Pamula.  The senior Pamula was found dead at the family house on Cato Street Monday.  Jennifer Pamula is facing arraignment for first-degree domestic murder.

>>Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized By Providence Police

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department announced a significant drug bust on Tuesday.  A search warrant executed last week at a residence on Bellevue Avenue reportedly yielded nine kilograms of fentanyl and three kilos of cocaine.  Providence police captain Roger Aspinall said the bust will save lives and cut down on overdoses.  Two men were taken into custody at the scene, while the target of the investigation, identified as Juan Martinez, has been incarcerated in New Jersey.  Aspinall says a warrant for Martinez is being drawn up.

>>Current And Recently-Retired North Providence Cops Charged

(North Providence, RI)  --  One current and one former North Providence police officer are facing state embezzlement charges.  Detective Christopher Petteruti is on unpaid leave.  Former lieutenant Dennis Stone retired last month.  A grand jury returned an indictment against the two after a years-long investigation by the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.  Petteruti and Stone are charged with embezzling an undisclosed amount of money from the North Providence police union.  Petteruti served as union treasurer, and Stone was president.  They have pleaded not guilty in Superior Court.

>>New Deputy RI House Speaker

(Providence, RI)  --  The long-running deputy speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives has been stripped of the title.  WPRI-TV reports House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi has selected Representative Ray Hull of North Providence for the role.  Charlene Lima exits after holding the position for over a decade.  Shekarchi said Hull is reflective of his leadership style in that they are both collaborative, consensus-building and moderate Democrats.  Lima, who represents Cranston, said she did not feel included in her party's decision-making over the past two years.

>>End Of An Era For Hallmark Stores In Ocean State

(Westerly, RI)  --  The Westerly Sun reports a Hallmark store in the town which was believed to be the last one operating in Rhode Island has closed.  Putnam's Hallmark Gold Crown in the Franklin Street Shopping Plaza had its last day on Monday.  Other area stores on Hallmark's website have converted to the Massachusetts-based business The Paper Store.

>>Devin McCourty Has Surgery

(Foxboro, MA)  --  ESPN reports longtime New England Patriot Devin McCourty has had shoulder surgery.  It is unknown how long McCourty will need to rehab.  The 35-year-old has not missed a game since the 2015 season.  He has yet to announce if he will return in 2023.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Cold winter temperatures are hitting Southern New England this week.  Providence police are investigating a fatal shooting.  Celtics bench boss Joe Mazzulla is coaching in this year's NBA All-Star Game.

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>>Temperatures Sinking Below Freezing This Week

(Providence, RI)  --  Get ready for a deep plunge into winter temperatures this upcoming weekend.  The National Weather Service forecast for the Providence area is calling for lows in the teens through Thursday night.  Then on Friday evening, temperatures are expected to dip below zero.  Saturday's high temp is only around 15 degrees.  The weather service is keeping an eye on potentially-dangerous wind chills.  Conditions will rebound to above-freezing on Sunday.

>>Woman Shot And Killed In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  There was a fatal shooting in Providence on Monday, the first homicide in the capital city in 2023.  The shooting happened at around 2 p.m. inside a home on Prudence Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood.  The unidentified female victim was reportedly pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.  Providence police said a suspect was in custody, but did not immediately provide additional details.

>>Man's Death Investigated In Woonsocket

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  Police are looking into the circumstances of a death in Woonsocket.  A 70-year-old man was found dead at a home on Cato Street yesterday.  The Woonsocket police chief says this was apparently a domestic incident.

>>Providence School Official Reportedly Solicited Help For Student Smuggled Into Country

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence school administrator has been placed on leave.  Multiple reports indicate Stefani Harvey, an assistant principal at Mount Pleasant High School, emailed colleagues urging them to support a student who was allegedly brought into the United States illegally.  The email reportedly asked staff members to help meet the smuggling group's demand for five-thousand dollars payment.  The Providence School District is investigating the incident.

>>Lifespan Closing Outpatient Center

(Providence, RI)  --  Today is the scheduled last day for an outpatient hospital run by Lifespan Health System in Providence.  WPRI-TV reported Lifespan officials confirmed last month the shutdown of the Rhode Island Hospital Surgery Center at Wayland Square.  The surgery center opened in 1994 and was originally owned by Medical Care International.  About twenty employees are losing their jobs.  Lifespan has encouraged them to apply for other hospital positions.

