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1540 WADK.com Updates Archives for 2022-10

Lost Providence, Leadership lessons, Read with us and much more

 
 

 

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October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Lost Providence: Urban Planning trials & triumphs

 

 

 

 

DAVID BRUSSAT looks back at the Downtown Providence 1970 Plan - where is it now?

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Leadership lessons from winning, elite athletes

 

 

 

 

MARY T. O'SULLIVAN looks at what we can learn from the athletic community about our own patterns of success.

 

 

 
 

 

READ WITH US:  Ch. 5 of City Life

 

 

 

 

RI writer, MICHAEL MORSE, takes us through the streets of Providence on his rescue runs - Ch. 5 is out - with links to previous chapters.

 

 

 
 

 

Will Social Security survive the midterms?

 

 

 

 

HERB WEISS looks at the midterm elections and the approach that will be taken to secure - or not secure - social security.

 

 

 
 

 

Operation Stand Down RI

? needs our help for Thanksgiving... 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results?

Heating?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The famous songs “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “ You’re A Grand Old Flag” were written by Rhode Islander George M. Cohan. Born in Providence, Cohan was an entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer. 

 

You can see a bronze bust of Cohan on Wickenden Street in Providence's Fox Point area, a few blocks from where he lived.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Toys for Tots Time

How you can help

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at

RI Comic Con Nov. 4-6?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

Click photo for full forecast

 

A "B" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots ground the Jets to earn a milestone win for their head coach.  A report has been released about the death of a man during a Newport sailboat race this past summer.  The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approves an increase in natural gas rates.

>>Patriots Beat Jets

(East Rutherford, NJ)  --  The New England Patriots beat the New York Jets on the road Sunday, 22-to-17.  Pats quarterback Mac Jones went 24-for-35 passing with 194 yards, a touchdown pass to Jakobi Meyers, and an interception, while kicker Nick Folk went 5-for-5 on field goals.  Bill Belichick is now all by himself in second place on the all-time NFL coaching wins list.  The 4-and-4 Patriots are back at Gillette Stadium for Week 9, hosting Indianapolis.

>>Girl Killed In I-95 Crash

(Richmond, RI)  --  A juvenile has been killed in a Rhode Island motor vehicle accident.  The State Police says a car crashed on Route 95 in Richmond at around 4 a.m. Sunday.  A female passenger was killed.  The driver, also a juvenile, reportedly only had minor injuries.  No names have been released.  The crash remains under investigation.

>>New Details Released About Sailing Race Death

(Newport, RI)  --  A report has been released in connection to a drowning during the Newport Bermuda Race.  Colin Golder of New Jersey fell from his team's sailing vessel after a large wave crashed over the boat during the race in June.  U.S. Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, is concluding that the 74-year-old Golder's death was likely due to the fact that he was not wearing a harness with a tether, nor did he have on a personal flotation device.

>>Stabbing In Front Of Providence City Hall

(Providence, RI)  --  A man reportedly suffered serious injuries in a stabbing in Providence on Saturday night.  The incident happened on the steps of City Hall.  Police say the parties had been involved in a fight beforehand.  WLNE-TV reports the victim was alert when authorities arrived, and was taken for a hospital evaluation.

>>State PUC Approves Rhode Island Energy Gas Rate Increase

(Warwick, RI)  --  Natural gas rates are increasing in Rhode Island.  The Public Utilities Commission on Friday approved a request from Rhode Island Energy which will see the annual bill for a typical customer rise by 89 dollars.  Rhode Island Energy originally asked for a 15-percent increase, but that got worked down to nine-point-six-percent primarily because of a credit agreement parent company PPL reached when the state OK'd its purchase of Narragansett Electric Company from National Grid.

>>Former Miss Rhode Island Gets One Year Probation for Florida ICE Plot

(Miami, FL)  --  A former Miss Rhode Island has been sentenced for sneaking into an ICE detention center to see her ex-baseball star husband.  Juliana Clare Stout was crowned Miss Rhode Island in 2009, and was elected as a commissioner in North Bay Village, Florida in 2018.  Her husband is Brayan Villareal, who used to play for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.  The Venezuelan player was in a Miami ICE detention center back in 2021.  On Thursday, Stout pleaded guilty to pretending to be a paralegal to get inside the ICE center to see Villareal.  She was sentenced to one year probation and 50 hours of community service.

