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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Summer temperatures have arrived in Rhode Island.  The Coast Guard suspends a search for a woman from Providence who fell overboard from a sailing vessel.  A police department in the Ocean State is investigating after someone apparently used a picnic bench to start a fire at a beach.

>>Another Day In The 90s Today

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence could be getting an official heatwave this week.  The daily high temperatures at T.F. Green Airport on Saturday and Sunday were 87 and 91 degrees.  The National Weather Service forecast for Monday is a high near 94 degrees, then reaching the high 80s Tuesday and Wednesday before there's a cool-down later in the week.

>>Search Suspended For Woman Who Fell Overboard East Of Bahamas

(Undated)  --  The United States Coast Guard on Saturday suspended a search for a Providence woman who reportedly fell overboard from a vessel east of The Bahamas.  The Coast Guard said it covered nearly twenty-thousand square miles looking for Britt Taylor, who fell from the 42-foot sailing vessel Small World Four en route from Puerto Rico to Annapolis, Maryland.  Taylor was a Canadian and European Union citizen and a permanent Australian resident.  The boat captain, who was not identified, told the Coast Guard that Taylor fell off the vessel overnight Wednesday while he was sleeping, according to a report from WJAR-TV.

>>Providence Library Opens LGBTQ+ Archive

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Public Library is getting into the spirit of Pride Month.  The Boston Globe reports the library has unveiled Rhode Island's first public community archive for the LGBTQ-plus community.  The archive includes materials related to the state's marriage equality movement, and the library is also adding collections from the archives of AIDS Project Rhode Island.

>>BLM Mural In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A street mural that says "All Black Lives Matter" is being installed in downtown Providence.  This is the first time a mural featuring the BLM phrase will be installed in the city.  There was initial concern from Black Lives Matter Rhode Island about not being included in the effort, but the head of the organization tells WPRI-TV it was a simple miscommunication.  The plan is for the mural to be finished in time for the city's Juneteenth celebration.

>>Apologetic Bank Robber Sentenced

(Providence, RI)  --  A Massachusetts man was sentenced to four years in federal prison last week for robbing two Rhode Island banks.  According to the Department of Justice, Kevin Donovan of Weymouth robbed Citizen's Bank branches in East Providence and Pawtucket in 2019.  In both instances, Donovan said, quote, "sorry" in the notes he passed along to the bank tellers, according to the feds.  He was ordered to pay nearly seven-thousand dollars in restitution.

>>Tiverton Beach Bench Used For Firewood

(Tiverton, RI)  --  The Tiverton Police Department is investigating after someone apparently used picnic benches at a beach for firewood.  This happened Saturday night at Fogland Beach, according to the town, which also said the benches were brand-new.  The police department said it will increase patrols and add security cameras at the beach in the near future.

>>Patriots Do Not Acquire Julio Jones

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Patriots fans are suffering a letdown as star wide receiver Julio Jones, who was considered a trade target for New England, was dealt to a different NFL team.  Jones was traded from the Atlanta Falcons to the Tennessee Titans for two draft picks.  Jones had a ten-year career in Atlanta including seven Pro Bowls.

Jim McCabe/djc           RI) MA) BN) MD)
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