>>Mazzulla Coaching NBA All-Star Team

(Boston, MA)  --  Boston Celtics interim coach Joe Mazzulla [[ mah-ZOOL-uh ]] and his staff have been selected to coach in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.  Mazzulla earned the spot because the Celtics have clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference through games played on Sunday, February 5th.  The Rhode Islander Mazzulla will be coaching the team that's captained by Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo [[ YAHN-iss ah-dedo-KOON-bo ]].  This will be just the third time in the last 24 seasons an all-star team will be guided by a first-year coach.  The game is being played in Salt Lake City on February 19th.

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Jack's Angle, Social Security new website, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, and more!

 
 

 

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January 29, 2023?

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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?Jack's Angle: The Pawtucket Central Falls Transit center opens... with Jack Partridge

 

 

 

 

JACK PARTRIDGE tells us what he thinks as the new transit station opens with some underwhelming-ness and concern - but - it's open!

 

 

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TODAY: New Rhode Island KIDS COUNT report - watch on ZOOM

 

 

 

 

Ethnic and racial disparities in maternal, infant and child health... a new report with marching orders for Rhode Island.

 

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NEW website at Social Security

 

 

 

 

HERB WEISS walks us through the new website at Social Security - easier, faster, more info than before.

 

 

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It's all about control! Change in the workplace

 

 

 

 

Our business leadership writer and coach, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN looks at change making in companies - and why it's all about control.

 

 

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Business Beat: Sue Silva new at Engel & Volkers

 

 

 

 

Meet Sue Silva - new Real estate Advisor at East Greenwich's Engel & Volkers

 

 

 
 

 

Gimme' Shelter - "Comfort" is waiting for the comfort of your home...

 

 

 

 

Just waiting - and waiting - come visit - at the Providence Animal Control Center.

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

Irene Mendez - Empire Real Estate Group

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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The official state fish of Rhode Island is the striped bass (Morone saxatilis). It is also called the Atlantic striped bass, striper, linesider,  rock, or rockfish. The striped bass is also the state fish of Maryland, and South Carolina, and the state saltwater (marine) fish of New YorkNew JerseyVirginia, & New Hampshire.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man has been found guilty for a murder in Warwick from a decade ago.  A South County resident will be sentenced for storming the U.S. Capitol.  A transgender woman has been picked to lead the Rhode Island Democratic Women's Caucus.

>>Man Convicted For Rhode Island Murder

(Warwick, RI)  --  A Pawtucket man is being found guilty of first-degree murder in Warwick.  Michael Soares was charged for the killing of Jack Fay, a jogger in City Park, in 2013.  Two psychiatrists who testified during the trial in Kent County Superior Court backed up a claim of insanity, but the judge overseeing the case rejected that defense on Friday.  Soares is scheduled to be sentenced on March 3rd.

>>State Nuclear Worker Charged In Capitol Riot Changes Plea

(Washington, DC)  --  A North Kingstown man has changed his plea in connection to the January 6th, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.  Bernard Sirr pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington on Friday to a felony charge of interfering with police officers during a civil disorder, and is set for sentencing on May 12th.  Authorities say he was one of hundreds of rioters who broke into the Capitol.  Sirr was subsequently placed on leave from his job as a nuclear facilities engineer for the Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission.

>>New Illicit Drug Detection Prompts Overdose Warning

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning about an overdose hazard that has entered the local drug supply.  The Providence Journal reports xylazine, a powerful animal tranquilizer, has been discovered in combination with fentanyl.  Xylazine is not an opioid and does not respond to the anti-overdose medication naloxone.

>>Sausage Product Recall

(Burrillville, RI)  --  A Rhode Island food producer has issued a recall.  Daniele International out of Mapleville says the affected sausage products may contain listeria.  They were shipped to nationwide retail locations from December 23rd through January 17th.  The full list of items can be found online at USDA.gov.

>>Transgender Woman Elected RI Democratic Women's Caucus Chair

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Democratic Women's Caucus is electing a transgender woman as its chair for the first time.  The position has gone to Donnie Anderson, the former executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches and currently serving at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in New Bedford.  The caucus being led by Anderson was previously known as the Rhode Island Democratic Party Women's Caucus before it split from the state party in 2019.

>>Bruins Lose To Wolf Pack, Crunch, Win Over Comets

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins picked up three points this weekend.  The Bruins lost to the Hartford Wolf Pack in overtime, 2-to-1 on Friday at Amica Mutual Pavilion.  The Bruins were on the road Saturday, beating the Utica Comets 5-to-1.  Providence was shut out at the AMP Sunday versus the Syracuse Crunch, 4-to-0.  The B's play their next game against the Wolf Pack in Hartford on Wednesday.

