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Quick summary of news items of note in the Rhode Island area, in the region, nationally and internationally.

 
 

 

TO WORK: Lifeguards!

 

The beautiful Pawtucket pool is a great way to spend your summer - city is recruiting NOW for lifeguards.

 
 

 

Friday Outdoors

 

Fishing is ON in Rhode Island. Writer, JEFF GROSS takes you around the area...as a perfect weekend is on store, too.

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: Do you really want me to tell you how I feel?

 

Grieving is never easy - and not so easy for those of us who don't know what to say to our friends at that difficult time. With MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS.

 
 

 

Recipe of the Week: Tikin Xic Red Snapper

 

Chef ANTHONY SALEMME has a real unique one for us this week - if you've never cooked Red Snapper, here's a great way to start.

 
 

 

Did you know?

Neutaconkanut Park is literally smack in the middle of Providence, but it's off the beaten path a bit so you can easily miss it. 88 acres of trees, fields, and wild flowers, interspersed with valleys, ravines, glacial boulders, stone walls, fresh water springs, and, yes, even a babbling brook or two. It's pure magic.

 

 
 

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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 abortion debate returns to the Rhode Island State House.  Census officials say the Ocean State's population counted in 2020 was too high.  The New Shoreham Town Council is declining to pay the bill for state police patrols on Block Island this summer.

>>Testimony Heard On Abortion Legislation

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering taking another step forward in the defense of abortion rights.  The House Finance Committee held a hearing on Thursday night on legislation that would repeal the ban on insurance coverage of the procedure for state workers and Medicaid recipients.  WPRI-TV reports over one-hundred people signed up to testify both for and against the proposal.

>>Long Wait Times At Hasbro Hospital

(Providence, RI)  --  The emergency room at Hasbro Children's Hospital is dealing with overcrowding.  Lifespan officials said on Thursday the wait time was up to seven hours, which is more than twice as long as normal.  The hospital is at-or-near maximum capacity with COVID and flu cases, as well as mental health and behavioral issues.

>>No New COVID Deaths In RI, Over 600 New Cases

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Thursday.  The Ocean State tallied six-hundred-65 new virus cases yesterday.  The number of COVID patients in Rhode Island hospitals remains at about one-hundred.

>>Report: Rhode Island's 2020 Census Count Was Excessive

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island's 2020 Census population is estimated to have been five-percent too generous.  According to a survey from the Census Bureau taken after the original count, Rhode Island should have lost about ten-thousand residents.  Instead, it was reported that the Ocean State gained 44-thousand people.  That allowed for the retention of two Congressmen rather than getting chopped down to one.  However, the news of the overcount will not change the number of representatives.

>>Block Island Council Votes Against Paying For State Police Patrols

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  Uncertainty is being created about the public safety of Block Island this summer.  The New Shoreham Town Council on Wednesday voted 4-to-1 against an agreement to pay 45-thousand dollars to have two Rhode Island State Police troopers patrol the Island for the season.  The majority of the council wants the state to pay for the cost, possibly drawing from the recently-announced budget surplus of nearly one billion dollars.  According to Channel 12, troopers were sent to patrol B-I at no local cost in previous years, but that changed when the state police requested that the town pay the bill last month.  WJAR-TV reports state police superintendent Darnell Weaver said troopers will still go to Block Island on the Fourth of July.

>>Celtics Beat Heat In Game 2

(Miami, FL)  --  The Celtics have tied the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at a game apiece.  The Celts won Game 2 in Miami Thursday night by a score of 127-to-102.  Jayson Tatum led the C's in scoring with 27 points.  Game 3 is at T.D. Garden on Saturday night at 8:30.

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05-20-2022 00:32:10

New RI Outdoor recreation projects, RI Veterans: Did you know?, Guidance for Baby Formula Shortage and more.

 

 

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May 19, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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16 new outdoor rec projects, check your city/town

 

Some transformative projects coming to a city/town you may live in - pictured is Knightsville's new park plan for Cranston...

 
 

 

UPDATED: Popular weight loss program to close - new info

 

With a response from Lifespan, we know more. That, as over 1,000 patients look for answers and a healthy future. (left: FB page started by patients)

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know? TODAY at the RI State House

 

Special day at the State House - join vetearns' writer JOHN A. CIANCI! More info for veterans, here...

 
 

 

Baby Formula in Rhode Island - resources for you

 

New resources from the RI Department of Health, and the Federal Government's Operation Fly Formula - but it won't be over yet.

 
 

 

Recipe of the Week: Tikin Xic Red Snapper

 

Chef ANTHONY SALEMME has a real unique one for us this week - if you've never cooked Red Snapper, here's a great way to start.

 
 

 

Did you know?

Neutaconkanut Park is literally smack in the middle of Providence, but it's off the beaten path a bit so you can easily miss it. 88 acres of trees, fields, and wild flowers, interspersed with valleys, ravines, glacial boulders, stone walls, fresh water springs, and, yes, even a babbling brook or two. It's pure magic.

 

 
 

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

 

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Buy Michael Fine's book

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Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 
 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island lawmakers are poised to vote on legalizing adult-use cannabis next week.  The RI Public Transit Authority "beach bus" is coming back.  A man convicted of a Rhode Island murder from over two decades ago is being denied a compassionate release from prison.

>>Full RI Legislative Chambers To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island General Assembly is poised to vote on legislation to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana in Rhode Island next week.  The House Finance Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill on Wednesday.  Up to one ounce of marijuana could be bought by people age 21 and over, and Rhode Islanders would be able to grow a small amount of cannabis at home.  Prior to the votes yesterday, the legislation was amended to include the expungement of previous convictions for pot possession.

