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1540 WADK.com Updates Archives for 2022-07

RI has employment gains but loags US in jobs recovery, Jorge Vega Devastation incorporated, GriefSPEAK, Veterans, and much more

 

 

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RIPEC shows RI lags the US in some job recovery categories

 

RIPEC report analyzes Rhode Island job gains in 4 categories - yet 2 lag behind. How our overall data compares with the US.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Business Beat: Customized employment programs for those with disabilities

 

A more customized approach is offered by Seven Hills Foundation - and its proven effective in job matching.

 
 

 

Veterans: Learn to Quahog!

 

Quahog lessons this Saturday - free - no equipment needed. For veterans and their family members - with Jody King. In North Kingstown.

 
 

 

Profile on Jorge Vega

 

A salute to MMA, Mat Santos gym and Jorge Vega - story by our feature writer, BRENDAN HIGGINS.

 
 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: Never an easy topic

 

MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS has musings about the tough topic of abortion, from a therapist's point of view. And who should decide how we react to such personal situations?

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at Terrificon

 

Sour Grapes cartoonist, Tim Jones, will be at Terrificon, July 29-31 at Mohegan Sun, in nearby Connecticut - stop by and see all the artists - see more, here: Terrificon

 

Read Sour Grapes in RINewsToday every Wednesday...

 
 

 

Twitter Question of the Day

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A quahog (pronounced KO-hog) is a large, hard-shelled clam. ‘Quahog’ comes from the Narragansett word, ‘poquauhock.’ The Narragansett people had used their shells for wampum. New Englanders are really the only ones who call them quahogs. Others call them chowder clams.

 

Quahogs became popular, eventually becoming the RI State Shell, after the oyster beds were wiped out in RI in the Hurricane of 1938.

 
 

 

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Acclaimed RI Author

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RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 
 

Buy Michael Fine's book

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Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 
 

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Rhode Island News

 

Local News - Today. Helping you live a better, more informed life.

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Governor Dan McKee says there are no plans to replace the state Child Advocate who recently went on medical leave.  The Rhode Island Department of Education is having a former U.S. Attorney review a school lockdown in Providence which happened right after the school shooting in Texas.  There's a new law to know about for people staying in Rhode Island hotels.

>>Governor Addresses Rhode Island Child Advocate Situation

(Providence, RI)  --  There are no plans to replace the Rhode Island Child Advocate, who is currently sick and out of the office.  The Providence Journal reports Governor Dan McKee sought to dispel the notion on Thursday after the Rhode Island Bar Association emailed members on behalf of the governor's office seeking members of a committee to search for a new advocate.  The committee is required by statute after a child advocate completes a five-year term.  Jennifer Griffith has held the position since 2016.  The Journal reports the search committee formation was postponed upon learning Griffith took leave after she suffered a medical event.

>>Former U.S. Attorney To Investigate Handling Of Prov School Lockdown

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Education is hiring a former U.S. Attorney to investigate a lockdown at a Providence school.  Officials at Nathanael Greene Middle School were heavily criticized for waiting nearly an hour-and-a-half before they notified police about a possible gun on the property.  This happened May 26th, just days after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.  There was no weapon found at Nathanael Greene.  The review of the lockdown is being conducted by Robert Corrente [[ core-RENT-ee ]], who was the U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island from 2004 to '09.

>>Excavator Stuck Under I-95 Bridge

(Providence, RI)  --  A construction excavator got wedged underneath a bridge on Route 95 in Providence on Thursday.  It happened at around 4 p.m. beneath the Broad Street overpass.  Traffic was able to get by, as the truck carrying the equipment stopped in the breakdown lane.  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation was able to dislodge the vehicle later last night.

>>Machete Fight

(Providence, RI)  --  People got into a fight with a machete in Providence this week.  WJAR-TV reports there was an altercation in the parking lot of Downtown Liquors at Charles and Ashburton streets on Wednesday night.  Providence police said someone reached into an SUV and brought out the large knife.  Despite multiple slashing attempts, apparently nobody was seriously injured.  No arrests have been made in the case.

>>Bristol County Brush Fire

(Barrington, RI)  --  Nearly three acres burned in a brush fire in Barrington on Thursday afternoon.  It happened in the Osamequin [[ oh-SEM-uh-quinn ]] Nature Trail and Bird Sanctuary, which is a popular hiking spot off Wampanoag Trail.  Barrington firefighters received assistance from the Department of Environmental Management and a crew from Seekonk, Massachusetts.

>>New Law Allows Hotels To Evict Verbally-Abusive Guests

(Providence, RI)  --  A new law has been signed by Governor McKee which allows hotels to evict guests who are verbally-abusive towards staff.  According to a State House press release, this is additional to a number of other actions a guest could previously take in an Ocean State hotel that could get them kicked out, such as refusing to pay or being obviously intoxicated.  The new law also allows hotels to post their rules online, rather than on guest room doors, and gives them the right to refuse admission to minors who are not accompanied by an adult.