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01-30-2023 02:09:09

Gerard Catala, new NAACP president, GriefSPEAK, Outdoors in RI, Business Beat and more

 
 

 

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??Outdoors in RI: Wear your orange! Not just a message for hunters during hunting season

 

 

 

 

If you are out and about in state management or park areas hiking, dog walking, horseback riding, bike riding - or hunting - this message is for you!

 

 

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New president of NAACP charged with campaign finance law violations

 

 

 

 

The RI Attorney General has charged Gerard Catala with violating campaign finance laws when he ran for Providence City Council. Catala took over as President of the NAACP Providence branch in a controversial election that ousted longtime president Jim Vincent.

 

 

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Business Beat: Gary Furtado to head Boy Scouts

 

 

 

 

Gary Furtado retired from Navigant Credit Union and now will serve as President of the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts.

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Balsamic Butter Chicken

 

 

 

 

Chef ALISON MOUNTFORD says the combination of butter and balsamic can't be beat for this staple chicken.

 

 

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GriefSPEAK: Daniella 2022 - continued

 

 

 

 

DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS continues her riveting story - Daniella 2022.

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

Irene Mendez - Empire Real Estate Group

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

At the Brown Bookstore

 

 

 

 

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Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Did you know?

 

 

Rhode Island currently has greater numbers of larger and older trees than we’ve seen for more than a century. 70% of our forests are between 60 and 100 years of age, with the majority in the 60-80 year class. The number of large trees has been steadily increasing, while the smallest size class is decreasing. The increasing age and size of our forests is beneficial for some wildlife species, but the extent of shrubby young forest habitat decreasing puts many species which require young forest habitat now at risk.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

 

 

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Rhode Island police officer who was out of his jurisdiction when he shot a civilian two years ago has been acquitted.  The head of the Providence NAACP is facing charges.  Hasbro is announcing layoffs.

>>Police Officer Cleared For West Greenwich Shooting

(Warwick, RI)  --  A Rhode Island jury has found a police officer not guilty of assault for an alleged unjustified shooting.  Daniel Dolan, a school resource officer in Pawtucket, stopped a vehicle that blew by him on Route 95 going over 100 miles per hour.  The confrontation with the teen driver, Dominic Vincent, happened in the parking lot of a pizzeria in West Greenwich in June 2021.  Dolan says he acted in self-defense while Vincent was trying to drive away.  WPRI-TV reports Dolan's job status has been updated by the city as suspended with pay, and the Pawtucket Police Department is continuing an internal investigation.

>>Providence NAACP President Charged For Campaign Violations

(Providence, RI)  --  The president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP is being charged by the state of Rhode Island for allegedly failing to file campaign finance reports.  Gerald Catala [[ cuh-TAH-la ]] is accused of knowingly and willfully failing to file two required finance reports in connection to his run for Providence City Council in 2022.  Catala is due for an appearance in district court in Providence next Tuesday.

>>Hasbro Cutting 1K Jobs

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  Pawtucket-based Hasbro, one of the world's largest toy companies, is announcing plans to eliminate fifteen percent of its workforce.  About one-thousand employees are expected to be given pink slips in the coming weeks.  The decision follows a disappointing holiday shopping season, according to Hasbro's CEO.

>>RI CRMC Continuing Review Of Controversial Aquaculture Proposal

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council is continuing to review a proposed expansion of an oyster and scallop farm in South Kingstown.  The board had on its agenda this week restaurant owner Perry Raso's [[ RAH-so ]] request to add three acres to his existing seven-acre operation in Potter Pond.  The plan has faced opposition from neighboring homeowners.  Raso originally submitted an application five years ago.

>>Magaziner Appointed Regional Whip

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Congressman Seth Magaziner is being appointed as a regional whip for the House Democratic Caucus.  According to Magaziner's office, he will be working alongside Massachusetts Congresswoman and Democratic Whip Katherine Clark.  The responsibilities of the regional whip job include keeping track of the votes of other New England party members.

>>Bruins Play Hartford, Syracuse At Home, Utica On Road

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins have three games this weekend.  The Bruins play the Hartford Wolf Pack at Amica Mutual Pavilion on Friday evening with the puck drop at 7:05.  The Syracuse Crunch skate against the B's at the AMP on Sunday afternoon starting at 4:05.  In between those two games, Providence is squeezing in a trip to Utica to play the Comets on Saturday night.

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01-27-2023 02:52:13

RI Veterans: Did you know?, Samantha Moffat, The Railraod Hobby Show, and more

 
 

 

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?The Railroad Hobby Show - biggest in America. What you need to know to go.

 

 

 

 

Railroad enthusiast and writer, JEFF GROSS, tells us everything we need to know about railroading as a hobby - he'll be at the big show.