>>Justice Department Announces Resolution To Rhode Island ADA Complaint

(Providence, RI)  --  The U.S. Department of Justice is announcing a settlement agreement with the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services to resolve an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint.  According to the DOJ, the parents of a child with autism alleged that the state failed to provide their son with community-based Medicaid services for children with disabilities to remain in their homes and communities instead of entering residential treatment centers.  The state has been ordered to pay 75-thousand dollars in damages and develop an individualized plan for the complainants' son so he can live at home.

>>RIPTA Beach Bus Revived

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor Dan McKee says the wheels are rolling again on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority seasonal "beach bus" express service.  The agency announced earlier this week that the buses from Providence and neighboring cities to several state beaches were being canceled because of low ridership numbers.  McKee says with rising costs from inflation, now is not the time to be discontinuing the rides.  The governor says his office and RIPTA will work to make more people aware of the option.

>>Acting State DEM Director Confirmed For Permanent Job

(Providence, RI)  --  A new director of the RI Department of Environmental Management is being confirmed by the state Senate.  Terrence Gray has over thirty years of experience at the DEM.  He was named the acting director last summer when Janet Coit left for a job with the Biden administration.  Governor McKee says Gray has dedicated his public service career to protecting Rhode Island's treasured natural resources.

>>Man Convicted Of Rhode Island Murder Denied Release 

(Providence, RI)  --  A man convicted of a double-murder in Providence is being denied a request for compassionate release.  WPRI-TV reports Samuel Sanchez made a federal court appeal last week, citing health issues including long-term COVID.  Sanchez was part of a group that carjacked Amy Shute and Jason Berguson in 2000.  The couple was taken to a Johnston golf course, where they were robbed and shot.  Sanchez was sentenced to life in prison.  The judge who denied the request said his health issues are being treated.

>>Court Clears Bristol Sheriff's Office On Collecting Inmate Phone Call Revenue

(Dartmouth, MA)  --  The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is ruling that the Bristol County Sheriff's Office can generate and collect revenues from inmate phone calls.  Some are concerned that the arrangement that the office currently takes advantage of makes it harder for inmates to talk to loved ones and counsel.  However, Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says the court decision is a win for taxpayers.  The judgment might become moot as the state legislature is considering a budget that would make the calls free.

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05-19-2022 02:04:07

Lifespan closing Centers for Weight & Wellness, ART!, Ron & Jen's Great Escape, and more

 

 

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May 18, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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Lifespan to close Centers for Weight & Wellness - patients react

 

With over 1,000 patients going through their program, Lifespan moves to close the only medically supervised Optifast program in Rhode Island - "going in another direction" - and patients respond.

 
 

 

ART! Expressions in Black

 

Brand new themed exhibit at the Warwick Center for the Arts

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN's commentary on the passing scene - agree?

 
 

 

Did you know?

31% of Rhode Island youth, ages 2 to 17, are considered overweight or obese, data ending 2019 shows.

 

 
 

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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: Cleanup is continuing after a train derailment in Southern New England.  A bill that would change the rules on voting in Rhode Island is moving forward.  Members of the Narragansett Tribe can now set foot on the town beach that bears their name for free.

>>Train Derailment Cleanup Continuing

(Fall River, MA)  --  The Fall River Police Department expects the train derailment that happened in the Massachusetts city on Monday night to still be an active scene on Wednesday, according to a report from WJAR-TV.  Environmental remediation efforts are taking place after hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the Mass Coastal Railroad freight train.  The cargo included hazardous materials, but authorities say there was no spillage.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,559

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported five new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-559.  Yesterday's update counted six-hundred-72 new virus cases.  There are one-hundred-two COVID patients in Rhode Island hospitals.

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>>RI Man Sentenced For Child Enticement, Child Porn Charges

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man is being sentenced to federal prison for enticement of a minor.  The Justice Department says 47-year-old Christopher Kinney of Warren communicated with an undercover state police detective assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  He believed he was speaking to a 14-year-old and arranged to meet for sex.  The DOJ also says Kinney admitted to possessing and distributing child pornography.

>>Pet Care Van Stolen

(Undated)  --  A van belonging to a "doggy daycare" business in Massachusetts was recovered in Rhode Island on Tuesday night.  The Wrentham Police Department said the Tail Blazers University van was stolen with dogs inside.  The vehicle was found abandoned in Pawtucket.  Police are searching for the person responsible.

>>Legislation Which Would Expand Mail-Ballot Voting In Rhode Island Advances

(Providence, RI)  --  A voting rights bill is taking another step forward in the Rhode Island General Assembly.  The Let RI Vote Act would make permanent several pandemic-safety provisions which were put in place in 2020, including expanded use of mail ballots and dropping the requirements for witness signatures.  The Senate passed its own version of the bill last month.

>>Narragansett Council Votes To Let Tribe Access Beach For Free

(Narragansett, RI)  --  The town council of Narragansett has voted to grant members of the Narragansett Indian Tribe free access to the town beach.  The vote was 3-to-2 at a meeting on Monday night.  Supporters called the move a symbolic gesture to the only federally-recognized tribe in the state.  Narragansett residents and taxpayers have the ability to purchase a discounted seasonal pass for twenty-five dollars.  For at least this summer, Narragansett Indians can get a free pass by showing tribal ID cards at the beach sales office.  Everybody else has to pay twelve dollars a day, plus parking.

>>Celtics Lose Game 1 To Heat

(Miami, FL)  --  The Boston Celtics take the first punch in the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.  The Celts lost to the Miami Heat on the road Tuesday night, 118-to-107.  Jayson Tatum led Boston with 29 points.  Game 2 in Miami is Thursday night at 8:30.

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05-18-2022 01:01:09

 

 

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May 17, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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COVID presents differently in older patients

 

RICHARD ASINOF tells us of a new study detailing different symptoms of COViD as we age.

