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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Bruins have been knocked out of the NHL playoffs.  Public record requests seeking information on racial justice teachings are being filed against Rhode Island school districts.  A bill has been filed in the Rhode Island General Assembly to repair a couple of bridges on the East Bay Bike Path.

>>Bruins Bounced By Islanders In NHL Playoffs

(Uniondale, NY)  --  The Boston Bruins have been eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The B's lost four-games-to-two in their second-round series against the New York Islanders, capped off by a 6-2 falling in Game 6 Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.  It has been ten years since the last Stanley Cup win for Boston.

>>Man Gets Life Sentences For Barber Shop Shooting

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence man receive a double-life prison sentence on Wednesday for the 2014 fatal shooting of a barber inside his shop.  Thomas Mosley was sentenced on charges including second-degree murder for the 2014 killing of Yusef A'Vant at his Krazy Kuts shop on Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence.  According to a report from The Providence Journal, the Superior Court judge who sentenced Mosley yesterday cited as a motive a conversation that was recorded after the shooting in which he said A'Vant had "mouthed off" and "been fresh" with him.

>>RI School Districts Deluged With Record Requests On Race Teachings

(Undated)  --  Several Rhode Island school districts are being bombarded with public record requests from individuals who want to know if race issues are in the curriculum.  The latest is in Westerly, where for example, the requests include any correspondence in the district with key words "black lives matter".  Other districts that have received a large volume of related requests are South Kingstown and Barrington.  There is a national movement of concern about the teaching of "critical race theory".

>>COVID Vaccine Clinic At Misquamicut Beach

(Westerly, RI)  --  You'll be able to get a tan and a COVID-19 shot at one Rhode Island beach on Saturday.  The state is hosting a free vaccination clinic at Westerly's Misquamicut State Beach from 11 a.m. to noon.  The specific vaccine being offered is the one from Johnson and Johnson, which is only for adults.

>>Senate Confirms New Head Of BHDDH

(Cranston, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday confirmed a nominee to run the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals.  Richard Charest is the former head of the Landmark Medical Center.  He is taking over an agency that oversees the state hospital, which has been thrown into a state of flux over a downsizing plan which Governor Dan McKee recently put on hold.

>>Lawmakers Push For Bike Path Bridge Repairs

(Providence, RI)  --  Legislation has been introduced to have the state repair and re-open two closed bridges on the East Bay Bike Path.  Twenty-million dollars would be appropriated to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to take care of the bridges which are in Barrington and Warren.  East Bay lawmakers say the head of RIDOT has publicly questioned the value of repairing the bridges, which closed in 2019 because of structural deterioration, and has instead proposed a detour.

>>Temporary Outdoor Water Ban In Cumberland

(Cumberland, RI)  --  The town of Cumberland has issued a temporary outdoor water ban.  Mayor Jeff Mutter says this is for water accounts north of Marshall Avenue only.  The reason is twofold: the heatwave the region just experienced and a mechanical failure at a town well.  Mutter expects the ban to be lifted next week.

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06-10-2021 01:11:07

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