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07-29-2022 01:21:11

 

 

 

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July 28, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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Shovels in the ground for Topgolf Cranston.

Or is it Topgolf Providence?

 

Some name confusion, but the shovels went in the ground and everyone was thanked, with no mention to the opposition of some neighboring residents. 400 jobs at this huge entertainment venue.

 
 

 

 
 

 

ACLU sues Pawtucket over lawn sign restrictions

 

How early can lawn signs go up for candidates seeking election? ACLU suing Pawtucket over their 30-day rule.

 
 

 

Blessing of the Fleet this weekend

 

Big weekend in Galilee - festival, Blessing of boats, road race - details here...

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

Our Veterans writer, JOHN A. CIANCI is calling all WWII veterans for a free event - more info on support groups, discounts, etc.

 
 

 

 
 

 

TOP RECIPE of Anthony Salemme - Maryland Crab Cakes

 

Delicious! That's what our readers thought of this amazing recipe - We say "thank you" to the years of recipes from ANTHONY SALEMME - and wish him well - as we welcome a new Food Editor next week. Follow Anthony at @MealPVD on Instagram!

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at Terrificon

 

Sour Grapes cartoonist, Tim Jones, will be at Terrificon, July 29-31 at Mohegan Sun, in nearby Connecticut - stop by and see all the artists - see more, here: Terrificon

 

Read Sour Grapes in RINewsToday every Wednesday...

 
 

 

Twitter Question of the Day

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The first auto race track in the country was in Cranston, RI, known as Narragansett Park, and located off Park Avenue, opening in present-day Stadium Ball Field in September 1886 as a trotting track. Not to be confused with Narragansett Park a Thoroughbred horse track, located in Pawtucket, RI, which closed in 1978.

 
 

 

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Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 
 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 
 

 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 
 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

Rhode Island News

 

Local News - Today. Helping you live a better, more informed life.

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

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Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: More e-bikes and scooters are becoming available to ride in Providence.  A political sign ordinance which caught the attention of the ACLU is being suspended in Pawtucket.  A new Rhode Island law is targeting the theft of catalytic converters.

>>Hiker Carried To Safety

(Charlestown, RI)  --  An injured hiker was rescued in South County on Wednesday.  WJAR-TV reports crews responded to the Francis Carter Preserve in Charlestown at around 1:30 p.m.  The hiker was taken to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition.

>>More E-Bikes And Scooters In Prov

(Providence, RI)  --  The city of Providence is announcing an expansion of its e-bike and scooter-sharing program.  Spin will increase the number of bikes and scooters it operates.  Two new companies are also adding their fleets, Bird and Veo.  They all work the same way: download a mobile phone app, enter payment information and take a ride anywhere in the capital city.  Riders can leave the devices wherever they stop.

>>Pawtucket Pauses Political Sign Rule

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  The Providence Journal reports the city of Pawtucket has agreed to halt enforcement of an ordinance that bans political signs from being posted on residential properties for more than thirty days.  The Rhode Island ACLU sued Pawtucket on behalf of two Democratic primary candidates.  The organization says these types of ordinances represent major obstacles for political challengers.

>>New Law Lets State Employees Run For Office Without Quitting

(Providence, RI)  --  A newly-signed bill allows classified state employees in Rhode Island to run for state elected office without having to quit their jobs.  State Representative Grace Diaz, one of the sponsors, says she had to resign from her state job when she first ran in the General Assembly in 2004.  Unclassified and non-classified employees who have been able to run for office without a problem include positions like department directors and college professors.  A classified employee will still have to resign if they wind up winning the election.

>>Signed Legislation Covers Catalytic Converter Crimes

(Providence, RI)  --  A new Rhode Island law aims to curb the theft of catalytic converters.  The legislation requires anyone purchasing a converter to obtain either the vehicle registration or VIN number from which it was removed and provide the information to law enforcement upon request.  Business-to-business transactions are excluded.  State Representative Joseph Solomon says this will crack down on a crime that is extremely-costly to car owners.

>>RI'er Done Pitching For Yankees This Season

(Undated)  --  New York Yankees relief pitcher Michael King has undergone season-ending elbow surgery.  The Rhode Island native suffered a fracture in his pitching elbow.  The 27-year-old right-hander is hoping to be ready for 2023 Opening Day, but it has not yet been determined if King may need Tommy John surgery, which could extend his absence.

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07-28-2022 01:09:13

Historically Black, Divine Nine holds unity celebration, Family Archery, Ron & Jen's Great Escape, and Much More!

 

 

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Historically Black Divine 9

 

This sorority group held a unity celebration and cookout - looking forward to admission to Pan Helenic group soon.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Family Archery in Charlestown

 

Bring the family, no equipment necessary - learn about Archery at RI DEM event.

