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1540 WADK.com Updates Archives for 2022-08

Art!, Ron & Jen's Great Escape and much more!

 
 

 

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August 31, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Pawtucket making colorful restricted lanes - buses, bikes only

 

 

 

 

Will restricted brightly painted red and green lanes make it easier to navigate around downtown Pawtucket? We'll see, as this plan is underway for restricted lanes for bikes and buses.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

ART!  RI Art Educators exhibit - opening TONIGHT 

 

 

 

 

The Warwick Museum of Art hosts this wonderful exhibit of the art teachers teaching our children and us - view the work - opening is tonight.

 

 

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

Commentary on the passing scene in and around Rhode Island - with RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN.

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Flu Shot?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

In 1775 the Pawtucket area was home to manufacturers of muskets, linseed oil, potash, and ship building. Also around this time Oziel Wilkinson and his family set up an iron forge making anchors, nails, screws, farm implements - and canons.

 

 

 
 

 

Wealth Weekend RI

September 3, 4

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

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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:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

RINewsToday is a proud media sponsor!

 

Event is October 20th

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Join us for a TASTE!

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

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It's a "C-" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Find a new RECIPE, here!

Chef Alison Mountford

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

7 Restaurants support Newport Mansion's Wine & Food Festival, In the gathering sorm on climate, and much more!

 
 

 

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August 30, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

The Providence Resilience Partnership

 

 

 

 

How do we act together? A data-driven threat assessment from climate change focused on serving as a catalyst for an inclusive, community-wide approach. With RICHARD ASINOF of CONVERGENCE RI.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Clear Choice Dental Implant Center comes to Cranston... but... 

 

 

 

 

Clear Choice will call itself Providence, not Cranston - 2nd business to do this at Chapel View.  TopGolf also will say Topgolf Providence!  Anyway - what this new implant center will do... offering implants.

 

 

 
 

 

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival - 7 restaurants

 

 

 

 

Make your reservation now - these restaurants will sell out!

 

 

 
 

 

Pawtucket Police Recruiting

 

 

 

 

September 19th is the last day to apply - pass this along to someone thinking of a career in law enforcement.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Blake Rodgers of Cranston, R.I. once held the record for most high-fives in a 24-hour period, able to get 3,131 at the Dunkin’ Donuts center. Unfortunately he was later beaten by an Australian who received 14,607 in the same time period.

 

 

 
 

 

Wealth Weekend RI

September 3, 4

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

Seniors Need You!

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:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

RINewsToday is a proud media sponsor!

 

Event is October 20th

This will be a sell out event

 

Tickets on sale now -

Click on photo!

 

Join us for a TASTE!

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

Click photo for forecast

 

It's a "C" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Member of

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Find a new RECIPE, here!

Chef Alison Mountford

 

 

 

420 Property, More retirees choose to un-retire, Delegation, Networking and more!

 
 

 

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August 29, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Delegation.  At work, at home - it's not a bad thing.

 

 

 

 

Delegation at work is a skill we all need to learn. Using that same skill when it's needed at home is essential - with MARY  T. O'SULLIVAN

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

420 Property.  Cannabis real estate marketplace - RI's there

 

 

 

 

6 locations in RI already listed - what this specialty real estate and resource marketplace offers as the cannabis industry is about to explode.

 

 

 
 

 

More retirees going back to the workplace

 

 

 

 

Our writer on senior issues, HERB WEISS, shows the data about retirees un-retiring - how about you?

 

 

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week by the pool...

 

 

 

 

Join the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce for a special summer networking - by the pool...

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Rhode Island is the #1 location for refugees from Cambodia. In June of 2022, refugees from Guatemala were the largest group coming to the state. 

 

 

 
 

 

Wealth Weekend RI

September 3, 4

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

Seniors Need You!

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:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

RINewsToday is a proud media sponsor!

 

Event is October 20th

This will be a sell out event

 

Tickets on sale now -

Click on photo!

 

Join us for a TASTE!

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

Click photo for forecast

 

It's an "A-" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Member of

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Find a new RECIPE, here!

Chef Alison Mountford

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A suspect is in custody for a fatal Providence shooting.  Ballard's on Block Island is facing new restrictions.  The Patriots have wrapped up their preseason.

>>Suspect Under Arrest For Shooting Of Teen In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal Providence shooting.  Fifteen-year-old Ger'Vontae Tilson of West Warwick was shot and killed on Wallace Street the night of July 23rd.  The Providence Police Department has not yet released the name of the suspect in custody.

>>Deadly ATV Wreck In Kent County

(Coventry, RI)  --  A deadly ATV accident is being investigated in Coventry.  Authorities say it happened on Cahoone Road early Saturday morning.  The victim's name has not been released, pending a notification of family members.

>>Severe Weather Recap

(Undated)  --  Severe weather did some damage in Rhode Island on Friday.  WJAR-TV reports a chimney exploded after being struck by lightning at a house in Pawtucket.  According to the National Weather Service, a shed was destroyed in Richmond when a large tree fell on it.  The weather service says the next chance for storms in the region is late Tuesday night.

>>No Live Music At Ballard's Allowed

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  Ballard's Beach Resort is facing new restrictions.  The Block Island Times reports the Rhode Island Superior Court on Friday issued an emergency motion to stay the suspension of the Ballard's entertainment license.  A suspension of its liquor license by the town of New Shoreham was overturned by the Department of Business Regulation earlier last week.  Eight people total were arrested on August 8th during a popular reggae fest at Ballard's and on the crowded Block Island Ferry going back to the mainland.  As part of the emergency order, Ballard's cannot have live music for the rest of the season.

>>Patriots Lose Preseason Finale

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots have concluded their 2022 NFL preseason schedule.  The Vegas Raiders beat the Pats 23-to-6 on Friday.  New England opens up the regular season on the road on Sunday, September 11th versus the Miami Dolphins.

>>Annual Free Tree Initiative Continues

(Providence, RI)  --  One-thousand free trees are being made available to Rhode Islanders this fall.  The RI Department of Environmental Management opened up registration on Friday.  This is the thirteenth year of the "free tree" program, which is meant to help reduce energy costs.  You can sign up at arbor-day-dot-org-slash-R-I-D-E-M.

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08-29-2022 00:30:12

Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rainfall on Tuesday causes traffic to come to a standstill on a Rhode Island highway.  A Block Island resort which was faulted for several public fighting incidents earlier this month is appealing its punishment.  A Providence Public Schools program is under scrutiny.

>>Heavy Rains Make I-195 Impassable During P.M. Commute

(East Providence, RI)  --  Flash flooding closed part of Route 195 in East Providence on Tuesday.  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said all lanes were blocked on I-195 west under the Taunton Avenue overpass at around 3 p.m.  RIDOT workers drained and pumped the water out.  All lanes were cleared by 5:30.  The closure caused significant backups.  Many other East Providence roads were also affected by flooding from yesterday's storms in Southern New England.  The National Weather Service reported nearly seven inches of rain in the Massachusetts town of Rehoboth, but there was no town-wide emergency.