 
 

 

Pawtucket sets COVID vaccination times at schools

 

Together with the Blackstone Valley Community Health Center, Pawtucket is scheduling vaccination clinics at local schools.

 
 

 

Chris Thompson - "Just Train"

 

Feature on this fitness program in North Kingstown and the story of Chris Thompson by contributing writer, BRENDAN HIGGINS.

 
 

 

SVF Foundation in Newport closing, distributes funds

 

The last step in closing this nonprofit - the SVF Foundation selects groups to disperse its funds to... closing in 2022.

 
 

 

Did you know?

Rhode Island has 21 lighthouses that are fully functional. They stand to serve as a guide for mariners for many years and have been keeping boats away from coastal accidents.

 

 
 

TO WORK:

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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.

 
 

 

Architectural Fine Art Glass

 

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Buy Michael Fine's book

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Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 
 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A train derails in Fall River, Mass.  The brakes are being hit on seasonal express bus service to Rhode Island beaches.  The RI Republican Party files an ethics complaint against a state rep whose name has popped up in reports.

>>Train Derailment In Fall River

(Fall River, MA)  --  A freight train derailed in Fall River, Massachusetts on Monday night.  WJAR-TV reports the Mass Coastal Railroad train struck a tree on the tracks near North Main and Clark streets at around 7:30 p.m.  An environmental crew was called to clean up several-hundred gallons of diesel fuel that spilled.  However, the Fall River Police Department said there was no immediate threat to public safety.  No injuries were reported.

>>Louis Coleman Kidnapping Trial On Hold

(Boston, MA)  --  The federal kidnapping trial of Providence man Louis Coleman is being paused.  WPRI-TV reports the judge overseeing the case in Boston has tested positive for COVID.  The trial is expected to resume next Monday.  Coleman is charged with kidnapping a young woman outside a Boston nightclub in 2019, resulting in her death.

>>Judge Delays Nathan Carman's Bail Hearing

(Rutland, VT)  --  Nathan Carman will have extra time to prepare for a detention hearing.  The man prosecutors say killed his grandfather in Connecticut and his mother on the high seas off the Rhode Island coast was scheduled to have the bail hearing on Monday.  A federal judge in Vermont has given Carman's attorneys three days to prepare an argument that he should be released on bail while awaiting trial.

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>>RI Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Porn

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man is being sentenced to a decade in federal prison for child pornography possession.  The Justice Department says 59-year-old Peter Medeiros of Pawtucket was found to have downloaded the images in January 2019 and was convicted later that year.  According to prosecutors, Medeiros was already a registered sex offender at the time of his arrest.

>>RIPTA Ending Seasonal Express Beach Service

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is canceling its seasonal express bus service to state beaches.  The buses ran in the Providence metro area and Woonsocket.  A spokesperson tells Channel 12 the move is being made because of low ridership and a lack of staffing.  RIPTA notes that year-round service is offered to a number of popular beaches, including several routes from Providence.

>>Rhode Island Budget Surplus Swells To Nearly $1B

(Providence, RI)  --  The surplus in the Rhode Island state budget is growing.  The amount of unspent money that is now projected for the fiscal year ending June 30th is about 900-million dollars.  That is an increase of about three-hundred-million from the previous prediction from the Office of Management and Budget.

>>Rhode Island GOP Files Complaint Against State Rep

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Republican Party is filing a complaint with the state Ethics Commission about a Democratic state representative.  The GOP alleges that Carlos Tobon violated state law by failing to disclose debts as a public official.  Tobon, who represents Pawtucket, resigned from the House Finance Committee earlier this month following a report about his personal financial issues.  According to The Providence Journal, he has been absent from House sessions since then.

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May 16, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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27th Annual FactBook is out

 

RI Kids Count has released its annual FactBook on the status of our children in Rhode Island - this year, the impact of the pandemic and racial disparities are highlighted. Event: 9am. READ report here.

 
 

 

A Class of 2022 Commencement message

 

HERB WEISS delivers his own graduation message - from an author on aging issues perspective - to this year's graduates.

 
 

 

Title VII protects employees - what employers need to know

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN reviews new HR laws you'll want to know.

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week

 

This week's pick - and there are a lot of events out there - is with Pat Cruz at Huck's! A good one...

 
 

 

Gimme' Shelter - Flash!

 

Flash is waiting for you at the Providence Animal Control Center - do you have the perfect spot in your life for a new friend?

 
 

 

Did you know?

America’s tiniest state is now in the top 10 for inbound moves in 2021. Nearly 36% of those entering Rhode Island said jobs convinced them to relocate to the state, particularly seeking remote work as a top lifestyle change.

 

 
 

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

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Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 
 

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May 13, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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Now it's Contrast Dye in critical short supply - tests being paused in RI, nationwide

 

Local hospitals canceling, pausing radiological tests and procedures requiring contrast dye due to GE's plant closure in China and a restricted supply nationwide. What you need to know...

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: A big whiff of memory...

 

Writer MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS tells us how our memories can be brought back in an instant with a scent of our past.

 
 

 

Friday Outdoors...

 

Fishing for the whole family... how the season is starting... coyotes and hunting... boating safety with writer JEFF GROSS.

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

Veterans column writer, JOHN A. CIANCI, tells us about dental care and VA benefits...as well as events, opportunities, discounts for benefits. Ask John a question, he'll find the answer for you next week.

 
 

 

Banshee Fest to support the RI Food Bank

 

All the details for this music event to support the RI Food Bank.

 
 

 

Did you know?

Nine Men's Misery monument in Cumberland is the oldest known monument to veterans in the United States. It was erected in memory of the colonists killed in Pierce's Fight during King Phillips War in 1676.

 

 
 

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

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The city of Providence announces behavioral health clinicians will start responding to some emergency calls.  The Patriots will play on several holidays this season.  A Rhode Island man has been sentenced for a cryptocurrency scheme.

