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Rhode Island News Summary



(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is going to sign the state budget into law next week.  There's a new Republican leader in the RI House of Representatives.  A busy highway spot in Providence is under construction this weekend.

>>RI Legislature Approves 2023 Budget

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island General Assembly is passing a state budget for the 2023 fiscal year to the governor's office.  The budget, totaling thirteen-point-six-billion dollars, spends the remaining funds from Rhode Island's portion of the American Rescue Plan Act on a variety of projects, according to a State House press release.  Governor Dan McKee plans to sign the budget on Monday.

>>Governor Signs Providence Pension Bailout Measure

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Journal reports Governor McKee signed a bill this week giving the city of Providence the OK to issue a bond for its stressed pension system.  Providence is authorized to borrow 515-million dollars.  However, it is not definite that the bond will be floated.  Mayor Jorge Elorza notes that interest rates are rising, and that the city will only take the action if it makes financial sense.

>>Final Term For State Rep Filippi; New GOP Leader Named

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island state Representative Blake Filippi [[ fill-IP-ee ]] is not seeking re-election.  The Republican representing South County has been the Minority Leader in the RI House since 2018.  But effective as of Filippi's announcement on the House floor Thursday night, Representative Mike Chippendale of Foster has been promoted to Minority Leader from his position as a whip.  Filippi says it is time for him to step aside and make way for new public servants.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,605

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported two new coronavirus deaths on Thursday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-605.  The number of new virus cases reported yesterday was one-hundred-99.  The COVID patient count in Rhode Island hospitals has decreased to about fifty.

>>RIDOT Issues Reminder About 6-10 Project

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reminding motorists about a closure on part of the busy 6-10 Connector in Providence this weekend.  The affected section is on Route 10 north.  The years-long RIDOT 6-10 project will be in action from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.  State officials are strongly encouraging drivers to use alternate routes.

>>Water Main Break Swallows Fire Truck, Streams Out To I-95

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  A water main break caused a huge mess in Pawtucket on Thursday.  WPRI-TV reports a 24-inch main broke in the area of Walcott and Grove Streets, spilling millions of gallons of water early yesterday morning.  A responding crew from the Pawtucket Fire Department got stuck in a sinkhole, while overflow onto Route 95 resulted in a temporary shutdown of all travel lanes.  Work is being done to get the main fixed.

>>Bear Removed From Interstate

(Raynham, MA)  --  A bear halted traffic on Interstate 495 in Raynham, Massachusetts on Thursday.  The Mass State Police says the animal was injured and it got stuck on the median of the highway at around 11 a.m.  The bear was sedated and taken off the road.  It is now being cared for by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. 

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06-24-2022 00:12:46

Artful opening of Davey Lopes Pool launches, Jamie The Hurricane, The Empowerment Factory's summer program, and more!

 

 

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June 23, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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ARTful opening launches Providence water park/pool schedule

 

Something different to launch this year's pool schedule - all pools set to open - water parks, too...

 
 

 

Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt

 

Fighting Friday night at Bally's in Lincoln, we learn more about Jaime's life, family, training, and why she is our very own wonder woman! By feature writer, BRENDAN HIGGINS.

 
 

 

The Empowerment Factory signing up for summer programs

 

Sign up soon as spots are going quickly - see what they'll be doing to have a fun summer.

 
 

 

Salmorejo - a nice chilled soup

 

Chef ANTHONY SALEMME of MealPVD presents this different treat for hot summer days and nights.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

Anne Philomena Haven used her late husband’s life insurance policy to open a horse-drawn lunch wagon with her titular brothers around 1880.

 

After two world wars, a few changes of hand, and more than a few wagon upgrades, the Haven Brothers Diner became the 1949 stainless-steel truck-trailer famous for its Providence City Hall location.

 

 
 

Yesterday's Twitter Survey Results

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

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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.

 

 
 

Architectural Fine Art Glass

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed a bill granting driving privileges to illegal immigrants.  The RI Supreme Court says a police officer at T.F. Green Airport who was fired is owed a hearing.  The old New England Patriots jerseys will be worn during the 2022 season.

[[ watch for updates ]]

>>Illegal Immigrant Driving Bill Passed By RI General Assembly

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Legislature is sending a bill to the governor's desk that would grant driving privileges, but not licenses, to illegal immigrants.  Senator Frank Ciccone [[ chick-CONE ]], one of the bill's sponsors, says making certain that all drivers are trained, tested and insured, regardless of immigration status, is a safety issue as well as an economic one.  Representative Karen Alzate [[ al-ZAH-tay ]], the chair of the Black and Latino Caucus, says the community of color has long advocated for the passage of the legislation.

>>State Supreme Court Says Fired Airport Police Official Owed Hearing

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Supreme Court is weighing in on a personnel controversy at T.F. Green International Airport.  The Providence Journal reports the court has ruled that the state Airport Corporation violated law by firing airport police deputy chief Helen Ricci without giving her a hearing in 2020.  The court ordered back pay for Ricci, but did not rule that she must be reinstated.  The Airport Corporation says a hearing under the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights will be held at a date yet-to-be-determined.

>>Providence Man Sentenced For Trafficking Drugs

(Providence, RI)  --  A fifteen-year federal prison sentence is being handed down in Providence.  The Justice Department says 47-year-old Juni Rafael Jimenez-Martinez pleaded guilty to drug distribution and illegal re-entry into the United States.  Prosecutors say the Providence resident is a Dominican national who was deported twice.  According to the DOJ, Jimenez-Martinez led a local drug-trafficking organization which brought in large amounts of cocaine and fentanyl from Mexico.

>>Comfortable Weather Continues Before Weekend Warmup

(Undated)  --  A great stretch of weather continues for Rhode Island this week as we have hit the summer solstice.  The National Weather Service forecast for Thursday and Friday is sunny and 70s.  Dry skies are expected to continue into the weekend, but it will feel a little more like summer, with highs in the Providence area potentially reaching the 90s on Saturday and Sunday.