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10-31-2022 02:15:07

 
 

 

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October 28, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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TODAY IS NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A missing teen from Southern New England has been found safe.  The alleged leader of a Rhode Island motorcycle club is being sentenced to the ACI.  The Patriots are at the Jets in NFL Week 8.

>>Students Taken To Hospital After Bus Crash

(Blackstone, MA)  --  Multiple students were treated for minor injuries after a head on crash involving a school bus and an SUV in Blackstone, Massachusetts on Thursday.  The crash happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Main and Mendon streets.  The driver of the SUV suffered the most serious injuries, and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  Multiple students were also taken to the hospital as a precaution, although none of the kids have injuries considered to be serious.

>>Missing Massachusetts Teenager Found In NYC

(Raynham, MA)  --  A Raynham, Massachusetts teenager who had been missing for over a week has been found safe in New York City.  Raynham police say Colleen Weaver was found late Thursday night with the help of New York City police and the FBI.  The teen was last seen by family on October 18th, and details of how she was found have not been released.

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>>New 6-10 Ramp Opening Bumped To Friday Morning

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has delayed the opening of a temporary ramp from Route 6 east to Route 10 south in Providence.  The ramp on the 6-10 Connector was originally supposed to start taking traffic on October 19th.  RIDOT says it will finally happen this morning after rush hour.  The state transportation department says this is a significant milestone in the years-long upgrade of the 6-10, as traffic is being moved off the last segment of old infrastructure at the interchange.  Drivers are urged to reduce speeds on the approach.

>>Alleged Motorcycle Gang Leader Is Sentenced

(Providence, RI)  --  The purported leader of the Rhode Island chapter of the Pagans motorcycle group is being sentenced to a state prison term.  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says Deric McGuire of North Smithfield pleaded no contest to nine total charges, including trafficking drugs and firearms, and was sentenced to a decade behind bars.  McGuire was arrested during a series of raids carried out by the Rhode Island State Police in 2018.

>>Federal Sentence For Dealing Meth

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence man is being sentenced to federal prison for five years.  The Justice Department says 34-year-old Sean Francis pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  The DOJ says Francis regularly received packages of crystal meth that were shipped from Arizona.

>>Patriots At Jets In Week 8

(East Rutherford, NJ)  --  The New England Patriots are back on the road this weekend, playing at the New York Jets.  Patriots head coach Bill Belichick confirmed on Thursday that Mac Jones will start at quarterback.  New England has a 3-and-4 record, while New York is off to a 5-and-2 start.  Kickoff from MetLife Stadium is at 1 p.m. Sunday.

>>Tours, Overnight Stays Available At Conjuring House

(Burrillville, RI)  --  The notorious "Conjuring" house in Burrillville is now hosting haunted house tours.  According to MassLive.com, the home was purchased this past year for one-and-a-half-million dollars by Jacqueline Nuñez, a Boston developer who has a deep fascination with the paranormal.  The previous owner stipulated that the new owner could not live in the house year-round due to its "powerful energy".  Nuñez told The Boston Globe she decided to run daytime tours and allow guests to book overnight for investigations.  Bookings start at around one-thousand dollars for groups up to six.

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10-28-2022 02:23:13

National DEA Drug Take Back Day Saturday - lots of places near you

 

 

 

 

Start cleaning out!  Anonymous, convenient sites all over Rhode Island - don't flush medications and don't leave them around where family, friends could access them.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

The Black Press in RI - TONIGHT

 

 

 

 

Stages of Freedom has a unique event tonight in Newport at the Redwood Library - the history of the black press in RI.

 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: Beyond a pain too beautiful

 

 

 

 

Writer DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS - on healing when you are holding on tight to the grief.

