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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots get their first win of the season.  An earthquake is reported off of Block Island.  Refugees from Afghanistan are expected in Rhode Island in the coming weeks.

>>Patriots Beat Jets For First Win Of Season

(East Rutherford, NJ)  --  The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets on the road Sunday, 25-to-6.  Damien Harris and James White had one rushing touchdown each for the Pats and kicker Nick Folk was 4-of-4 on field goals.  The one-win-and-one-loss Patriots return home to play the New Orleans Saints next Sunday afternoon.

>>Earthquake Reported Off Block Island

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake was recorded off the coast of Block Island over the weekend.  The two-point-six-magnitude quake was centered about thirty miles southeast of the Island at around 3 a.m. Sunday.  Anyone who felt the earthquake is being asked to report it on the U-S-G-S website.

>>Fisherman Hospitalized After Going Into Water In Narragansett

(Narragansett, RI)  --  A man is taken to the hospital after being swept into the water in Narragansett.  Firefighters rescued a 42-year-old from New York who was fishing near Hazard Avenue on Saturday morning.  His condition at South County Hospital was unknown.  Just about a week prior at the same location, another man was knocked into the water and died.

>>Afghan Refugees Coming To RI

(Providence, RI)  --  Refugees from Afghanistan are expected to arrive in Rhode Island soon.  The Providence Journal reports the Dorcas International Institute is preparing for at least one-hundred-fifty refugees in the next several weeks.  The Providence-based nonprofit agency is helping the refugees resettle in the Ocean State.

>>Warwick Schools Update

(Warwick, RI)  --  A Warwick school is set to re-open on Monday.  A collapsed pipe kept Oakland Beach Elementary School students home last Friday.  Meanwhile, students and staff at Sherman Elementary in Warwick are waiting for the old Gorton Junior High School building to be converted so they can hold classes there.  Sherman is closed because of mold problems.  The Sherman principal says the Gorton building is almost ready.

>>McCoy Stadium Site Could Become High School

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  A city of Pawtucket committee is researching whether to convert McCoy Stadium into a high school campus.  The Valley Breeze reports the committee is looking into whether to combine Shea High School, Tolman High School and the Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts into one campus.  The Boston Red Sox top minor league affiliate played their home games at McCoy for 50 years before departing for Worcester, Massachusetts.

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