>>Clinicians Will Join Certain Emergency Calls In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is announcing new staffing to implement the city's behavioral health crisis response program.  The Providence Center will send clinicians along for fire and EMS calls.  The Center says it will work to ensure the most appropriate behavioral health response to those in need of emergency mental health and substance abuse treatment.  Elorza says the organization has demonstrated commitment and knowledge in the field.

>>State Soliciting Interest In New Providence Bus Center

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island is moving forward on a planned new transit hub in Providence.  The Journal reports the RI Public Transit Authority on Thursday published a request for expressions of interest form for prospective developers of a planned transportation center on Dorrance Street.  Responses are due by June 20th.  A previous proposal from the state to construct a series of mini-hubs to replace the Kennedy Plaza center was downvoted by community members.

>>Bruins Beat Hurricanes In Game 6

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Bruins have gone a perfect three-for-three at home in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The B's beat the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 at T.D. Garden Thursday night, five-two.  The home team has won every time in the series.  Winner-take-all Game Seven is at Carolina on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

>>Patriots 2022 Schedule Is Out

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The 2022 New England Patriots regular season schedule has been released.  The Pats have a road game on the night of Thanksgiving versus the Minnesota Vikings.  New England is home against the Dolphins on New Year's Day.  The season opener is at Miami.  The Patriots' first home game is September 25th versus the Baltimore Ravens.

>>No New COVID Deaths In RI, About 700 New Cases

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Thursday.  The number of new virus cases in the Ocean State yesterday was 717.  The COVID patient count in Rhode Island hospitals was eighty-two.

>>Boat Shop Fined For Fire

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  A boat shop in Portsmouth is being penalized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  The Newport Daily News reports Hinckley Yacht Services was fined 31-thousand dollars for a fire that consumed two vessels in December.  The blaze accidentally started while work was being done on the hull of a superyacht.  OSHA said the fine was for flammable liquid and respiratory protection violations.  The fire drew departments from all across the East Bay.  Two shop employees were injured.

>>Rhode Islander Sentenced For Crypto Fraud

(New York, NY)  --  A Rhode Island man is being sentenced for a cryptocurrency fraud scheme.  The Department of Justice says Jeremy Spence of Bristol has been ordered to serve three-and-a-half years behind bars and pay nearly three-million dollars in restitution.  Prosecutors say Spence lied to his many investors about trading profits.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The city of Providence announces behavioral health clinicians will start responding to some emergency calls.  The Patriots will play on several holidays this season.  A Rhode Island man has been sentenced for a cryptocurrency scheme.

>>Clinicians Will Join Certain Emergency Calls In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is announcing new staffing to implement the city's behavioral health crisis response program.  The Providence Center will send clinicians along for fire and EMS calls.  The Center says it will work to ensure the most appropriate behavioral health response to those in need of emergency mental health and substance abuse treatment.  Elorza says the organization has demonstrated commitment and knowledge in the field.

>>State Soliciting Interest In New Providence Bus Center

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island is moving forward on a planned new transit hub in Providence.  The Journal reports the RI Public Transit Authority on Thursday published a request for expressions of interest form for prospective developers of a planned transportation center on Dorrance Street.  Responses are due by June 20th.  A previous proposal from the state to construct a series of mini-hubs to replace the Kennedy Plaza center was downvoted by community members.

>>Bruins Beat Hurricanes In Game 6

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Bruins have gone a perfect three-for-three at home in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The B's beat the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 at T.D. Garden Thursday night, five-two.  The home team has won every time in the series.  Winner-take-all Game Seven is at Carolina on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

>>Patriots 2022 Schedule Is Out

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The 2022 New England Patriots regular season schedule has been released.  The Pats have a road game on the night of Thanksgiving versus the Minnesota Vikings.  New England is home against the Dolphins on New Year's Day.  The season opener is at Miami.  The Patriots' first home game is September 25th versus the Baltimore Ravens.

>>No New COVID Deaths In RI, About 700 New Cases

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Thursday.  The number of new virus cases in the Ocean State yesterday was 717.  The COVID patient count in Rhode Island hospitals was eighty-two.

>>Boat Shop Fined For Fire

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  A boat shop in Portsmouth is being penalized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  The Newport Daily News reports Hinckley Yacht Services was fined 31-thousand dollars for a fire that consumed two vessels in December.  The blaze accidentally started while work was being done on the hull of a superyacht.  OSHA said the fine was for flammable liquid and respiratory protection violations.  The fire drew departments from all across the East Bay.  Two shop employees were injured.

>>Rhode Islander Sentenced For Crypto Fraud

(New York, NY)  --  A Rhode Island man is being sentenced for a cryptocurrency fraud scheme.  The Department of Justice says Jeremy Spence of Bristol has been ordered to serve three-and-a-half years behind bars and pay nearly three-million dollars in restitution.  Prosecutors say Spence lied to his many investors about trading profits.

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05-13-2022 01:47:09

Far more appropriate than what they build for a living, Art!, Ron & Jen's Great Escape and more

 

 

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Far better than what the build for a living & they know it

 

DAVID BRUSSAT, architecture writer, challenges design and architecture on their stark plans for Fox Point and the East Side of Providence.

 
 

 

ART! Bannister Gallery

 

Rhode Island College art graduates display their work - the Bannister Gallery is open to you.

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

Commentary on the passing scene - and Jen's on fire about politics - with RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN.

 
 

 

Networking Pick: East Bay Chamber of Commerce

 

Meet friends and business associates for this week's networking opportunity with the East Bay Chamber of Commerce.

 
 

 

Did you know?

These famous people used to be mail carriers: Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, William Faulkner Harry S. Truman, and Abraham Lincoln.

 

In Lincoln's time, If an addressee did not collect the mail, as was the custom, Lincoln delivered it personally — usually carrying the mail in his hat.