[[ watch for updates ]]

>>Fire At Pawtucket Shopping Complex

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  A structure fire hit a Pawtucket shopping plaza late Tuesday night.  The fire was at Maria's Breakfast and Lunch, Nana's Market, Helaney's Baker and Star Cutz on Smithfield Avenue.  WPRI-TV reports smoke was seen coming out of multiple storefronts.  There was no immediate word on injuries or estimated damage.

>>Ballard's Appealing License Suspensions

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  WJAR-TV reports Ballard's Beach Resort on Block Island is appealing its liquor and entertainment license suspensions.  Ballard's was held responsible by the New Shoreham Town Council for a series of fights that led to eight arrests on B.I. and on the Block Island Ferry August 8th.  Its licenses were suspended for two weeks.  Representatives from the business appeared before the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation on Tuesday, one day after the Island town council held a show-cause hearing.

>>Providence Accelerated Learning Program Under Investigation

(Providence, RI)  --  We're learning more about what caused members of the Providence School Committee to allege that graduation numbers for the district are being inflated.  The Providence Journal reports the program under investigation by the state Department of Education is A-Venture at Central High School, which serves about two-hundred students who are overage and under-credited.  John Gallo, who has led A-Venture for 14 years, is defending the program.  He says it's an alternative, accelerated-learning initiative for students who have been disregarded.  But school board member Ty'relle Stephens is accusing A-Venture of letting twenty students acquire as many as three years' worth of credits in two months or less, which he says makes the degrees they received worthless.

>>RI Vet Says Purple Hearts Were Taken

(Bristol, RI)  --  A Rhode Island veteran is missing three Purple Heart medals.  Arthur Medeiros of Bristol, who is 102 years old, fought for the U.S. during World War Two, including the Battle of the Bulge.  He sustained several injuries.  Medeiros believes someone may have stolen the medals during a birthday party at his home last year.  Several local veterans organizations are working with Senator Jack Reed's office to get replacements.

>>Patriots Holding Joint Practices With Raiders

(Henderson, NV)  --  The New England Patriots are holding joint practices this week with the Las Vegas Raiders out in Vegas.  Gillette Stadium is unavailable as Kenny Chesney is performing two concerts there on Friday and Saturday.  The Patriots are reuniting with former longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who is now the Raiders head coach.  New England will play its final preseason game at Las Vegas on Friday night. 

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A Kick in the Gas, Updates: Bikes Lane, CES Summer Heat, Providence Reparations recommends...., and much more!

 
 

 

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August 23, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Providence Reparations  report details recommended changes

 

 

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Recommendations for changes in the law, new media, programs and services, apologies, even a new holiday. $10M study and action.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

A kick in the gas...

 

 

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RI AG Peter Neronha talks with RICHARD ASINOF about Rhode Island Energy's huge utility rate increase.

 

 

 
 

 

UPDATED: Hope Street Bike Lane kerfuffle

 

 

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READ the letter sent to the Mayor and the City Council from over 1/2 the vendors on Hope Street - and one owner's impassioned plea. What will be the result?

 

 

 
 

 

CES Summer Heat - Boxing Report

 

 

 

 

Contributing writer, BRENDAN HIGGINS reports from this boxing event at Mohegan Sun.

 

 

 
 

 

Good-bye from Dr. Fauci - in his own words

 

 

 

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci announces he will leave NIH in December of this year - read his letter of resignation...

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Rhode Islanders are great at growing pumpkins, setting and resetting the world record for the largest pumpkin several times in the last decade. Ron Wallace’s 2,009-pound pumpkin was topped by one in California last year, however.

 

 

 
 

 

Twitter Questions of the Day

Organ Donor?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

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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:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones Troy City

Comic Con

 

 

 

 

Date: August 27th

 

Click on photo to go to the Facebook page of Troy City Comic Con

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

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It's a "B" Day!

 

 

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2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The licenses of a Block Island resort where fighting took place earlier this month have been suspended.  The invasive spotted lanternfly has reached Rhode Island.  Help is on the way for Rhode Island farmers impacted by the drought.

>>Block Island Resort's License Temporarily Suspended

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  A two-week suspension is being handed down for the liquor and entertainment licenses of Ballard's Beach Resort on Block Island.  The New Shoreham Town Council made the move at a hearing on Monday, finding that Ballard's presented a danger to public health and safety on August 8th.  A fight broke out during a reggae festival at the bar which drew thousands of patrons.  Later in the evening, police dramatically jumped onto the moving Block Island Ferry to respond to another brawl.  There were no police previously on the ferry because it was added late to the schedule to help with the large crowd going back to the mainland.  Eight people were arrested.  The Island town council determined that Ballard's had inadequate security at the music festival, which has apparently been canceled going forward.

>>Spotted Lanternfly In Rhode Island

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says the spotted lanternfly has arrived in the Ocean State.  The DEM says the lanternfly is an invasive pest that targets plants and trees.  It was reportedly found along Route 7 in Smithfield.  The public is being asked to report any additional sightings, and don't be afraid to squash the bug.

>>Disaster Declaration For RI Farmers Approved

(Providence, RI)  --  Senator Jack Reed says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a disaster declaration for all of Rhode Island.  Reed says this should help mitigate some of the losses local farmers are facing from this summer's drought.  Farmers can learn more at the Rhode Island Farm Service Agency website.

>>Gina Raimondo Visits

(East Providence, RI)  --  U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, the former governor of Rhode Island, visited the state on Monday.  The Boston Globe reports Raimondo spoke to union members and elected officials at a Rhode Island Women's Council event in East Providence.  Raimondo talked about the CHIPS and Science Act signed by President Biden earlier this month which provides 52-billion dollars to incentivize the manufacturing of semiconductors.  She encouraged Rhode Island to make a pitch for one of ten possible new plants.

>>Feds Satisfied That State Hospital Issues Have Been Fixed

(Cranston, RI)  --  Deficiencies which were putting the health and safety of Rhode Island state hospital patients at risk have been corrected.  The Providence Journal reports the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has rescinded its threat to cut off Eleanor Slater Hospital from reimbursements.  An inspection was carried out by the Rhode Island Department of Health after the federal agency raised a red flag last year.  Eleanor Slater is still dealing with complications of Medicaid reimbursement because the patient population is more psychiatric than medical.  The Journal reports the state is moving towards a standalone psychiatric hospital on the Cranston campus so the medical side can be evaluated separately.

>>New Laws Covering Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault

(Providence, RI)  --  A new Rhode Island law aims to protect domestic abuse victims.  The legislation establishes a program where a victim can apply to have the Secretary of State designate a substitute home address so that their real address can be kept confidential.  Another new law requires all entities that receive, maintain and preserve sexual assault evidence kits to submit an annual report to the Department of Health which includes the total number of untested kits.

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Bike Lanes for Hope Street - safety, common sense?

 

 

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Plans for fitting in bike lanes to congested Hope Street have store owners and residents concerned - so much so a petition is going to the city.  What's happening elsewhere?  We take a look.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Primaries just weeks away - know your "senior issues"

 

 

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Know your senior issues - and see what laws have recently passed to impact older Rhode Islanders. With HERB WEISS, senior issues writer.

 

 

 
 

 

Strategies for Problem Solving & the Role of Leadership

 

 

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Business leadership writer MARY T. O'SULLIVAN discusses change, problem solving ad how leadership can help success - or not.