 

 

 
 

 

CyberCorps Scholars at URI will work for the US government

 

 

 

 

URI Cyber Scholarship program will result in years of service back to the US government - and jobs for these cybersecurity scholars.

 

 

 
 

 

Operation Stand Down RI

? needs our help for Thanksgiving... 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Elon Musk & Twitter?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Samuel Slater’s first mill employees were all children between the ages of 7 and 12. By 1830, about 55 percent of the mill workers in Rhode Island were children. They worked long hours in unhealthy conditions for wages of less than $1 per week.

 

Children were then replaced in part by women workers in the early 1820s with the introduction of the power loom, which allowed manufacturers to weave finished cloth by machine, which required adult laborers.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Slave History Medallion

Installation

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Toys for Tots Time

How you can help

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at

RI Comic Con Nov. 4-6?

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

Click photo for full forecast

 

A "B" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 
 

 

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October 27, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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L'Esperance Mandolin concert to benefit Guitars for Vets

 

 

 

 

Providence Mediator Fellowship will be the location for Saturday's special concert of the local Mandolin group. Tix here...

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Heating Assistance in RI - applications open for LIHEAP, etc.

 

 

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for the LIHEAP program in RI - other resources are available - also help for other utilities. Check it out - pass it on to those in need.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

 

 

 

Resources, events, discounts - Thanksgiving needs - Home Care for Veterans with JOHN A. CIANCI

 

 

 
 

 

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts - great for the holidays - any day

 

 

 

 

What a perfect seasonal recipe from ALISON MOUNTFORD - for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any night of the week - and the kids will love it.

 

 

 
 

 

Operation Stand Down RI

? needs our help for Thanksgiving... 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Do you nap?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The oldest bar in America is the White Horse Tavern, which opened in 1673 in Newport, Rhode Island - and is open to this day.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Slave History Medallion

Installation

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Toys for Tots Time

How you can help

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at

RI Comic Con Nov. 4-6?

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

Click photo for full forecast

 

An "A" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: First Lady Jill Biden visits Rhode Island.  A child suffers serious injuries after being hit by a car in Southeast Massachusetts.  A fishing vessel pulls up an exploded military ordnance.

>>First Lady Visits Rhode Island, Stumps For Democratic Candidates

(Providence, RI)  --  First Lady Jill Biden visited Rhode Island on Wednesday to campaign for Governor Dan McKee and congressional candidate Seth Magaziner ahead of the general election.  Biden, a teacher for nearly four decades, put out the call for more people to join the profession during a stop at Rhode Island College.  Biden also went to the Graduate Hotel in Providence for a fundraiser hosted by the state Democratic Party and spoke at the Santa Maria di Prata Society in Cranston.  Biden said yesterday that Governor McKee has dedicated his life to supporting the families of Rhode Island.  Commenting on Magaziner, she said he will stand up to oil and drug companies and fight for a woman's right to choose.

>>Youth Hit By Vehicle That Jumped Sidewalk

(Swansea, MA)  --  A child suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle on Wednesday.  Authorities say the twelve-year-old was on the sidewalk on Milford Road in Swansea, Massachusetts when they were struck by a car at around 2:30 p.m.  The driver, an 18-year-old Swansea resident, reportedly remained on the scene and cooperated with police.

>>Man Sentenced To ACI On Gun Charges

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man who was apparently caught on a social media photo with a gun, which was prohibited because he was a convicted felon, is getting state prison time.  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says Willie Love of Woonsocket bought an illegal gun from someone involved in a trafficking scheme which became the subject of an investigation in 2020.  Love pleaded no contest to carrying a pistol without a license and conspiracy to sell a concealable weapon without the proper paperwork.  He was sentenced to two years behind bars with six years suspended.

>>Reaction To Triggs Golf Course Vote

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island state legislator is speaking out after an extension was approved for the current lease-holder to continue maintaining and operating Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence.  The city's Board of Parks Commissioners approved the deal with FCG Associates on Wednesday.  State Senator Frank Ciccone said no public comment was taken, and that the entire neighborhood surrounding the course in northwest Providence is against it.  According to a report from The Boston Globe, the Rhode Island Golf Association put in a serious bid to take over.  Opponents of the renewal with FCG argued that Triggs has been a long-neglected public asset.

