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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Congressman Jim Langevin [[ LAN-juh-vin ]] is updating his position on abortion.  A Rhode Island judge is OK'ing an agreement to expand the Block Island marina.  A Newport estate has sold for 30-million dollars.

>>Congressman Langevin Says His Abortion Stance Has "Evolved"

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin [[ LAN-juh-vin ]] has long held a pro-life stance.  While he says in an op-ed piece in The Providence Journal this week that he is still personally-opposed to abortion, as a matter of public policy his position has evolved.  This is in reaction to a controversial new abortion law in Texas, which has prompted a lawsuit from the U.S. Justice Department.  U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to call a vote for a bill that would preserve the right to an abortion in federal law and Langevin says he will add himself as a co-sponsor.

>>Attorney General Critical Of Court Decision Impacting Block Island Marina

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  A Rhode Island Superior Court judge issued a ruling on Thursday affecting a controversial marina expansion proposal on Block Island.  Judge Jeffrey Lanphear said a memorandum of understanding reached between Champlin's Marina and the state Coastal Resources Management Council was proper and conclusive.  An attorney for Champlin's said it was hopeful the ruling would resolve an 18-year dispute.  RI Attorney General Peter Neronha blasted Judge Lanphear's decision.  He said the agreement to allow a version of the marina expansion that is smaller then a previous proposal rejected by the state was neither public nor transparent.

>>Patriots Open Up 2021 Schedule Versus Dolphins

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are opening up their 2021 NFL season this weekend.  The Pats host the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.  Fans will be allowed back in attendance for a regular-season game for the first time since 2019.  Kickoff is at 4:25 p.m.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,787

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported five new coronavirus deaths on Thursday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-787.  The number of new virus cases reported in RI yesterday was three-hundred-26.

>>Former Von Bulow Estate In Newport Sold

(Newport, RI)  --  The former Newport home of famous couple Claus and Sunny von Bulow has sold for 30-million dollars, according to Sotheby's Realty.  Claus was convicted of attempted murder of his wife, but the conviction was overturned.  Sunny died in 2008, and Claus died in 2019.  The Newport Daily News reports the sale of the estate could be the highest-ever for a residential property in Rhode Island.

>>Westerly Town Manager Stepping Down

(Westerly, RI)  --  The town manager of Westerly is resigning.  The Westerly Sun reports J. Mark Rooney notified the town council on Thursday.  Rooney has held the position for over three years.  The town council president says Rooney is interested in staying on during a transition period.

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