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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Islanders are remembering when Queen Elizabeth visited in 1976.  This week's flooding is impacting services at the Division of Motor Vehicles building in Providence.  The Patriots are kicking off the 2022 season this weekend.

>>Queen Elizabeth II Visited Rhode Island In 1976

(Newport, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is ordering all U.S. and state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the passing of England's Queen Elizabeth.  McKee says she led the United Kingdom with strength and sincerity for over seven decades.  Queen Elizabeth's death is causing Rhode Islanders to remember her visit to the Ocean State in 1976.  The monarch dedicated Queen Anne Square in Newport and attended services at Trinity Church as part of a celebration of the United States Bicentennial.

>>Providence DMV Not Hosting Road Tests After This Week's Flooding

(Providence, RI)  --  WPRI-TV reports the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is relocating driver's license road tests to the Cranston office until further notice after flooding closed the building on Monday.  That area had received over a foot-and-a-half of rain.  Officials say the Providence DMV took on electrical damage, and hundreds of files and records were destroyed.  All other DMV offices and online services are reportedly unaffected.

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>>Charged Cumberland Chiropractor Surrenders License

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting a patient has agreed to voluntarily surrender his license.  The Providence Journal reports Thomas Sowa [[ SO-wuh ]] agreed on Wednesday not to represent himself as a licensed chiropractor until his criminal case and state disciplinary actions are resolved.  Sowa would have to be acquitted of all pending charges in order to be reinstated.

>>East Bay School Evacuated After Faulty HVAC Causes Smoke

(Barrington, RI)  --  There was an evacuation this week at a Rhode Island school.  EastBayRI.com reports the rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit broke at Barrington High School on Wednesday morning, sending smoke into classrooms in the music wing.  Everyone got out safely.  Barrington's Nayatt Elementary School had the same thing happen about a year ago.  Superintendent Michael Messore said this is a frequent occurrence in the school district in buildings serviced by older HVAC units.

>>Attleboro Mayor Advances To November In Sheriff Race

(Undated)  --  Attleboro, Massachusetts Mayor Paul Heroux [[ hee-ROE ]] won this week's Democratic primary for Bristol County sheriff.  Heroux will face longtime incumbent, Republican Thomas Hodgson.  Heroux says he is looking forward to the next two months of making his case to the voters of Bristol County that it's time for a change in the local correctional system.

>>Patriots Kick Off '22 Season At Dolphins

(Miami Gardens, FL)  --  The New England Patriots are playing the first game of their 2022 NFL schedule on Sunday.  The Pats are at the Miami Dolphins for a 1 p.m. kickoff.  New England went 10-and-7 and made the playoffs last year, losing in the first round to Buffalo.  The Patriots will start this season with two road games before their home opener on September 25th.

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