>>Kip's Restaurant Torn Down

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  An iconic Pawtucket restaurant is now a hole in the ground.  Kip's Corner on Newport Avenue opened in 1959 and closed earlier this year.  The building was recently torn down to make way for a new bank.  The former restaurant proprietors told the Valley Breeze the property owner's decision cost them a comfortable retirement, but that they've gotten great community support.

>>Patriots Bringing Back Throwback Red Jerseys

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are bringing back the throwback jerseys.  The red "Pat Patriot" uniforms and helmets will be worn at least once this upcoming season.  The team didn't specify what game or games when making the announcement on Wednesday.  The old kits haven't been put on since 2012.

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06-23-2022 01:40:02

ART!, First Fire lighting at Wakefield RiverFire, Ron & Jen's Great Escape and more

 

 

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June 22, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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ART! 6 colorful murals debut at Davey Lopes Pool today

 

Providence officials and the community will join artists in debuting 6 large murals at the opening of the Davey Lopes Pool TODAY.

 
 

 

First fire lighting at Wakefield RiverFire

 

Smaller, more intimate than WaterFire, and all about the local community of Wakefield - stop on by - see schedule for summer.

 
 

 

Providence Rotary funds children's literacy with local projects

 

26 local projects receive funding from the Providence Rotary - dedicated to improving childhood literacy in the city.

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

Commentary on the passing Rhode Island scene with Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien.

 
 

 

Did you know?

Rhode Island was home to the first discount department store in America - Ann and Hope.

 

 
 

Yesterday's Twitter Survey Results

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

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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.

 

 
 

Architectural Fine Art Glass

 

(click on image to view portfolio)

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 
 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 
 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

Rhode Island News

 

Local News - Today. Helping you live a better, more informed life.

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

It's an "B" Day!

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Several new gun control bills have become law in Rhode Island.  A former cheerleading coach in the state who is facing charges has been suspended from her job.  Ex-Patriot Rob Gronkowski is hanging up the football cleats one more time.

>>Rhode Island Governor Signs New Gun Bills Into Law

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island has several new gun control laws on the books after the governor's signature was applied on Tuesday.  The most controversial of the trio of laws is a ban on semi-automatic firearm magazines containing over ten rounds of ammunition.  Violating the law is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison or a five-thousand-dollar fine.  The other two bills prohibit the open-carrying of loaded rifles or shotguns in public, and raise the minimum age to buy all firearms to 21.  Governor Dan McKee says meaningful action has been taken to address the scourge of gun violence happening in this country, and to keep Rhode Islanders safe.

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>>RI Legislature Advances Illegal Immigrant Driving Privileges Proposal

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island General Assembly is moving along legislation that would give illegal immigrants de facto driver's licenses.  The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted 9-to-2 in favor of a measure that would grant driving privilege permits for the illegal immigrants.  According to a Providence Journal report, residents need to have filed a Rhode Island tax return or be a dependent of someone who has filed one, plus provide two documents showing they live in the state.  A vote from the full RI House of Representatives is scheduled for Wednesday.

>>Former Carcieri Aide Running For Lt. Gov

(Providence, RI)  --  Another candidate for Rhode Island lieutenant governor in the 2022 primary election is stepping forward.  According to The Providence Journal, Republican Aaron Guckian was set to make an official announcement in Warwick on Tuesday.  Guckian worked for the Rhode Island Foundation and was a special assistant to former RI governor Donald Carcieri.  Another GOP candidate for the position, Jeann Lugo, has indicated they are instead pursuing a state Senate seat.  The other Republican in the lieutenant governor race is Paul Pence.  The crowded Democratic side includes incumbent Sabina Matos.

[[ note nature ]]

>>Woman Who Was Arrested For Molestation Is Suspended From Job

(East Providence, RI)  --  New details are emerging about a criminal case involving a former Rhode Island cheerleading coach.  Thirty-three-year-old Alyshia Tkacs [[ uh-LEE-shuh tax ]] of Cranston was arraigned in court on Tuesday on over a half-dozen child molestation charges.  The accuser, now an adult, claims the abuse took place when they were between 12 and 14.  Care New England says Tkacs has been suspended without pay from her job as a nurse at Women and Infants Hospital.  She reportedly coached at the now-closed Superior Cheer All Stars center in Providence.  Tkacs is being held without bail pending another court hearing on June 23rd.  The East Providence Police Department says there could potentially be other victims, and is asking anyone with relevant information to reach out.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,601

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported two new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-601.  The COVID patient count in RI hospitals remains below one-hundred.  The state has now tallied over four-hundred-thousand total coronavirus cases since March of 2020.

>>Gronk Retiring Again

(Undated)  --  Former New England Patriots receiver Rob Gronkowski is announcing his retirement from the NFL for the second time.  Gronk first came out of retirement to join Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The pair won four Super Bowls together with the Pats and Bucs.

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06-22-2022 01:14:13

The long goodbye, Roger Williams Cancer Center, Children's Trout Fishing Derby, Movies in the Park and more!

 

 

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June 21, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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The long good-bye: Exit interview with RI Foundation's Neil Steinberg

 

RICHARD ASINOF sits down with Neil Steinberg, who has announced his retirement in 2023.

 
 

 

Children's Trout Fishing Derby

 

Children and family fun - do your li'l ones fish? The RI Fish and Game Protective Assoc and the RI DEM had volunteers out in force to make sure it was a fun day for all - by JEFF GROSS

 
 

 

Roger Williams Hospital first advanced therapies for certain blood cancers

 

CharterCare's Roger Williams Hospital is the first approved for therapies for specific blood cancers such as forms of leukemia, lymphoma, etc.

 
 

 

Movies in the Park - at Rocky Point

 

First movie planned - more family fun - join the Central RI Chamber of Commerce this week.

 
 

 

First Day of Summer - what's the predictions?

 

Our meteorologist, JOHN DONNELLY, has our summer predictions - and that you'll want to know.

 
 

 

Did you know?

In 1798 Rhode Island law stated that it is illegal to meet another person and engage in horse racing or test the speed of a horse on public highways. This is one of RI's infamous "blue laws" - many of which are still in effect!

 

 
 

Yesterday's Twitter Survey Results

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

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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.