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Jurors are being selected for the trial of a Providence man who is charged with kidnapping resulting in death.  A marine disaster training exercise is set to take place in Rhode Island this week.  The Celtics-Bucks series is all tied up.

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>>Jury Selection Underway For Fatal Kidnapping Trial Of Providence Man 

(Boston, MA)  --  Jury selection has gotten underway in the federal fatal kidnapping trial of Providence man Louis Coleman the Third.  Coleman is accused of kidnapping a young woman in Boston, Jassy Correia, in February 2019.  Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty against Coleman.  Instead, he would face life in prison if convicted.

>>Two Prov Residents Sentenced To Federal Prison

(Providence, RI)  --  Two Providence men are getting federal prison time.  The Justice Department says Paul Diogenes, a career fraudster, schemed to obtain over eight-hundred-thousand-dollars' worth of surf-and-turf menu items , then re-sold the food to area businesses.  Prosecutors say he rammed his car into two FBI task force vehicles when an arrest attempt was made last summer.  Diogenes was sentenced to ten years.  The DOJ also says Courtney Hilaire was sentenced to five years behind bars for being involved in wide-ranging bank fraud and COVID small business loan schemes.

>>State Education Commissioner Comes Down With COVID

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Angelica Infante-Green has tested positive for COVID-19.  Infante-Green reportedly had to skip a "state of education" speech on Monday because of the illness.  The speech was delivered by her senior adviser at East Providence High School.

>>Courthouse Inhabitant Who Was Shot Settles

(Providence, RI)  --  The city of Providence has reached a settlement with a Pawtucket man who alleged that police officers failed to protect him.  The Providence Journal reports the sum going to Matthew Depina is thirty-thousand dollars.  Depina was with his cousin, who was a member of a Pawtucket gang, for proceedings at the Licht Judicial Complex in 2017.  They got into a confrontation with rival gang members who were ordered by security to leave, but they then live-streamed threatening commentary from the courthouse vestibule.  Depina was shot outside the courthouse minutes later.

>>Simulated Disaster Response Scheduled

(Narragansett, RI)  --  The United States Coast Guard, state and local agencies are coordinating a training exercise for a mass casualty incident in South County this week.  The scenario is a ferry vessel on fire with fifty people on board with various injuries.  The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency says the exercise will take place on Thursday morning at North Beach in Narragansett.

>>Celtics Beat Bucks In Game 4

(Undated)  --  The Celtics have tied their second-round NBA playoff series.  The C's beat the Milwaukee Bucks on the road Monday night, 116-to-108.  The pivotal Game 5 is at T.D. Garden on Wednesday.  The Bruins look to take the series lead in Game 5 of their first-round NHL playoff matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight.  The puck drops at PNC Arena at 7:00.

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Federal judge steps in, Leaders follow their instincts, Plan for Letter Carriers' 20th Annual Food Drive, and more

 

 

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Federal judge steps in on state's failed hiring plan

 

GINA MACRIS, of DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY NEWS, shares information on yet another missed part of the state's Consent Decree - as federal judge steps in to manage details.

 
 

 

Older Americans Month - bring back House Aging Committee

 

Aging issues writer, HERB WEISS, follows the efforts led by Rep. David Cicilline in RI, to re-establish the federal House Aging Committee. This is a great month to do it.

 
 

 

RTUESDAY: RI Author Brian Power at Barrington Books

 

Tuesday at Barrington Books. Make plans to attend author reading and signing with Brian Power - a memoir of his time in the Marines. Semper fi.

 
 

 

Leaders: Follow your instincts

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN and the importance of trusting your instincts in leading your department or company.

 
 

 

Plan for Saturday's Food Drive with Letter Carriers nationwide

 

30 years of collecting food, it's the nation's largest food drive - and it's Saturday in Rhode Island. Plan now for the big collecting event - just leave items by your mailbox for your letter carrier.

 
 

 

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The farm-to-table concept isn’t new. From 1914 to 1920, the farm-to-table program was a novel initiative that allowed farmers to arrange prices with people in urban areas and then mail them fresh meats, eggs, dairy products, produce, honey, jelly, and more. This was a way to give farmers more customers and city dwellers greater and cheaper access to fresh goods.

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Providence authorities are asking residents of one neighborhood to remain alert as a breaking-and-entering suspect remains on the loose.  Rhode Island has yet to report a bird flu case.  CVS is limiting baby formula purchases.

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>>No Arrest Yet In Providence Break-In Sex Assault Case 

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence police are still looking for a suspect in a string of sexual assaults.  Four incidents were reported by college-aged women in their homes in the Elmhurst neighborhood last week.  A man was arrested for breaking-and-entering in Elmhurst on Friday, but authorities do not believe he is the culprit in the other cases.

>>Providence Father And Son Killed In MA Crash

(Mendon, MA)  --  A father and son from Providence have died in a Massachusetts crash.  WJAR-TV reports 34-year-old Edwin Sosa and 15-year-old Christian Sosa were involved in a two-vehicle wreck Friday night on Route 16 in Mendon after leaving the Alicante Restaurant and Lounge, where the elder Sosa worked as a chef.  The restaurant was closed on Saturday before re-opening for Mother's Day service last night.  The crash is under investigation.

>>Two Life Prison Sentences Issued For RI Murders

(Providence, RI)  --  Two people have been sentenced for Rhode Island shooting homicides.  The attorney general's office says Felix Rosado-Hernandez of Providence and Craig Robinson of Woonsocket, both 20 years old, will spend life behind bars.  Both of the victims were unintended targets.  The shootings happened in Woonsocket in December 2019 and in Providence in July of 2020.

