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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The city of Providence announces behavioral health clinicians will start responding to some emergency calls.  The Patriots will play on several holidays this season.  A Rhode Island man has been sentenced for a cryptocurrency scheme.

>>Clinicians Will Join Certain Emergency Calls In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is announcing new staffing to implement the city's behavioral health crisis response program.  The Providence Center will send clinicians along for fire and EMS calls.  The Center says it will work to ensure the most appropriate behavioral health response to those in need of emergency mental health and substance abuse treatment.  Elorza says the organization has demonstrated commitment and knowledge in the field.

>>State Soliciting Interest In New Providence Bus Center

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island is moving forward on a planned new transit hub in Providence.  The Journal reports the RI Public Transit Authority on Thursday published a request for expressions of interest form for prospective developers of a planned transportation center on Dorrance Street.  Responses are due by June 20th.  A previous proposal from the state to construct a series of mini-hubs to replace the Kennedy Plaza center was downvoted by community members.

>>Bruins Beat Hurricanes In Game 6

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Bruins have gone a perfect three-for-three at home in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The B's beat the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 at T.D. Garden Thursday night, five-two.  The home team has won every time in the series.  Winner-take-all Game Seven is at Carolina on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

>>Patriots 2022 Schedule Is Out

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The 2022 New England Patriots regular season schedule has been released.  The Pats have a road game on the night of Thanksgiving versus the Minnesota Vikings.  New England is home against the Dolphins on New Year's Day.  The season opener is at Miami.  The Patriots' first home game is September 25th versus the Baltimore Ravens.

>>No New COVID Deaths In RI, About 700 New Cases

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Thursday.  The number of new virus cases in the Ocean State yesterday was 717.  The COVID patient count in Rhode Island hospitals was eighty-two.

>>Boat Shop Fined For Fire

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  A boat shop in Portsmouth is being penalized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  The Newport Daily News reports Hinckley Yacht Services was fined 31-thousand dollars for a fire that consumed two vessels in December.  The blaze accidentally started while work was being done on the hull of a superyacht.  OSHA said the fine was for flammable liquid and respiratory protection violations.  The fire drew departments from all across the East Bay.  Two shop employees were injured.

>>Rhode Islander Sentenced For Crypto Fraud

(New York, NY)  --  A Rhode Island man is being sentenced for a cryptocurrency fraud scheme.  The Department of Justice says Jeremy Spence of Bristol has been ordered to serve three-and-a-half years behind bars and pay nearly three-million dollars in restitution.  Prosecutors say Spence lied to his many investors about trading profits.

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05-13-2022 01:47:09



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