 
 

 

ART! The World Between Time

 

At IMAGO in Warren - see the beautiful exhibit of local artists...

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

This week's commentary on the passing scene with RON ST. PIERRE and JEN BRIEN.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at Terrificon

 

Sour Grapes cartoonist, Tim Jones, will be at Terrificon, July 29-31 at Mohegan Sun, in nearby Connecticut - stop by and see all the artists - see more, here: Terrificon

 

Read Sour Grapes in RINewsToday every Wednesday...

 
 

 

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The Providence Library Company - known today as the Providence Atheneum (named for Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom) on Benefit St - was founded in 1753 by a group who wanted to read but could not afford to have books shipped from Europe.

 

Before the city had a public lending library, the Atheneum gave members access to the world through shared books for a small fee. It’s been an institution ever since 1836 - favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.

 
 

 

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Acclaimed RI Author

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RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 
 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 
 

 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 
 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

Rhode Island News

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Massachusetts State Police dog is shot and killed in the line of duty.  Several members of a Providence gang are being sentenced to federal prison.  Know your transportation options if you are headed to see rock legend Elton John perform his final concerts this week in Foxboro.

>>Massachusetts State Police Dog Fatally Shot

(Undated)  --  A Massachusetts State Police K-9 was fatally shot during a standoff at a house in Fitchburg on Tuesday night.  MassLive.com reports Frankie, a ten-year-old Belgian malinois, is the first state police dog to be killed in the line of duty in the commonwealth.  The animal was escorted to Final Gift Pet Memorial Center in Cranston with full department honors.  The standoff ended when the suspect was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

>>Shootings Land Gang Members In Prison

(Providence, RI)  --  Four members of a Providence gang are being sentenced to federal prison.  According to the Justice Department, Keishon Johnson received twelve years, Delacey Andrade was sentenced to eleven, Montrel Johnson got seven years, and Kendrick Johnson was sentenced to six years for racketeering.  The members of the Chad Brown Gang targeted rival gang members with gun violence as part of a vigilante justice system which stemmed from several deadly shootings from about a decade ago.  U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha says the defendants inflicted terror on the people of Providence, and the community is safer with them behind bars.

>>Vehicle Crashes Into Salon

(Cranston, RI)  --  A passenger vehicle crashed into a Providence-area business on Tuesday.  WJAR-TV reports the driver lost control from a crash on Gansett Avenue in Cranston and plowed into Lana's Beauty Salon.  Fortunately, the salon was closed at the time, and there were no injuries reported from the vehicle occupants.  The incident is being investigated by police.

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>>Restaurant Slammed For Bad Facebook Post

(Tiverton, RI)  --  A Rhode Island restaurant is apologizing for an ill-conceived social media post.  Atlantic Sports Bar and Restaurant in Tiverton posted a meme on Facebook last Friday with a picture of Holocaust victim Anne Frank.  It said, quote, "it's hotter than an oven out there, and I should know!"  The restaurant said the post was poorly thought-out and deeply insensitive.

>>Water Restrictions Enacted In Westerly

(Westerly, RI)  --  A residential emergency water ban has been put into effect in Westerly.  Addresses ending with an even number may use water without restrictions on even-number days, and addresses with odd numbers can go on odd-numbered days.  The restrictions include: watering lawns, filling swimming pools, washing exterior housing, cars and boats.  Violators will be subjected to a one-hundred-dollar fine after a warning for the first offense.

>>Heavy Traffic Anticipated For Elton John Concerts

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Elton John is performing his final concerts in New England this week.  There are concerns in the town of Foxboro about traffic congestion.  WCVB-TV reports police warned fans about using navigational apps to travel on secondary roads in order to get to Gillette Stadium before a July 21st show by The Weeknd.  Back in May, Garth Brooks had to delay the start of his show at Gillette because of the traffic congestion.  Concertgoers should only be using Route 1.  The MBTA is also running special rail service to the Elton John shows happening Wednesday and Thursday nights.

>>RI'er David Quinn Returning As NHL Head Coach

(Cranston, RI)  --  Cranston native David Quinn has landed a new head coaching job in the National Hockey League.  Quinn has been tapped as the next bench boss for the San Jose Sharks.  Quinn's coaching résumé includes the New York Rangers, Team USA in the Olympics, and Boston University.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: An important vote is held on a Pawtucket pro sports stadium project.  Some bars on Block Island are being faulted for failing to check IDs.  Two Rhode Island state lawmakers are paying fines for campaign finance violations.

>>Governor Casts Deciding Vote To Move Stadium Project Forward

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  Pawtucket's latest effort to open a new pro sports stadium is moving forward.  Governor Dan McKee cast a tie-breaking vote on Monday night to have the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation approve a revised public financing deal for the stadium for which ground has been broken on the Seekonk River near I-95.  The deal allows the Tidewater Landing project to redirect taxpayer money which was previously earmarked for adjacent housing and commercial buildings.  Developer Fortuitous Partners and the mayor of Pawtucket appealed for more help paying for the stadium earlier this summer, claiming that costs had ballooned due to inflation and supply chain issues.

