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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: National Grid has restored power to almost all of its Rhode Island customers who lost it from Sunday's tropical storm.  The RI Republican Party wants to know if the Democratic governor's chief of staff exerted political pressure on a proposed land development.  CVS Health is announcing a COVID vaccine requirement for some of its employees.

>>National Grid Restores Power To Virtually All Rhode Island Homes

(Undated)  --  Less than one-thousand National Grid customers in Rhode Island remained without electricity as of overnight Wednesday.  Tropical Storm Henri initially knocked out power to 75-thousand in the Ocean State on Sunday.  The remaining outages are in South County.

>>State Park Closed For Tree Cleanup

(Charlestown, RI)  --  Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown is closed because of extensive tree damage caused by Tropical Storm Henri, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.  Officials tell The Providence Journal there were one-hundred-fifty downed trees counted from the Sunday storm.  The DEM says the campground will remain closed until at least Thursday.

>>Storm Causes Buoy To Wash Up On Beach

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  Tropical Storm Henri also caused a navigational buoy to wash ashore in South Kingstown.  The large buoy from the Block Island Sound wound up at Roy Carpenter's Beach on Monday.  The Coast Guard has notified mariners navigating through the area and plans to put the buoy back this week.

>>Questions Asked About McKee Aide's Involvement In Controversial Cumberland Development

(Providence, RI)  --  The Republican Party of Rhode Island is asking the state attorney general to investigate Democratic Governor Dan McKee's chief of staff Tony Silva.  The GOP wants it determined whether Silva used unfair political influence to push a controversial wetlands property development in Cumberland.  Governor McKee said on Tuesday there was no undue influence on the state Department of Environmental Management when it issued a permit for the project despite objections from the town.  McKee also said he saw nothing wrong with Silva having conservations with the Cumberland mayor.  Plans for the development have since been withdrawn.

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>>Johnston Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Sex Worker

(Johnston, RI)  --  A Johnston police officer was caught up in a sex-trafficking sting earlier this month in Rockland, Massachusetts.  The Providence Journal reports Viet Hung Nguyen, a 13-year member of the force, has been suspended without pay.  An undercover law enforcement agent posed as a sex worker online and told respondents to meet them at a hotel.  Nguyen and four other men were arrested on August 5th.

>>CVS Announces Employee Vaccine Requirement

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  CVS Health is requiring certain employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The shot is being mandated for workers who interact with patients, including nurses, care managers and pharmacists.  Also, all corporate staff.  Everyone has until the end of October to get fully-vaccinated, except for the pharmacists, who have until the end of November.

Jim McCabe/jb        RI) MA) 
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08-25-2021 00:12:44



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