 

 

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week

 

 

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Join the RIYAN group (young accountants) at The Guild in Pawtucket for a beer tasting/networking event.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Before there were bicycles, there were velocipedes or "bone-shakers".  These primitive, pedal-less, and un-steerable wooden precursors to bikes emerged around 1818, when Baron von Drais earned a patent for a device with a padded saddle and a steerable front wheel. The patent was filed under the name "velocipede." The term "bicycle" didn't emerge until 1869.

 

 

 
 

 

Twitter Questions of the Day

Lt. Gov. Primary - Dems & Repubs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TO WORK:

Seniors Need You!

Home Care Assistance of RI

(click image - apply today)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones Troy City

Comic Con

 

 

 

 

Date: August 27th

 

Click on photo to go to the Facebook page of Troy City Comic Con

 

 

 

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: The governor of Rhode Island tests positive for coronavirus.  Two men are dead after a Southern New England boat crash this weekend.  Members of the Providence School Board are calling for an investigation into the district's graduation rates.

>>Governor McKee Tests Positive For COVID

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee has tested positive for COVID-19.  McKee is vaccinated and twice-boosted, and says he is experiencing very minor symptoms while taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid.  The positive test came in on Saturday.  The Governor's office indicates McKee will be in isolation for five days and work remotely.

>>Fatal Boat Crash On The Coast

(Stonington, CT)  --  Two men have lost their lives after an apparent boating accident in Stonington, Connecticut.  WJAR-TV reports a 21-foot center console crashed into the break wall near Stonington Harbor on Friday night.  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has identified the victims as David Motherway of Stonington and Brian Collie of Littleton, Colorado.  The incident remains under investigation.

>>Woman Who Hailed Rideshare In Providence Says She Was Assaulted

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department is investigating an assault incident.  GoLocalProv.com reports two people ordered an Uber from the Salon Nightclub overnight Saturday, but they apparently got tricked into getting inside the wrong car.  The driver was asked to pull over in front of Providence Place.  Then the driver allegedly grabbed one of the passengers and threw her to the ground.  The woman in her 30s reportedly declined medical treatment.

>>Prov School Board Member Alleges Graduation Inflation

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Education is looking into claims of inflated graduation rates in the Providence School District.  A member of the school committee, Ty'Relle Stephens, spoke before the Council of Elementary and Secondary Education last week.  He alleged that about two-dozen students received credit for three years' worth of high school in roughly a month's time.  Stephens and two other school board members want the Rhode Island General Assembly to get involved.

>>UPS Deliveries Returning To Prudence Island

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  UPS package deliveries are resuming on Prudence Island.  According to a report from The Newport Daily News, United Parcel Service failed to pay its bills to A-and-R Marine, the company that operates the Prudence Island ferry, going back several years.  Deliveries stopped being accepted on August 8th, but both sides said last week they were close to a resolution.  Earlier this summer, UPS had to arrange for deliveries to be made to Nantucket on a barge because it forgot to make its reservations on the Cape Cod Steamship Authority.

>>Former Red Sox Pitcher Bill Lee Collapses During Exhibition Game

(Savannah, GA)  --  Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee collapsed during a game last week.  The Savannah, Georgia Morning News reports Lee was warming up in the bullpen during an exhibition game for the Savannah Bananas last Friday when he collapsed and stopped breathing.  Lee was resuscitated and taken to a local hospital for treatment.  The 75-year-old who is a member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame has continued pitching well past his last appearance in the majors in 1982.

>>NFL Preseason: Patriots Beat Panthers

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers in last Friday's preseason game at Gillette Stadium, 20-to-10.  Bailey Zappe [[ ZAP-ee ]] got most of the quarterback reps for New England.  Mac Jones made his preseason debut, going 4-for-8 passing with 61 yards and zero touchdowns/interceptions.  The Patriots go to Las Vegas to play the Raiders for their final preseason game on Friday the 26th.

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>>The Latest

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: There are new details about the Block Island pugilism from earlier this month.  A historic installation takes place at the Rhode Island National Guard.  New laws are in the books to help RI senior citizens.

[[ watch for updates ]]

>>Friday Another Fire Danger Day; Brush Fire Last Night In RI

(Burrillville, RI)  --  The National Weather Service says there is an elevated danger for fires in Southern New England on Friday.  The threat is being caused by a combination of drought conditions, low humidity levels and gusty winds.  Forecasters say the highest wind gusts in the region today are expected across southeastern Massachusetts.  Several acres of the Spring Lake Fishing Area in Burrillville burned on Thursday night.  That brush fire is being investigated as possibly suspicious.

>>Pawtucket Firefighter Injured

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  WJAR-TV reports one firefighter was injured responding to a house fire in Pawtucket Thursday night.  The call came in for a residence on Manton Street at around 6:30.  The fire was mostly contained to the back of the house.  The injured firefighter reportedly suffered heat exhaustion.

>>Police: Large Crowds From Ballard's Squeezed Onto B.I. Ferry

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  We're learning more about the scene on Block Island on August 8th, when multiple arrests were made for fights on the Island and the ferry going back to the mainland.  The Providence Journal reports a police narrative has been submitted to the New Shoreham Town Council, which is being used for a show-cause hearing regarding the licenses of Ballard's Beach Resort.  Authorities say there were large crowds at the resort for the annual Reggae Fest.  Things were apparently getting rowdy, so the bars got shut down and there was a mass exodus to the ferry.  Seven people were arrested for fighting on the boat.  Ballard's will have the opportunity to present its version of events at the hearing on Monday.

>>Historic First For RI National Guard

(East Greenwich, RI)  --  A black person is serving as a colonel in the Rhode Island National Guard for the first time.  The Independent reports Sharon Harmon was installed in her new rank at a promotion ceremony last weekend at Camp Fogarty in East Greenwich.  Harmon has been a member of the Army Reserve and the RI National Guard for nearly four decades.  She says she feels a responsibility to other black members of the Ocean State's military forces as a result.

>>Starbucks Lawsuit Dismissed

(Undated)  --  A five-million-dollar class-action lawsuit filed by a Rhode Island man against Starbucks has been dismissed.  Glenn Skalubinski, a former RI State Police trooper and currently the harbormaster in Jamestown, purchased a Starbucks drink at a Hannaford's grocery store in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.  According to the suit that was filed last year, the drink claimed it had real vanilla, but instead it only had vanilla flavoring.  The Newport Daily News reports a federal judge in Mass dismissed the suit last month because the court apparently did not get a timely response within the proceedings.

>>New Laws To Benefit Rhode Island Seniors

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor Dan McKee ceremoniously signed several pieces of legislation this week intended to support Rhode Island seniors.  One of the bills authorizes the creation of a pharmaceutical redistribution program by the RI Department of Health and the Board of Pharmacy.  That program is set to begin next year.  Another new law lowers the age that someone can be considered a victim of elder financial exploitation from 65 to 60.  A third bill signed by the governor will require the state to streamline the application process for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots and the team they're playing in the next preseason game keep getting into fights in practice.  Rhode Island-based CVS is being ordered to pay a settlement related to opioid abuse.  A historic Newport property has been sold.

