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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Cars crash into a couple of Southern New England CVS stores.  A controversial tax agreement is approved by a Providence City Council committee.  The Boston Bruins are on a record-breaking winning streak.

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>>Wind And Rain Storm On Last Day Of November

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island is under a Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday.  Winds out of the south at 20-to-30 miles per hour and gusts between 40 and 50 are predicted.  The weather service is forecasting a half-inch-to-an-inch of rain for the Ocean State from today's storm.

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>>Cars Crash Into CVS Stores

(Undated)  --  Cars crashed into a pair of Southern New England CVS stores on Tuesday.  One vehicle made it inside the CVS on Putnam Pike in Glocester, Rhode Island at around 3 p.m.  WPRI-TV reports there was no immediate word on injuries in connection to the crash.  A few hours later, another car struck a column in front of the entrance to the drugstore in Whitman, Massachusetts.  Everyone was apparently OK in that incident.  This all happened about a week after an SUV crashed into an Apple Store in Hingham, Mass, killing one person and injuring at least 19.

>>Providence House Fire Claims Two Victims

(Providence, RI)  --  Two people have died in connection to a Providence house fire this month.  The fire happened on November 19th on Lisbon Street.  A victim who was pronounced dead at the scene was 64-year-old Rene Martinez.  A second man who was taken to the hospital, 63-year-old Elier Guadalupe, reportedly passed away at the hospital on Thanksgiving morning.  Police are continuing to investigate the fire, but they say the cause does not appear to be suspicious.

>>City Council Committee Forwards ProvPort Tax Deal

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence City Council Finance Committee is approving a thirty-year tax deal extension for the nonprofit agency ProvPort to continue operating the city's deep-water port.  According to The Providence Journal, there was a large turnout of opponents for the committee meeting on Monday who claimed the process is being rushed.  The current tax agreement expires in 2024.  Community members point to ProvPort as a pollution source which they allege is causing health issues in the South Providence and Washington Park areas.  The full city council is set to consider the tax deal at its meeting on Thursday.

>>Former Fall River Mayor's Appeal Is Denied

(Undated)  --  Former Fall River, Massachusetts mayor Jasiel Correia [[ JAY-zul co-RAY-uh ]] has lost his appeal to First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.  Correia was convicted of corruption last year on fraud and extortion charges.  Correia is currently serving a six-year sentence at a federal prison in New Hampshire.

>>Boston Bruins Keep Winning At Home

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Bruins are enjoying their longest-ever home game winning streak to start a season.  It's now up to 13 after the B's beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-to-1 at T.D. Garden on Tuesday night.  The Bruins are home versus the Colorado Avalanche for their next game on Saturday.

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