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Enough is a Enough, RI Health Insurance Commissioner Talks, $50M Green Bond

 
 

 

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September 27, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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In the news... quick summary for 9/27

 

 

 

 

Fast facts from our news files locally, nationally, internationally... over the last few days

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Enough is enough:  Bad behavior in school sports - an Op-Ed

 

 

 

 

The RI Interscholastic League is asking for the help of all of us - parents, students, coaches, staff - in calming behavior at school sports - because staffing is at a critical shortage.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Health Insurance Commissioner  - and "next generation" standards

 

 

 

 

Writer RICHARD ASINOF talks with Patrick Tigue, RI's Health Insurance Commissioner - big changes proposed to meet needs.

 

 

 
 

 

RI's $50M Green Bond - event TODAY

 

 

 

 

Toward a more resilient Rhode Island - bond #3 has a lot in it - we have a summary.

 

 

 
 

 

Central Falls Health Fair TODAY

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Tolls

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

In Rhode Island, there are an estimated 250 species of bee, most of which are solitary bees that don't have a queen or make honey.

 

?Bees do sting other bees. They usually only do this when they feel threatened or they're protecting their territory.

 

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

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Chef Alison Mountford

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The state Department of Children, Youth and Families says maltreatment caused a child's death in Providence.  New details about what led up to a car crashing into the Seekonk River.  A new report indicates Patriots quarterback Mac Jones could be facing surgery.

>>State Says Maltreatment A Factor In Child's Death In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families says maltreatment was a factor in the death of an infant in Providence over the summer.  WJAR-TV reported a child was found unresponsive in a bathtub on August 6th at Admiral Terrace Apartments.  The DCYF has forwarded a report to the Office of the Child Advocate.

>>Standoff, Shooting Incidents In Central Falls

(Central Falls, RI)  --  The peace was disturbed multiple times in Central Falls on Monday.  A standoff that began around 4:30 p.m. ended with one person in custody just after 9:00 last night at a home on Tremont Street.  WPRI-TV reports neighbors were evacuated during the standoff.  At the same time, two men reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting near the basketball courts on Higginson Avenue.  Police are investigating, but they say the two incidents are unrelated.

>>Man Sought After Car Driven Into Seekonk River

(Providence, RI)  --  There are new details about the car-into-the-water incident that happened in Providence over the weekend.  A driver reportedly went off a boat ramp into the Seekonk River on Sunday morning from Gano Street in the city's Fox Point section.  According to WLNE-TV, a woman was on a date with a man she met on the app "Plenty of Fish".  She told police the man became angry with her, and drove his car into the water.  The woman said she swam to safety, while the man was seen on surveillance fleeing the scene.  The woman was treated for minor injuries at Rhode Island Hospital.

>>Report: Mac Jones Could Have Surgery

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The Patriots are reportedly going to be without their starting quarterback for multiple games.  According to ESPN, Mac Jones suffered a severe high ankle sprain and could potentially have surgery.  Jones and the Patriots are still discussing his options and the best way to proceed.  In a video conference from New England's facility, Jones said he's "going to take it day by day."

>>Money Problems At Central Coventry Fire District

(Coventry, RI)  --  Members of a Rhode Island fire department are temporarily working without a paycheck.  The Providence Journal reports the Central Coventry Fire District did not have enough money to meet payroll last week.  The district went through bankruptcy and reorganization a decade ago, and it has been dealing with financial issues for the past few years.  Channel 10 reports the Central Coventry Fire District board voted Monday night to accept a four-hundred-thousand-dollar loan from the neighboring Coventry Fire District, which would be paid back when tax bills are returned in November.  The fire chief says the cash could run out sooner next time since town voters rejected a proposed four-percent increase to the tax levy.

>>RIDOT Replacing Bridge Over Route 6 In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to demolish a bridge in Providence this upcoming Friday and Saturday as part of a rapid replacement project.  RIDOT says the Glenbridge Avenue overpass on Route 6 will have a new bridge in place within one week.  Route 6 will be closed in both directions for the demolition.  Motorists will be detoured onto Hartford Avenue.  The Glenbridge Avenue Bridge is 53 years old and carries about 14-thousand vehicles daily.

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September 26, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Seniors prefer a good life, over a lengthy one, says AARP survey

 

 

 

 

Writer on aging issues, HERB WEISS, reviews what seniors told AARP for its survey on health, how long we want to live, and defining a "good life".

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

This New Year - Confronting Antisemitism Together

 

 

 

 

Providence College and the Jewish Alliance of RI have been working together to promote dialogue and understanding... As Rosh Hashanah begins, we debut this year's event..

 

 

 
 

 

If you don't ask... you don't get...

 

 

 

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN emphasizes how important our business future is... and how we should not assume others know what we want. 

 

 

 
 

 

Our Networking Pick of the Week

 

 

 

 

Network again!  With Pat Cruz events at The Loft, NYLO Hotel in Warwick... 

 

 

 
 

 

Gimme' Shelter - Meet Nacho Cheese

 

 

 

 

Pretty Nacho Cheese is waiting at the Providence Animal Control Center - do you have a forever home?

 

 

 
 

 

Central Falls Health Fair TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Campaigning

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

In 2020, all workers aged 18 and older with earnings made different average yearly salaries based on their education level.

 

• People with a bachelor’s degree made approximately $73,000.

• High school graduates and GED recipients made about $39,000.

• Those with an education below ninth grade made nearly $32,000

 

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots lose their 2022 home opener.  Officials have identified the second body found at the home of former Woonsocket mayor Susan Menard last week.  A man is facing charges for allegedly leaving several Rhode Island restaurants without paying.