>>Music Venue Fire In South County

(Wakefield, RI)  --  GoLocalProv.com reports there was a fire at a Rhode Island music venue over the weekend.  It happened at the Pump House in Wakefield, according to the news site.  No injuries were reported.  The owners have canceled concerts until this upcoming Thursday.  Refunds are being issued.

>>No Bird Flu Detected In Rhode Island Yet

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says there has been no detection of the new, highly-contagious strain of avian influenza in the Ocean State so far.  As of Friday, Rhode Island was the only New England state that has not picked up the virus in wild or domestic birds or flocks.  But RI is apparently at risk because the flu has been detected in hunter-harvested wild waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.  Officials say the danger to humans from bird flu remains low.

>>CVS Limits Baby Formula Purchases Amid Supply Shortages

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  Rhode Island-based CVS is limiting the sale of baby formula amid ongoing shortages.  A representative for the company tells NBC News it is now only allowing customers to buy three baby formula products per purchase in stores and online.  Walgreens has issued a similar limitation at its stores.  The shortage is partly due to a major production facility in Michigan being shut down as a result of a federal investigation into reports of contaminated products.

>>Bruins Tie Their Series, Celtics Look To Follow Suit

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Bruins have turned around their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes.  The B's beat the Canes 5-to-2 at T.D. Garden on Sunday.  Game 5, with the series tied at two, is in Raleigh on Tuesday night.  In the NBA Playoffs, the Celtics trail the Milwaukee Bucks two games to one in the Eastern Conference semifinals.  The Bucks won Game 3 in Milwaukee on Saturday, 103-to-101.  Game 4 tips off at Fiserv Forum Monday night at 7:30.

>>Replica Of Colonial-Era House Being Sold

(Foster, RI)  --  A replica 17th century home is for sale in Rhode Island.  The Valley Breeze reports the house on Old Plainfield Pike in Foster was built twenty years ago as a model of the historic King's North Star House in Guilford, Connecticut.  It was hand-built by Phil Hauser, who runs a sawmill in Foster.  The home is being sold through the real estate agency HomeSmart Professionals.

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05-09-2022 00:09:08

Snap recipients access Museum, Run for Governor, Outdoors, GriefSPEAK

 

 

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SNAP recipients access Museums for All free program

 

Did you know? SNAP card holders can get free admission to many RI and MA museums (and those around the US) through the Museums for All program.

 
 

 

Run for Governor - RIPEC forum (video)

 

The RIPEC forum with all the candidates for Governor from Republican/Democrat parties - held during the day and in-person only, the videos are now available. Who won?

 
 

 

Outdoors with Jeff Gross

 

Turkeys - fishing - hunting - oh my! Season is off to a BIG start - take a look at what's biting and who's hiding in the woods with Jeff Gross in his weekly feature.

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: Signs, signs, everywhere a sign. Mother's Day

 

GriefSPEAK writer, Mari Nardolillo Dias remembers her mom - and inspires memories for all of us.

 
 

 

Did you know?

Walter O'Hara a textile tycoon from Fall River and James "Judge" Dooley, a Providence Judge, combined forces to open Narragansett Park, a horse racing venue on the Pawtucket/East Providence line, at a cost of $1,200,000. In the thirties, Narragansett Park was one of the premier meets in the country. It was located only about forty miles from Newport, where most affluent New Yorkers spent their summers, and many owned race horses.

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Police are searching for a sex assault suspect in Providence.  The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision to suppress evidence in a major case.  Candidates for Rhode Island governor in the '22 election get together for their first debate.

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>>Authorities Looking For Providence Sex Assault Suspect

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department is investigating after several college-aged women were sexually assaulted.  The incidents happened on Tuesday and Thursday in the city's Elmhurst neighborhood.  Police have obtained surveillance footage of the male suspect and they are trying to track him down.  Residents in the area are being urged to use extreme caution in the meantime.

>>Providence Police Announce New Hotline For Street-Illegal Vehicles

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department has launched a new tip line to crack down on illegal off-road vehicles.  The police department says violators operating ATVs and dirt bikes on city streets present a quality of life issue for residents, workers and visitors of Providence, according to WPRI-TV.  The line will be staffed Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tipsters can remain anonymous.  The number is 401-680-8288.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,542

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported one new coronavirus death on Thursday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-542.  The number of new virus cases was six-hundred-35.  The COVID patient count in Rhode Island hospitals as of yesterday's update was ninety-six.

>>RI Supreme Court Upholds Evidence Suppression In Motorcycle Gang Case

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Supreme Court is upholding a decision to suppress evidence in a major outlaw motorcycle gang case.  Deric McGuire of North Smithfield, the purported leader of the Rhode Island chapter of the Pagans biker group, had his phones tapped as part of a state and federal investigation.  The Rhode Island State Police confiscated drugs and weapons in a series of raids in 2018, leading to 41 people being indicted.  The RI Supreme Court ruled that the wiretap law authorizes only the presiding justice or senior associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court to approve such orders.  The Providence Journal reports in this case, it was another judge who handled the warrants because the chief justice was on medical leave, and she felt her second-in-command had a conflict of interest.  A spokesperson for the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says the cases are being re-evaluated following the state Supreme Court ruling.

>>Six Rhode Island Candidates For Governor Participate In First Debate

(Warwick, RI)  --  The first major forum for Rhode Island candidates for governor in the 2022 election was held Thursday.  Incumbent Democrat Dan McKee, four of his primary challengers and a Republican participated at the debate held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick.  McKee said during the forum that there could be a cut to the state's sales tax.  Besides taxes, other topics covered yesterday included allocation of American Rescue Plan Act money and affordable housing.

>>Latest Lieutenant Governor Candidate Wants To Abolish Office

(Providence, RI)  --  A former Rhode Island state representative is running for lieutenant governor with the goal of eliminating the office.  The Providence Journal reports Democrat Larry Valencia announced his campaign on Thursday.  Valencia is joining a field that includes incumbent Sabina Matos and two current state lawmakers.  He says eliminating the position saves millions of dollars each election cycle.