 

 
 

Architectural Fine Art Glass

 

(click on image to view portfolio)

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 
 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 
 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

Rhode Island News

 

Local News - Today. Helping you live a better, more informed life.

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

It's an "A-" Day!

 

Click on photo for full forecast

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 
 

Member of

 

 
 

 

Find a new RECIPE, here!

 

Chef Anthony Salemme

 
 

 

Media Partner

 

 
 

News Tips?

 

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Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Several Rhode Island hikers were rescued in New Hampshire this past weekend, while another man from Southern New England perished on a trail in that state.  A former cheerleading coach in Rhode Island is facing charges.  Governor McKee plans to sign gun control bills this afternoon.

>>Rhode Island Hikers Rescued

(Undated)  --  Three hikers from Rhode Island were rescued in New Hampshire over the weekend.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says Malik Gavek, Dany Gomez and Jarren Prata, all in their early 20s, were hiking Mount Avalon in the White Mountains and got lost on the return.  First responders reportedly used headlamps to guide the trio back to the trailhead parking area.  A Massachusetts hiker who got caught in treacherous weather conditions in the White Mountains was found dead on Sunday.

[[ note nature ]]

>>Former Cheer Coach Charged

(Undated)  --  A former Rhode Island cheerleading coach is being charged with child molestation.  Thirty-three-year-old Alyshia Tkacs [[ uh-LEE-shuh tax ]] was arrested after investigations were launched by the East Providence and Barrington police departments.  Authorities have not said what organization Tkacs worked for.  The accuser, who is now an adult, claims the abuse took place when they were between 12 and 14.  Tkacs is being held without bail and has a court hearing scheduled Tuesday.

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>>Governor To Sign Gun Laws

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee plans to sign a package of gun control bills today.  A press conference has been scheduled for 1:45 p.m.  The legislation will ban large-capacity firearm magazines, raise the minimum age to buy any type of gun from 18 to 21, and ban the open-carrying of loaded rifles and shotguns.  RI lawmakers pushed for the measures in response to the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.

>>Multi-Term State Senator Not Running Again

(Providence, RI)  --  State Senator Cynthia Coyne is not running for a fifth term.  The high-ranking Democrat was first elected to serve District 32, which includes Barrington, Bristol and East Providence, in 2014.  Coyne says she plans to remain active in the community.  The former Rhode Island State Police lieutenant championed gun control legislation which included removing firearms from domestic abuse convicts and banning "ghost" guns.

>>Some Fall River Policemen Wearing Body Cameras

(Fall River, MA)  --  The Fall River Police Department is rolling out a body camera program.  The first group of officers, in the FRPD's Special Operations Division, began wearing the cameras last Friday.  There are plans to eventually equip all officers on the force.

>>Pet Food Recall

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising the public about a pet food recall.  Freshpet is recalling one lot of the dog food, branded: Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe, a four-and-a-half-pound bag, with the sell-by date of October 29th, 2022.  The product, which was sold in other states including the rest of New England, is potentially contaminated with salmonella.

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06-21-2022 01:31:07

Aquatics group first to set new policy, Aging Groups gear up to support.., St. Mary Acadmy-Bay View opens.., How Performance Management impacts..., and more

 

 

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June 20, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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Aquatics first sport to set "gender inclusion" policy

 

FINA, the international regulating body for Aquatics sports' elite competition has set new standards - and other sports bodies are expected to follow. Protecting fairness and women's category in competition.

 
 

 

Aging groups represent a force to contend with for candidates

 

Our writer on aging issues, HERB WEISS, reviews how the aging bloc matters to candidates in primaries and mid-terms.

 
 

 

St. Mary's Bay View - new STEM Science Center

 

Bay View Academy shows off their new Science Center - state of the art - as a dedication to STEM curriculum.

 
 

 

Performance Management's impact on an organization

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN agrees with Peter Drucker: “The only difference between one organization and another is the performance of its people.”

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week

 

Networking Pick of the Week at the "new" Park Theatre in Cranston - with Pat Cruz - lots of extras!

 
 

 

Did you know?

The Biomes Center in North Kingstown is New England's only private marine education facility and the most hands-on aquarium in the region.

 

They have provided interactive marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989, and specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 
 

Yesterday's Twitter Survey Results

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

Seniors Need You!

Home Care Assistance of RI

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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.

 

 
 

Architectural Fine Art Glass

 

(click on image to view portfolio)

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 
 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 
 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

Rhode Island News

 

Local News - Today. Helping you live a better, more informed life.

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

It's an "A" Day!

 

Click on photo for full forecast

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 
 

Member of

 

 
 

 

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Chef Anthony Salemme

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

>>The Latest

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Rhode Island town council approves a flag-flying policy which recognizes a couple of month-of-June celebrations.  The state has created a task force to examine the issue of providing a civics education.  A federal appeals court nomination for Rhode Island's public defender has advanced.

>>Town Council Adopts Flag Policy Supporting Pride, Juneteenth

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  A Rhode Island town is clarifying what can be hoisted up on the municipal flagpole.  The Independent reports the South Kingstown Town Council adopted a policy earlier this month which allows for, among other things, flags promoting social movements.  There are specific clauses for the Pride and Juneteenth flags.  Legal challenges were brought earlier this year to the city of Boston by groups wanting to fly flags in support of Christianity and Satanism.  The Martha's Vineyard town of Oak Bluffs agreed to the NAACP's request to fly a Pride flag at a park this month, but the town board is now getting flak for refusing to consider a request to fly the Juneteenth banner.

>>Civics Education Task Force Formed

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Education is starting a task force dedicated to the issue of teaching civics to students.  A group of about a dozen students filed a federal lawsuit in 2018, arguing their constitutional rights were being violated.  While the federal suit was ultimately unsuccessful, The Providence Journal reports the plaintiffs worked further with the state education department on the issue.  Among the objectives of the task force is to study whether to add a half-credit course in civics for eighth grade and high school.