>>Update On Providence Shooting

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence police investigators believe a fatal shooting involving a teenage victim this past weekend was a targeted attack.  Fifteen-year-old Ger'Vonte Tilson was found lying in a driveway on Wallace Street Saturday night.  The family is demanding justice, and authorities say they're trying to deliver it with an arrest.

>>Drinking Problems On B.I.

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  Block Islanders are expressing concerns about the level of public drunkenness this summer.  It's apparently been fueled by underage drinking.  Bars are being warned to comply with ID checks, as a recent sting revealed a half-dozen locations failed to ask for verification of age.  A member of the New Shoreham Town Council says he recently observed some businesses were closed because of drunken hooliganism.

>>New Rhode Island Law Allows Marijuana Convictions To Be Expunged

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Islanders with a criminal record for marijuana possession are being encouraged to apply to have the cases expunged as part of the state's new legalization of the drug.  The Providence Journal reports protocols are still being developed, but there's no waiting necessary to apply to the county court where the charges were filed.  A spokesperson for the state court system says no one has taken advantage so far.  Offenses including intent to deliver or manufacturing are not eligible.  Rhode Island lawmakers decriminalized simple possession of the drug a decade ago.

>>Two GOP RI Senators Violate Campaign Rules

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Board of Elections is determining campaign finance violations were committed by two state senators.  They are Republicans Elaine Morgan of Hopkinton and Thomas Paolino of Lincoln.  Both will have to pay fines of about two-thousand dollars.  The state election board has also voted to recommend charges by the attorney general against perennial candidate for multiple positions, Daryl Gould of Warren.  Gould allegedly failed to file required campaign finance documents over a period of six years.

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>>Portuguese Man O' War Sighting

(Westport, MA)  --  Swimming was banned at Horseneck Beach in Westport, Massachusetts on Monday due to dangerous marine life.  A Portuguese man-o-war washed onto the beach.  Officials also blamed dangerous rip currents.  Conditions will be reassessed on Tuesday.

>>Temporary Closures Announced For East Prov Route 195 Ramps 

(East Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is closing two ramps to Route 195 in East Providence this weekend.  The closures are part of the ongoing Washington Bridge project.  RIDOT says the ramps to I-195 west from Veterans Memorial Parkway and Warren Avenue will be closed from 8 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Monday.  Motorists will be detoured to the Broadway or Pawtucket Avenue on-ramps.  The ramps are getting re-aligned to free up land for the construction of a new exit to Waterfront Drive.

>>Happy Trails, Danny Amendola

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Former New England Patriots Super Bowl champion Danny Amendola is retiring.  Amendola, now 36 years old, went undrafted in 2008 and landed with the Patriots after stints with three other teams.  Amendola caught two clutch touchdown passes from Tom Brady and a two-point conversion in the 2015 Super Bowl win over the Seahawks and the 2017 NFL championship game versus Atlanta.

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07-26-2022 01:07:08

NO Marijuana in Providence parks...., Welcome Bristol's Charlie Enright, HHS Climate and Health Outlook..., Changing a fixed mindset about safety, and much more

 

 

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NO Marijuana in Providence parks, playgrounds, etc.

 

Regardless of legal use coming soon, the Providence City Council is taking steps to make its public spaces cannabis-free.

 
 

 

 
 

 

HHS has new resource for climate related hazards

 

Our writer on issues for seniors, HERB WEISS, tells us about a new federal resource - and has a personal note on all this heat to share.

 
 

 

Bristol's Herreshoff Museum to welcome hometown hero/jazz nite

 

Meet Charlie Enright and see his foiler at this FREE event for the community - and see their other jazz events coming up.

 
 

 

Changing a fixed mindset on safety in the workplace

 

Our business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN - and how our concepts on safety in the workplace need to change.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at Terrificon

 

Sour Grapes cartoonist, Tim Jones, will be at Terrificon, July 29-31 at Mohegan Sun, in nearby Connecticut - stop by and see all the artists - see more, here: Terrificon

 

Read Sour Grapes in RINewsToday every Wednesday...

 
 

 

Twitter Question of the Day

How hot are you?

 

 
 

Did you know?

 

Around 1890 the City of Central Falls was spotted with small ponds, one near Cross Street, another between Crossman St. & Lonsdale Ave. Dwyer's Pond was down in a hallow, between Washington & Perry St.

 
 

 

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Home Care Assistance of RI

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Acclaimed RI Author

J. J. Partridge

 

RI News Today's contributing writer, J. J. Partridge has a new book - Under Blood Moons - click on the ad, above, to learn more about this book, and his other three.

