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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Forecasters say parts of Southern New England could face flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.  The chief of staff for Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee has resigned.  The Ocean State reported five new COVID deaths this past weekend.

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>>Flash Flood Watch For Ida Remnants

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is including Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts in a Flash Flood Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.  The weather service says remnants of Hurricane Ida will possibly bring heavy rain and flooding to Southern New England.  Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane.

>>Governor's Chief Of Staff Resigns Over Cumberland Development Controversy

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee's chief of staff Anthony Silva has resigned.  Silva is facing an investigation from the RI Attorney General's Office into whether he exerted improper political influence to develop a family-owned parcel in Cumberland which was mostly covered by wetlands.  The state Department of Environmental Management issued a permit for the project despite opposition from the town.  The proposal has since been withdrawn.  McKee called Silva's situation a distraction from the critical work his administration has moving forward.

>>Group Protests Vaccine Mandates

(Providence, RI)  --  A group protested vaccination mandates at the Rhode Island State House on Monday afternoon.  The Providence Journal reports capitol and state police manned the entrance to the building and protesters did not get inside.  The newspaper reported the protest appeared to be aimed at Governor Dan McKee's order that all Rhode Island healthcare workers must get the COVID-19 shot.

>>Rescheduled Licensing Board Hearing For Prov Lounge Where Shooting Happened

(Providence, RI)  --  A hearing scheduled by the Providence Board of Licenses concerning the future of a club where a fatal shooting took place over the weekend has been rescheduled.  WPRI-TV reports the hearing for the Revel Lounge on O'Connell Street was initially set for Monday, but it will now take place on Wednesday.  Investigating police say 24-year-old Daniel Zairis was shot while leaving the lounge overnight Saturday.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,769

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported five new coronavirus deaths over the weekend. The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-769.  Rhode Island reported seven-hundred-57 new virus cases over the weekend to increase the pandemic total to 162-thousand-325.

>>RI Gas Prices Virtually Unchanged In August

(Undated)  --  Gas prices are staying a few cents above three dollars per gallon in Rhode Island.  GasBuddy reports the current average is three dollars and six cents.  One month ago, the price was three-oh-four.  There is concern that prices could go up because of Hurricane Ida's impact on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

>>Castle Hill Light Gets New Paint Job

(Newport, RI)  --  Newport's iconic Castle Hill Lighthouse has gotten a makeover.  The Newport Daily News reports the Castle Hill Inn reached an agreement earlier this year to maintain the lighthouse which is owned by the United States Coast Guard.  A fresh coat of white paint was applied to cover visible streaks of rust.  Castle Hill is a popular backdrop for wedding photos.  The inn's facilities director said the paint job was completed in time for this year's wedding season.

Jim McCabe/djc           RI)
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08-31-2021 01:14:16



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