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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island's COVID stats are continuing to flatline.  The developer of a proposed wind farm in Rhode Island Sound is agreeing to reduce the number of turbines.  Two people riding a bus in Providence were injured on Monday when the bus was hit by a loose tire.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,705

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health reported one new coronavirus death over this past weekend.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State as of Monday was two-thousand-705.  Rhode Island reported one-hundred-82 new virus cases over the weekend to increase the pandemic total to 151-thousand-440.

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>>Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday, Temps Swing After 90-Degree Hit

(Providence, RI)  --  The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on possible thunderstorms in Southern New England on Wednesday which could disturb what has been a quiet weather pattern.  Small hail and gusty winds are possible.  Temperatures are fluctuating to finish the month of May, as Providence hit the 90-degree mark for the first time this year on Sunday, but the capital city could be back down into the 40s on Memorial Day weekend.

>>Developers Of South Fork Wind Farm Agree To Turbine Reduction

(Undated)  --  A proposed wind farm offshore from Rhode Island that would carry electricity to Long Island, New York is agreeing to reduce the number of turbines needed for the project.  The Providence Journal reports Orsted and Eversource, the two partner developers of the South Fork Wind Farm, will officially agree to reduce the turbine total from fifteen to twelve at a Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council meeting on Tuesday.  The C-R-M-C is reviewing the project on behalf of the federal government and has warned it would make a negative recommendation if that action wasn't taken.  Concerns from the council about the wind farm, which would be constructed in the Rhode Island Sound, include its specific location in a bio-diverse area as well as the potential economic impact on the fishing industry.

>>Two RIPTA Bus Passengers Hurt By Loose Tire Hitting Windows

(Providence, RI)  --  Two passengers on a RIPTA bus in Providence were injured and hospitalized by a flying tire that smashed into the bus windows on Monday morning.  The bus was reportedly in transit on North Main Street at around 10:45 a.m. when it was hit by a tire that was believed to have fallen off a pickup truck.  Providence police are investigating.

>>Man Facing Charges For Allegedly Attacking Mother With Hammer

(Warren, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man is being accused of attempted murder of his mother.  EastBayRI.com reports 34-year-old Kevin Mendes of Warren, who lived with the 53-year-old mother, allegedly struck her in the head with a hammer on Monday morning.  The victim was reportedly found with serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.  Mendes is being held without bail pending a district court arraignment on Tuesday.

>>More Fans Being Welcomed Into T.D. Garden

(Boston, MA)  --  T.D. Garden in Boston is being given the OK to return to near-full capacity starting on Saturday.  May 29th is the date that the state of Massachusetts is lifting its pandemic-related business restrictions.  The first-round NBA playoff series between the Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets moves to the Garden on Friday and Sunday.  The announcement will also impact the Bruins as they are guaranteed to host at least two more playoff games, just as soon as they learn who their opponent will be in the second round of the NHL playoffs.

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