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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Governor Raimondo is urging the White House to make sure Rhode Island gets the expected amount of COVID vaccines next week.  Many places in north and central Rhode Island got around a foot of snow this week.  The Patriots are in the Sunshine State for the last road game of the regular season.

>>RI Not Getting As Many Vaccines Next Week As Initially Thought 

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor Gina Raimondo announced Thursday that fewer COVID-19 vaccines are arriving to Rhode Island next week than originally planned.  The state was supposed to be getting over ten-and-a-half-thousand Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, but the number has been reduced to about seven-thousand, according to Governor Raimondo.  She says other states have reported similar reductions and that they are calling on the Trump administration to honor its commitments and provide a full distribution of the shots through Operation Warp Speed.

>>Snow Totals From Midweek Winter Storm

(Undated)  --  The Chepachet village of Glocester received the top snow total in Rhode Island for the Wednesday-Thursday snowstorm with 14 inches.  The National Weather Service said a lot of places in north and central Rhode Island reported measurements just under a foot, including West Warwick coming within one tenth of an inch.  But the municipalities that received at least one full foot of snow were Burrillville, Coventry, Cranston and North Providence, according to the weather service totals.

>>Health Department Issues Advisory On Water Gotten From Kiosks

(Undated)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising people to throw out or boil water obtained from kiosks in several cities and towns.  The affected Rocky Mountain Spring Water kiosks are at Armistice Boulevard and Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket, also on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence, and on Front Street in Lincoln.  The reason for the notice is the reported discovery of E. coli bacteria in the supply.  Anyone who purchased water as far back as last Friday should take action.

>>Patriots At Dolphins Sunday

(Miami Gardens, FL)  --  It's do-or-die for the Patriots this weekend as their playoff hopes lie in the balance.  The Pats face the Miami Dolphins, who themselves are in a rare race to win the AFC East division because the Patriots are not going to finish first place for the first time since 2008.  New England can still make this year's playoffs by winning their last three and getting help.  Kickoff from Miami is 1 p.m. Sunday.

>>Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding People Applying For Citizenship

(Providence, RI)  --  A Dominican national living in Rhode Island is pleading guilty to charges he defrauded people who had recently immigrated from that country.  The DOJ says Bienvenido Peralta Martinez was asked to help with citizenship applications.  He was paid for his services, but in addition, he allegedly demanded payment for fees he said were due with the applications.  Prosecutors say Martinez, of Central Falls, knew the fees were waived, and that he pocketed the money.  He is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

>>Plans For Costco In Cranston Nixed

(Cranston, RI)  --  A developer is withdrawing plans to build a Costco store in Cranston.  The plan was to redevelop the Mulligan's Island mini-golf site off New London Avenue.  But residents and some public officials spoke out against the site.  WJAR-TV reports Cranston Mayor-elect Ken Hopkins said the site was not appropriate for such a development, but that he welcomes Costco to look for other potential spots in the city.

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