>>Garbage Truck Spill Leads To Slippery Conditions

(Burrillville, RI)  --  Caution is being urged for drivers in Burrillville.  WJAR-TV reports a hydraulic fluid leak from a garbage truck apparently caused slippery conditions and led to multiple crashes.  Police have not updated the public as to which roads have been affected.

>>Fishing Vessel Finds Military Ordnance

(New  Shoreham, RI)  --  The U.S. Coast Guard said a fishing vessel hauled in an unexploded military ordnance on Wednesday morning.  WPRI-TV reports this happened about four miles off the east coast of Block Island.  The fishing vessel, named the "Ocean State", was directed to anchor two miles west of Point Judith.  The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal group responded, the three crew members from the fishing boat were evacuated, and the explosive was detonated at 9 a.m.

>>Report: Mac Jones Gets Another Start For Patriots

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The Patriots are sticking with Mac Jones as their starting quarterback.  According to ESPN, Jones took approximately 90 percent of the first-team reps at practice Wednesday and will start Sunday against the New York Jets.  The second-year signal caller was pulled after three series in Monday night's blowout loss to the Chicago Bears.  Head coach Bill Belichick insisted Jones was not benched and would have returned to the game in the second half if the score had been closer.  Jones has not been listed on this week's injury report. 

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10-27-2022 02:36:11

 

 
 

 

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October 26, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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20,000 RI State employees & ACLU class action on data breach

 

 

 

 

What you need to know if you are a RI state employee about the class action lawsuit of the ACLU against RIPTA & United Healthcare on the potential data breach.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Business Beat: Carol Blanchard at Engel & Volkers

 

 

 

 

Carol Blanchard at Engel & Volkers in East Greenwich - bringing her expertise to you.

 

 

 
 

 

ART! The Art of Darkness - Boo!

 

 

 

 

Come see a little ghoulish exhibit at The HeartSpot Gallery in East Providence

 

 

 
 

 

How early voting/mail ballots are going in Rhode Island...

 

 

 

 

Click here to see how early voting/mail in ballots are doing by city and town...  

 

 

 
 

 

Operation Stand Down RI

? needs our help for Thanksgiving... 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Do you nap?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Despite being incredibly small, Rhode Island has about 1.1 million people, making it only the seventh-least populous state.

 

?On the other hand, with 1006 people per square mile, it is the second-most densely populated state, only trailing New Jersey.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Slave History Medallion

Installation

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Toys for Tots Time

How you can help

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Meet Tim Jones at

RI Comic Con Nov. 4-6?

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

Click photo for full forecast

 

A "D" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A teenager from southeast Massachusetts is missing.  An investigation is continuing into the discovery of remains in Central Falls.  More respiratory illnesses are being treated at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

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>>Dense Fog Advisory Through Mid-Morning Wednesday

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service has placed Rhode Island under a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Forecasters warn about visibility being reduced  to one quarter mile or less.  Light rain is expected to continue hitting the Ocean State through Wednesday night.

>>Driver Crashes Into Dollar Store In Woonsocket

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  A Woonsocket man is facing assault charges for allegedly driving a car into his former workplace intentionally.  Police say Scott Stern rammed the vehicle through the front entrance of the Dollar Tree on Park Avenue in Woonsocket on Tuesday, narrowly missing two people inside.  Stern, who had been fired on Monday, allegedly caused further chaos inside the store before police had to subdue him with a Taser.

>>Missing Massachusetts Teen Believed To Be In Danger

(Raynham, MA)  --  A missing girl from Southern New England is being sought.  Authorities say 16-year-old Collen Weaver of Raynham, Massachusetts is believed to be in danger.  Weaver was last seen on October 18th.  Alerts have been sent out to police departments in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

>>Probe Continues Into Discovery Of Remains In C.F.