>>Patriots Lose To Ravens; Mac Jones Hurt

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots lost their home opener on Sunday.  The Baltimore Ravens won by a score of 37-to-26.  Mac Jones passed for over three-hundred yards, had three interceptions and ran for a touchdown before leaving the game with an injury.  Jones suffered an apparent high-ankle sprain and will have an MRI.  The Patriots are at the Green Bay Packers in Week 4.

>>State Identifies Second Body At Former Woonsocket Mayor's Home

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  The Rhode Island medical examiner's office is identifying the second person found at the home of former Woonsocket mayor Susan Menard last week.  The decedent was Daniel Grabowski.  WJAR-TV reports Grabowski was Menard's long-time boyfriend, and the founder and former CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Woonsocket.  The deaths of both Grabowski and Menard were determined to have been caused by chronic health issues.

>>Driver Crashes Into Water In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department is looking for the driver of a vehicle that went off a boat ramp into the Seekonk River on Sunday.  It happened at the Gano Street boat ramp in Fox Point, according to The Providence Journal.  Police say the driver was spotted on surveillance footage after the accident, and they are seeking contact to ensure all parties are safe.  The car was pulled out of the water at around 9:30 a.m.

>>Nighttime Delays On Route 146

(Lincoln, RI)  --  Delays are expected through Tuesday night on Route 146.  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says the bridges at Twin River Road and Breakneck Hill Road in Lincoln are being demolished.  The work is taking place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

>>Southeast Mass Boil Order Lifted

(Undated)  --  A boil water order has been lifted in North Attleboro and Plainville, Massachusetts.  Residents in both towns were directed to take the protective action last week because of E. coli bacteria.  The boil order was lifted on Friday afternoon.

>>Man Accused Of Skipping Out On Restaurant Checks

(Undated)  --  A Florida man is charged with dining and dashing in Rhode Island.  WPRI-TV reports Anthony Addesa of Palm Beach is charged with three counts of obtaining food with intent to defraud in Middletown and Portsmouth.  Addesa allegedly departed from multiple restaurants without paying his bill.  Authorities are investigating possible similar incidents in Portsmouth, as well as in Newport.

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Pawtucket: tidewater, housing...., Positive Aging Podcast, GriefSPEAK, Outdoors in RI and more.

 
 

 

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September 23, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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All things Pawtucket with Mayor Grebien - Tidewater, schools, housing...

 

 

 

 

JOE PAOLINO, JR. interviews Mayor Don Grebien of Pawtucket - for a wide ranging update on soccer, housing, Apex, McCoy, Tidewater, more...

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

New Positive Aging Podcast

 

 

 

 

Veteran aging expert, PATRICIA RASKIN, has a new podcast - Positive Aging with Patricia - sponsored by RI PBS - here's her guest lineup and schedule.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Recipe of the Week:  Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

 

 

 

Chef  ALISON MOUNTFORD gives us an easy-peasy recipe for a much loved addition to almost any meal...

 

 

 
 

 

Outdoors in RI:  Archery in Schools as new sport & Bowhunting season

 

 

 

 

The National Archery in Schools Program has come to RI schools - and the RIDEM prepares for bowhunting season. 

 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK:  The choice to heal

 

 

 

 

Grief and loss writer, DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS on the choice we make when loss is so great.

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Student phones in schools

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The very first vending machine was made in Alexandria in 251 BC. It was a holy water dispenser. 

 

Japan has more vending machines than almost anywhere else - 5 million - one vending machine for every 23 people, where they sell everything from flowers to fish. From bread to bees. 

 

The boom of vending machines began in the 1950s with automated “fountain-style juice dispensers” installed inside office buildings to dispense a cup of juice for just 10 yen into a small paper cup. You could get a little taste of your favorite drink without needing to leave the office. 

 

 

 
 

 

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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.

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A former Rhode Island high school basketball standout has become the interim Boston Celtics coach after the original bench boss got suspended for the entire upcoming season.  A man is in custody after authorities raid his Rhode Island property and seize illegal firearms.  The New England Patriots are set for their 2022 home opener.

>>Rhode Island Native To Take Over As Interim Celtics Coach

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics are suspending head coach Ime Udoka [[ ee-may oo-doke-uh ]] for the entire 2022-2023 season.  A Rhode Island native is set to take over on an interim basis.  The Celtics suspended Udoka for undisclosed violations of team policies.  Multiple reports have indicated he had a consensual relationship with an unnamed person affiliated with the team.  ESPN reports C's assistant coach Joe Mazzulla, a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, has been named interim head coach.  Mazzulla led the boys' basketball team to three consecutive state championships in 2004, '05 and '06.

>>Boil Order In North Attleboro, Plainville

(Undated)  --  Another boil order has been issued in Southeastern Massachusetts.  The public works departments in Plainville and North Attleboro say they've detected E. coli bacteria in routine water samples.  Earlier this month, an advisory for the same problem was issued in Mansfield.  Bottled water is available for residents at the Plainville and North Attleboro DPW facilities.

[[ note nature ]]

>>Providence Man Sentenced To ACI For Killing Pet

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence man must spend two years in prison for killing his girlfriend's dog.  The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Devon Hernandez pleaded no contest to a felony animal cruelty charge.  Hernandez was reportedly caught on home surveillance beating the Pomeranian for urinating on a bed at the girlfriend's home on Updike Street last November.

>>Feds Seize Ghost Guns Allegedly Possessed By RI Felon

(Providence, RI)  --  A West Greenwich man is being federally detained in connection to the seizure of a half-dozen "ghost guns".  According to the Justice Department, there were also three silencers and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition seized from the home of Walter Garbecki, a convicted felon prohibited from possessing the items.  The United States Postal Inspection Service tipped off authorities about the ghost gun parts being mailed to Garbecki's address.