 

 
 

Buy Michael Fine's book

for your friends and family

 

 
 

 

Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

 

 
 

Read about Brian Power's books:

 

Rhode Island News

 

Local News - Today. Helping you live a better, more informed life.

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

Click on photos for full forecast

 

It's a "B" Day!

 

 
 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A former Rhode Island high school basketball coach has been charged for alleged inappropriate activity with his student-athletes.  Rhode Island Energy is asking the state to sign off on a proposed rate increase this winter.  Governor McKee signs several new bills that will benefit veterans.

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>>Former North Kingstown Basketball Coach Charged

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  Former North Kingstown High School boys' basketball coach Aaron Thomas is now facing charges for allegedly conducting quote-unquote "naked fat tests" on his former players.  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office has been following the drama which exploded after several commissioned reports were shared about the body fat tests with the North Kingstown Town Council.  Thomas is charged with second-degree sexual assault and child molestation.  The 55-year-old is set to be arraigned in court on August 19th.

>>Boy Dies After Being Pulled From Water

(Newport, RI)  --  A Massachusetts boy has died from a water incident in Newport.  Nine-year-old Keven Arruda was rescued by lifeguards at Easton's Beach on Tuesday.  Family members tell WPRI-TV Arruda was swimming and got caught in a rip current.

>>Drug Exchange In The Diaper Aisle

(Fall River, MA)  --  Ten people were arrested this week in connection to an alleged drug-trafficking ring in Southern New England.  According to reporting from MassLive.com, one drug deal took place in the diaper aisle of the Walmart in Fall River.  The Justice Department says the defendants trafficked regular amounts of fentanyl.

>>Rhode Island Energy Submits Winter Bill Hike

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Energy says spiking fuel prices are forcing rates on the meter to be raised a considerable amount this upcoming winter.  The average monthly bill is estimated to jump by about fifty dollars under a proposal sent to the Public Utilities Commission.  Rhode Island Energy is the new primary utility in the state after a purchase agreement was reached with National Grid for Narragansett Electric Company.

>>Several New Laws Affecting RI Veterans

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee ceremonially signed several laws supporting veterans on Thursday.  One of the new laws criminalizes "stolen valor", which is fraudulently representing oneself as an active or former military member.  The bill was introduced after the recent case of a North Kingstown VFW commander.  McKee also signed legislation creating a special vehicle registration license plate for recipients of the U.S. Bronze Star Medal.  Also, veterans in the Ocean State will no longer have to pay adoption fees to adopt dogs or cats from a public shelter.

>>Fork Sculpture Found

(Westport, MA)  --  The fork in the road has been recovered in Westport, Massachusetts.  EastBayRI.com reports police officers in Little Compton spotted the sculpture reported missing from earlier this week overnight Thursday.  The fork was created by artist Tony Schmitt in 2010.  Its place is between River and Old Harbor Roads near the Rhode Island-Massachusetts border.  In a previous theft of the eating utensil, Schmitt says someone got through a ton of additional concrete to thwart such behavior and sawed the fork off.

>>Patriots Decline To Name Coordinators

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Bill Belichick will be relying on his coaching staff this season, but will do so without any offensive or defensive coordinators.  The Patriots announced their complete coaching staff, with titles, and nobody has been selected to replace Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator.  Former Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia and former New York Giants head coach Joe Judge led the offense during spring practices.  Linebacker coaches Jerod Mayo and Steve Belichick are once again leading the defense.

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07-22-2022 00:38:14

 

 

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July 21, 2022

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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Timeless Band at John Brown House TONIGHT

 

Bring a picnic - a hand fan - water - and be ready to enjoy a really unique concert "Under the Elms" at the John Brown House in Providence.

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Calamari with sticky sauce

 

It's time! Calamari you can make at home - with Chef ANTHONY SALEMME - yum.

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

JOHN CIANCI answers a writer's question - highlights events, discounts at vendors/restaurants and more...

 
 

 

Jamestown Harp Festival

 

A truly unique event - combining art, yoga, meditation and music - harps for you in Jamestown...

 
 

 

 
 

 

ART! "Point Well Taken" at Sprout CoWorking

 

TONIGHT - part of Providence's Gallery Night - or go on your own - exhibit on display is unique - fiber arts in the traditional and unique sense.

 
 

 

7 Rivers Festival - moths, frogs, hikes, oh my

 

A successful event at the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed - lots of photos, too.

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: President Biden visits Southern New England.  The Rhode Island attorney general has issued a report on the actions of a former staff member of Governor McKee.  The city of Providence could soon be selling its controversial Christopher Columbus statue.

>>Biden Speaks In Southeastern MA

(Somerset, MA)  --  President Joe Biden made a speech in Somerset, Massachusetts on Wednesday.  Biden pledged to address climate change through executive actions while speaking at the shuttered Brayton Point power plant.  Brayton Point was a heavily-polluting coal power plant that closed in 2017, and it is being transformed into a renewable energy facility for offshore wind projects.  Biden says he is acting in an area where a divided Congress is not.

