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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The governor says trick-or-treating is OK in RI this Halloween, but no parties.  The Providence City Council passes a resolution about an upcoming gun buyback program.  Farewell ceremonies are being hosted by the Pawtucket Red Sox this weekend.

>>Trick-Or-Treaters Asked To Limit Halloween To Daytime

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor Gina Raimondo yesterday said trick-or-treating is allowed for Halloween this year, but she said activities should be limited to the daytime and kids should be wearing masks.  Raimondo once again asked people to cancel any Halloween parties they have planned and said state police will be stepping up enforcement.  Gatherings of more than 15 people can result in a fine of five-hundred dollars.

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>>Lincoln Gym Owner Charged With Sex Assault

(Lincoln, RI)  --  A Lincoln gym owner is accused of sexually assaulting four clients.  Aaron Day, the owner of All Day Physique, faced thirteen counts of second-degree sex assault.  Day was arraigned in Providence District Court on Thursday.  The Rhode Island State Police is continuing to investigate.

>>City Councilors Pass Resolution Regarding Planned Gun Buyback

(Providence, RI)  --  There is pushback on a gun buyback program from the Providence City Council.  WPRI-TV reports the council passed a resolution Thursday night asking Prov Mayor Jorge Elorza and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa to strip a promise of amnesty for the planned event on Saturday, or cancel it otherwise.  Five councilors voted in favor, three were opposed and four councilors abstained from voting, while three others were absent from the meeting.  The concern is that not running ballistic tests on the weapons will lead to unsolved crimes, but city officials say without the amnesty promise, it'll be harder to get them off the streets.

>>Counterfeit N-95 Masks Received By Care New England

(Providence, RI)  --  Care New England says it received counterfeit N-95 masks from a supplier.  CNE reportedly informed staff members on Thursday.  The health care group says the majority of its workers do not use the respirators made by Makrite, and that staffers are being told to use an alternate product.

>>Big Backup On 495 Caused By Asphalt Truck Rollover

(Wrentham, MA)  --  A rollover crash on I-495 in Wrentham, Massachusetts caused a miles-long backup yesterday afternoon.  Mass State Police reports indicate a triple-axle truck that was hauling asphalt rolled over and the driver was ejected on 495 south at around 12:30 p.m.  Police say the driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash caused asphalt to be spilled onto the roadway, which led to all lanes being closed for the cleanup.

>>PawSox Say Goodbye This Weekend

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  The Pawtucket Red Sox are hosting farewell ceremonies at McCoy Stadium this weekend after a 50-year run.  The triple-A baseball club's final season in Rhode Island was erased by the virus pandemic and the cancelation of minor league baseball; next season the minor league Red Sox will start playing in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Included in what's happening this weekend: the PawSox have partnered with Black Lives Matter Rhode Island to host a Unity Fest on Sunday, which people can still register to attend by visiting the team's website.

Jim McCabe/djc           RI) MA) BN)
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