>>Area Receives Needed Rain

(Undated)  --  More rain fell in Rhode Island on Thursday as the Ocean State tries to escape the grips of a drought.  The National Weather Service reported one-to-two inches fell in RI yesterday.  The U.S. Drought Monitor says most of Southern New England is still in a moderate-to-severe drought.

>>Patriots Host Ravens In Week 3

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are playing the Baltimore Ravens in their home opener on Sunday.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is at 1 p.m.  Pats fans may notice the absence of the stadium's iconic lighthouse near the north end zone.  That was demolished earlier this year as part of a renovation project, and the team plans to replace the original lighthouse with a taller, more prominent version.

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September 22, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Retooling esoteric design to rebuild sustainable, beautiful cities

 

 

 

 

Architecture Here and There writer, DAVID BRUSSAT challenges design education to focus on realistic contributions to struggling cities.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

RI Veterans:  Did you know? Disability benefits, events, discounts, more...

 

 

 

 

Veterans column writer, JOHN A. CIANCI reviews your questions, and focuses on disability rights - and what's happening around RI for veterans.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Recipe of the Week:  Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

 

 

 

Chef  ALISON MOUNTFORD gives us an easy-peasy recipe for a much loved addition to almost any meal...

 

 

 
 

 

Genoa Healthcare to run this local pharmacy

 

 

 

 

Genoa Healthcare opens the pharmacy at Wood River Health Services.

 

 

 
 

 

Time to reimagine bike lanes on busy streets?

 

 

 

 

The Hope Street Bike Lane project has become a flashpoint with neighbors and small business - is it time to reimagine what we're doing with retrofitting lanes on busy roads?

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Bike Lanes

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

There have only been 4,000 recorded geniuses in history - Elon Musk is one of them.

 

 

 
 

 

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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.

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

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It's an "A" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 

Hope Street, Sean Bey, Ron & Jen, and much more!

 
 

 

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September 21, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Time to reimagine bike lanes on busy streets. Mayor-elect Smiley listening.

 

 

 

 

Hope Street proposed bike lane brings up questions for the entire city - safety for all, small business friendliness, process, and more - updating on the Hope situation which has turned into anger and divisiveness. Who decides?

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Sean Bey:  From surviving to thriving 

 

 

 

 

Contributing writer, BRENDAN HIGGINS, tells us the inspiring story of Sean Bey.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Kids Count Director steps down

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Burke Bryant, stalwart advocate on behalf of children, to step down in leadership of RI Kids Count. 

 

 

 
 

 

ART! Art Champion Iona Dobbins - a collection of RI art

 

 

 

 

A beautiful exhibit from RISCA at the Art Gallery in Providence - inspired by the memory of Iona Dobbins - stop by!

 

 

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

Commentary on the passing scene from RON ST. PIERRE and JEN BRIEN

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Free Speech

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver from Frank Capra's holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life."

 

 

 
 

 

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.

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

RINewsToday is a proud media sponsor!

 

Event is October 20th

This will be a sell out event

 

Tickets on sale now -

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Join us for a TASTE!

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

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It's an "A" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man is sentenced to life in prison for robbing a Seekonk, Massachusetts fast food restaurant.  The Cranston library system is reviewing its policies on hosting meetings after a transgender rights protest was held Monday.  The original winner of Survivor may lose his houses in Newport because of millions he owes in taxes.

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>>No Identifications Officially Released Yet After Investigation In Woonsocket

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Medical Examiner's Office is still working to determine the identities of two bodies found Monday at the home of former Woonsocket mayor Susan Menard.  WPRI-TV reports the home belongs to Menard, according to Woonsocket police chief Thomas Oates, but he could only identify the bodies, which were found in a state of decomposition, as an elderly male and female.  There was no evidence of a crime committed.  Menard was the mayor of the city from 1995 to 2009.

>>Man Arrested For Embezzling From Providence School

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island State Police has arrested a Providence man for allegedly embezzling three-million dollars from a school.  Nathan Kaufman is accused of drawing the money into his personal account while working as the director of finance and operations at the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program.  Kaufman was employed at the UCAP school on Carpenter Street for over a decade.  He is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-arraignment next January.

>>Seekonk Wendy's Robber Sentenced To Life

(Fall River, MA)  --  A Boston man who robbed a Wendy's in Seekonk at gunpoint has been sentenced to life in prison.  The Bristol District Attorney says 61-year-old Todd Johnson was convicted of armed and masked robbery and kidnapping, with a sentencing enhancement for being a habitual criminal.  Johnson tried to restrain a Wendy's worker with zip ties inside the restaurant on Route 6 in March of 2018.  The worker scared off the assailant by saying something about the alarms in the store.  Johnson was later found hiding underneath a car at Stateline Auto in East Providence.  The D.A. says he was eventually released from jail because of the pandemic, and committed another armed-and-masked robbery in Boston.

>>Cranston Library Temporarily Stops Offering Meeting Spaces After Demonstration

(Cranston, RI)  --  WPRI reports the Cranston Public Library is temporarily halting the use of meeting spaces until a review of policies is completed.  A transgender rights protest was held at one location, the William Hall Library on Broad Street Monday, over a private meeting on gender teachings in schools.  Library director Edward Garcia tells Channel 12 the pause will last a couple of weeks.

>>Rhode Island Kids Count Executive Director Leaving

(Providence, RI)  --  The only director in the history of the nonprofit child advocacy group Rhode Island Kids Count is planning to step down.  Elizabeth Burke Bryant has held the position for nearly three decades.  The board chair of RI Kids Count says Bryant has been one of the great champions in the Ocean State for the wellbeing of children and their families.  A search for a successor is underway.

