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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The CEO of Hasbro has died.  The Red Sox learn their opponent in the next playoff round.  A new hotel has opened in downtown Providence.

>>Hasbro Announces Death Of CEO Brian Goldner

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner has died.  Goldner was 58 years old.  The company had just announced he was taking a medical leave of absence for prostate cancer treatment.  Goldner was the CEO of Hasbro dating back to 2008.  Interim CEO Rich Stoddart said Goldner was the heart and soul of the Pawtucket-based toymaking company.

>>Fatal Shooting At Providence Laundromat Started As Apparent Attempted Robbery

(Providence, RI)  --  A man was shot and killed in Providence on Tuesday night.  The Providence Police Department says the shooting at the Laundromax on Broad Street at around 8 p.m. was apparently a robbery gone wrong.  The suspect reportedly drew a gun on the victim, who was a man in his 30s, demanded jewelry he was wearing, and the two struggled before the gun fired.  This is homicide number 21 in the capital city this year.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,856

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported two new coronavirus deaths over the extended holiday weekend.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-856.  Nearly one-thousand new virus cases were reported.

>>Red Sox Will Face Astros In American League Championship Series

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox are playing the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series.  The Astros punched their ticket to the 2021 ALCS after dispatching the Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1 in the division Series.  The Red Sox and Astros won the World Series in 2017 and 2018, respectively.  They faced each other in the playoffs both of those years.

>>Opening Of New Downtown Providence Hotel Celebrated

(Providence, RI)  --  A new boutique hotel has opened in downtown Providence.  The Beatrice Hotel is located in the 1887 Exchange Building on Westminster Street.  It features 47 rooms and a New England branch of the popular Italian restaurant Bellini.  Former Providence mayor Joseph Paolino Jr., whose property management company developed the hotel, says the opening of the Beatrice marks a new chapter for the city's hospitality scene.

>>Portsmouth Councilor Ousted In Last Year's Election Has Returned

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  The Portsmouth Town Council is filling a vacant council seat with an ex-member.  EastBayRI.com reports the council voted 3-to-2 on Tuesday night to appoint Leonard Katzman to fill the unexpired term of Michael Buddemeyer, who resigned because he was moving out of the area.  Katzman was narrowly defeated in last year's election.

>>Gas Prices On The Rise In RI

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island gas prices have jumped up nearly a dime in the last week.  RIGasPrices.com reports the average price in the Ocean State is three-eighteen.  The national average is three-29.  Oil industry analysts are blaming increasing gas prices on the surging price of crude oil, which is now above 80-dollars a barrel. 

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10-13-2021 01:05:12

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