>>Patriots, Panthers Fight Again

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Players from the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers got into fights for the second straight day at a joint practice in Foxboro on Wednesday.  Star Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was leveled with a late hit by Pats defensive lineman Deatrich Wise.  A fight spilled into the bleachers where a fan was injured.  Wise and Carolina's backup running back Chuba Hubbard were ejected from practice.  The fan suffered a swollen foot, but refused treatment from Patriots medical personnel.  The Patriots offered her tickets to a game this season.  New England hosts Carolina in a preseason game on Friday night.

>>Three Charged For Block Island Brawling Appear In Court

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  Three men who were charged in connection to fighting on Block Island and aboard the Block Island Ferry earlier this month appeared in Washington County Superior Court on Wednesday.  Miguel Silva, Michael Carvalho and Jacob Dorbor, all from Rhode Island, pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct.  Silva and Carvalho were part of a group of seven that was arrested for the fight on the ferry as it was headed back to the mainland on August 8th.  Dorbor was picked up for an alleged fight at a music festival from earlier in the day at Ballard's Beach Resort, which is now having its licenses reviewed by the town of New Shoreham.

>>Drug Stores Ordered To Pay Opioid Money

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  CVS, as well as Walmart and Walgreens, are being ordered to pay 650-million dollars for their role in the opioid crisis.  The money is going to Lake County and Trumbull County, Ohio.  The companies were found liable for roles in the opioid epidemic in both counties last November, with the lawsuit alleging they abused their position as registered dispensers of controlled drugs to foster a black market for prescription drugs.

>>Man Who Accepted Cocaine Package In RI Mail Being Deported

(Providence, RI)  --  An illegal immigrant who, according to the Justice Department, accepted a package at a Providence post office containing bricks of cocaine, is facing deportation.  Thirty-eight-year-old Robinson Padilla-Rosario, a Dominican national, was arrested in April 2021.  He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and was sentenced to time served.  The DOJ says Padilla-Rosario has been taken into the custody of immigration authorities.

>>Historic Newport House Sells For $5.5M

(Newport, RI)  --  A historic Newport property has been sold.  Sotheby's International says the Villa Marina, also known as the Sanford-Covell House, was sold for five-and-a-half-million dollars to a local family.  The eight-bedroom house overlooking Newport Harbor was built in 1870.  William King Covell the Second purchased the home 26 years later.  The seller was Covell's great-granddaughter.

>>Fisherman Fined For Illegal Striped Bass Catch

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is fining a fisherman.  The nine-thousand-dollar penalty is against William McLaughlin the Third for possessing striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Block Island in the summer of 2020.  The DEM says the intent of the regulations is to maintain a sustainable striped bass fishery.  Fishers with questions are encouraged to call the Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries at 401-423-1923.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Rhode Island state representative is being ordered to pay a fine for ethics violations.  A Providence man has died in a drawbridge accident in Wisconsin.  Multiple fights break out at Patriots practice.

>>State Rep Fined By RI Ethics Commission

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Ethics Commission is fining state Representative Carlos Tobon [[ tuh-BONE ]].  WPRI-TV reports the commission voted Tuesday to penalize the Pawtucket Democrat 36-hundred dollars for over a dozen ethics violations.  An investigation revealed Tobon failed to report unpaid personal debts, as well as business interests and executive positions on required disclosure forms.  Tobon stepped down from the House Finance Committee and stopped attending General Assembly sessions altogether after his personal issues came to light in May.

>>Local Radio Host Arrested

(Warwick, RI)  --  Local radio host John DePetro was arrested in Warwick on Tuesday.  DePetro was charged with trespassing.  He was apparently standing outside of a house that was searched earlier this year in connection to a missing person case.  Forty-four-year-old Charlotte Lester of East Greenwich has not been seen since the spring.  DePetro is due to appear in court on September 1st.

>>Elderly Providence Man Dies In Milwaukee Drawbridge Accident

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  A Providence man has died in an accident that happened in Milwaukee.  Seventy-seven-year-old Richard Dujardin reportedly got stuck on a drawbridge that was being raised and he fell about 25 feet on Monday.  The bridge operator is under police investigation.

>>Car Goes Into Prov Restaurant

(Providence, RI)  --  A car crashed into a restaurant in Providence on Tuesday.  WJAR-TV reports it happened at around 2 p.m. at El Caribeno on Academy Avenue.  The car went halfway into the restaurant and needed to be towed out.  There was no immediate word on possible injuries.

>>Pawtucket Man Charged With Bomb Threat

(Norton, MA)  --  A Pawtucket man is being charged for allegedly making a bomb threat in Massachusetts.  Supervisors at the Pitney Bowes warehouse in Norton say 59-year-old William Brown made threats on Monday and was asked not to return to work Tuesday.  When he showed up anyway, Brown was asked to leave and the company called police.  The building was evacuated and later cleared by the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad.  Brown is facing a felony charge of making a terroristic threat.

>>Fights Reported At Patriots-Carolina Joint Practice

(Foxboro, MA)  --  There are reports of several fights at the joint practice with the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers.  Patriots players Kristen Wilkerson and Kendrick Bourne were ejected from practice after one of the incidents on Tuesday.  Carolina safety Kenny Robinson was also kicked out of practice.  Later on, Patriots guard James Ferentz was allegedly involved in a separate incident at the first joint practice for the teams before their preseason game coming up on Friday.

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Networking Pick of the Week - summer fun w/Central Chamber

 

Join the Central Chamber for end-of-summer fun with a business networking event at Iggys this week.

 
 

 

 
 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Warwick City Council is continuing to consider adding license plate-reading technology to the streets.  The South Kingstown school committee is facing a lawsuit.  A new electricity storage system is online in Pascoag.

>>Fall-Like Weather In RI For Another Couple Of Days

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Islanders are continuing to enjoy cooler weather after a long stretch of summer heat.  The National Weather Service forecast for the Providence area is highs in the upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.  Temperatures will increase to the 80s starting on Thursday and lasting through next week.  We are in hurricane season, but so far, none have formed in the Atlantic.

>>Warwick Council Wants License Plate Camera Ordinance Fine-Tuned

(Warwick, RI)  --  License plate-reading cameras could soon go online in another Rhode Island city.  WPRI-TV reports the Warwick City Council on Monday unanimously voted to send a proposed ordinance to the public safety committee after a discussion that lasted several hours.  The full council is set to vote in September.  License-plate cameras have been turned on in a half-dozen other communities.  Police say they're a great crime-fighting tool, but the ACLU has raised concerns about erosion of civil liberties.

>>Resident Alleges School Advisory Committee Improperly Met Behind Closed Doors

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  A Rhode Island woman is back in the news for her dealings with the local school board.  The Independent reports Nicole Solas is suing the South Kingstown School Committee, alleging that a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color advisory group formed in 2020 has not met in public.  Solas, whose suit is backed by the Goldwater Institute, is asking for any action taken during closed-door meetings to be nullified.  The Wakefield woman made headlines last year for filing over two-hundred public records requests about the South Kingstown School District's teachings on race and gender.