>>No Charges Against Former McKee Staffer

(Cumberland, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is concluding that a former staff member of Governor Dan McKee did not break the law when he lobbied for a construction project on wetlands property in Cumberland.  Questions arose after Tony Silva allegedly tried to use influence to get around environmental restrictions by seeking approval from the Department of Environmental Management for a new home on Canning Street.  For years, the town opposed the project.  Attorney General Peter Neronha says however, that Silva did use very poor judgement.

>>Update On Christopher Columbus Statue In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Business News reports the city is turning to a public bid process to find a new home for the Christopher Columbus statue that was removed in 2020.  Columbus' legacy has come into question and the 19-century statue, which was designed by the same sculptor that did the Statue of Liberty, was repeatedly getting vandalized.  The city is being given the go-ahead to issue a request for proposals from individuals or groups who would want to lease or buy the statue.

>>Rental Scams On The Rise

(Undated)  --  The FBI's Boston office says rental scams are increasing in Rhode Island.  Authorities say there were 42 victims in the Ocean State last year who lost nearly one-and-a-half-million dollars total.  The FBI says the scam increase has coincided with the surge in real estate prices.  People looking to rent are being urged to exercise caution, especially over the next few months.

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>>Search For Sunken Shipwreck

(Warwick, RI)  --  The latest search is taking place for the HMS Gaspee in Narragansett Bay.  The British ship was burned by the colonists in 1772.  The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project kicked off the new search last Friday from Gaspee Point in Warwick.  Exploration is planned through the end of the month.

>>Mako Shark Fishing Banned

(Providence, RI)  --  The United States government is banning fishing activity involving the Atlantic shortfin mako shark.  Under the rule that went into effect on July 5th, mako sharks cannot be landed or retained because the population of the species is significantly below target levels, according to NOAA Fisheries.  The executive director of the Atlantic Shark Institute tells The Providence Journal they are among the researchers who has supported such a ban.  Makos are known for their excellent taste, but also for having a high intelligence level.  Sport fishermen love them for their acrobatic water maneuvers.

>>Several RI'ers In MLB Draft

(Undated)  --  Four Rhode Islanders were selected in this week's Major League Baseball draft.  The selections all came in the later rounds.  Dominic Perachi of Salve Regina University was taken by Pittsburgh.  Ben Brutti, from South Kingstown High School, went to Cincinnati.  Tucker Flint, a Bishop Hendricken graduate, was picked by the Angels.  And, Ben Sears of East Providence High School was drafted by the Royals.  All four are pitchers, and Flint is also a hitter. 

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RI Attorney General Neronha lets us know that the SCOTUS ruling does not impact the process to get a concealed-carry permit for Rhode Islanders - and that process is detailed.

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A potential heat wave is in the forecast for Southern New England this week.  A lawsuit has been filed over new regulations governing private ownership of Rhode Island bodies of water.  A Providence strip club gets robbed of thousands of one-dollar bills.

>>Highs In The 90s Forecast All Week

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island could be getting its first heat wave of the summer this week.  The National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures in the 90s for the Providence area every day until next Monday.  The weather service says there will be an increased risk of heat exhaustion for people who are outdoors.

>>Driver In Deadly Restaurant Wreck ID'd

(Warwick, RI)  --  The driver who crashed into a husband-and-wife couple eating outside at a Warwick restaurant over the weekend was identified by police on Monday as 83-year-old Jacqueline Rougier [[ roe-ZHEER ]].  Authorities say the Warwick woman inadvertently accelerated through a parking lot and crashed into some picnic tables at Tommy's Clam Shack on Friday.  The crash killed 66-year-old Susan Hjerpe [[ JER-pee ]] and injured her husband.  No charges have been filed at this time as police continue to investigate.

>>RI'er Who Falsely Claimed To Be Passenger In Crash Sentenced

(Fall River, MA)  --  A Rhode Island woman is being sentenced to jail for a deadly crash in Massachusetts.  The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Zeyra Martinez pleaded guilty to motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence for a crash on Route 195 in Rehoboth in January of 2021.  The D.A.'s office says Martinez initially claimed to be the passenger in the wreck that killed her friend who was also from Pawtucket, Emerizialinia [[ em-reez-lee-ah-na ]] Moreira.  However, Martinez later admitted she was the one who was behind the wheel.

>>Lawsuit Filed Over Law Addressing Water Use Controversy

(Coventry, RI)  --  The owner of Johnson's Pond in Coventry is suing the state of Rhode Island in federal court after a law was passed requiring owners of dams to get state permission to adjust water levels.  An attorney for Soscia [[ SO-shuh ]] Holdings tells WJAR-TV the company lowers the levels at the pond to keep the connecting dam operating safely.  The ever-changing water volume in recent years has been criticized by town officials and Johnson's Pond recreationists.  State Senator Leo Raptakis alleged in a press release after the bill became law that Soscia Holdings is, quote, "behaving like environmental terrorists" by manipulating levels to punish residents who dared to complain.