>>Lara Montecalvo Nomination Advances

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island public defender Lara Montecalvo is one step away from a seat in the federal appeals court system.  The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved Montecalvo's nomination by a 12-to-10 vote.  Reuters reports Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa questioned Montecalvo about her role in advocating early during the coronavirus pandemic for the release of inmates to reduce health risks at the ACI.  The nomination now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

>>Several Shootings In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  Three people were shot over the weekend in Providence.  One of the victims is in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital after a reported shooting outside a bar on Veazie Street at around 1 a.m. Sunday.  The incident is being investigated.  The two other shootings reportedly happened late Saturday night on Courtland Street and near the intersection of Broad and Sassafras streets.

>>Body Found In Warwick ID'd

(Warwick, RI)  --  A body recovered from the water in Warwick last week has been identified.  First responders were called to the Fairwinds Marina last Thursday morning.  The victim they found was 59-year-old Stephen Grant of Warwick.  Authorities say the death is not considered suspicious.

>>RIP To Tim White, Former WWE Ref

(Stamford, CT)  --  A former WWE referee who was from Rhode Island has died.  Tim White worked for the company for several decades.  He reffed the infamous "Hell in a Cell" match between the Undertaker and Mankind in 1998.  White was from Cumberland.  He was 68 years old.

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June 17, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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Superior Court: RI has failed its English language learners

 

A scathing report of how Providence dealt with its English learners - going back two years - so we ask, how many children did we fail?

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: Father's Day time

 

In "To Jillian, with love...", writer MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS writes about a tough holiday for those who have lost their dads.

 
 

 

Friday Fishing Tips

 

Writer, JEFF GROSS, gives us some weekly tips on fishing in RI - and in Maine. He also weighs in on status of gun control legislation in RI - and concerns of those in Second Amendment and hunting communities.

 
 

 

YOU can make the doughnuts!

 

This week's recipe with Chef ANTHONY SALEMME is a playful one - Strawberry Doughnuts - and they're easy!

 
 

 

It's back! Newport Flower Show

 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport - so much to do in Newport - start it off with beauty - "Eden, a personal paradise" is the theme.

 
 

 

SATURDAY: RI Veterans event

 

Organized by RI Elder Info, stop by and meet our Veteran writer, JOHN CIANCI - and learn so much about services and programs for veterans in Rhode Island.

 
 

 

Yesterday's Twitter poll...

 

 
 

Did you know?

 

The famous author Mark Twain (who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) was the inventor of the bra clasp.

 
 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

Seniors Need You!

Home Care Assistance of RI

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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.

 

 
 

Architectural Fine Art Glass

 

(click on image to view portfolio)

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 
 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 
 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

Rhode Island News

 

Local News - Today. Helping you live a better, more informed life.

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

It's a "B" Day

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 
 

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Rhode Island Summary AM 
 
>>The Latest
 
(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Celtics lose the NBA Finals to Golden State.  New funding is being announced for affordable housing in Rhode Island.  A judge is ordering better English-learning services for Providence public school students.
 
>>Golden State Warriors Win 2022 NBA Championship Over Boston Celtics
 
(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics are finishing as finalists in the 2022 NBA Playoffs.  The Celtics lost the league championship series four games to two versus the Golden State Warriors.  Golden State won Game 6 at T.D. Garden Thursday night, 103-to-90.  The C's have won 17 NBA titles and they have been the runners-up five other seasons.  This was the seventh title win for the Warriors.
 
>>Gillette Stadium To Host FIFA World Cup Games 
 
(Foxboro, MA)  --  Gillette Stadium in Foxboro will be one of the host venues for the 2026 men's FIFA World Cup.  Other North American cities hosting games include Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto.  This is the second time Gillette has hosted World Cup matches.  The last games were played in 1994.
 
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>>Severe Weather Possible In SNE Today 
 
(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service says Southern New England is in the "marginal risk" category for severe weather on Friday.  The main threats are damaging straight-line winds and isolated large hail.  Forecasters are setting a timing for the storms of noon to 6 p.m.  A mostly-dry, cool weekend is in store for the Providence area, with high temperatures in the 60s.
 
>>Delayed 6-10 Closure Happening This Weekend 
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Work is taking place on the 6-10 Connector in Providence this weekend.  A spokesperson for the RI Department of Transportation tells The Providence Journal the work was delayed two weeks because of logistics with contractors.  Drivers who use Route 10 north are being encouraged to use alternate routes as a partial closure is expected to cause backups.
 
>>Businessman Acquitted In College Admission Scandal Trial
 
(Boston, MA)  --  A businessman has been found not guilty in Boston federal court on charges that he bribed his daughter's way into Georgetown University, where former Rhode Island student-athlete Gordon Ernst worked as a tennis coach.  Amin Khoury was accused of paying Ernst 180-thousand-dollars to get his kid into the school as a tennis recruit.  Ernst, who also coached tennis at URI before the national Varsity Blues scandal broke, is still awaiting sentencing in the case.
 
>>More Housing Money Pledged
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island's housing stock is set to increase.  Governor Dan McKee and RI Housing are announcing an investment of eighty-million dollars, which is on top of 250-million that has been included in this year's state budget from the American Rescue Plan Act.  Governor McKee says the additional money will be used to create and preserve nearly nine-hundred homes across the state, most of which will be affordable housing.  His office says it is coming from a combination of state and federal resources.
 
>>Prov Schools Must Provide Better ESL Instruction 
 
(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island is being found to have violated the rights of English language-learning school students.  The ACLU says Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel has ordered the Department of Education to provide compensatory services such as tutoring.  The Department of Justice concluded in 2018 that a model used by the Providence School District of regular teachers consulting with ESL teachers for instruction was inadequate.  The ACLU sued after it says RIDE and the Council of Elementary and Secondary Education refused to implement a new system.
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Pawrucket boyhood home, Black Business Expo, RI Veterans: Did you know? and more!

 

 

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TODAY - Black Business Expo

 

See the vendors and presentations happening at today's Juneteenth Black Biz Expo - say "hi" to RINewsToday writer, ANN CLANTON, one of the sponsors and coordinator.

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know? Event Saturday

 

Stop by and visit with our veterans' writer, JOHN A. CIANCI, at the Johnston event, a program of RI Elder Info. See below...

