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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Red Sox are set to play the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series.  Rhode Island will roll out the coronavirus vaccine for children when the federal government gives the green light to do so.  A company must stop its asphalt operation in Providence after a decision this week from the city zoning board.

>>Red Sox Versus Astros ALCS Preview

(Houston, TX)  --  The Boston Red Sox open up the American League Championship Series tonight at the Houston Astros.  First pitch from Minute Maid Park is at 8:07 p.m. Eastern time.  The Red Sox have reached the World Series four times in the 21st century, and have won the championship each time.  The Astros moved from the National League in 2013 and won their first-and-only title in 2017.  Major League Baseball sanctioned Houston for stealing in-game strategy signs that year and in 2018.  Current Red Sox manager Alex Cora was previously with the Astros and was suspended for a full season for his alleged role in the cheating scandal.

>>Patriots Taking On Cowboys

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots host the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is at 4:25 p.m.  The 2-and-3 Pats are looking to get back to a 500 record.  The Cowboys are 4-and-1.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,860

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island reported three new coronavirus deaths on Thursday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-860.  The state reported about three-hundred new virus cases yesterday.

>>RI To Follow Federal Lead On Vaccinating Children Against COVID

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island is prepared to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-to-11 upon federal approval which is expected next month.  That was the indication from officials during a briefing on Thursday.  There are about 80-thousand Rhode Islanders within that age category.  Governor Dan McKee added at yesterday's briefing that the field hospital on Sockanossett Cross Road in Cranston is being decommissioned due to declining hospitalizations and high COVID vaccination rates.

>>School Buses Running In Warwick Today

(Warwick, RI)  --  The union representing school bus drivers in Warwick says students will get picked up and dropped off on Friday.  Parents were warned by the school district earlier this week that a failure to reach a new contract between transportation provider First Student and ATU Local 618 had created the possibility of a work stoppage.  However, a strike could be looming as union members have voted to authorize the action.

>>RI Man Found Dead In North Carolina

(Undated)  --  A Rhode Island man was reportedly found dead in North Carolina earlier this month.  The National Park Service says 33-year-old Josue Calderon, address unknown, was found dead on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the western part of the state last weekend.  The death is being investigated as a homicide by federal and North Carolina authorities.

>>Providence Zoning Board Denies Variance For Waterfront Asphalt Op

(Providence, RI)  --  The city of Providence zoning board has denied a zoning variance which would allow for continued use of the city waterfront for an asphalt operation.  The decision at a meeting on Wednesday went against Narragansett Improvement Company, which has been storing and processing asphalt on a waterfront parcel on Allens Avenue for several years.  The company's main site is down the street and its president argued they needed the secondary site to keep costs down.  But the zoning board said the area is designated for water-dependent industrial use or maritime activities only.

Jim McCabe/jb      RI) NC) 
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