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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Another round of snow is in the forecast today.  The state Attorney General is asking to get involved in a longstanding marina expansion effort on Block Island.  The Cranston Police Department is investigating after a well-dressed man robs a bank.

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>>More Snow For Parts Of Rhode Island Today

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is placing northern and central Rhode Island under a Winter Weather Advisory until late Tuesday evening.  The weather service says three-to-five inches of snow is expected for northern RI, and is predicting two-to-four inches for central RI as well as much of southeastern Massachusetts.  The region saw a half-foot to a foot of snow on Sunday.

>>Deadline Today To Submit Mail Ballot Applications For Bond Referenda

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office is reminding voters that the deadline to submit mail-ballot applications for the upcoming special referendum election is today.  At this point, it's too late to send the application in the mail.  The Secretary of State says you can return it to a local board of canvassers or a secure election drop box.  The March 2nd special election will ask voters for approval on 400-million dollars' worth of bond items.

>>Attorney General Asks To Intervene In Block Island Marina Expansion Case

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is petitioning to intervene in a legal saga centered around a proposed marina expansion on Block Island.  The A.G.'s office says the intervention request is to address concerns about a recent closed-door mediation between the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and Champlin's Realty Associates, which first sought approval to expand its marina in BI's Great Salt Pond nearly twenty years ago.  A memorandum of understanding was filed by the council and Champlin's last month.  The A.G. says the agreement was formed outside the public regulatory process and excluded the town of New Shoreham and other interested parties.

>>Outgoing Governor Raimondo Makes Appointment To Public Utilities Commission

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is receiving criticism for an appointment she made to the state's Public Utilities Commission.  According to a report from The Providence Journal, Raimondo has named former state Senate majority leader John "Jack" Revens to a seat on the commission with a salary of 139-thousand dollars.  State Representative Anastasia Williams says it is inappropriate for Raimondo to make such an appointment as she is getting set for a new job.  Raimondo is the nominee for President Biden's Commerce Secretary, but the nomination is on hold because of Senator Ted Cruz's concerns about the Biden administration's China policy.

>>Sharp-Dressed Man Robs Cranston Bank

(Cranston, RI)  --  Police are looking for a bank robbery suspect in Cranston who apparently dressed up for the occasion.  The robbery happened at the Citizens Bank inside the Stop and Shop on Garfield Avenue at around 11 a.m. Monday.  The suspect was dressed in a dark suit jacket with a button-down shirt and tie.  The Cranston Police Department says he indicated to the bank teller he had a bomb.

>>February 15th Bruins Game Against New Jersey Postponed

(Boston, MA)  --  Another Boston Bruins game is being postponed because of COVID protocols in the National Hockey League.  The Bruins game at home against the New Jersey Devils on February 15th is affected.  This is on the Devils' end, as the NHL has postponed a handful of their games.  Boston's next game at the New York Rangers Wednesday night.

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