(Central Falls, RI)  --  An investigation is continuing after skeletal remains were unearthed in Central Falls.  A construction crew near Broad Street made the discovery  on Monday.  The Rhode Island Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the remains are human.  The Central Falls Police Department said on Tuesday there is nothing to indicate a current danger to the public.

>>RSV Patients Increasing At Hasbro Children's Hospital

(Providence, RI)  --  The number of patients being admitted to Hasbro Children's Hospital for the respiratory virus known as RSV is on the rise.  A spokesperson for Lifespan tells The Providence Journal there were twenty RSV patients as of Monday.  The surge is affecting dozens of states.  The director of pediatric infectious diseases at Hasbro Children's says they have been receiving transports from over one-hundred miles away because the local hospital reached its capacity.

>>Kalus Garners Democrat Support, First Lady Biden Campaigning For McKee

(Undated)  --  The campaigns for Rhode Island governor are continuing to heat up in the general election home stretch.  Republican challenger Ashley Kalus [[ cay-liss ]] earned support from a newly-formed coalition called "Democrats for Ashley" at an event in Pawtucket on Tuesday.  Kalus was endorsed by former North Providence mayor Richard Fossa and former House Speaker Matthew Smith.  Meanwhile, First Lady Jill Biden is set to campaign for incumbent Democrat Dan McKee on Wednesday.  Biden's schedule includes a visit to Rhode Island College.

>>Rhody Football Wins Seven-Overtime Game

(Kingston, RI)  --  The University of Rhode Island football team is coming off a historic win.  The Rams defeated Monmouth on the road last Saturday, 48-to-46 in seven overtimes.  According to URI athletics, that is the longest game ever between two NCAA DIvision I Football Championship Subdivision programs.  Last weekend's contest featured seven ties and four lead changes.

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10-26-2022 00:40:10

 
 

 

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October 25, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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We remember... our writer and friend, Harris "Hershey" Rosen

 

 

 

 

Hershey is remembered for his kindness, professional advice, and friendship - he wrote for us from the very beginning. A life so well lived.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Governor McKee: Commit to no homeless village in Cranston now - and after - the election

 

 

 

 

Cranston City Councilor submits resolution "demanding" this village for 500 be not located at the state facilities - after hearing they re waiting for the election to be over. 

 

 

 
 

 

Life Sciences lessons not yet learned

 

 

 

 

RICHARD ASINOF of ConvergenceRI shares the history of how we got to the building we announced yesterday.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Gov. Commission on Disabilities to hold Open Forum

 

 

 

 

Open Forum tomorrow for people with disabilities and their families.

 

 

 
 

 

Operation Stand Down RI needs our help for Thanksgiving... 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Supermarkets?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Water is Rhode Island’s most abundant natural resource, according to the State of Rhode Island. Narragansett Bay gives Rhode Island an open door to trade from the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

RI Slave History Medallion

Installation

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Toys for Tots Time

How you can help

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

Click photo for full forecast

 

A "D" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Member of

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Mac Jones returns, but the Patriots take a loss to Chicago in NFL Week 7.  The discovery of human remains prompts an investigation in Central Falls.  Ground is broken on a new Rhode Island Department of Health laboratory in Providence.

>>Patriots Lose To Bears

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots lost on Monday Night Football to the Chicago Bears in NFL Week 7 by a score of 33-to-14 at Gillette Stadium.  Mac Jones started at quarterback for the Patriots, but he was replaced after throwing an interception.  Bailey Zappe passed for 185 yards, a touchdown and had two INT's in relief.  New England fell to a record of 3-and-4 with the loss.  They play on the road versus the New York Jets next Sunday afternoon.

>>Celtics Coach Ejected From Game

(Chicago, IL)  --  Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla was ejected for the first time during his team's game on Monday night.  The former Bishop Hendricken High School boys' basketball star was elevated from assistant coach after Celtics head coach Ime Udoka [[ EE-may oo-DOKE-uh ]] was suspended for the entire season for undisclosed violations of team policies.  Mazzulla was assessed back-to-back technical fouls in the third quarter of the game versus the Chicago Bulls for arguing with the referee before he was tossed.  The Celtics lost on the road, 120-to-102.  They host Cleveland on Friday.

