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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news:  A man is hit and killed crossing Smith Street in Providence.  The Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island is hoping the outcome of a vote by the Bristol- Warren School Committee will move the start of school by a day.  New Shoreham police have a busy weekend seizing mopeds from the streets and sidewalks.
 
>>Disabled Man Crossing In The Dark Is Hit & Killed
 
(Providence, RI)  --  A disabled man is hit and killed in Providence.  Police say the victim was trying to cross Smith Street around 11:30 last night when he was hit by an SUV.  Witnesses say Phetsamone [[ fet simone ]] Ratsabout didn't have use of his legs but had a method using his hands and feet to get across the road.  He was crossing in a dark area and wasn't in a crosswalk when he was hit.  The driver who stopped told police she never saw the victim in the road.
 
>>Jewish Alliance of RI Upset Over Bristol School Start Date
 
(Bristol, RI)  --  The president of the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island doesn't understand why the Bristol-Warren School committee won't budge on its start date for school.  Classes traditionally begin the day after Labor Day which this year coincides with Rosh Hashanah.  Adam Greenman tells WLNE-TV the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island gave schools a heads-up at the beginning of the summer about the potential issue and only the Bristol-Warren District scheduled to begin school on the Jewish holy day.  The school committee meets this evening to discuss changing the date which it has denied two other times.
 
>>Nearly 2 Dozen Mopeds Seized On Block Island
 
(Block Island, RI)  --  Mopeds continue to be a nuisance for many residents of Block Island.  New Shoreham Police were busy over the weekend, especially yesterday when nearly two dozen of the scooters were seized.  Police say a large group was driving erratically and without safety equipment and others were riding on the sidewalks.  After contacting the rental agencies the company requested the police impound the vehicles for breach of contract. 
 
>>Check Car Seat Safety Before Vacation
 
(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island State Police are reminding families to make sure car seats are installed correctly.  Summer vacations are in full swing and if you are traveling with a youngster, a child safety seat check may be in order.  These inspections are given at a variety of locations including some hospitals, firehouses and police stations.  More information is posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website NHTSA-dot-gov.
 
>>Registrations Being Accepted For RISP 5K Foot Pursuit
 
(Narragansett, RI)  --  The State Police want runners to know registration is underway for the 5K Foot Pursuit.  The race will be run Saturday, October 16th with the start-finish line in front of the North Beach Clubhouse at Narragansett Town Beach.  There will be prizes for the top three teams with an open team competition and a police, fire or military team competition.  Online registration can be found at RISP-dot-RI-dot-gov.

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