>>Judge Rules Greenhouse Must Undergo Town Review

(Exeter, RI)  --  A ruling is being made in a Rhode Island case concerning the use of farmland property.  The Providence Journal reports a Superior Court judge sided with the town of Exeter over a 25-acre greenhouse along Route 2.  The Schartner family argued that the greenhouse for growing tomatoes was exempt from a town zoning review.  A cease-and-desist order against the construction of the greenhouse was issued last October.

>>Rhode Island DEM Seeks Development Of Marina

(Tiverton, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is seeking public input for a waterfront development.  The DEM is soliciting proposals for operating the former Chase Marina facility in Tiverton, which is currently state-owned.  Officials say the site offers a great chance to drive the Ocean State's seafood industry forward.

>>First Big Battery Opens

(Burrillville, RI)  --  The first utility-scale battery electricity storage system in Rhode Island has joined the grid.  Governor Dan McKee's office celebrated the news on Monday with the Pascoag Utility District.  McKee says the technology is a vital link to the state's transition to one-hundred-percent clean energy in 2033.  The utility company also says there will be a cost-benefit from the reduced need to routinely upgrade infrastructure.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Serious injuries were avoided when a car crashed into an East Providence apartment last night.  The Warwick Police Department is joining several others in the Ocean State in putting body cameras on its officers.  The U.S. Labor Department is accusing a Newport restaurant group of wage violations.

>>Driver Arrested After Crashing Into East Providence Apartment

(East Providence, RI)  --  A driver crashed into someone's apartment in East Providence on Sunday night.  It happened at a building on Evergreen Drive at around 9:30.  WPRI-TV reports one person inside the apartment was evaluated for minor injuries.  WJAR reports the driver, 50-year-old Antonio Lopes, was charged with DUI.

>>Warwick Police Officers To Wear Body Cameras

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Warwick Police Department is announcing plans to equip officers with body cameras.  Starting Tuesday, there will be sixteen patrol officers wearing Axon cameras for two months.  After that, cameras will be worn by all front-line patrol officers and field supervisors.  Warwick joins the Providence and Newport police departments, as well as the Rhode Island State Police, in having its officers film interactions with the public.

>>New Fieldhouse Named For Fallen South County Student-Athlete

(Richmond, RI)  --  A new athletic field house at Chariho High School has opened bearing the name of a student who passed away five years ago.  Seventeen-year-old Maddie Potts died from an aneurysm while taking a penalty kick during a soccer game.  The Maddie Potts Memorial Field house was dedicated on Sunday.  Over a half-million dollars was fundraised by the community to get it built.

>>Federal Government Sues Newport Restaurants Over Wage Issues

(Newport, RI)  --  The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a group of Newport restaurants.  The Labor Department is alleging that Stoneacre Hospitality co-owners Christopher Bender and David Crowell took a dip in the employee tip pool.  The restaurant ownership also apparently failed to pay minimum wage and overtime earnings.  According to The Newport Daily News, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh wants Stoneacre to pay back tips and wages for about a five-year period ending on January 4th, 2021.

>>Suspect Deemed Incompetent For Providence Murder Case

(Providence, RI)  --  Murder charges are being dropped in a Providence homicide case.  The Journal reports a Superior Court judge has ruled Zackery Khamvongsa [[ cam-VONG-suh ]] incompetent to stand trial.   Khamvongsa is a former Johnston resident who has been in the custody of the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals.  He fatally shot 22-year-old Anthony Mitchell of Lincoln as Mitchell was walking out of the Rodriguez Meat Market on Hartford Avenue in December 2014.

>>New RI Law OK's Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing

(Providence, RI)  --  Peer-to-peer car sharing has been legalized in the state of Rhode Island.  A new law passed by the General Assembly defines the practice as the use of a vehicle by someone other than the owner through an authorized car-sharing business.  State Representative Jacquelyn Baginski of Cranston, one of the bill's sponsors, says this will offer an innovative alternative to the transportation needs of Rhode Islanders.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Block Island officials are looking at the liquor and entertainment licenses of an establishment after a high-profile fighting incident earlier this week.  The Patriots lose their preseason opener at home.  Governor McKee is proposing relief for low-income Rhode Islanders who could struggle to pay their electric bills this winter.

>>Block Island To Review Venue's Licenses; New B.I. Interim Police Chief

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  The New Shoreham Town Council voted unanimously at a public safety meeting on Thursday to schedule a hearing to discuss pulling the licenses from a bar and restaurant which fomented at least some of the recent misconduct on the Island.  One person was arrested in connection to a fight at Ballard's Beach and Resort on Monday.  There was also a fight on the Block Island ferry from later that night which resulted in seven arrests, but it's not clear if that is connected to the fisticuffs at Ballard's.  Meanwhile, the town is continuing its rotation of police chiefs.  The latest to take the job, on an interim basis: retired state police sergeant Walter Anderson, who has also worked in New Shoreham.

>>Patriots Lose To Giants

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots lost their preseason opener on Thursday night.  The New York Giants won at Gillette Stadium, 23-to-21.  Pats starting quarterback Mac Jones did not play in last night's game.  The Patriots learned yesterday that longtime running back James White is retiring.  Preseason game number two for New England is August 19th at home versus Carolina.

>>RI Governor Proposes Carbon Cap Funding For Winter Bill Relief

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is proposing relief for low-income residents who could potentially struggle to pay electric bills this winter.  Rhode Island Energy recently requested a significant rate increase.  McKee wants to use about four-million dollars in funding from the Northeastern U.S. carbon emissions cap initiative funded by power plants to help make sure everyone is covered.  Thirty-nine-thousand customers in the Ocean State would benefit.  The plan is subject to public hearings.

>>All Of I-295 To Be Upgraded Starting This Weekend

(Undated)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is starting maintenance work that will cover the entire Route 295 corridor on Sunday night.  All 40 miles of the interstate will be milled and paved.  RIDOT says to watch out for lane and ramp closures, mainly during evening and overnight hours.

>>East Prov Carousel Is Back

(East Providence, RI)  --  A historic Rhode Island carousel is riding once again.  WJAR-TV reports the Crescent Park Looff Carousel in Riverside, East Providence reopened last weekend.  Structural problems kept the century-old carousel inoperable for three years.  The attraction is open weekends noon to 6 p.m. through Columbus Day.  The cost to ride is two dollars a ticket.

>>Historic Newport Diner To Serve Final Meals

(Newport, RI)  --  A popular diner in Newport is closing.  WPRI-TV reports the last day for Bishop's 4th Street Diner is Sunday.  Bishop's is one of about two-thousand prefabricated metal roadside diners that was manufactured by the Jerry O'Mahony Diner Company in the first half of the 20th century.  The Newport Daily News reported in the spring the diner's landlord sought eviction for a redevelopment plan.  Bishop's could be relocated to New Hampshire pending a successful sale.

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Deadlines for voting in upcoming primary, Meet Alison Mountfoord, RI Veterans: Did you know and more

 

 

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Ocean State Bridal Show - TONIGHT - on the beach

 

THE bridal show - and on the beach, too. Complete with vendors - and a photo shoot of brides and bridal parties - this is a must for upcoming brides and families.

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

PHOTOS from the Victory Day event, info on insurance, events, groups, and discounts with JOHN A. CIANCI.