 

 

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RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

 

 

 

Questions about health insurance? CHAMPVA, events, resources with veterans' writer, JOHN A. CIANCI. Write John a question and he'll answer.

 

 

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Sports Profile: Samantha Moffat from Pilgrim High

 

 

 

 

Sportswriter, JOHN CARDULLO, features a success on and off the field, athlete Samantha Moffat.

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Balsamic Butter Chicken

 

 

 

 

Chef ALISON MOUNTFORD says the combination of butter and balsamic can't be beat for this staple chicken.

 

 

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BankRI grants support 23 nonprofits

 

 

 

 

Supporting our Rhode Island community, BankRI gives out their latest round of grants - see who they support.

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

Irene Mendez - Empire Real Estate Group

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Did you know?

 

 

In 1911 that there were 106 regular stopping places for trains in Rhode Island and 39 flag stops. Station buildings or shelters were reported to number 128.

 

The Burnside Rifle Company was converted after the Civil War into The Rhode Island Locomotive Works which was prosperous for the first several years selling about a hundred locomotives a year all over the US and Mexico, produced by about 300 to a high of 1,300 employees. 

 

That area in Providence is now known as  American Locomotive Works.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

 

 

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary



(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island dodges snow from the latest storm moving up the East Coast.  The man convicted of triggering the Rhode Island banking crisis is denied a request to pay less restitution.  The trial of an off-duty police officer accused of firing his gun during a confrontation in the Ocean State is in the hands of a jury.

>>No Snow Observations In Rhode Island

(Undated)  --  The latest winter storm hitting New England did not generate any snowfall reports out of Rhode Island on Wednesday.  Heavy rain and howling winds were hitting the Providence area overnight Thursday.  The National Weather Service expects more rain this morning before conditions dry out for the weekend.

>>RI Banking Crisis Embezzler Requests Restitution Cutback

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Journal reports the embezzlement convict who triggered the 1990s Rhode Island banking crisis asked for his restitution payments to be reduced this week.  Seventy-nine-year-old Joseph Mollicone Jr. currently pays two-hundred-seventy dollars to the state every month.  Mollicone's lawyer says the former Heritage Loan and Investment Company president, who was released from prison in 2002, has been experiencing personal budget issues.  So far, he has only paid about fifty-thousand dollars and still owes more than twelve-million.  A judge denied the request on Tuesday.

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>>Police Officer Assault Trial Goes To Jury

(Warwick, RI)  --  Pawtucket police officer Daniel Dolan's assault trial is in the hands of a jury.  Dolan was off-duty when he made a stop in a personal vehicle in West Greenwich in June of 2021.  He shot the teen driver, Dominic Vincent, in the arm.  Dolan's defense attorney stated in closing arguments in Kent County Superior Court on Wednesday that Vincent revved his engine and threatened to run Dolan down in a pizzeria parking lot.  Assistant Attorney General John Corrigan said Dolan had no authority to make the stop.  The jury will continue deliberations on Thursday morning.

>>Woman Sentenced For Internet Scams

(Providence, RI)  --  A woman has been sentenced in federal court in Providence for Internet scam activity.  The Justice Department says Dominique Golden of Houston, Texas was ordered to serve six-and-a-half years in prison.  Golden admitted to orchestrating "romance scams" and banking over a million dollars.

>>Airline Hiring At T.F. Green

(Warwick, RI)  --  Breeze Airways is hiring.  The company which announced it was establishing a base at T.F. Green Airport last summer says it is looking to hire up to two-hundred-fifty people at the Warwick terminal.  Positions include flight attendants, aircraft mechanics, pilots and ground personnel.  You can apply at jobs-dot-fly-Breeze-dot-com.

>>Friars, Rams Win Over Butler, Dayton

(Undated)  --  Providence College and University of Rhode Island men's basketball both earned wins Wednesday night.  The Friars beat the Butler Bulldogs 79-to-58 at the AMP.  Next up for PC is a road game versus Villanova on Sunday.  The Rams at home last night beat Dayton 75-to-70.  URI hosts La Salle on Saturday.

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01-26-2023 02:33:14

Britain embraces tradition, ART! Flakes & Forgiveness, Spring Bull Gallery, Ron & Jen's Great Escape and more

 
 

 

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January 25, 2023?

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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?Britain embraces tradition - will King Charles stay mum?

 

 

 

 

Architecture writer, DAVID BRUSSAT, highlights the tradition of - tradition - in Britain and King Charles' strong support - but, will he speak out anymore?

 

 

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UPDATED: Homeless in RI. Point-in-Time count starts TODAY.