>>Richard Hatch Could Lose RI Homes Due To Back Taxes

(Newport, RI)  --  The original winner of the reality show Survivor may lose his properties in Newport.  The Providence Journal reports Richard Hatch is on the hook for nearly three-million dollars in back taxes, including a million dollars from the contest he won in 2000.  The newspaper reports Hatch allegedly transferred the two Newport homes to his sister in a fraudulent manner to thwart the government and his other creditors.  The 61-year-old Hatch spent about four years in prison for tax evasion in the late-2000s.

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09-21-2022 00:45:15

Meth, Fentanyl flooding to US, Messaging the high costs of healthcare in RI, Rural life faces grim reaper, Networking, and much more

 
 

 

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Rural life meets the grim reaper

 

 

 

 

Architecture Here and There writer, DAVID BRUSSAT, looks at rural life, cows, farming, Scotland as the rule of King Charles begins.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Meth, fentanyl flooding into US from Mexico as never before.  RI arrest largest in US.

 

 

 

 

Task forces get the public's attention with the Cumberland arrest, perhaps the largest of its kind in the US. Warnings for the public. 

 

 

 
 

 

Messaging the high cost of healthcare in Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

RICHARD ASINOF, CONVERGENCE RI looks at hospital health care costs, Lifespan, messaging, and in-depth reporting, or not.

 

 

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week

 

 

 

 

Central RI Chamber meets this week and opens it up to the public at the Park Theatre's venue. 

 

 

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Two bodies are found at the home of a former Woonsocket mayor.  A transgender rights protest is held outside a Cranston library.  The Newport Pell Bridge is benefiting from a sizable federal grant.

>>Two Teen Victims In Attleboro Crash ID'd

(Attleboro, MA)  --  Authorities have released the names of two teenage car crash victims in Attleboro.  The single-vehicle accident happened on Route 123 early Sunday morning.  The victims were ID'd as 19-year-old Michael Ward and 18-year-old Benjamin Kelley, who were both recent graduates of Attleboro High School.  The crash remains under investigation.

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>>Bodies Found At Home Of Former Woonsocket Mayor

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  Multiple news reports indicate two bodies were found at the home of former Woonsocket mayor Susan Menard on Monday night, but the Woonsocket police chief did not immediately confirm if Menard was one of the deceased.  Authorities reportedly found the bodies in a state of severe decomposition at around 7:00.  At this point, they do not suspect that any criminal activity happened.

>>A.G. Briefed On Death Of Man Who Was Restrained By Police

(Cranston, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is looking into the death of a man who had interaction with police in Cranston.  WJAR-TV reports a call was placed for an individual needing medical assistance at the Econo Lodge on Route 2 last Thursday.  Police reportedly backed up fire personnel by restraining the man, who was later pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.

>>Transgender Activists Protest Library Forum 

(Cranston, RI)  --  Transgender rights supporters rallied in Cranston on Monday.  The Providence Journal reports over one-hundred activists protested a private forum at William Hall Library.  The Independent Women's Network, a right-wing group, sponsored the forum on the topic of what is being taught about gender in schools.  Library director Ed Garcia said he disagreed with the views of the forum, but that the facility has a long-standing practice of allowing outside groups to hold private meetings.  The ACLU of Rhode Island says it fully supports the library's position.

>>RI Board Of Elections Upholds Two Primary Races

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Board of Elections is ruling on a couple of recount requests from last week's primaries.  WPRI-TV reports two close Providence City Council races were officially called for the original winners on Monday: Susan Anderbois won the Democratic race for the seat in the third ward, which was vacated by Nirva LaFortune when she ran for mayor.  The Democratic primary for Ward 12 was confirmed for Althea Graves.  Both Anderbois and Graves will face independent candidates in November.  The state election board said the two Providence council races were the only ones that qualified for a recount out of a total of nine requests.

>>DEM Spraying For Spotted Lanternfly

(Smithfield, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is planning to spray insecticide in Smithfield to fight the invasive spotted lanternfly.  The DEM says pockets of infestation have been found along Douglas Pike.  The application is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, weather-permitting.

>>Pell Bridge Gets Huge Federal Grant

(Jamestown, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is receiving 82-point-5-million dollars from a U.S. Department of Transportation infrastructure grant to rehabilitate the Newport Pell Bridge.  Officials say the money will keep the bridge going for at least another half-century, according to The Newport Daily News.  The Pell Bridge, which opened in 1969, is considered structurally safe, but inspection data shows accelerating deterioration on the cables and suspenders. 

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Architecture Here and There writer, DAVID BRUSSAT, ponders the loss of Prince Charles' activism on behalf of traditional architecture as he assumes a more silent role as king. 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Enhancing the RI Sex Offender Registry

 

 

 

 

Improving public safety, Sen. Jack Reed announces funding to improve the registry for more accuracy, interoperability, etc. 

 

 

 
 

 

The passing of a RI icon in art and design - Morris Nathanson

 

 

 

 

International figure in art and widely regarded as the father of modern restaurant design, Morris Nathanson passes away at 95 - a resident of Pawtucket.

 

 

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Two men accused of disseminating white nationalist papers in East Providence are being sentenced.  An arrest has been made in connection to a serious hit-and-run crash in Tiverton.  The Rhode Island Supreme Court is hitting the pause button on a potential city council removal of the mayor of Woonsocket.