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Cinco de Mayo, RI Veterans, Newport Mansions, Farm-to-Form and more

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo! Beef & Black Bean Enchiladas

 

Chef ANTHONY SALEMME gives us an easy one to celebrate a holiday just made for cooking and fun... Follow Anthony's recipe page - and on Twitter at MealPVD.

 
 

 

Newport residents & Naval Station families - FREE to you

 

The Preservation Society of Newport brings back FREE admission to Newport mansions, programs for area residents...

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know? (Lung Cancer focus)

 

Writer JOHN CIANCI focuses on lung cancer for veterans - screenings, etc., as well as events, discounts and opportunities for veterans - have a question? Write to John...

 
 

 

Farm-to-folk. Johnson & Wales & URI's research funding

 

Fellowship funding to help students learn more about agriculture, farm-to-fork, and programs at two of Rhode Island's institutions.

 
 

 

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Americans eat a staggering 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo. That’s loads of guacamole. And the popular margaritas have us drinking more tequila than any other nation on this holiday.

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld the state's recently-passed abortion rights law.  More employees are placed on leave at the troubled North Kingstown School District.  The Providence Bruins have been bounced from the Calder Cup Playoffs.

>>RI Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Rights Law

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Supreme Court is closing its review of a state abortion law on the same week the country was jolted by the news of a possible repeal of Roe v. Wade.  The state Supreme Court upheld a Superior Court dismissal of a challenge to the law passed in 2019 that protects the rights granted by the landmark case.  The religious organization Servants of Christ for LIfe says the plaintiffs are considering whether to petition for appeal to the SCOTUS.

>>North Kingstown Public Schools Places More Employees On Leave

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  The North Kingstown School District is placing two additional employees on leave.  The interim superintendent of the district made the announcement on Wednesday.  There have been two instances this school year of complaints being lodged with the U.S. Attorney's Office about former North Kingstown coaches allegedly acting inappropriately with students and the school district turning a blind eye.  It's unknown if there's any connection between those cases and the action taken against the two other workers.

>>Lincoln Crash Victim ID'd

(Lincoln, RI)  --  The victim of a fatal crash in Lincoln is being identified.  The driver who was killed in the single-vehicle wreck on Tuesday morning was 65-year-old Donald Alves of Cumberland.  The crash, which happened on Twin River Road near Bally's Casino, remains under investigation.

>>No New COVID Deaths In RI, About 500 New Cases

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.  There were four-hundred-86 new virus cases in the Ocean State.  The number of COVID patients in Rhode Island hospitals rose to eighty-six.

>>Providence Bruins Eliminated, Boston Bruins Down 2-0

(Bridgeport, CT)  --  The Providence Bruins' 2021-2022 season is over.  The P-Bruins were swept by the Bridgeport Islanders in two games in the first round of the American Hockey League playoffs.  Providence lost 2-to-1 in overtime in Bridgeport on Wednesday night, which was the same result as Game 1.  Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins are in trouble in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series versus Carolina.  The Hurricanes won 5-to-2 last night to go up two-nothing in the series.

>>DEM Hiring For Summer Positions

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is hiring staff for state beaches and parks this summer.  Positions include lifeguards, park rangers and facilities attendants.  Information on how to apply can be found on the DEM website.

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In The News - local, national news of note

 

The latest news nationally, internationally and locally, including COVID, Ukraine, and more.

 
 

 

ART! URI's Fashion & Textile Exhibit

 

Beautiful display of top fashion designer's artistic vintage clothing of the past - URI's Textile and Fashion exhibit.

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN's commentary on the passing scene for this week.

 
 

 

Foster Parrots Sanctuary is rebuilding after their fire - how you can help

 

Have a pet? Go to Pet Supplies Plus in Cranston and help support this national treasure for exotic birds, located right in Rhode Island - see bird photos!

 
 

 

Did you know?

Fashioned after the Sistine Chapel, Woonsocket’s St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church is home to one of the largest fresco collections in North America. Members of the congregation were the models for the paintings.

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A rally for Roe v. Wade is held at the Rhode Island State House.  A federal kidnapping trial involving a Providence defendant is set to begin this week.  The Celtics strike back against the Bucks in the NBA Playoffs.

>>Abortion Rights Rally At RI Capitol

(Providence, RI)  --  Word of a possible nullification of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court sparked a pro-rights demonstration at the Rhode Island State House on Tuesday night.  Three years ago, the Rhode Island General Assembly approved bills that codified into state law the rights which are guaranteed by the landmark case.  A couple of legislators are now pushing the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, which would grant health insurance coverage for the procedure to people who are on state worker plans and Rhode Island Medicaid.  Governor Dan McKee is urging the assembly to pass the bill.

>>Four Fatal Crashes In Two Days In RI/MA

(Undated)  --  Southern New England registered four fatal car crashes on Monday and Tuesday.  The locations were on I-95 in Exeter, Twin River Road in Lincoln near the casino, in the city of Woonsocket, and Massachusetts Route 24 in Freetown.  None of the victims have been identified, and all of the crashes are under investigation.

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>>Louis Coleman Trial Scheduled To Get Underway

(Boston, MA)  --  The federal trial for Louis Coleman, the Providence man accused of a fatal kidnapping, is scheduled to begin this week.  Jassy Correia of Boston was last seen at a nightclub in the city on February 24th, 2019.  Prosecutors allege Coleman took Correia's body into his Providence apartment building before he was later stopped on Route 95 in Delaware.  Correia's body was found in the trunk.  Federal prosecutors in Boston have said they will not seek the death penalty.