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>>Dense Fog Advisory

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts remain under a Dense Fog Advisory from the National Weather Service until 7 a.m. Tuesday.  Drivers are being told to prepare for visibility of less than a quarter-mile.  Widespread rains fell in the Ocean State on Monday, with the city of Providence picking up about an inch.

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>>Skeletal Remains Found In Central Falls

(Central Falls, RI)  --  A construction company working on a building site in Central Falls found human bones on Monday morning.  The Providence Journal reports the property on Sheridan Street was once known as the Sportsman's Lounge, which was seized by the federal government in 1990 as part of a drug-trafficking probe.  A detective from the Central Falls Police Department says a forensic excavation of the site continued yesterday afternoon before it was interrupted by heavy rain.  There are plans to resume the work on Tuesday.

>>Man Arrested For Machete Attack In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A man accused of a violent attack in Providence is behind bars.  WPRI-TV reports Kevin Brian Nunez-Henriquez was arraigned on Monday and held on one-hundred-thousand dollars' bond on charges including felony assault.  Nunez-Henriquez allegedly stabbed three people with a machete at a house on Indiana Avenue Friday night.   The victims all went to Rhode Island Hospital; Channel 12 reports their conditions are unknown at this time.

>>Ground Broken On Future RI Health Department Lab Space

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island officials broke ground on former Route 195 land in Providence Monday.  The project at the corner of Richmond and Clifford Streets will include a new laboratory for the Rhode Island Department of Health.  Interim RIDOH director Utpala Bandy said the lab will be one of the most important developments in public health in Rhode Island for decades to come, allowing for more flexible responses to emerging threats and for involvement in the expanding field of genome sequencing.  Half of the 165-million-dollar cost is being funded by a federal grant.  There is also a private partner involved, Ancora L&G out of North Carolina, which has a letter of intent from Brown University to lease space. 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus service is being reduced because of a driver shortage.  Voters are being rallied in Providence with Election Day coming up soon.  The Patriots host the Bears on Monday Night Football.

>>RIPTA Bus Service Reductions Take Effect

(Providence, RI)  --  A planned service reduction is taking place on Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus routes.  RIPTA late last month announced cuts that took effect on Saturday.  RIPTA says no routes are being fully eliminated, and that the cuts are being temporarily made due to a historic workforce shortage.  Governor Dan McKee is criticizing RIPTA for bus service disruptions which have impacted students in the Providence Public School District who use them to get to class.

>>Marty Walsh Visits Providence, Jill Biden Next Up

(Providence, RI)  --  Political rallies are happening in Rhode Island as Election Day draws near.  Over the weekend in Providence, U.S. Labor Secretary and former Boston mayor Marty Walsh stumped for Democratic candidate for Congress Seth Magaziner.  Governor Dan McKee, who is running for his first full term, also spoke to the crowd at Roger Williams Park.  McKee is also getting support from First Lady Jill Biden, who will be in the capital city on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, Republican candidate for governor Ashley Kalus [[ cay-liss ]] was knocking on doors and talking directly to voters on Saturday.

>>Patriots Host Bears On MNF

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are hosting the Chicago Bears in Monday Night Football for NFL Week 7.  Pats quarterback Mac Jones is listed as questionable as he recovers from an ankle injury.  Bailey Zappe will make his third straight start if Jones cannot go.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is at 8:15 p.m.

>>RI Man Sentenced For Fatal Crash

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man has been convicted for a deadly crash.  Thirty-year-old Keith Jensen of Warwick was sentenced to seven years in the ACI after a state bench trial which resulted in a conviction on the charge of driving to endanger, death resulting.  Jensen was prosecuted for causing a head-on collision on Providence Street in West Warwick in May 2019.  The victim was 80-year-old Ferial Alrifel of West Warwick.