 

 
 

YOU can make the doughnuts!

 

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More Providence businesses eligible for COVID assistance

 

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Our weekly fitness columnist KEVIN KEARNS, is offering classes that are sure to fill up quickly. Self-defense introduction for women.

 
 

 

Raising wages for DD/Human Services workers at legislature

 

A significant raise in wages will be considered TODAY as RI attempts to comply with a federal consent degree - with GINA MACRIS.

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

This week RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN comment on the passing scene.

 
 

 

ART! Green Gallery at the Airport

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Rhode Island legislature had advanced several pieces of gun control legislation.  An RI man convicted for a fatal road rage shooting has been sentenced to life in prison.  The New England Patriots are announcing the dates for their 2022 training camp.

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>>Gun Bills Go To Rhode Island Governor

(Providence, RI)  --  A controversial piece of gun control legislation has been maneuvered through the Rhode Island General Assembly.  The state Senate Judiciary Committee defeated a bill on a 6-6 tie Tuesday that banned high-capacity magazines, which represented a short-lived victory for Second Amendment rights advocates.  WPRI-TV reports Senate leaders sent the House version of the same bill directly to the full chamber floor, and it was cleared to the governor's desk from there.  The limited-ammunition bill also generated the most debate when it was considered in the RI House of Representatives on Friday.  Existing owners of magazines which can hold more than ten rounds would have six months to get rid of them if the bill becomes law.  The Senate also passed proposals to raise the legal firearm-purchasing age to 21 and to prohibit open-carry of loaded rifles and shotguns.

>>Life In Prison For Pawtucket Homicide

(Providence, RI)  --  A convicted road-rage murderer is being sentenced to life in prison.  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says 23-year-old Jairo Esdel Galva of Central Falls will serve the time for the fatal shooting of Joel Rosario, who was also from C.F.  Rosario was celebrating his 22nd birthday with friends on Halloween in 2020.  Witness testimony indicated Galva flashed his high beams at the group when they were at Lonsdale and Mineral Spring Avenues in Pawtucket.  Prosecutors say Rosario confronted Galva on his passenger-side window, then Galva shot him and drove away.

>>Man Sentenced For Recruiting Homeless For Check-Cashing Scheme

(Providence, RI)  --  A federal prison sentence is being handed down for a bank fraud scheme that exploited homeless people living in the Providence area.  The Justice Department says Jalen Stanford of Riverdale, Georgia will serve two years behind bars.  According to the DOJ, Stanford solicited, transported and paid individuals to cash hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of counterfeit business checks throughout New England.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,594

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported three new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-594.  There were less than two-hundred new virus cases.  The COVID patient count in Rhode Island hospitals is remaining below one-hundred.

>>Patriots Announce Training Camp Dates

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are announcing training camp dates.  The team will report on Tuesday, July 26th.  Open-to-the-public training sessions and practices will run from Wednesday the 27th to Saturday the 30th.  Times will be updated on the team website.  New England begins the preseason at home against the New York Giants on August 11th.

>>Bruce Cassidy Hired As Golden Knights Head Coach

(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Former Providence and Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy has been hired as the new head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights.  Cassidy, who was with the Bruins organizations for 14 years, was fired earlier this month on the heels of a third-straight early-round playoff exit for Boston.  Cassidy is the third coach in Vegas team history. 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Celtics are facing a must-win Game 6 in the NBA Finals.  A Rhode Island Health Department worker who was arrested last week has died.  A Catholic priest who was buried outside his Rhode Island church in the 19th century will be relocated so that the building can be sold.

>>Celtics Lose To Warriors In Game 5 Of NBA Finals

(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Boston Celtics lost Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals on Monday night, 104-to-94 on the road to the Golden State Warriors.  Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 27 points.  Golden State is ahead in the best-of-seven series, three games to two.  Game 6 is in Boston on Thursday night.

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>>Charged State Health Department Worker Has Died

(Providence, RI)  --  An employee for the Rhode Island Department of Health who was charged with possession of child pornography has unexpectedly died.  The director of the department notified staff on Monday about the passing of Jeffrey Hill.  The 46-year-old South Kingstown man was arrested by the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force last week.  Hill was the manager of a youth suicide prevention project.  RIDOH says counseling is being made available for workers this week.

>>RI Man Killed In I-95 Crash ID'd

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The Rhode Island man who died in a weekend crash on Interstate 95 in Foxboro, Massachusetts is being identified.  State Police say 24-year-old Amani Chambe [[ SHAHM-bee ]] of North Providence was driving a car that spun out and crashed on the driver's side into a guard rail early Sunday morning.  Chambe was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were no passengers in the car, and police do not believe any other vehicles were involved in the crash.

>>Ocean State Gets Rain And Lightning

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island got more much-needed rain on Monday morning.  The National Weather Service reported over an inch of precipitation in all five counties.  However, the state also got dangerous lightning.  WJAR-TV reports lightning may have caused house fires in Barrington, Narragansett and North Kingstown.

>>South County Fishing Bust

(Westerly, RI)  --  A recreational fisherman is facing poaching violations.  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says its law enforcement division boarded a vessel while on patrol in Westerly over the weekend.  Police discovered two-hundred-six scup on board, when the limit for three licensed fishermen is 90.  There were six undersized fish counted.  One boat occupant was arrested for failure to appear on a prior fisheries violation.  The state did not release the names of the defendants.  The seized fish were donated to the Amos House in Providence.

>>Priest Buried Outside Church To Be Exhumed

(Cumberland, RI)  --  The remains of a Catholic priest in Rhode Island which have been buried at the front of the now-closed church will have to be exhumed so that the building can be sold for an affordable housing development.  That's according to a report from the Valley Breeze on the status of St. Patrick Church in Cumberland.  The Reverend Hugh O'Reilly, who served as the third pastor of the parish, was buried on the front lawn in 1872 behind a stone monument.  The rector of the parish that St. Patrick's merged with says O'Reilly's remains will be transferred to Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  The sale of the church is expected to be finalized by the end of the summer.