>>RI Men Accused Of Posting Racist Materials Sentenced To Community Service

(Providence, RI)  --  Two men accused of posting recruitment papers for a white nationalist group in East Providence are being sentenced to 20 hours of community service.  The Providence Journal reports Stephen Farrea of Portsmouth and Austin Conti of Warwick pleaded no contest to obstruction of a police officer in Providence District Court this week.  Farrea and Conti previously pleaded not guilty in East Providence municipal court to violating city ordinances by posting the flyers on utility poles back in June.  A trial for both men in that case is scheduled for October 20th.

>>Arrest Made In East Bay Hit-And-Run

(Tiverton, RI)  --  Police have arrested a man accused of causing a serious hit-and-run crash in Tiverton.  WPRI-TV reports Sakhorn Tieng of Fall River is facing extradition to Rhode Island for felony assault and leaving the scene of the crash which happened last Sunday night on Bulgarmarsh Road.  Investigators believe the incident stemmed from a case of road rage.  The victim, a 32-year-old from Tiverton, reportedly suffered severe head trauma and limb injuries, and remains in critical hospital condition.

>>State Supreme Court Intervenes In Meeting To Consider Woonsocket Mayor Removal

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Supreme Court is stopping the Woonsocket City Council from potentially removing Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt from office.  WJAR-TV reports the court has scheduled a conference to review the matter on September 22nd.  A complaint had been filed by City Council member Denise Sierra, who claimed the mayor violated her duties, including not submitting financial reports monthly.  The council was scheduled to discuss the complaint at a meeting on Thursday night.

>>Patriots At Steelers Week 2

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  The New England Patriots are playing at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.  Kickoff from Acrisure Stadium, formerly known as Heinz Field, is at 1 p.m.  New England lost its season opener at Miami last weekend.  Despite injuring his back in Week 1, and missing Thursday's practice because of an illness, Mac Jones is expected to get the start at quarterback.

>>Lane Shift On I-95

(Providence, RI)  --  A big change for drivers on Route 95 on Providence starts Friday night.  Northbound vehicles in the high-speed lane will be directed onto the new Providence Viaduct Bridge.  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says the split will be near the downtown exit.  To avoid causing a crash, RIDOT says drivers should avoid slowing down or suddenly changing lanes at the split.  Additional lanes will be moved over to the new bridge in about two weeks.

>>Rubius Therapeutics Laying Off Rhode Island Workers

(Smithfield, RI)  --  A Rhode Island biotech company is announcing layoffs.  The Providence Business News reports Rubius Therapeutics is planning to let go of about 70 employees at its Smithfield facility, which represents nearly three-quarters of the workforce.  The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is also exploring the potential sale of the manufacturing center off Douglas Pike.

>>Officials Address 'Rumor' Of Litter Boxes In School Bathroom

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  North Kingstown school officials are denying claims that a litter box was put in a school bathroom to accommodate students who identify as cats.  WLNE-TV reports the allegation was brought forward by town councilor Mary Brimer, who said she heard about it from several parents.  The issue was brought up at a town council meeting on Wednesday.  The North Kingstown superintendent emailed parents calling the litter box claim a "baseless rumor."

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island's incumbent lieutenant governor is advancing to the general election.  A Providence club where a major fight broke out last weekend is being allowed to re-open.  The state Department of Education has issued a report on claims of inflated graduation numbers from the Providence School District.

>>New Detail On Exhumed Body Investigation In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  There's an update to the story about the FBI digging up a body in Providence earlier this week.  WPRI-TV reports it has independently confirmed the exhumation is related to a three-decade-old murder case in Smithfield.  Authorities have not commented on the investigation, except to say there is no threat to public safety related to the activity that took place on Tuesday at the North Burial Ground.

>>Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor's Race Turns To November

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos [[ suh-BEE-nuh MAH-tose ]] has cleared the primaries in her bid to continue her partnership with Governor Dan McKee.  Matos won the Democratic race on Tuesday to move on to the November general election, where she will face Republican Aaron Guckian, a former Rhode Island Foundation officer and special assistant to Governor Carcieri.  Matos, the former president of the Providence City Council, was appointed lieutenant governor by McKee last year when he succeeded Governor Raimondo.

>>Former Ocean State Public Defender Montecalvo Confirmed To Appeals Court

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Public Defender Lara Montecalvo is approved for a seat on the federal appeals court.  The U.S. Senate voted largely along party lines to support the nomination to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday.  Senator Jack Reed said Montecalvo served the people of Rhode Island well as public defender, and that he is confident she will continue to do so as an appellate judge.

>>Providence Club Conditionally Allowed To Reopen After Brawl

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence club where a wild fight broke out on Sunday night is being allowed to re-open.  Mi Sueño Disco on Broad Street must have heightened security and can only serve drinks in plastic cups.  The Providence licensing board is also ordering an upcoming car show at the business to be canceled.  Video of the viral fight last weekend depicts a dance party coming to an abrupt stop as fists fly and chairs and bottles are thrown.  No major injuries were reported.  One person was arrested for possession of a ghost gun.

>>Mansfield Boil Water Advisory Lifted

(Mansfield, MA)  --  The town of Mansfield, Massachusetts has lifted a boil water advisory.  Residents were first instructed to take the safety measure because of the presence of E. coli bacteria on Sunday.  The boil advisory, which covered all customers of the Mansfield Water Division, was lifted on Wednesday afternoon.

>>RI Education Department: Graduation Inflation Claims At Prov School Unfounded

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Education says claims of graduation inflation at a Providence school are unfounded.  Several members of the school board called for an investigation into the A-Venture alternative learning program at Central High School.  It was alleged that A-Venture allowed some students to acquire as many as three years' worth of credits in two months or less.  The state has concluded the allegations were unfounded, and that participating students properly earned their credits.  RIDE is pointing to issues with the grade-recording system, and has pledged to make changes.

