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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Nine new COVID deaths reported in Rhode Island this weekend.  The virus is impacting learning plans at one RI high school.  An Ocean State native is a winner of a 2021 Tony Award.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,823

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island reported nine new coronavirus deaths over the weekend.  The updated pandemic death toll for the Ocean State as of Monday was two-thousand-832.  Rhode Island reported about seven-hundred-fifty new virus cases yesterday.

>>Rhode Island Driver Rescued In Mass

(Cambridge, MA)  --  A Rhode Island driver was rescued from a car that crashed into the Charles River in Massachusetts on Monday night.  The vehicle went into the water in Cambridge.  Police say the 23-year-old man from Exeter was immediately pulled from the vehicle by members of the Northeastern University rowing team.  The person was not seriously injured, and there were no other passengers in the vehicle.

>>Man Who Was Killed While Looking For Mushrooms ID'd

(Hopkinton, RI)  --  Police have identified the victim of an apparent recreational accident in South County.  The Rhode Island State Police says 77-year-old John Czerkiewicz of Hopkinton was discovered by family members in a wooded area in the town on Friday night.  Authorities say Czerkiewicz went into the woods to forage for mushrooms, but was struck and trapped by a large tree limb.

>>Liquor License Reinstated At Warren Club Where Shooting Happened

(Warren, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation is restoring the liquor license of the Italian American Club in Warren.  The license was revoked by the town after a fatal shooting earlier this month.  The victim was Brian Remy, an assistant fire chief for the town.  The state says the club can only sell alcohol between noon and 8 p.m., and must adopt a new security plan.

>>Coventry High School Affected By Virus Cases

(Coventry, RI)  --  Coventry High School is starting off the week with remote learning.  The school district says the Rhode Island Department of Health requested a meeting last week to discuss a significant increase in positive COVID cases in the school community.  Distance-learning is continuing on Tuesday.  A previously-planned professional development day is scheduled for Wednesday.  Starting on Thursday, students will shift to an early-release schedule.  Those who are vaccinated, can produce a negative test and are asymptomatic can participate in athletic events.

>>Rhode Islander Wins Tony Award

(New York, NY)  --  A Rhode Islander has won a Tony Award.  Andrew Burnap won best leading actor in a play in the performance of "The Inheritance" on Broadway.  Burnap is from South Kingstown and participated in the theatre program at the University of Rhode Island.

>>John Cicilline Allowed To Practice Law In RI Federal Court

(Providence, RI)  --  The older brother of Congressman David Cicilline [[ siss-uh-LEE-nee ]] has been reinstated to the bar in Rhode Island U.S. District Court.  The Providence Journal reports John Cicilline was reinstated over the summer.  The Rhode Island Supreme Court had taken the same action in 2014.  Cicilline served a year-and-a-half in prison after pleading guilty in 2008 in a courthouse corruption scheme.

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