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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: RI will open vaccine eligibility to everyone next month.  The state health director issues a cautionary warning.  National Grid is selling its RI subsidiary.

>>RI To Open Vaccine Eligibility To Everyone

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island is going to open up coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone on April 19th.  Governor Dan McKee cautions it's still likely to take weeks to book an appointment.  Full adult vaccine eligibility also begins in April  in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

>>RI Health Director Issue Cautionary Warning

(Providence, RI)  --  Department of Health Director Doctor Nicole Alexander-Scott says it's critical for everyone to continue wearing masks.  She cautions that less than 30-percent of Rhode Islanders are now considered immune either because of a previous infection or vaccination.  Alexander-Scott also says more variants of the virus first identified in the United Kingdom are being detected locally.

>>National Grid Is Selling Its RI Subsidiary

(Providence, RI)  --  National Grid is selling its Narragansett Electric Company subsidiary in Rhode Island to PPL Corporation, which is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Narragansett Electric has about 780-thousand electric and natural gas customers.  The companies say the majority of National Grid employees in Rhode Island will stay on with PPL.  The five-point-three-billion-dollar sale is subject to approval by regulators.

>>RI DUI Task Force Arrests A Dozen

(Undated)  --  Twelve people are facing DUI-related charges as the result of a Saint Patrick's Day crackdown.  The arrests were made during DUI Task Force patrols between seven o'clock last night and three o'clock this morning.  The task force includes state troopers and officers from various cities and towns.

>>Million-Dollar Winning Lottery Ticket Goes Unclaimed

(Cranston, RI)  --  Nobody claimed a winning one-million-dollar Mega Millions lottery ticket before yesterday's expiration deadline.  The Rhode Island Lottery says the winning ticket was bought at a gas station convenience store in North Smithfield on March 14th, of last year.  The money now goes into the state's general fund.   

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