 
 

 

Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Romesco Sauce

 

Chef ALISON MOUNTFORD tells us how to make a spatchcock chicken - it's easier than you think - how to do it on the grill - and make a Romesco sauce. Yum!

 
 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

Providence has the most coffee and donut shops per capita of any city in the country, with over 25 doughnut shops per 100,000 people.

 

 
 

Meet our new Food Writer - Chef Alison!

 

Meet Alison Mountford - we are thrilled to have her - her life is all about food and cooking and sharing her knowledge with all of you!

 

 
 

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island is enforcing a new law against a reservoir owner which has been the subject of complaints.  A Providence police officer is fighting the department's attempt to release him.  The Patriots are kicking off their preseason schedule.

>>State Ordering Compliance From Reservoir Owner Targeted By New Law

(Coventry, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island is enforcing a new law which regulates water levels in dams.  Governor Dan McKee's administration and the Department of Environmental Management are ordering Soscia [[ SO-shuh ]] Holdings LLC to slow down its water release at Flat River Reservoir, also known as Johnson's Pond in Coventry.  Soscia Holdings has filed a federal lawsuit over the bill that was passed by the Rhode Island General Assembly earlier this year.  Nearby residents and recreational users of the pond have complained about the negative impacts of drastic water level reductions for several years.

>>Truck Driver Who Killed Motorcycle Riders From RI/MA Acquitted

(Undated)  --  A truck driver has been found not guilty of negligent homicide and manslaughter in connection to a crash that killed a group of motorcyclists from New England.  Volodymyr Zhukovsky of West Springfield, Massachusetts was on trial in New Hampshire for the crash involving the Jarheads Marine biker group on U.S. Route 2.  The victims included three people from Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Daniel Pereira of Riverside and Edward and Jo-Ann Corr of Lakeville.

>>Providence Police Officer Challenging Termination

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence police captain is fighting the department's attempt to fire him for allegedly using excessive force.  Stephen Gencarella [[ JENK-cuh-RELL-uh ]] was videoed slamming a suspect's head to the ground during an arrest over the Fourth of July weekend.  WPRI-TV reports Gencarella plans to challenge the administrative charges against him through a Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights hearing.

>>Prov City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto Of School Board Referendum

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence City Council is overriding the veto of Mayor Jorge Elorza on a proposed charter change to create a partially-elected school board.  That means voters will see the question on the ballot in November.  The first election for a hybrid school board of elected members and mayoral appointees would be in 2024.  Elorza says he is focusing on defeating the referendum so that more politics is not injected into the Providence school system.

>>Beached Whale Likely Will Be Buried

(Charlestown, RI)  --  A dead whale that washed ashore in South County on Tuesday will likely be buried at the beach.  The carcass is at East Beach in Charlestown.  WJAR-TV reports the Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries will perform a necropsy on the minke whale which measures about twenty feet.

>>Patriots Host Giants In Preseason Opener

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are kicking off their preseason schedule.  The Pats host the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium with a 7 p.m. start.  We'll see if quarterback Mac Jones gets into tonight's game, as The Boston Globe reported that wasn't a guarantee as of Tuesday.

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Rules and structure for a safe, family fun day - Naval Station Newports, ART!, Ron & Jen's Great Escape and more!

 

 

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Salute to Summer

Naval Station Newport

 

A full day and night of food, activities, music of different genres - ending with fireworks in sight of the Newport Bridge. A safe spot to end your summer.

 
 

 

 
 

 

NEW: AMICA wins bid to sponsor and name "The Dunk"

 

Announcement soon on the new name as RI based company, AMICA, steps up to sponsor The Dunk in Providence.

 
 

 

ART! Remembered Places

 

Woonsocket gallery hosts two artists - Michael Rose & Abba Cudney at Monument Arts Gallery.

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN weekly commentary on the passing scene.

 
 

 

 
 

 

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Newport is home to the Navy's most prestigious educational institution - the Naval War College. As the oldest institution in continuous existence anywhere in the world, the college is organized to pursue and integrate both academic and research endeavors.

 

Newport is the Navy's premier site for training officers, officer candidates, senior enlisted personnel and midshipman candidates, as well as conducting advanced undersea warfare and development systems.

 

 
 

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Over a half-dozen arrests for fighting is the latest black eye for Block Island this summer.  Nicholas Alahverdian has been convicted in United Kingdom court for alleged threatening behavior.  More flying destinations could be arriving soon at T.F. Green Airport.

>>Storms In SNE Causes House Fires, Street Flooding

(Undated)  --  Severe weather caused issues in Southern New England on Monday night.  There was a series of lightning strikes at around 6 p.m. in Bristol, Rhode Island, which officials say led to three house fires.  No injuries were reported.  In Massachusetts, the National Weather Service says last night's rain caused significant street flooding in Fall River and New Bedford.

>>Rowdy Summer On B.I. Continues

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  Block Island's reputation this summer is taking another hit.  Officials last month reported epic levels of public drunkenness.  Police boarded the Block Island Ferry in Narragansett late Monday evening and arrested seven people in connection to a fight.  WJAR-TV reports there were also a couple of brawls in New Shoreham at Ballard's bar and restaurant, including one that happened during a reggae concert.  The Rhode Island State Police made one disorderly conduct arrest in relation to those incidents.

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>>Whale Carcass On Beach

(Charlestown, RI)  --  A dead whale has washed ashore in South County.  Channel 10 reports the whale is at East Beach in Charlestown.  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is assessing the situation, with help from the Mystic Aquarium.

>>Alahverdian Convicted For Hospital Threats

(Glasgow, Scotland)  --  Nicholas Alahverdian, the former Rhode Island activist who allegedly faked his own death, could soon be facing the music in the U.S. legal system.  An individual arrested as Alahverdian, who goes by other aliases, has insisted he's a victim of mistaken identity.  That's a claim which has been widely rebuffed.  Alahverdian was found guilty on Tuesday of threatening hospital staff in Glasgow, Scotland who told him he was fit to be discharged as a COVID-19 patient.  He did not receive any additional jail time, but was ordered to pay a fine.  Alahverdian is now facing extradition for rape charges in Utah.

>>Breeze Airways Establishing Base At T.F. Green

(Warwick, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee says T.F. Green International Airport is gaining as many as twenty nonstop routes from Breeze Airways establishing a base of operations there.  Specific destinations were not shared during an announcement on Tuesday.  Breeze flights out of Warwick started last year.  The current departure list includes Charleston, South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia, as well as Pittsburgh.  The governor's office says Breeze is expected to apply for tax credits to help launch and support the base.

>>Nomination Signatures Allegedly Forged For College Student Governor Hopeful

(Jamestown, RI)  --  Two people are accused of forging signatures on nomination papers for a Rhode Island college student running for governor.  The Jamestown Police Department announced the charges against 18-year-olds Owen Lokey and Gracie Flynn of North Kingstown.  Zachary Hurwitz, also 18, is planning to attend the University of Rhode Island this fall.  He's running for governor as an independent.  Hurwitz says he was unaware of the allegations, and that he plans to continue his campaign.

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100+ FBI Agents search Trump's Home, Providence Mayoral Forum, Networking Pick of the Week and much more!