>>Mac Jones Fully Participates In Pats Practice

(Foxboro, MA)  --  New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.  Jones underwent testing for an injured back after New England's season-opening loss to Miami.  The Patriots play at the Steelers in Week 2.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest sports news: The Patriots have placed veteran running back Ty Montgomery on injured reserve with a knee injury.  The Yankees are hanging on for a 7-6 extra inning win over the Red Sox to open their two-game set in Boston.  Week Three of the college football season is right around the corner. 

>>Patriots Place Ty Montgomery On IR

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The Patriots have placed veteran running back Ty Montgomery on injured reserve with a knee injury.  Montgomery caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.  The 29-year-old will be out for a minimum of four games.  New England signed wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey to the active roster and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon to the practice squad in corresponding moves. 

>>Yankees Top Red Sox In Extra Innings

(Boston, MA)  --  The Yankees are hanging on for a 7-6 extra inning win over the Red Sox to open their two-game set in Boston.  Marwin Gonzalez and Aaron Judge went deep in the win for the Bronx Bombers.  Judge now has 57 home runs on the season.  Jeurys Familia was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs, two of them earned, over an inning of relief.  Triston Casas, Reese McGuire and Xander Bogaerts hit a home run for the Red Sox, who are now 69-and-73. 

>>College Football Roundup

(Undated)  --  Week Three of the college football season is right around the corner.  The Huskies face a tough test as they look to get back to .500.  UConn visits Ann Arbor Saturday afternoon for a battle with fifth-ranked Michigan.  UMass is still in search of its first victory of the season.  The Minutemen play host to Stony Brook on Saturday.  A pair of 0-and-2 teams will square off in Chestnut Hill.  Boston College hosts Maine Saturday night. 

>>Revolution Drop Second Straight

(Houston, TX)  --  The Revolution have dropped back-to-back matches after falling 3-1 to Houston Dynamo FC.  After falling behind by one in the first half, Carles Gil scored on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute to tie the game at one.  Dorde Petrovic stopped eight of the 11 shots he faced on goal.  New England remains at 38 points and will play host to CF Montreal on Saturday night in Foxboro. 

>>Sun Drop Game Two Of WNBA Finals

(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Sun are on the brink of elimination after dropping Game Two of the WNBA Finals.  Connecticut was topped 85-71 by the Aces in Las Vegas.  Courtney Williams led the Sun in scoring with 18 points.  Jonquel Jones recorded a double-double after scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  Connecticut will look to extend the series tomorrow night when it hosts the Aces in Game Three in Uncasville. 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest sports news: The Patriots have placed veteran running back Ty Montgomery on injured reserve with a knee injury.  The Yankees are hanging on for a 7-6 extra inning win over the Red Sox to open their two-game set in Boston.  Week Three of the college football season is right around the corner. 

>>Patriots Place Ty Montgomery On IR

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The Patriots have placed veteran running back Ty Montgomery on injured reserve with a knee injury.  Montgomery caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.  The 29-year-old will be out for a minimum of four games.  New England signed wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey to the active roster and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon to the practice squad in corresponding moves. 

>>Yankees Top Red Sox In Extra Innings

(Boston, MA)  --  The Yankees are hanging on for a 7-6 extra inning win over the Red Sox to open their two-game set in Boston.  Marwin Gonzalez and Aaron Judge went deep in the win for the Bronx Bombers.  Judge now has 57 home runs on the season.  Jeurys Familia was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs, two of them earned, over an inning of relief.  Triston Casas, Reese McGuire and Xander Bogaerts hit a home run for the Red Sox, who are now 69-and-73. 

>>College Football Roundup

(Undated)  --  Week Three of the college football season is right around the corner.  The Huskies face a tough test as they look to get back to .500.  UConn visits Ann Arbor Saturday afternoon for a battle with fifth-ranked Michigan.  UMass is still in search of its first victory of the season.  The Minutemen play host to Stony Brook on Saturday.  A pair of 0-and-2 teams will square off in Chestnut Hill.  Boston College hosts Maine Saturday night. 

>>Revolution Drop Second Straight

(Houston, TX)  --  The Revolution have dropped back-to-back matches after falling 3-1 to Houston Dynamo FC.  After falling behind by one in the first half, Carles Gil scored on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute to tie the game at one.  Dorde Petrovic stopped eight of the 11 shots he faced on goal.  New England remains at 38 points and will play host to CF Montreal on Saturday night in Foxboro. 

>>Sun Drop Game Two Of WNBA Finals

(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Sun are on the brink of elimination after dropping Game Two of the WNBA Finals.  Connecticut was topped 85-71 by the Aces in Las Vegas.  Courtney Williams led the Sun in scoring with 18 points.  Jonquel Jones recorded a double-double after scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  Connecticut will look to extend the series tomorrow night when it hosts the Aces in Game Three in Uncasville. 

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This week's networking pick is at the Herreshoff Museum with the East Bay Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A hearing has been scheduled by the Providence licensing board after a chaotic fight at a club.  Voters are heading to the polls for Tuesday's Rhode Island primary election.  A former Red Sox pitcher has been killed in a crash.

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>>Fog To Impact Driving Tuesday A.M.

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service says areas of fog will reduce visibility in Southern New England this morning.  Meteorologists say fog is expected to linger until the mid-morning hours as advancing rain moves into the area.  Motorists should expect sudden changes in visibility which could be as low as a quarter-mile.