 

 

 

 

An update on the homeless situation in the state - from Westerly to Woonsocket. TODAY begins the nation's count of those on the streets. Deaths in RI.

 

 

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ART! Fakes & Forgeries at Spring Bull Gallery

 

 

 

 

Original concept in its 32nd year - and some beautiful results at Newport's Spring Bull Gallery.

 

 

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B - I - N - G - O! This weekend for the RI Children's Dyslexia Center

 

 

 

 

First 200 people to c'mon down for BINGO - fun time with snacks, cash prizes - all for such a good cause...

 

 

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Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN - commentary on the pacing scene in Rhode Island and in our world.

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

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Brown Bookstore

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Did you know?

 

 

Rhode Island has a State Song - here are the lyrics:

Herring gulls that dot the sky,

blue waves that paint the rocks,

water rich with Neptune’s life,

the boats that line the docks.

I see the lighthouse flickering

to help the sailors see.

There’s a place for everyone:

Rhode Island. It's for Me.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

 

 

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The latest round of winter weather is forecast to hit Southern New England on Wednesday.  The assault trial of an off-duty Rhode Island policeman charged in a shooting is wrapping up.  Senator Jack Reed is calling for an investigation into the high price of eggs.

[[ watch for updates ]]

>>Accumulating Snow Today

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is predicting up to three inches of snow in Rhode Island on Wednesday.  The timing is in the afternoon and evening hours.  Flooding is possible with a changeover to heavy rain forecast for later tonight.

[[ watch for updates ]]

>>RI Policeman Charged For Shooting Delivers Testimony

(Warwick, RI)  --  The prosecution and defense have rested in the assault trial of Pawtucket police officer Daniel Dolan.  Taking the stand in Kent County Superior Court on Tuesday, Dolan testified that he believed a driver who sped past him on Route 95 was fleeing from a crime in June of 2021.  The school resource officer said he spotted the vehicle in West Greenwich and intended to have a "fatherly chat" with the young driver behind the wheel.  However, Dolan conceded under cross-examination that he did not have the authority to pull over 18-year-old Dominic Vincent, who was shot by Dolan as he tried to drive away.  Closing arguments in the case are expected on Wednesday.

>>Deadly Crash In Lincoln

(Lincoln, RI)  --  One person has died in a crash in Lincoln.  The two-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Railroad Street and Old River Road on Tuesday night.  Authorities say the second driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash remains under investigation.

>>Bills Introduced To Help Pawtuxet River Area

(Warwick, RI)  --  Several bills were introduced on Tuesday which target a controversial industrial site in Warwick.  According to a Providence Journal report, the owners of the former Hammel Dahl valve factory property on Post Road want to build storage units, but a group of neighbors who use the nearby Pawtuxet River Trail have opposed the effort.  While the trail land is private, state Representative Joseph McNamara is proposing a bill that would permit the Department of Environmental Management to recognize and identify public rights-of-way to shoreline and water access for land owned by a private party.  Another McNamara bill would amend the definition of solid waste to include PVC pipes, which would force the removal of materials that have remained at the factory site.

>>Senator Reed Asks FTC To Review Egg Prices

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed is requesting that the Federal Trade Commission investigate potential price-gouging linked to the increase in egg prices.  In the letter sent Tuesday, Reed said price-gouging and other deceptive practices by the country's largest egg companies appear to be contributing to cost increases for American consumers.  The industry has blamed last year's avian flu outbreak, but Reed points to Department of Agriculture research which indicates the price hikes have been much larger in scale than the decreases in production.

>>Patriots Bringing Back Bill O'Brien

(Foxboro, MA)  --  ESPN reports the New England Patriots are hiring Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator.  O'Brien was the Patriots offensive coordinator in 2011.  He spent the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator under Nick Saban at the University of Alabama, the alma mater of Mac Jones.  O'Brien's resume also includes head coach of the Houston Texans and Penn State.

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01-25-2023 02:05:05

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Two people have been sentenced for deadly motor vehicle incidents in Woonsocket and South Kingstown.  A new train station has opened in Pawtucket.  Neighbors in a Warwick village are involved in a battle over a proposed development.

>>Woman Killed In Route 95 Wreck

(West Warwick, RI)  --  Bad weather conditions are being blamed for a fatal crash on Route 95 in Rhode Island on Monday.  State police say a driver lost control and suffered a rollover crash on I-95 north in West Warwick at around 2 a.m.  The victim who was pronounced dead at the scene was identified as 25-year-old Beatrice Batista of Central Falls.