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IN the News....Local and National, We are the Change, Pushing Social Security 2100, A ball and a Wall and more

 

 

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Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN - all the change we want and need begins with us.

 
 

 

Social Security - its push up the Hill

 

HERB WEISS keeps us updated on the efforts to protect and increase Social Security - where it is on that uphill push.

 
 

 

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Join the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce at Coastal1 Credit Union in Wakefield this week.

 
 

 

A ball and a wall

 

Summertime memories with Rhode Island writer, and our contributor, MICHAEL MORSE.

 
 

 

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From the South Shore up to Providence, the public can access the shore through boat ramps, beaches, rights-of-way, town docks, overlooks, nature trails, and preserves.

 

Only ~20%--70 public access points--have never been restricted or impaired for recreational uses such as swimming and shellfishing due to bacterial pollution. Those sites fall in the southern half of the bay, where tidal flushing is higher.

 
 

 

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Several important pieces of gun legislation have advanced in the Rhode Island General Assembly.  The Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors are down to a best-of-three in the NBA Finals.  Southern New England motorists are continuing to grimace like never before at the gas pump.

>>Gun Control Bills Clear One Rhode Island Legislative Chamber

(Providence, RI)  --  Gun control legislation is advancing in Rhode Island while action on the issue is being taken in the background in Washington, DC.  The RI House of Representatives approved three bills on Friday.  One of the bills bans large-capacity gun magazines, limiting the ammunition to ten rounds.  Attempts to grandfather in existing owners were voted down, with Attorney General Peter Neronha warning lawmakers that any such clause would make the law unenforceable.  The House also approved raising the age to purchase all types of firearms, not just handguns, to 21.  The third bill would ban the open carrying of loaded shotguns and rifles.  All three measures have been moved to the state Senate for a committee review on Tuesday.

>>NBA Finals Tied At 2, Celts-Warriors Game 5 Tonight

(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Celtics are at the Warriors for Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night.  Golden State struck back for a second time in the championship series on Saturday night, winning Game 4 in Boston 107-to-97.  Game 5 tips off from the Chase Center in San Francisco tonight at 9:00 Eastern time.  Game 6 will be Thursday night in Boston.  Game 7, if necessary, is Sunday June 19th.

>>Rhode Island Gas Price Average Reaches Five Bucks

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island gas prices are at a new milestone in a record-setting year.  RIGasPrices.com reports the average for a gallon in the Ocean State crossed the five-dollar barrier over the weekend.  Currently, the Rhode Island average is one cent less than the national average.

>>Rhode Island Driver Dead After Crash In Mass

(Foxboro, MA)  --  A Rhode Island man was killed in a crash on Route 95 in Massachusetts this weekend.  State police reports indicate the single-vehicle wreck happened on I-95 south in Foxboro at around 5 a.m. Sunday.  Authorities say the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene was a 24-year-old from North Providence.  His name is being withheld at this time.

>>Minor Weekend Earthquake

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  A minor earthquake was recorded in Rhode Island on Saturday night.  The quake, which measured one-point-six magnitude, was centered near Portsmouth just before 9 p.m. Saturday.  The U.S. Geological Survey says tremors were felt in Barrington, Bristol and East Providence.  This was the fourth earthquake to hit Rhode Island in a single month.  According to WPRI-TV, there was no damage reported from the one this weekend.

>>Teacher Placed On Leave

(Warwick, RI)  --  A local teacher is being placed on administrative leave.  The Warwick School District is reportedly looking into Raymond Depot, who taught at Warwick Area Career and Technical Center.  Officials are not providing specifics right now about the nature of the investigation.

>>Shooting Outside Prov Hookah Lounge

(Providence, RI)  --  A business on Federal Hill is being temporarily shut down.  There was a report of shots fired outside the Nara Lounge on Atwells Avenue on Friday morning after there had apparently been a fight inside the establishment.  The Providence Board of Licenses closed the lounge for three days.  A hearing has been scheduled.

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>>The Latest
 
(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Several gun control bills are moving through the Rhode Island General Assembly.  The RI Health Department has identified the state's first case of monkeypox from the 2022 outbreak.  Cooking oil bandits have struck several local restaurants.
 
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>>Gun Control Bills Advance 
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Three gun control bills are going to the Rhode Island House floor on Friday.  The Judiciary Committee considered legislation on Thursday that would do the following: limit semi-automatic magazines to ten rounds of ammunition, ban the carrying of loaded rifles or shotguns in public, and increase the legal gun-buying age from 18 to 21.  The committee's vote yesterday on the magazine capacity bill was 10-to-8.  A large number of Second Amendment supporters rallied at the State House while the hearing was ongoing.
 
>>Car Tax Meets End Of The Road Early 
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island lawmakers decided several years ago to get rid of the state's unpopular motor vehicle tax.  The car tax was originally supposed to end next year, but the state legislature says it can afford to permanently park it now thanks to a budget surplus of nearly one-billion dollars.  The proposed budget also removes the eight-dollar fee to replace license plates with a new design that was chosen this past spring.
 
>>First Case Of Monkeypox Identified In Rhode Island 
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island has identified its first probable case of monkeypox in the ongoing outbreak of the viral disease.  The case involves a male patient in his thirties who is from Providence County.  He is hospitalized and said to be in good condition.  Officials say the case is believed to be related to traveling to Massachusetts.  RIDOH is conducting contact-tracing.  Interim health department director James McDonald says monkeypox remains low-risk for Rhode Islanders, and a vaccine is available.
 
>>Cooking Grease Pilfered In Southern New England 
 
(Cranston, RI)  --  Two hot dog restaurants in Cranston said this week they've been robbed of their used cooking grease.  WJAR-TV reports over one-hundred gallons were stolen between the Olneyville NY System on Reservoir Avenue and Wein-O-Rama on Oaklawn Ave.  Used cooking oil is sold to recyclers to be converted into products including bio-fuel.  Two men were arrested for allegedly attempting a theft from a pizza restaurant in Old Saybrook, Connecticut on Thursday.  Police found over a thousand gallons of lifted grease in a rented Home Depot truck after a sixty-mile chase on I-95 south.
 