 

 

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FBI raid at former President Trump's home

 

The little we know about the raid at President Trump's home by over 100 FBI agents - and his response.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Fire at candidate's home ends with firefighters hosting birthday party

 

A "good news" story - Secretary of State candidate, Stephanie Beaute - came home to her house on fire - just before her daughter's 4th birthday - what the fire department did next.

 
 

 

Providence Mayoral Forum - candidates talk to, and with, constituency

 

The 3 candidates for Mayor of Providence participate in RI CARES unique forum. By RICHARD ASINOF of ConvergenceRI.

 
 

 

In the Arena - with Jim Hummel

 

JOE PAOLINO, JR interviews Jim Hummel host of The Hummel Report. Also seen on RI PBS and read in the Providence Journal.

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week

 

The Taunton Area Business Connections Group is featured this week.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

Sunflowers are used to assist in clean up after a nuclear disaster.

 

They are hyper-accumulators, capable of absorbing toxic heavy metals from the ground and have been planted at both Chernobyl and Fukushima in the attempt to aid in soil restoration.

 

 
 

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Islanders are bracing for one more hot-weather day before a temperature decline.  A new law impacts people who have entered the Ocean State's legal system.  The Boston Bruins have re-signed a couple of fan favorites.

>>Some Heat Relief In Rhode Island Soon

(Providence, RI)  --  A week-long heat wave in Southern New England is about to come to an end.  However, Tuesday could possibly be the hottest day during the wave so far, as the National Weather Service is predicting heat index values up to 104 degrees.  The weather service forecast high temperature for the Providence area Wednesday through Saturday is around 80 degrees daily.

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>>Police Board Block Island Ferry

(Narragansett, RI)  --  Authorities responded to an apparent fight on the Block Island ferry in Narragansett late Monday night.  The ferry was arriving at the Point Judith terminal.  WJAR-TV reports there were injuries according to the Narragansett fire chief, but the extent was unknown.

>>Parachuter Removed From Tree 

(Exeter, RI)  --  A parachutist got stuck in a tree in Exeter yesterday.  Leapfest, an event that goes back four decades, is being put on by the Rhode Island National Guard for the first time during the COVID pandemic.  One of the leapers was apparently blown off-course from the jump zone at Adams Farm.  Local fire departments were able to extract the unharmed individual.  Another parachuter over the weekend landed on a roof and had to make their way down to a second-story porch.

>>Lyme Disease Vaccine Clinics Held On Islands

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  Volunteers are being sought in Rhode Island for the final phase of a Lyme disease vaccine trial.  A vaccine from Pfizer and Valneva is the only one in active clinical development for the tick-borne disease which affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year.  The Providence Journal reports Boston-based research firm Care Access is conducting clinics in areas where Lyme is prevalent, including Block Island.  Clinics are also being held on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.  You can visit the website LymeTrial.com to begin the screening process.

>>DNA Requirement Removed For RI Diversion Program Participants

(Providence, RI)  --  It is no longer mandatory for someone participating in a criminal justice system "diversion program" in Rhode Island to submit a DNA sample.  State Representative Leonela Felix of Pawtucket said she introduced the bill that became law this summer on behalf of the Rhode Island Judiciary.  Felix says she personally benefited from a diversion program, which is an alternative to a traditional sentence handed down by a court.  The DNA sample rule still applies to people who have been convicted, pleaded guilty to, or served prison time for a crime of violence.

>>Bruins Re-Sign Bergeron, Krejci, Zacha

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Bruins are bringing back 2011 Cup winners Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.  This will be the third season as team captain for Bergeron.  Krejci is returning after a season played in his native Czech Republic.  The Bruins are also avoiding arbitration with restricted free agent Pavel Zacha.  All three signed one-year deals.

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Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Dangerous hot weather in the region is continuing.  Several people were injured in a weekend accident at a Rhode Island fireworks show.  The Providence Police Department is moving to fire an officer who was caught on video roughing up a suspect.

>>Heat Advisory Has Staying Power

(Undated)  --  Hot summer weather is sticking around in Southern New England.  The National Weather Service extended a Heat Advisory through the weekend.  It's now set to expire on Tuesday night.  The weather service says heat index values will continue to surpass the one-hundred-degree mark today and tomorrow.

>>Infant Dies In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A child death in Providence is under investigation.  A ten-month-old boy was reportedly found unresponsive in a bathtub at an apartment on Chad Brown Street on Saturday morning.  The Rhode Island Department  of Children, Youth and Families is reviewing the incident along with the Providence Police Department.

>>Armed Home Invasion In North Providence

(North Providence, RI)  --  North Providence police respond to an armed home invasion.  It happened at a house on Wentworth Street on Saturday night.  The people who lived there were reportedly unharmed, and officers added they were uncooperative.  The group of suspects apparently fled the scene with several-thousand dollars cash.

>>Injuries From Cumberland Fireworks Accident

(Cumberland, RI)  --  Three adults and four children were taken to local hospitals after a fireworks accident at a summer festival in Cumberland on Saturday.  One of the fireworks apparently failed to explode in the air, came back down and then detonated, bouncing towards a group of people.  They were all treated for minor burn injuries.  Officials say the show was put on by a licensed professional.

>>Prov Policeman Could Be Terminated For Rough Arrest

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Police Department is moving to fire a member who is accused of using excessive force.  Captain Stephen Gencarella [[ JENK-cuh-RELL-uh ]] is seen on video slamming Armando Rivas' head to the ground during an arrest.  Rivas was reportedly upset about his vehicle being towed during a Fourth of July fireworks show.  He was allegedly in possession of a knife after authorities said he had reached towards his waistband.  WPRI-TV reports  Gencarella went on injury leave after the incident, and that status remains the same.

>>Mayor Vetoes Providence School Board Election Proposal

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has vetoed a proposed change to the city charter which would change how the school committee is filled.  Elorza declined a City Council request for a referendum to possibly change the school board to elected members.  Currently, the mayor makes the appointments.  Elorza cited concerns about the positions becoming politicized and less-reflective of the community.

>>Priest Placed On Leave

(North Attleboro, MA)  --  A North Attleboro, Massachusetts Catholic priest is being placed on administrative leave.  According to the Fall River Diocese, Reverend Rodney Thibault is being investigated for alleged misconduct which does not involve a minor.  Thibault was assigned to Transfiguration of the Lord Parish.

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Big Box COSTCO, Topgolf bring big change to Heart of Cranston

 

The boutique success of Garden City will see some big changes when 2 developments come in to Chapel View area - and highways are extended and developed.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Taste of RI is back! Williams & Stuart Real Estate presenting sponsor

 

Williams & Stuart Real Estate steps up as presenting sponsor for this sell-out event - get your tickets now - RINewsToday is a proud Media Sponsor...

 
 

 

Welcome, Chef Alison!

Pretzel Crusted Zucchini Sticks w/Parmesan Dressing

 

Read all about Chef Alison and get this great recipe for all that zucchini we have around - ALISON MOUNTFORD will be sharing her recipes weekly with our readers!

 
 

 

Pool Safety precautions

 

The Union Fire District offers pool safety precautions as the summer heat is not done with us yet - be safe, especially with children at the pool.