>>Two Sentenced For Deadly Vehicle Crashes

(Undated)  --  Two Rhode Islanders have been sentenced for vehicular deaths.  Jason Grilli of Pawtucket was sentenced on Monday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for murdering his girlfriend, Erika Belcourt.  Prosecutors say Grilli ran over Belcourt during an argument in the parking lot of her residence at the Walnut Hill Apartments in Woonsocket.  Also yesterday, Cara Kenyon of South Kingstown was sentenced to seven years in prison for a DUI crash that killed a pedestrian, Alan Albergaria, near his South Kingstown home.  Both incidents happened in 2020.

>>New Train And Bus Station Opens In Pawtucket

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  A new transportation hub is open in the Blackstone Valley.  Officials celebrated the first day of service at the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center, located on Pine Street in Pawtucket Monday.  The hub will serve the MBTA Providence-Stoughton commuter train line and RIPTA bus service.  About 43-million dollars in federal funding was used to pay for more than two-thirds of the project cost.  Senator Jack Reed said the transit center will spur economic development for the two local cities and provide a key link to Boston.

[[ watch dating ]]

>>Pawtuxet Village Development Sparks Opposition

(Warwick, RI)  --  Warwick state Representative Joseph McNamara is hosting a press conference this morning to announce legislation seeking to protect the Pawtuxet River from contamination.  The Providence Journal reports a group of Pawtuxet Village residents, including singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton and her husband, are fighting a riverfront industrial development proposal at 175 Post Road.  The group alleges the property owners retaliated by closing access to a walking trail.  The press conference is scheduled down the street from the lot at 11 a.m.

>>Mail-Forwarding Available For RI Domestic Violence Victims

(Providence, RI)  --  A new program designed to protect the home addresses of domestic violence programs by forwarding their mail in Rhode Island is officially available.  Through legislation passed in 2022, participants can receive a unique ID number and the Address Confidentiality Program Post Office Box address, which can be used as a substitute address.  For more information, visit SOS.ri.gov.

>>Caesars To Offer Sports-Betting In Raynham

(Raynham, MA)  --  A new major sports-betting option is coming to Southern New England.  Caesars Entertainment is announcing plans to partner on a new sportsbook in Raynham, Massachusetts.  The new, 30-thousand-square-foot Raynham Park Sportsbook is under construction adjacent to the former greyhound racetrack, and is scheduled to open in the spring.  In-person sports-betting is set to begin at the three Massachusetts casinos on January 31st.

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01-24-2023 02:22:11

National Merit Scholarship, Let's not put the cart before the horse, Networking and more!

 
 

 

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January 23, 2023?

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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?CMS to strengthen safety, protect against use of anti-psychotics in nursing homes

 

 

 

 

HERB WEISS, contributing writer on aging issues, reviews new steps CMS is about to put in place to protect our loved ones in nursing homes.

 

 

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Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center opens TODAY with a train ride

 

 

 

 

All aboard! Officials and dignitaries will ride into the Pawtucket-Central falls train station from Providence Monday morning and start the festivities of this long-awaited train station.

 

 

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National Merit Scholarships hurtful to those who don't win in one state - see RI winners here:

 

 

 

 

So concerned non-winners would be hurt, one state never told their winners, denying them scholarships and better application status. Our winners in Rhode Island we proudly salute!

 

 

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Let's not put the cart before the horse - business success

 

 

 

 

Business coach, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN has great business guidance for us every Monday - a not to miss!

 

 

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Networking Pick of the Week a yummy one

 

 

 

 

Central Chamber has a yummy Leads Luncheon planned this week...

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

Irene Mendez - Empire Real Estate Group

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Brown Bookstore

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Drones help run the nation's railroads. In order to run a safe railroad, tracks must be in good shape. Drones help get the job done. They do so by flying over rail yards and around bridges, allowing ground-penetrating radar and wayside sensors to identify possible track defects. Locomotives equipped with Positive Train Control (PTC) systems have on-board computer software that automatically stops a train in certain instances to reduce specific types of human-caused errors.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

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RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

 

 

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Snow is forecast today in northern Rhode Island.  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is coming off a visit to Ukraine.  Police are investigating after a RIPTA bus hit a pedestrian in Providence.

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>>Snow Expected In Providence County

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service has placed Providence County under a Winter Weather Advisory north and west of the city of Providence.  The weather service is predicting two-to-four inches of snow for the advisory area on Monday, which includes Foster and Smithfield.  The snow forecast for the capital city is one-to-three inches.

>>Whitehouse Goes To Ukraine

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was among several senators who visited war-ravaged Ukraine last week.  Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut also made the trip to Kyiv, meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.  The three senators presented a unified front, praising the fighting spirit of the Ukrainian army.  They also tried to calm fears of some Ukrainians that the Republicans who are now in charge of the U.S. House would cut war funding.