>>Hearing Scheduled After Donnybrook At Providence Club

(Providence, RI)  --  A hearing is being scheduled by the Providence Board of Licenses for a restaurant where a massive fight broke out over the weekend.  Video shows chairs and bottles being thrown during the melee at Mi Sueño Disco on Broad Street Sunday at around 7 p.m.  One person was arrested, Alexander Cerda of Providence, who was allegedly in possession of an unlicensed gun.  The Globe reports the Providence Board of Licenses is meeting on Wednesday to consider revoking the Mi Sueño liquor and entertainment permits.  The business will stay closed until then.

>>Tiverton Police Reports Hit-And-Run Which Left Victim Critical

(Tiverton, RI)  --  The Tiverton Police Department is seeking a vehicle in connection to a serious hit-and-run crash.  The suspect was in a dark-colored Acura SUV which struck a person Sunday on Bulgarmarsh Road at around 6:45 p.m.  Authorities say this was an apparent road-rage incident where the second driver exited his vehicle at a stop.  The victim is reportedly in critical hospital condition.

>>RI High School Evac'd After Carbon Monoxide Alert

(Bristol, RI)  --  Mount Hope High School in Bristol was evacuated on Monday afternoon due to high carbon monoxide levels.  An email was sent to families by the interim principal about the CO detection in the cafeteria kitchen.  Officials say everyone got outside safely, and students were then dismissed.

>>Primary Election Today In Rhode Island

(Providence, RI)  --  It is primary election day in Rhode Island.  Incumbent Democratic Governor Dan McKee is facing a challenge from a group of four which includes his Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea [[ gore-BAY-uh ]], and there is a Republican primary for governor as well.  Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner headlines the list of Democratic primary candidates for the 2nd Congressional District, which has become vacant due to the retirement of Jim Langevin.  Former Cranston mayor Allan Fung is running unopposed on the Republican side.  And voters in the city of Providence will select a new mayor on Tuesday, with three Democrats running and no GOP or independent candidates standing in front of them.

>>Former Red Sox Pitcher Turned Policeman Killed In Crash

(Undated)  --  A former Red Sox pitcher is dead after suffering injuries in a car wreck on the way to a 9/11 commemoration in New York.  Anthony Varvaro retired from baseball to take a position as a Port Authority police officer six years ago.  He was killed in a wrong-way crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Sunday morning.  Varvaro pitched for Boston in 2015 and for Pawtucket in 2016.  He was also with the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners.

>>Report: Mac Jones Dealing With Back Spasms

(Undated)  --  The Patriots' starting quarterback is dealing with back spasms as the team heads into Week 2.  According to NFL Network, there is a chance that Mac Jones plays this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but there is no indication of how likely that might be.  Head coach Bill Belichick didn't offer any information about Jones at his Monday press conference.  It is likely the next word from the team about Jones' status will come from Wednesday's injury report. 

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Sounding the alarm for boat safety

 

 

 

 

The Better Bay Alliance has important safety information for you as we have even more fatal and near-fatal accidents involving boating.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Cranston communities rattled by constant gunfire from police training facility

 

 

 

 

Cranston communities listen to gunfire for hours a day, almost every day - what can be done?  The City Council will consider solutions and the Mayor and Police Chief say they have a plan.

 

 

 
 

 

My Pandemic Project

 

 

 

 

Our business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN made a plan and executed it - her new book stands as her reward - and ours! 

 

 

 
 

 

Books:  New book for Susan Mills

 

 

 

 

A new novel - see where you can meet Susan and hear more about her book, "On the Wings of a Hummingbird"

 

 

 
 

 

Calling Speaker Nancy Pelosi to do the right thing on Social Security bill

 

 

 

 

Our writer on aging issues, HERB WEISS, reviews the bleak forecast for the Social Security bill which has been pulled - and makes a direct appeal to Speaker Pelosi to bring the bill to the floor and protect Social Security.

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots fall to the Dolphins on the road to begin the season.  The Rhode Island Board of Elections is canceling a meeting to consider a request from the mayor of Providence to remove problematic voting machines from Tuesday's election.  The U.S. House Speaker campaigns in Providence for a candidate for governor.

>>Patriots Lose To Dolphins In 2022 Opener

(Miami Gardens, FL)  --  The New England Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins in their season opener on Sunday, 20-to-7.  Pats quarterback Mac Jones left the game after suffering a back injury.  X-rays were negative, according to the NFL Network.  The Patriots are staying on the road for Week 2.  It'll be a 1 p.m. kickoff next Sunday versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

>>Board Of Elections Won't Consider Request To Remove Voting Machines

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Board of Elections is declining to meet over a request from Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to remove voting machines from Tuesday's primary election.  Executive director Robert Rapoza tells WJAR-TV taking out the ExpressVote machines would deprive voting access for people living with disabilities.  Multiple errors were detected in the Spanish language version of the touchscreen devices during early voting.  A meeting set for Monday morning to address Elorza's request was reportedly canceled.

>>Rhode Islanders Who Died In 9/11 Attacks Remembered 21 Years Later

(Providence, RI)  --  Nine Rhode Islanders who were killed in the 9/11 attacks were honored at a State House ceremony on Sunday.  Governor Dan McKee said the courage of the victims' family members has been the state's guiding spirit.  Among those who died 21 years ago was Shawn Nassaney [[ nuh-SAY-nee ]], who was aboard Flight 175.  His father Patrick remembered him as a summa cum laude graduate from Bryant University who lived his life to the fullest.

>>Nancy Pelosi Headlines Rally For RI Governor Candidate Helena Foulkes

(Providence, RI)  --  U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi campaigned for a candidate for governor in Rhode Island on Sunday.  Pelosi stumped for Helena Foulkes [[ huh-LEE-na fokes ]] at Farm Fresh RI in Providence.  Pelosi was a lifelong friend of Foulkes' mother who died in 2009.  The Speaker said Foulkes, a former CVS executive, will create and attract new jobs to the state.