>>Patriots Wrap Up Mini-Camp
 
(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are getting ready for training camp next month.  The Patriots said quarterback Mac Jones looked impressive at a mini-camp this week despite the team not naming a new offensive coordinator since Josh McDaniels left for Las Vegas.  Jones was the Pats starter in his rookie season, throwing 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
 
>>Yachter Dies During Newport Race 
 
(Newport, RI)  --  A former America's Cup sailor died while competing in a regatta in Newport last weekend.  The Daily News reports Hayden Goodrick complained of chest pains between races at the Midtown Cup on Saturday June 4th.  Goodrick was brought to shore off Naval Station Newport and eventually to the local hospital before he was pronounced dead.  Race officials said the apparent cause was heart failure and that Goodrick's family had a history.  The native of New Zealand was 38. 
 
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RI may not be capable of providing mandated services

 

GINA MACRIS of Developmental Disabilities News continues her look at how Rhode Island is complying - and the news isn't hopeful.

 
 

 

Friday Fishing Tips

 

Writer JEFF GROSS gives us some fishing tips, even from his trip to Maine - and Sunday is GO, FISH! Bring the kiddos...

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: So, speak easy

 

Writer MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS and the sad times we are living in - or grieving in. How we talk to one another is critical to staying in balance.

 
 

 

Coast Guard House named one of Top 15 most beautiful restaurants

 

Coast Guard House named to Top 15 list of most beautiful restaurants by national travel group. We knew it all the time! How lucky are we...

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

Veterans writer, JOHN A. CIANCI continues his work on veteran gravesites, markets, and how to arrange for these honors - also, meetings, discounts, events.

 
 

 

UPDATED: Day of Portugal activities this weekend

 

Celebrations start in earnest this weekend - Rhode Island, New Bedford, Fall River - enjoy!

 
 

 

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Developers join Mayor Grebien to ask state to step up and support (another) stadium project for the city - Millions needed will only build stadium; residential, stores, etc. would be in other phases.

 
 

 

Follow-up on Lifespan's closure of popular weight loss program

 

As Lifespan closes, and patients get interviewed for local TV, New Horizons in Foxboro reaches out.

 
 

 

Exhibit to recognize coming of new Cape Verdean Museum

 

Pawtucket City Hall gallery will recognize the Cape Verdean Museum with a special exhibit marking the group's new location in Pawtucket.

 
 

 

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Recipe: Ahi Tuna Mango Poke

 

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>>The Latest

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Celtics win a pivotal Game 3 of the NBA Finals versus Golden State.  Pandemic-era voting changes in Rhode Island are being made permanent.  A Pawtucket stadium project is once-again facing difficulties.

>>Celtics Beat Warriors In NBA Finals Game 3

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics are up two games to one on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.  The C's won Game 3 on their home court Wednesday night, 116-to-100.  Jaylen Brown led Boston in scoring with 27 points.  Game 4 is at T.D. Garden on Friday night.  Tip-off is 9:00.

>>Governor Signs Rhode Island Voting Law

(Providence, RI)  --  Changes to Rhode Island's voting law that were introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic are being made permanent.  Governor Dan McKee signed the "Let RI Vote Act" on Wednesday.  People can now fill out mail ballot applications online.  Any voter can use a mail ballot or emergency mail ballot without needing an excuse why they can't visit their polling location.  A requirement to have the ballots be signed by either two witnesses or get notarized has been removed.  Instead, the governor's office says signatures will be certified using a four-tier verification process.  Every Rhode Island city and town must provide at least one drop box through the closing of polls.  McKee says the act makes voting in Rhode Island easier, safer and more secure.

>>Cloud Hanging Over New Pawtucket Soccer Stadium

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien [[ GREB-ee-in ]] is pleading with the state to provide additional funding for a professional soccer stadium.  The developer of the Tidewater Landing project says the cost has gone up because of inflation and supply-chain issues.  The public-private partnership is requesting an additional thirty-million dollars in public funding to match the developer's new pledge.  The Pawtucket Red Sox announced their move to Worcester in 2018 after failing to reach a new stadium deal with the RI General Assembly.  Legislation was passed one year later creating a tax increment financing district in Pawtucket to attract projects like the soccer field.  The Commerce Corporation is now being asked to increase the TIF district amount.

>>School Locked Down After Bullets Found On Campus

(Dighton, MA)  --  Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in Massachusetts has been locked down twice this week.  Live bullets were found in a boys' bathroom on Wednesday.  The building was thoroughly searched, and nothing else suspicious was found.  The school was also locked down Tuesday when threatening graffiti was discovered in the same bathroom.

>>No New RI COVID Deaths, About 200 New Cases

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.  The Ocean State reported two-hundred-35 new virus cases.  There were eighty COVID patients in Rhode Island hospitals as of yesterday's update.

>>Warwick Policeman Charged

(Warwick, RI)  --  A member of the Warwick Police Department is facing domestic violence charges.  Sergeant Brian Fontaine was arrested last month for an alleged incident in Coventry.  The Warwick PD says Fontaine has been suspended with pay.  He is due to appear in court on June 15th.

>>Fire Marshal Says Electrical Panel Caused Middletown Hotel Fire

(Undated)  --  The Rhode Island Fire Marshal is providing an update on a hotel fire on Aquidneck Island.  WJAR-TV reports a faulty electrical panel has been deemed a factor in the blaze which impacted a section of the Days Inn lodge in Middletown on June 3rd.  Officials are still investigating the cause of another hotel fire on the Island.  Major damage was done last month to the Wayfinder in Newport.

>>Drivers Advised About Work On 6-10 Connector

(Providence, RI)  --  RIDOT is planning a closure within the 6-10 Connector in Providence next weekend, June 17th through the 20th.  The affected highway section is Route 10 north where it meets Route 6.  Delays are likely and drivers are being encouraged to use alternate routes.  Route 10 north will be newly-paved when it re-opens on Monday the 20th.  The Department of Transportation says the 6-10 Interchange Project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

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Time for America to rebrand, Boston Celtics Championship, Ron & Jen's Great Escape, and more

McConaughey: Time for America to rebrand itself - Foreign baby formula here - Celtics like ol' times - New clam shack in town - Ron & Jen's commentary - WEATHER

 

 

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Time to rebrand America... based on what we truly value...

