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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A windy nor'easter has caused thousands of power outages in Rhode Island.  Two new COVID deaths reported in the Ocean State Tuesday.  A woman has been named fire chief in a southeastern Massachusetts town.

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>>Fall Nor'easter Howling Through RI

(Undated)  --  A windy late-October nor'easter is blowing through Rhode Island.  Eversource reported over three-thousand power outages in the Ocean State overnight Wednesday.  As of 3:00 this morning, the top wind gust reported in the state by the National Weather Service was 64 miles per hour on Block Island.  The weather service has a High Wind Warning for southern RI until Wednesday afternoon.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,876

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported two new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-876.  The number of new virus cases reported in RI yesterday was one-hundred-71.

>>State Hospital Patient Visits Paused Due To Virus Cases 

(Burrillville, MA)  --  Patient visits are being suspended at the state hospital in Burrillville.  The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals said Tuesday that two staff members tested positive for COVID.  The no-visit policy will be in effect for two weeks.

>>ACI Inmate Receives Federal Sentence 

(Providence, RI)  --  A state prison inmate in Rhode Island has been ordered to serve federal prison time.  The Justice Department says 29-year-old Tyler Bagley arranged drug and gun sales via telephone from the Adult Correctional Institutions last year, but unwittingly did so with an undercover federal agent.  Bagley was sentenced to four years in federal prison on Monday.

>>Woman Named Fire Chief In Seekonk

(Seekonk, MA)  --  Seekonk, Massachusetts has its first female fire chief.  The position officially went to Sandra Lowery, a 20-year member of the force who had been serving as interim chief, last week.  WJAR-TV reports Lowery is the fifth female fire chief in Massachusetts history and one of two currently serving as fire chief in the commonwealth.  The other is in Topsfield.

>>New East Providence High School Celebrated 

(East Providence, RI)  --  A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new East Providence High School on Monday, according to a report from EastBayRI.com.  The nearly-two-hundred-million-dollar high school has been open since the late summer.  Voters approved a bond referendum to pay for the facility in 2018.  East Providence superintendent Kathryn Crowley noted this was the first new high school built in the state since North Kingstown 26 years ago.

>>Xander Bogaerts Planning To Opt-Out, Re-Sign With Sox

(Boston, MA)  --  Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is reportedly planning to opt out of his contract at the conclusion of the 2022 season.  Sources say Bogaerts wants to re-up with the Red Sox and finish his career in Boston.  He is also willing to switch to second or third base.  The Sox are also planning to focus on a contract extension with Rafael Devers this offseason.

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10-27-2021 01:48:08

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