 
 

 

It's Black Philanthropy Month

 

The Muse Foundation held a get together to encourage people to donate during August - Black Philanthropy Month.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

Pizza Strips are unique to Rhode Island. Unlike traditional pizza, this specialty is sold at bakeries and features a thick, airy crust topped with tomato sauce and maybe a sprinkle of parmesan or herbs on top. There’s no mozzarella cheese on this pizza.

 

Some say it is a variation from Cudduruni, a Sicilian style pan-baked, thick focaccia bread topped with tomato sauce and herbs - bakeries put trays out to cool on the sidewalks.

 

 
 

GriefSPEAK: Part Time Lovers

 

MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS' story "Part Time Lovers" - a difficult story to tell. Grief and loss and memory can last a lifetime.

 

 
 

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Friday is another extreme heat day for Southern New England.  A federal lawsuit filed over a water use dispute in Rhode Island will be heard in a different state because the local judges are recusing themselves.  Drivers are continuing to get relief at the gas pump.

>>Another Steamer On Friday, Not As Hot This Weekend

(Providence, RI)  --  The National Weather Service has a Heat Advisory in effect for all of Rhode Island except Block Island until 8 p.m. Friday.  The weather service is forecasting heat index values up to one-hundred degrees today.  People are being urged to avoid sun exposure or strenuous outside activities.  High temperatures for the Providence area this weekend are forecast right around 90 degrees.

>>Johnson's Pond Lawsuit Moved Out-Of-State

(Coventry, RI)  --  Federal judges in Rhode Island are recusing themselves from hearing a lawsuit filed over the Johnson's Pond water usage controversy in Coventry.  Soscia [[ SO-shuh ]] Holdings is suing the Rhode Island government for a new law which requires owners of dams to get state permission to adjust water levels.  WPRI-TV reports the federal lawsuit is being moved to New Hampshire because the three Rhode Island judges know people that live near the pond.  A temporary restraining order against the new law that was filed by Soscia last month was rejected.

>>Bridge At South Attleboro Train Stop To Be Torn Down

(South Attleboro, MA)  --  The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail station in South Attleboro, Mass is coming back to life.  Channel 12 reports construction will begin in the fall to re-open the station that closed in February 2021.  The T station's pedestrian bridge has to be demolished and replaced.  This comes as the Providence-Stoughton Line also gets ready to add a new stop in Pawtucket.

>>Owner Of Former Prison Has A Vision

(Cranston, RI)  --  A proposal has been made to tear down a former Rhode Island prison.  According to The Providence Journal, this is the medium-security prison in the Howard Industrial Park in Cranston.  The owner who purchased the nearly-century-old prison in a 2020 auction would like to see a warehouse or manufacturing facility go up in its place.  The project has earned several early rounds of approval from the city.

>>Gas Prices Continue Inching Downward

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island gas prices dropped a dime this week.  GasBuddy reports the current average price in the Ocean State is four dollars, 32 cents.  The national average has dipped down to almost four dollars even.  A number of factors are driving the cost down, including many Americans curbing their driving habits once the price climbed past five dollars.  That, along with the release of U.S. emergency oil stockpiles, helped cool demand.

>>New Medicare Law

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island governor has signed a new law which impacts the state's Medicare program.  The new requirement is that Medicare supplement policies must be offered to all patients regardless of age who are eligible by reason of disability, including end-stage renal disease.  The bill targets Rhode Islanders who are overwhelmed by the cost of dialysis and rely on Medicare to fund their treatments.

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Older adults lonelier without a partner, Oh, Deer!, RI Veterans: Did you know, and much more

 

 

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Lonelier without a partner - than without children (URI)

 

URI Researcher Nekehia Quashie participated in an international study on loneliness during the pandemic. Implications for those over 50 and what we know more about isolation because of the pandemic.

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know? Advance Directives, Victory Day...

 

JOHN A. CIANCI reviews veterans information on discounts and events - including one in RI for Victory Day - and answers questions on advance directives for veterans.

 
 

 

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Pretzel Crusted Zucchini Sticks w/Parmesan Dressing

 

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Oh, deer! Public deer survey & deer hunting license time

 

RIDEM has their annual summer deer survey for you to complete - and if you are a hunter, get your deer hunting license now.

 
 

 

HEAT ADVISORY!

 

HEAT ADVISORY over the next few days - information here to keep you safe - and Providence info on water parks, pools and cooling centers. Be safe.

 
 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

Hot & Cold - Richmond, R.I., experienced the state's coldest temperature: minus 28 degrees Fahrenheit on January 17, 1942.

 

The hottest temperature ever recorded was 104 F at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick on August 2, 1975.

 

 
 

 

 
 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Sauna-like weather is arriving in Rhode Island.  Three people are being indicted for a murder in Newport.  The opening of a new commuter rail station in Pawtucket is delayed.

>>Brace For Uncomfortable Hot Weather

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service has listed all of Rhode Island except for Block Island under a Heat Advisory on Thursday and Friday.  The weather service warns hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.  The real-feel temperature over the next two days is forecast in the triple-digits.  An official heat wave has a chance to continue in the Providence area into next Monday before we get a cooldown.

>>Trio Indicted For Fatal Social Club Shooting In Newport

(Newport, RI)  --  A Rhode Island grand jury is indicting three people for a fatal shooting in Newport.  Shamik Steele, Duane Logan and Xavier Perry are charged with the murder of Yordi Arevalo at the Friendly Sons of Newport Social Club back in February.  Steele is also charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  The defendants are being held without bail at the ACI.  They are due for an arraignment on August 18th.

>>State Rep Fined

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence state representative is being fined by the Rhode Island Board of Elections for spending campaign funds on personal expenses.  Ramon Perez, a Democrat representing the thirteenth district, will pay a six-thousand dollar fine and must repay another grand.  The Providence Journal reports a consent order from the board stated that Perez reasoned he could make such expenditures because the campaign owed him money.  However, that is prohibited by state law.

>>Wind Energy Training Being Offered At CCRI

(Lincoln, RI)  --  Community College of Rhode Island is offering a new wind energy training certificate program.  Governor Dan McKee's office says the CCRI campus in Lincoln will host the training program for workers engaged in the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.  It's being supported by a million dollars from the planned Eversource-Orsted Revolution Wind farm.  McKee says the course offers a chance for good-paying jobs while protecting the state's future, and leading the way in the fight against the climate change crisis.

>>New Bus-Train Station Opening Delayed

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  The new transit center near the Pawtucket-Central Falls border is not opening this summer despite that being the original plan.  A Rhode Island Department of Transportation official tells the Valley Breeze labor and supply chain issues have pushed the opening of the bus and train station to December.  RIDOT is meanwhile working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to establish a final train schedule on the Providence-Stoughton commuter line.

>>RI Girl Overcomes Injury To Win Another Jiu-Jitsu Medal

(Undated)  --  A young girl from Rhode Island is continuing her prowess in the martial art sport of jiu-jitsu. WCVB-Boston reports nine-year-old Sufina Grajo [[ soo-FEE-nuh GRAH-hoe ]] of Cumberland overcame a wrist injury which forced her to train off the mat to win gold in her division at the international Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu Championship.  Grajo has won 94 total medals.  She trains at Brazilian Top Team in Taunton, Massachusetts.

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