>>Rhode Island Public Schools Instructed To Develop Medical Marijuana Plans

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is instructing education officials to develop a plan for administering medical marijuana to students who need it in school.  This is according to reports from The Providence Journal and WPRI-TV.  The drug cannot be self-administered.  Instead, it would be the job of the school nurse.  And the new regulations prohibit the smoking form of cannabis for students.  Recreational adult-use marijuana is set to become legal in the Ocean State later this year.

>>Robber Holds Up Strip Club For $22K In $1 Bills

(Providence, RI)  --  Police in Providence are looking for a robber who took off from a strip club with thousands of one-dollar bills.  The owner of the Cadillac Lounge says he was getting ready to open the club Monday afternoon and was counting money in his office when a man walked in and pointed a gun at his head.  The gunman reportedly stole cash from a pair of safes, including one which contained 22-thousand dollars in ones. 

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Study calls for new alcohol guidelines for under-40s, new resources to protect seniors, shoreline fiishing and clamming, evolving ideas on Ethics and much more!

 

 

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Shoreline Fishing & Clamming - Pesca en la costa y busca almejas

 

Bilingual fishing and clamming instruction this TUESDAY at Rocky Point Park.

 
 

 

 
 

 

New alcohol guidelines called for by Gates Foundation study

 

Alcohol use carries higher risk for those under 40, particularly men, study finds - call for new guidelines.

 
 

 

Modernized Pier 2 at Quonset

 

Quonset Development touts their handsome and updated new pier area for local businesses and shipping.

 
 

 

New resources for seniors: before, during and after natural disasters

 

HERB WEISS, writer on aging issues, reviews the resources available for seniors and city and state officials for natural disaster preparation and response.

 
 

 

 
 

 

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Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN - ethics is an evolving concept in today's business world - the latest.

 
 

 

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Naval Station Newport prohibition on marijuana, regardless of RI law

 

Naval Station Newport reminds community that marijuana use/possession on federal property and facilities is still prohibited.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Monkeypox - RI's steps

 

RI Health Dept. forms Monkeypox task force, issues prevention, control information as cases increase.

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Groundbreaking of Operation Desert Storm Shield War Memorial

 

Our Veterans reporter was there for the groundbreaking at the long awaited Memorial - read JOHN A. CIANCI's account.

 
 

 

Olneyville mural unveiled SATURDAY - another AGonza beauty!

 

AGonza's mural crew has been busy at work - have you seen the beginnings? Tufts Health sponsored this 2-wall mural - unveiling Saturday.

 
 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: St. Mary's Feast, my birthday, namesake, and memories

 

Writer MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS takes a step back on her birthday and St. Mary's Feast - she's Mari, with an "I".

 
 

 

Pawtucket Promotes: Palagis Ice Cream event

 

Ice cream and the movies - with a tip of the hat to historic Palagis Ice Cream - a grand Pawtucket family fun event Saturday.

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: More details have been released on a police standoff incident in the Providence area.  A new law aims to keep the Rhode Island public informed about actions taken by school resource officers.  Hasbro is turning the Internet's newest craze into a board game.

>>Long North Providence Standoff Ends Peacefully

(North Providence, RI)  --  A standoff with police at a North Providence home came to a conclusion without a problem on Thursday morning.  Husband and wife Gino Rotondo and Rachel Lombardi were coaxed out of their home on Stephanie Drive nearly seventeen hours after the incident began.  Rotondo had allegedly fired a gunshot at an acquaintance who assaulted his spouse.  At one point during the standoff that ensued, Rotondo asked for several hot dogs and a pizza to be delivered, and his request was honored.  However, he reneged on his promise to surrender after dinnertime, and electricity was cut off to the home.

>>Names Released Of Crash Victims In Pawtucket, Warwick; Kayaking Mishap In Newport

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island officials are releasing the names of several people who died in accidents this week.  The Department of Environmental Management says a resident of East Providence, Rui Resendes, was killed when a kayak overturned in waters off Price Neck in Newport Wednesday.  A Massachusetts woman who died in a crash on Route 95 in Pawtucket on Wednesday was ID'd as Kristen Ehly of Acushnet.  And on Thursday, police say a motorcycle crash victim on Route 2 in Warwick was Christopher Reddick.  WPRI-TV reports Reddick was a native of North Kingstown and a retired member of the Rhode Island National Guard.