>>Man Charged For Warwick Crash

(Warwick, RI)  --  A man appeared in court on Friday for a crash in Warwick that caused serious injuries.  Eighteen-year-old Jaden Berthole [[ burr-toll ]] of Taunton, Massachusetts was arraigned on two counts of driving to endanger resulting in serious personal injury and reckless driving.  The car-versus-SUV crash happened on Thursday afternoon in a school zone on Sandy Lane.  Police reports point to speeding as a possible factor.

>>RIPTA Bus Hits Pedestrian

(Providence, RI)  --  WJAR-TV reports authorities are investigating a collision between a pedestrian and a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus in Providence on Friday.  A woman was reportedly in a crosswalk on Exchange Terrace when she was struck at around 5:30 p.m.  The pedestrian was hospitalized and they are recovering.

>>Attorney Voluntarily Disbarred

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island lawyer has been disbarred.  The Providence Journal reports John Ciolli agreed to be disbarred by the Rhode Island Supreme Court last week after he acknowledged he was being investigated for unspecified professional misconduct.  Back in 2010, Ciolli was temporarily suspended from practicing after he was convicted of bookmaking in connection to a gambling ring led by mob associates in Providence.

>>Volleyball Spike Accidentally Triggers Sprinklers At East Providence HS Gym

(East Providence, RI)  --  Serious damage was avoided to the East Providence High School basketball gymnasium during a recent incident.  EastBayRI.com reports a student was playing volleyball during a phys-ed class when the ball was accidentally smashed into the fire suppression sprinkler system.  The superintendent said the sprinklers discharged hundreds of gallons of water.  Warwick-based Clean Care New England was called into service.

>>Bruins Split Home-And-Home With Hartford

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins split with the Hartford Wolf Pack this weekend.  The Bruins beat the Wolf Pack in Hartford on Friday, 5-to-3.  Hartford won at Providence on Sunday, 4-to-3 in overtime.  The P-Bruins are now 23-8-and-8, good for second place in the AHL Atlantic Division.

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?Outdoors in RI: Winter Birding

 

 

 

 

You can learn just what this little bird is - and your guide will tell you all about it - at the Audubon Powder Ledge refuge. Take advantage of the mild weather.

 

 

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Gov. McKee's FY24 budget - a line by line and summary

 

 

 

 

A new housing department, money for homeless shelters, salary raises, health, social services, and tax info - summary and link to line by line, and comparisons.

 

 

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Col. Clements to head national community policing office - COPS

 

 

 

 

Pride of Providence & Rhode Island, Col. Hugh Clements will be missed, but what an opportunity to make a difference on high profile police issues.

 

 

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GriefSPEAK; Mari Nardolillo Dias "Life of Sighs"... continues

 

 

 

 

MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS continues her "Life of Sighs" series - as part of GriefSPEAK - stories that will stay with you a long time.

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Pappa al Pomodoro

 

 

 

 

ALISON MOUNTFORD gives us another, traditional comfort food... make this this weekend!

 

 

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Helping families find a place to call home

 

Irene Mendez - Empire Real Estate Group

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Brown Bookstore

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Things invented in Rhode Island include the diner-style restaurant, the automatic sprinkler system, party pizza strips, coffee milk, wiener "joints", johnny cakes, clam cakes, Del's frozen lemonade, sideburns, the Quonset Hut, the fast break play in basketball, and Pell Grants. What others??

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

 

 

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Snow is in the forecast in Southern New England today.  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee has released the annual budget.  A new chief judge has been appointed in the Providence Municipal Court.

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>>Most Of Rhode Island Forecast To Avoid Measurable Snow Today

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is forecasting less than one inch of snow for most of Rhode Island on Friday, except for the northwest part of the state which could see higher totals.  The same storm could drop a half-foot of snow in north-central Massachusetts.

>>McKee Releases FY '23 Budget

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor Dan McKee introduced a state budget proposal on Thursday which came in at 13-point-7-billion dollars.  That's an increase of about 150-million dollars from the previous fiscal year.  McKee is proposing a lowering of the Rhode Island sales tax from seven to six-point-85 percent and pausing a scheduled increase in the gas tax.  The governor also wants to spend nearly sixty-million dollars more on education.

>>New I-195 Commission Chair

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor McKee is announcing a new chairman of the Interstate 195 Commission.  Marc Crisafulli [[ chris-uh-fool-ee ]] has been on the commission since 2019.  He previously worked as the president of Bally's and as general counsel for GTECH, which is now IGT, the official lottery provider of Rhode Island.  Crisafulli is replacing Robert Davis, who resigned from the board in December after five years holding the position.  The McKee administration says the next few years will be pivotal in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence.  Five projects have already been completed, and three more are set to begin construction in 2023.