 

Matthew McConaughey, who grew up in Uvalde, Texas, goes to DC and makes a passionate speech about the shootings, and what we need to do, well beyond gun control.

 
 

 

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In North Kingstown, writer BRENDAN HIGGINS reviews this great new find in North Kingstown. YUM!

 
 

 

Boston Celtics championship likes ole' times!

 

Have you been watching the Celtics? Our sportswriter, JOHN CARDULLO, has - and it feels like deja vous all over again.

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: State-run COVID testing and vaccination sites are closing in Rhode Island at the end of the month.  An RI official is on leave and accused of illegal online activity.  Providence voters approve a proposal to shore up the capital city's pension system.

>>State Closing COVID-19 Testing And Vax Sites

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is winding down its COVID-19 pandemic efforts.  RIDOH says it is shifting to an "endemic strategy" for vaccination and testing.  State-supported sites are closing at the end of this month.  Test results and shots are widely available at traditional healthcare partner sites.  The state says it is prepared to make the services available again if the virus becomes more severe.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,584

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported one new coronavirus death on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-584.  The number of new virus cases in yesterday's update was two-hundred-34.

>>Fatal House Fire Caused By Smoking

(Charlestown, RI)  --  The cause of a fatal house fire in Rhode Island is being determined.  WJAR-TV reports the state fire marshal's office has ruled a fire at an address on Ross Hill Road in Charlestown on May 28th was caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials.  According to Channel 10, the fire claimed the life of 66-year-old Stanley Johnson.

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>>Health Department Manager Facing Charges

(Wakefield, RI)  --  A Rhode Island official is facing a charge of child pornography possession.  Forty-six-year-old Jeffrey Hill of South Kingstown has been arraigned in South County District Court and released on bail.  Reports indicate Hill worked as a youth suicide prevention project manager at the state health department, and that he has been placed on leave.

>>Sentence Handed Down For Liquor Store Robbery

(Fall River, MA)  --  A southeast Massachusetts man is being sentenced for a violent armed robbery at a package store.  The Bristol Massachusetts District Attorney says 23-year-old Billy Morris of Taunton and New Bedford got five-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty last week.  Prosecutors say Morris and a juvenile suspect robbed Eagan's Liquor Store in Taunton in 2017.  The juvenile, who was not identified, is serving a five-to-seven-year sentence for firing a sawed-off shotgun and injuring the store's co-owner.

>>Providence Election Passes Pension Bond Question

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence voters approved a 515-million-dollar pension obligation bond at a special election on Tuesday.  Only four-percent of the city's voters turned out for the election.  The Rhode Island General Assembly has approved the bond in one chamber so far.  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza proposed the spending since the city currently has an unfunded pension liability of more than one-billion dollars.

>>Celtics Host Warriors For NBA Finals Game 3

(Boston, MA)  --  The NBA Finals resume on Wednesday night.  The Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors are tied at one in the best-of-seven series.  T.D. Garden has not been quite the home court advantage the Celtics were hoping for this postseason, as they have only won five and lost four.  But that hasn't stopped demand for tickets to tonight's game.  The cheapest price for seats still available is a thousand bucks.  Tip-off is at 9 p.m. 

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Continued discord between Cranston City Council and Cranston Mayor prompts serious tone in letter from Mayor Hopkins.

 
 

 

BankNewport funds SVRI aging services program

 

BankNewport supports local volunteer program supporting aging adults in the community of southern RI.

 
 

 

ART! Comfort, joy and beauty

 

The oil paintings by Janet Alling at HopeHospice - open to the public.

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Drought-stricken Rhode Island should be getting some measurable rain this week.  Providence police have released the name of a suspect in a domestic incident who wound up dead.  A special election is being held in Providence today.
 
>>No New COVID Deaths Reported For Rhode Island Over Weekend
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported zero new coronavirus deaths over the weekend.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State remains at three-thousand-583.  There were less than a thousand new virus cases, and the COVID hospital patient count in Rhode Island is staying below one-hundred.
 
>>Rain Is In The Forecast 
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Some much-needed rain is coming to dry Southern New England.  The National Weather Service prediction for Providence Tuesday night into Wednesday is up to one inch of precipitation.  Additional rain chances are spread throughout the seven-day forecast.  The U.S. Drought Monitor says currently, most of Rhode Island is in a moderate drought.
 
>>Man Who Apparently Injured Himself Fatally During Attempted Break-In ID'd
 
(Providence, RI)  --  A man who died after a domestic incident in Providence over the weekend has been identified as Jose Correia.  WPRI-TV reports Correia tried to gain entry into a family member's house on Sumter Street in the Elmwood neighborhood on Sunday.  Police say Correia severely injured himself on a glass door.  He was later pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.
 
>>Woman Charged In Connection To Death Of Baby 
 
(Cranston, RI)  --  A woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of an infant in Rhode Island.  Twenty-seven-year-old Katherine Castaneda pleaded not guilty in Superior Court last week.  Nine-month-old Jason Flores of West Greenwich was found dead at a Cranston home in December 2020.  Authorities have not said what the relationship was between Castaneda and the child.
 
>>Pension Question Before Providence Voters 
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Providence voters are being called to the polls Tuesday for a major borrowing question.  They are being asked if the city should spend about a half-billion dollars to shore up its underfunded pension system.  The Rhode Island General Assembly must also approve the request, and has already done so in one chamber.
 
>>Interim B.I. Police Chief Approved 
 
(New Shoreham, RI)  --  A new interim police chief of Block Island has been named.  Rhode Island State Police Captain Peter Chabot [[ SHAB-it ]] was unanimously approved by the New Shoreham Town Council on Monday night.  Chabot is expected to start on June 25th.  The RISP is also sending two other troopers to augment the town police department's staffing levels this summer.  The town council last month rejected paying for the usual state police help during the busy season, which has caused uncertainty about the status of the patrols. 
 
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