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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots win their preseason opener.  A man was shot outside of a restaurant in Providence last night.  The University of Rhode Island and Providence College are requiring everyone to mask up on campus.

>>Patriots Win Preseason Opener

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots won their only home game on the 2021 NFL preseason schedule Thursday night.  The Pats beat the Washington Football Team 22-to-13.  Fans were allowed in Gillette Stadium for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic.  First round draft pick Mac Jones made his NFL quarterback debut for New England, completing 13 of 19 passes and zero touchdowns or interceptions.

>>Third Day Of Heat Wave Today

(Providence, RI)  --  Friday will mark an official heatwave in Providence.  It reached 90 degrees for a high temperature on Wednesday and 93 on Thursday.  A high temp near 95 is predicted for the capital city on Friday and 93 degrees on Saturday.  It'll fall back into the 80s next week.

>>Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot Outside Providence Restaurant

(Providence, RI)  --  A man was listed in critical condition following a shooting in Providence Thursday night.  Two shooters reportedly approached the 26-year-old who had just walked out of the Mandarin Garden Restaurant on Chalkstone Avenue in Smith Hill and opened fire at around 7 p.m.  Police say the shooting appeared to be targeted.

>>Victim Of South County Crash Was URI Student

(Washington County, RI)  --  Police have released the name of a car crash victim on Route 2 in North Kingstown earlier this week.  The person who died in the two-car collision was twenty-year-old Leah Ribner-Martin of North Kingstown.  The crash remains under investigation.  The University of Rhode Island says Leah was a double-major who was heavily involved in the school's 4-H program.  Ribner-Martin's life was celebrated at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, as a statement from the 4-H club indicated the fair was near and dear to her heart.

>>Commission Filled To Study RI Coastal Resources Management Council

(Providence, RI)  --  State representatives and other stakeholders in coastal Rhode Island towns are been appointed to a special General Assembly commission to study the Coastal Resources Management Council.  The agency which has control of four-hundred miles of coastline in the Ocean State has faced criticism over a number of decisions recently made, and its chairperson stepped down in July.  Sponsor of the legislation creating the commission, state rep Deborah Ruggiero [[ roo-JEER-ee-oh ]], says she believes its time to review coastal management procedures, the composition and experience of the board, and identify ways to make it better for the future of Rhode Island and its residents.

>>Universal Masking At University Of Rhode Island, Providence College

(Undated)  --  Masks will be part of life on campus at the University of Rhode Island and Providence College this upcoming semester.  WJAR-TV reports both schools announced universal masking rules on Thursday effective immediately, regardless of vaccination status.  URI and PC join Brown University in mandating masking-up this fall.  Channel 10 reports Rhode Island College is requiring face coverings for employees and visitors of campus buildings.

>>West Nile Detected In RI Mosquito For First Time This Summer

(Cranston, RI)  --  West Nile virus has been found in a Rhode Island mosquito for the first time this year.  The virus was detected in Cranston on July 29th.  The state says no samples have tested positive thus far for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

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