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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The candidates for Rhode Island governor hold one more televised debate to cap off a bruising campaign.  A Providence police officer testifies at his assault trial.  The Providence City Council is sending a tax agreement for the redevelopment of the Superman building to the mayor's desk.

>>McKee, Kalus Hold Final Debate

(Providence, RI)  --  Candidates for Rhode Island governor participated in a final debate before the general election on Thursday night.  Incumbent Democrat Dan McKee and Republican challenger Ashley Kalus traded attacks, with McKee calling Kalus' behavior "despicable" and Kalus referring to McKee as "incompetent" in the debate hosted by WJAR-TV.  McKee said scores from this year's Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System, or RICAS, student testing could be made available before the election, a topic that has become an issue during the campaign.

>>Jeann Lugo Testifies At His Trial

(Warwick, RI)  --  A bench trial is set to continue on Friday for a Providence police officer accused of assault.  Jeann Lugo allegedly punched his opponent in a state senate race during an abortion rights rally outside the State House this past summer.  Lugo took the stand at his trial in Kent County District Court on Thursday and testified that he responded to a disturbance in the crowd.  Video footage caught Lugo hitting Jennifer Rourke, who is running in the 29th Senate District.  State prosecutors said Lugo was off-duty and never identified himself during the incident.

>>Prov Council Approves Superman Building Tax Deal

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence City Council voted on Thursday to approve a tax stabilization agreement for the redevelopment of the Superman Building.  The vote was eleven in favor, two against and one councilor abstaining.  Massachusetts developer High Rock Westminster Street LLC will save about 29-million dollars in taxes over three decades if the agreement receives further approval from Mayor Jorge Elorza.  The tallest tower in the state, which is formerly known as the Industrial National Bank Building, has been vacant for about ten years.  The plan is to add nearly three-hundred new apartments.  The development is expected to create about 16-hundred construction jobs.

>>Free RIPTA Access Expanded

(Providence, RI)  --  More people are going to be able to ride Rhode Island Public Transit Authority buses for free.  A six-month pilot program to allow low-income or unhoused residents to receive no-fare bus passes was announced on Thursday.  RIPTA will work with Crossroads Rhode Island and several other community agencies to distribute the passes to six-hundred individuals who do not quality for the transit agency's existing aid programs.

>>New App Launched To Find Fresh Seafood

(Providence, RI)  --  A new app is being launched to help foodies find fresh seafood in the Ocean State.  According to the Department of Environmental Management, the new app called FishLine lets consumers search for fresh seafood from markets and restaurants, as well as directly off the boat.  The app can be downloaded at SeafoodRI.com.

>>Patriots Home Against Colts

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts in NFL Week 9.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is at 1 p.m. Sunday.  The Patriots have a record of 4-and-4, while the Colts are at three wins, four losses and one tie.  The Pats will be at home for three of their next four games.

>>Providence Bruins At Springfield, Bridgeport This Weekend

(Undated)  --  The Providence Bruins are continuing a road trip.  The P-Bruins beat the Utica Comets 4-to-3 in a shootout on Wednesday night.  They are playing at the Springfield Thunderbirds on Saturday evening.  The road trip finishes on Sunday afternoon versus the Bridgeport Islanders.

Jim McCabe/arm  MA)


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