>>Man Who Cooked Drugs With Kids In Home Is Sentenced

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence resident is headed to federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.  The Justice Department says Michael Rodriguez was sentenced on Tuesday to five years.  Prosecutors say Rodriguez cooked crack inside a family member's Providence apartment while children were inside.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,541

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported one new coronavirus death on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-541.  There were four-hundred-two new virus cases and 73 COVID patients hospitalized.

>>Celtics Beat Bucks In Game 2

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks are tied at one game apiece in their second-round playoff series.  The Celtics won Game 2 at T.D. Garden on Tuesday night, 109-to-86.  Game Three is at Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon.  Tipoff is at 3:30.

>>Former Brown QB Signs With JAX

(Undated)  --  Former Brown University quarterback E.J. Perry has landed with an NFL team.  Perry went undrafted last week and signed a free-agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, but he jumped to the Jacksonville Jaguars after the Eagles made an additional roster move.  Perry set a single-season Ivy League record for total offense in 2019.

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Law of the land to become law of the states - SCOTUS leak, Supply Chain - op-ed, Unsteady start for RI Opioid Settlement Advisory Council, and more.

 

 

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Law of the land to become law of the states - SCOTUS leak

 

Politico reports on a leak of a draft decision from February on SCOTUS ruling on Roe v. Wade, not expected until summer. Decision would move abortion rules to states. Leak dramatic challenge to government, Supreme Court.

 
 

 

Supply Chain - op-ed - Matt Fecteau

 

Writer MATTHEW FECTEAU talks about US independence, the supply chain, Russia, China, and more in this commentary to RINewsToday.

 
 

 

Unsteady start for RI Opioid Settlement Advisory Council

 

Contributor, RICHARD ASINOF, reports on the Advisory Council, sputtering on day one.

 
 

 

United Way looking for your children's books

 

Statewide drop-off locations for your children's books - United Way

 
 

 

Cranstonians: Have "Coffee with a Cop"

 

Cranston location just one being held in all 50 states - a great community policing activity.

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week - Northern RI Best of Networking

 

Northern RI Best of Networking to be held at Tavola's in Smithfield.

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A relative of a Rhode Island state representative was killed in one of two crashes this weekend for which drivers are facing charges.  A new medical marijuana license has been awarded in the Ocean State.  The Providence Bruins are starting the American Hockey League playoffs tonight.

>>Man Charged For Road-Rage Crash; Relative Of State Rep Killed

(Undated)  --  Charges are being filed in two separate crashes in Rhode Island this weekend.  Ryan Van Winkle of Warren was arrested for driving to endanger resulting in death for a rollover wreck on I-95 in Warwick on Saturday morning.  The victim, Matthew Yoder of Newport, was reportedly the passenger of the vehicle involved.  A Providence man, Domingo Grave-Castro, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting in connection to a hit-and-run in the capital city on Saturday night.  The victim, Violet Barracks, was the aunt of state Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell [[ mar-SEE-uh RANG-lin VASS-uhl ]] and Lisa Ranglin, the CEO of the Rhode Island Black Business Association.

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>>Arrest Made Following Providence Stabbing

(Providence, RI)  --  One person is in custody after a stabbing in Providence Sunday night.  WPRI-TV reports police searched the neighborhood where the incident happened, at the Shell gas station on Eddy Street at around 6:30.  The suspect was not immediately identified and authorities did not say what led to the incident.

>>Teen Worker Injured By Falling Tree Piece

(Norton, MA)  --  A 19-year-old employee of a tree company has serious injuries after he was hit by a chunk of a wood in Norton, Massachusetts.  The unidentified man was standing near a tree on South Worcester Street Sunday night when a chunk that fell more than 15 feet struck him.  WJAR-TV reports the victim was airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital via Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.  His condition was unknown.  Police and federal workplace safety officials are investigating the incident.

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>>North Kingstown Public Schools Places Teacher On Leave

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  The North Kingstown School Department has placed a teacher on leave for alleged inappropriate behavior with a child when he was working as a coach.  The individual's name has not been released.  The Providence Journal reports the N.K. superintendent is asking for the department's independent investigator who released a report on the school district's handling of former head basketball coach Aaron Thomas' alleged "naked body fat tests" to open a separate inquiry.  Thomas has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged.

>>Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Awarded In Pawtucket

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island has awarded a new medical marijuana license.  Mother Earth Wellness in Pawtucket will be in the same building as Kitchen and Countertop of New England and will be under the same ownership.  A lottery was supposed to give the green light to six new compassion centers in the Ocean State last year, but one of the geographic zones was delayed from having its new dispensary approved because of legal appeals from unsuccessful applicants.

>>Celtics Lose Game 1 To Bucks

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics lost game one of their NBA Playoffs second-round series versus the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.  The final score from T.D. Garden was 101-to-89.  The Celts and the defending champion Bucks go at it again at the Garden in game two on Tuesday night.

>>Providence Bruins Versus Bridgeport Islanders In AHL Playoffs First Round

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins' first-round playoff schedule is set.  The Calder Cup Playoffs start Monday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center with a 7:05 puck drop.  The P-Bruins drew the Bridgeport Islanders in the first round.  Game two is in Bridgeport on Wednesday and game three, if necessary, is back at the Dunk on Friday.

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05-02-2022 02:33:14

Buses from Kyiv

 

DR. MICHAEL FINE's dispatch from Kyiv, Ukraine - 'this is what democracy looks like' - as help arrives from around the world.

 

Aging in Place in Your RI Community

 

HERB WEISS, writer on aging issues, makes us think about our future - the options that will be there - and how some are working now to assure our futures adapt to where we are.

 

 

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Business Beat: Beth Mazor, new Real Estate Advisor at Engel & Volkers in East Greenwich offices.

Why people should love what they do

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN talks about the importance of loving what you do and how employers are learning what they need to do to keep valued employees.

 
 

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