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>>Trial Continues Against Pawtucket Officer

(Warwick, RI)  --  A Pawtucket police officer's criminal trial is expected to continue on Friday.  Daniel Dolan is charged with assault with a deadly weapon for the shooting and wounding of a teenager, Dominic Vincent.  Dolan is on trial in Kent County Superior Court.  He allegedly shot Vincent without cause during a confrontation in a West Greenwich parking lot in 2021.  Vincent took the stand on Wednesday and Thursday.

>>Frank Caprio To Become Providence Municipal Court Emeritus Judge

(Providence, RI)  --  Frank Caprio is transitioning from the role of Providence Municipal Court Chief Judge.  The Providence City Council gave Caprio a volunteer emeritus role on Thursday and promoted associate judge John Lombardi.  Caprio has become known worldwide through the popular "Caught In Providence" television series.  The Providence Journal reports the Caprio family announced the show would cease filming with Caprio's retirement.

>>Patriots Playing In Germany

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The NFL is announcing the New England Patriots will be playing a game in Germany in 2023.  The Pats have played three times outside of the United States, in London twice and in Mexico City, and they are 3-0 since the first game in 2009.  This will be the first time New England is designated as the home team.  A date and matchup will be confirmed at a later time.

>>P-Bruins Versus Wolf Pack Twice

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins take the ice twice this weekend.  The P-Bruins are on the road versus the Hartford Wolf Pack on Friday night with a 7:00 puck drop.  The Bruins host the Wolf Pack on Sunday at Amica Mutual Pavilion.  That game starts at 4:05 p.m.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: An arrest has been made for a serious stabbing in downtown Providence.  The state of Rhode Island is charging the lead contractor of the 6-10 Connector project.  A deadly attack in Southern New England leads to a life sentence.

>>Arrest Made Following Kennedy Plaza Stabbing

(Providence, RI)  --  An arrest has been made in connection to a stabbing at Kennedy Plaza in Providence on Tuesday afternoon.  WJAR-TV reports 18-year-old Caleb Whelan, a student at Hope High School, is facing a felony charge for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old Mount Pleasant High School student multiple times, causing serious injuries.  The victim is being treated at Hasbro Children's Hospital.  A group of juveniles was reportedly involved in a fight before the violence occurred.

>>Body Found On Airport Property ID'd

(Warwick, RI)  --  Police have identified the body found at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick on Tuesday.  The individual who was found near a parking garage on Post Road was 51-year-old Rozann Jarosz of Pawtucket.  There were no obvious signs of trauma, according to police who are still investigating.

>>State Charges Against 6-10 Connector Project Contractor

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is bringing charges against the lead contractor of the Route 6-10 Connector reconstruction project in Providence.  The A.G.'s office alleges Barletta Heavy Construction and former project superintendent Dennis Ferreira were involved in the dumping of contaminated fill at the site.  Ferreira pleaded guilty to making false statements, and Canton-based Barletta was directed to pay a half-million-dollar fine in a related federal investigation last October.  Barletta denies the new charges and claims Ferreira took unauthorized actions.

>>Life Sentence For Fatal Fall River Stabbing

(Fall River, MA)  --  A young woman is being sentenced to life in prison for a fatal stabbing in Fall River.  Heavenly Arroyo, who is now 18, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing 68-year-old Ana Vasquez-Rodriguez with a pair of scissors at the victim's home in 2019.  According to the Bristol District Attorney, Arroyo had been living at the family's house on Johnson Street for several weeks and they were in the process of formally gaining custody when the attack happened.  Arroyo will be eligible for parole after 19 years.

>>Hope & Main Opens In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island nonprofit known as a "food business incubator" has opened a new establishment in Providence.  Hope and Main, which is headquartered in Warren, opened the Downtown Makers Marketplace on Westminster Street Wednesday.  Hope and Main has launched hundreds of food businesses since opening its first kitchen nearly a decade ago.  Senator Jack Reed has helped secure over one-point-seven-million dollars in federal investments to support the mission of empowering local entrepreneurs.

>>Men's BB: Friars Lose To Golden Eagles

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  In men's college basketball, Providence College lost a Top 25 battle on the road Wednesday versus Marquette.  The final score from Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee was 83-to-75.  PC is now 14-and-5 overall and they are 6-and-2 in the Big East.  The next game for the Friars is Saturday at home versus DePaul.

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