>>Two New Medical Marijuana Options In Providence Area, South County

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island's medical marijuana market is expanding as recreational sales are set to begin this winter.  The Providence Journal reports Aura of Rhode Island opened a dispensary on Lonsdale Avenue in Central Falls last week.  Over the summer, a home-delivery service called Sweetspot Dispensary began operating out of South Kingstown.  There are now five medical marijuana stores in the Ocean State.  The legalization law signed by Governor McKee allows for nearly three-dozen retail stores to open after December 1st.

>>Rhode Island DEM Gives Bird Flu Update

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is announcing the state's first domestic case of avian flu from an ongoing three-year outbreak.  The DEM says the virus was detected in a non-commercial backyard flock in Newport County.  The animals were euthanized.  Officials say the avian flu presents a low health risk to humans, but it can wipe out bird populations.  Poultry owners are being urged to implement biosecurity plans such as maintaining separation from all wild birds.

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Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus service is being reduced because of a driver shortage.  Voters are being rallied in Providence with Election Day coming up soon.  The Patriots host the Bears on Monday Night Football.

>>RIPTA Bus Service Reductions Take Effect

(Providence, RI)  --  A planned service reduction is taking place on Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus routes.  RIPTA late last month announced cuts that took effect on Saturday.  RIPTA says no routes are being fully eliminated, and that the cuts are being temporarily made due to a historic workforce shortage.  Governor Dan McKee is criticizing RIPTA for bus service disruptions which have impacted students in the Providence Public School District who use them to get to class.

>>Marty Walsh Visits Providence, Jill Biden Next Up

(Providence, RI)  --  Political rallies are happening in Rhode Island as Election Day draws near.  Over the weekend in Providence, U.S. Labor Secretary and former Boston mayor Marty Walsh stumped for Democratic candidate for Congress Seth Magaziner.  Governor Dan McKee, who is running for his first full term, also spoke to the crowd at Roger Williams Park.  McKee is also getting support from First Lady Jill Biden, who will be in the capital city on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, Republican candidate for governor Ashley Kalus [[ cay-liss ]] was knocking on doors and talking directly to voters on Saturday.

>>Patriots Host Bears On MNF

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are hosting the Chicago Bears in Monday Night Football for NFL Week 7.  Pats quarterback Mac Jones is listed as questionable as he recovers from an ankle injury.  Bailey Zappe will make his third straight start if Jones cannot go.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is at 8:15 p.m.

>>RI Man Sentenced For Fatal Crash

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man has been convicted for a deadly crash.  Thirty-year-old Keith Jensen of Warwick was sentenced to seven years in the ACI after a state bench trial which resulted in a conviction on the charge of driving to endanger, death resulting.  Jensen was prosecuted for causing a head-on collision on Providence Street in West Warwick in May 2019.  The victim was 80-year-old Ferial Alrifel of West Warwick.

>>Two New Medical Marijuana Options In Providence Area, South County

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island's medical marijuana market is expanding as recreational sales are set to begin this winter.  The Providence Journal reports Aura of Rhode Island opened a dispensary on Lonsdale Avenue in Central Falls last week.  Over the summer, a home-delivery service called Sweetspot Dispensary began operating out of South Kingstown.  There are now five medical marijuana stores in the Ocean State.  The legalization law signed by Governor McKee allows for nearly three-dozen retail stores to open after December 1st.

>>Rhode Island DEM Gives Bird Flu Update

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is announcing the state's first domestic case of avian flu from an ongoing three-year outbreak.  The DEM says the virus was detected in a non-commercial backyard flock in Newport County.  The animals were euthanized.  Officials say the avian flu presents a low health risk to humans, but it can wipe out bird populations.  Poultry owners are being urged to implement biosecurity plans such as maintaining separation from all wild birds.

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READ WITH US: Ch. 4 - City Life

by Michael Morse

 

 

 

 

From the profound to the absurd, from challenging situations to total disbelief, it’s all simply a day at work for our firefighters, EMTs and police officers. (with links to previous chapters) - by RI writer, MICHAEL MORSE

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Voters 50+ most powerful, election deciders, especially in Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

EVERY Rhode Island city and town had the most turnout from voters aged 50+ - they not only vote on issues for themselves, but issues for their families - and any disability isn't stopping them. By HERB WEISS.