>>Semi Crashes Into Restaurant

(North Stonington, CT)  --  A tractor-trailer crashed into an outdoor seating area of a restaurant in North Stonington, Connecticut on Thursday morning.  NBC Connecticut reports no patrons were present at the time of the crash at Buon Appetito Ristorante on Norwich-Westerly Road.  The driver was not seriously hurt, and the building apparently avoided structural damage.

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>>Bail At $500K For Charged Cheer Coach

(Providence, RI)  --  Bail was set on Thursday for a former Rhode Island cheerleading coach accused of child molestation.  The Providence Journal reports the amount determined in Superior Court for Alyshia Tkacs [[ tax ]] of Cranston was a half-million dollars.  The 33-year-old Tkacs is charged with molesting a girl in her competitive cheerleading program for a two-year period starting in 2012.  As part of the conditions of her release, Tkacs must not contact the alleged victim or any children under 16, except for her own daughter.  A pretrial conference is set for August 15th.

>>New RI Law Requires Reporting on School Police

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island governor has signed a bill which will require the state attorney general to publish data on school resource officers.  State Representative Joseph McNamara says the RI General Assembly must make informed policy decisions on SRO's and school discipline, in particular the disparities that exist in school arrests in relation to race and disabilities.  The law requires information on use-of-force, arrests and court referrals.  This comes as the ACLU shares news that a federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit from a black honors student at Goff Middle School in Pawtucket, who alleged that a school officer arrested her in 2019 to, quote, "make an example" out of her.

>>Hasbro Customizing Dolls, Turning Wordle Into A Board Game

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  Hasbro is staying busy this week.  The Pawtucket-based toy company has announced it will begin fulfilling customer orders by 3D-printing people's heads onto dolls.  You can scan your face on the Hasbro mobile phone app.  Hasbro is also teaming up with the New York Times to release a board game version of the new Internet sensation Wordle.

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DC Union Station Expansion hiding its ugliness in plain site

 

Architectuure writer, DAVID BRUSSAT, shows us the expansion plans for Union Station - hiding its ugliness behind the building.

 
 

 

 
 

 

National Desert Storm Desert Shield Monument groundbreaking TODAY

 

Our Veterans' writer, JOHN A. CIANCI, is at the groundbreaking today in DC. Look for his report tomorrow in RINewsToday.com.

 
 

 

Judy Collins - in Newport

 

A second show has been added. See Judy Collins at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport.

 
 

 

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news:  A 17 hour standoff in North Providence is over.  The first case of highly contagious bird flu is detected in Rhode Island.  Police are looking for a 15-year-old boy from North Kingston.

>>Standoff In No. Providence Ends

(Providence, RI)  -- A 17 hour standoff in North Providence ends peacefully.  Police say the man who barricaded himself in a home on Stephanie Drive surrendered shortly after 8:30 this morning.  A woman exited the home first followed by the man.  The standoff started yesterday afternoon when police responded to a call about shots fired at the address.

>>First Case Of Bird Flu Detected

(Providence, RI)  --  The first case of highly contagious bird flu is detected in Rhode Island.  Authorities say a great black-backed seagull was found sick on a South Kingston beach late last month and tested positive for the avian flu.  The test was confirmed this week.  Chances of contracting bird flu is low for humans but officials say it's best for people to stay away from dead birds and keep their dogs away as well.

>>Crash Kills One In Warwick

(Warwick, RI)  --  A man is dead following a crash between a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler in Warwick.  The crash happened this morning on Quaker Lane.  The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital where he later died.   Police have not disclosed the name of the victim or the circumstances leading up to the wreck.

>>Deadly Crash On I-95 In Pawtucket

(Providence, RI)  --  A deadly crash on I-95 in Pawtucket remains under investigation.  The crash closed the right lanes of the interstate for a couple of hours last evening.  The driver was the only occupant of the car that veered off the road and hit a pole.  Additional details and the victim's name have not been released.

>>Search is On For Missing North Kingston Boy

(North Kingston, RI)  --  Police are looking for a 15-year-old boy from North Kingston.  Police say Riley Murray ran away from home after an argument yesterday.  He was last seen near Ryan Park on Oak Hill Road around 1 p.m.  His cell phone last pinged around 2:20 p.m. near Route 295 in Greenville and has been inactive since.  Murray is described as white, about five-foot-two with short black curly hair and brown eyes.  He was wearing jeans, a tan shirt and carrying a black backpack when he was last seen.

>>RI Ratings Low For Business

(Providence, RI)  --  If you believe the rankings Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the country for business.  CNBC released it's rating of Top States for Business and rates the Ocean State at number 45.  The cost of doing business and the cost of living were two metrics that hurt the state.  According to the results Rhode Island ranks 44th for infrastructure but climbs to 16 when it comes to life, health and inclusion. 

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117th annual St. Mary's Feast in Cranston

 

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ART! The Honey Gallery

 

North Kingstown's Honey Gallery provides a home for many artists - and offers a variety of items - with BRENDAN HIGGINS.

 
 

 

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