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>>Police Investigating Groping Incident In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department is investigating a groping incident.  WPRI-TV reports a 13-year-old girl was apparently assaulted on her way to school near Donigan Park last Thursday.  The girl was reportedly able to escape, and was evaluated at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

>>Boil Order Issued For Water In Mansfield MA

(Mansfield, MA)  --  A boil order has been issued for drinking water in Mansfield, Massachusetts.  The order was issued Sunday after E. coli bacteria was detected in town drinking water.  Residents are advised to boil water for at least one minute, then to let it cool before using it.  Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes or brushing teeth in Mansfield until further notice.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Islanders are remembering when Queen Elizabeth visited in 1976.  This week's flooding is impacting services at the Division of Motor Vehicles building in Providence.  The Patriots are kicking off the 2022 season this weekend.

>>Queen Elizabeth II Visited Rhode Island In 1976

(Newport, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is ordering all U.S. and state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the passing of England's Queen Elizabeth.  McKee says she led the United Kingdom with strength and sincerity for over seven decades.  Queen Elizabeth's death is causing Rhode Islanders to remember her visit to the Ocean State in 1976.  The monarch dedicated Queen Anne Square in Newport and attended services at Trinity Church as part of a celebration of the United States Bicentennial.

>>Providence DMV Not Hosting Road Tests After This Week's Flooding

(Providence, RI)  --  WPRI-TV reports the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is relocating driver's license road tests to the Cranston office until further notice after flooding closed the building on Monday.  That area had received over a foot-and-a-half of rain.  Officials say the Providence DMV took on electrical damage, and hundreds of files and records were destroyed.  All other DMV offices and online services are reportedly unaffected.

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>>Charged Cumberland Chiropractor Surrenders License

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting a patient has agreed to voluntarily surrender his license.  The Providence Journal reports Thomas Sowa [[ SO-wuh ]] agreed on Wednesday not to represent himself as a licensed chiropractor until his criminal case and state disciplinary actions are resolved.  Sowa would have to be acquitted of all pending charges in order to be reinstated.

>>East Bay School Evacuated After Faulty HVAC Causes Smoke

(Barrington, RI)  --  There was an evacuation this week at a Rhode Island school.  EastBayRI.com reports the rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit broke at Barrington High School on Wednesday morning, sending smoke into classrooms in the music wing.  Everyone got out safely.  Barrington's Nayatt Elementary School had the same thing happen about a year ago.  Superintendent Michael Messore said this is a frequent occurrence in the school district in buildings serviced by older HVAC units.

>>Attleboro Mayor Advances To November In Sheriff Race

(Undated)  --  Attleboro, Massachusetts Mayor Paul Heroux [[ hee-ROE ]] won this week's Democratic primary for Bristol County sheriff.  Heroux will face longtime incumbent, Republican Thomas Hodgson.  Heroux says he is looking forward to the next two months of making his case to the voters of Bristol County that it's time for a change in the local correctional system.

>>Patriots Kick Off '22 Season At Dolphins

(Miami Gardens, FL)  --  The New England Patriots are playing the first game of their 2022 NFL schedule on Sunday.  The Pats are at the Miami Dolphins for a 1 p.m. kickoff.  New England went 10-and-7 and made the playoffs last year, losing in the first round to Buffalo.  The Patriots will start this season with two road games before their home opener on September 25th.

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Queen Elizabeth - loved for her virtues 

 

 

 

 

The world pauses to remember - and honors her virtues of dignity, public service, selflessness and patriotism. 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Neighborhood views on the proposed Hope Street bike lanes

 

 

 

 

Over 100 neighbors speak out - is anyone listening in the city of Providence?  Or is it, my bike lane or the highway to them.

 

 

 
 

 

Summer's coming to an end - return of fall high school sports

 

 

 

 

Our sportswriter, JOHN CARDULLO, previews the sports season ahead for high school sports.

 

 

 
 

 

Outdoors RI:  Queen angler, Queen Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

A multi-generational love of "angling" - what can we learn to adopt in our own families?  

 

 

 
 

 

Lullabye Baby Expo - Saturday

 

 

 

 

Planning for that special day?  See all the vendors who will be at the Lullabye RI Expo Saturday.

 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK:  Ambedo, one with a teardrop

 

 

 

 

Author DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS talks about grief, and the comfort of Ambedo... being one with a teardrop.

 

 

 
 

 

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The name "Pawtucket" comes from the Algonquian word for "river fall". 

 

 

 
 

 

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Acclaimed RI Author

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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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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September 8, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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RI Veterans: Did you know? 

 

 

 

 

Veterans writer, JOHN A. CIANCI lets us know about VSOs, Voting issues, more - including honoring a US Navy vet on his 100th birthday.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

$5 million more for homeless services in RI - including incentivizing landlords

 

 

 

 

Programs to address homelessness continue to receive additional funds this year - see what is being looked at in RI - and incentives if you have property to rent.

 

 

 
 

 

Help with restoring drivers' licenses for some in Providence

 

 

 

 

Part of Mayor Elorza's restoration program - helping those with multiple problems at restoring their licenses.

 

 

 
 

 

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The first NFL game at night was hosted in Rhode Island. The Steamrollers played in a 10,000-seat stadium that was built for bicycle races called the Cycledrome

 

The Cycledrome was built in 1925 by sports promoter Pete Laudati. Located on North Main Street, near the Providence-Pawtucket line, it was later the location of E.M. Loewe's drive-in theater, then Ocean State Job Lot, then the Peter Pan Bus Terminal.

 

 

 
 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

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Join us for a TASTE!

 

 

 

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Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

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