 

 

 
 

 

Primary in RI, voters 50+ (AARP-RI)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Networking Pick - Octoberfest at The Guild with AMP-RI

 

 

 

 

AMP-RI is holding its next Networking event at The Guild in Pawtucket. Speaker: Jeremy Duffy

 

 

 
 

 

Cleaning toilets part of team-building at Formula 1 racing - what we can learn

 

 

 

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN talks about leadership, and team-building.

 

 

 
 

 

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The past few decades have seen a shift in Rhode Island's economy from manufacturing to services. Health services and tourism are the two largest industries in Rhode Island, with tourists to the state attracted by beaches, recreational activities, and historical sites. Jobs in finance, insurance, and real estate have all grown steadily in recent years. 

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

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RI Slave History Medallion

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Pop culture is as popular as its ever been - and in a post-COVID world, events are exploding all over the US - and much success to ARE - save the date for RI Comic Con!

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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For many years Rhode Island has led the way in percent of population vaccinated against the flu - get yours this weekend - you can combine it with a COVID booster, too. Seniors? There's a special flu shot for you.

 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK:  Losing your human

 

 

 

 

DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS' grief therapy dog has a special message for 4-legged friends who have lost their loved one.

 

 

 
 

 

Outdoors RI - Get your "Critter Kits"

 

 

 

 

The RI DEM has educational kits available to begin your child on a lifelong learning quest about the outdoors around us.

 

 

 
 

 

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The US educational system was set up in Massachusetts in 1647 and is the foundation of America’s public school system. Of all the New England colonies, however, Rhode Island was the only colony not to provide compulsory elementary education at that time.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

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.

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A missing Rhode Island child has been found.  A major redevelopment project in downtown Providence is taking another step forward.  Patriots quarterback Mac Jones could possibly return to action on Monday Night Football.

>>Missing E.P. Child Located

(East Providence, RI)  --  The East Providence Police Department says a missing child has been located.  Authorities say 24-year-old Jordan McClure took his two-year-old daughter Penelope McClure from her mother's East Providence residence on Thursday after a domestic disturbance.  The pair was reportedly found by the Pennsylvania State Police.  There was no immediate word on possible charges.

>>Rhode Island Police To Attend Connecticut Officers' Funeral

(Undated)  --  Thousands are expected at a funeral on Friday for two fallen police officers in Southern New England.  Alex Hamzy and Dustin DeMonte, who were with the Bristol, Connecticut police department, were shot and killed last week in the line of duty.  WJAR-TV reports 16 law enforcement agencies from Rhode Island are planning to show support.  The funeral for both officers is being held in East Hartford.

>>Man Found Guilty Of RI Murder

(Providence, RI)  --  A Connecticut man has been convicted of a murder in Westerly.  Louis Seignious [[ SIG-nee-iss ]] Jr. of Norwich was accused of fatally shooting Vincent Sebastian in January 2020.  Seignious became the subject of a manhunt after the shooting, which ended when he fell through the ceiling of a stranger's apartment in Groton.  The defendant and the victim were cousins, and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha called the incident a senseless act of domestic rage.  Seignious is scheduled to be sentenced on November 29th.

>>Superman Building Tax Break Gets Initial Providence Council Approval

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence City Council has passed the first reading of an ordinance giving tax breaks for the renovation of the state's tallest building.  The council voted by wide majority on Thursday night in favor of the tax stabilization agreement which will provide a 29-million-dollar discount for High Rock Development to fill the Superman Building with apartments.  The structure on Westminster Street has been vacant for nearly a decade.  The City Council is set to hold a second vote on the agreement next month.

>>Rhode Island Gas Price Update

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island's gas price average is currently sitting at about three-and-a-half-dollars per gallon.  The price was three-53 as of Friday morning, according to RIGasPrices.com.  That's six cents more than one month ago.  The current national average is three dollars, 83 cents.

>>Somerset Voters Approve One New School Officer

(Somerset, MA)  --  WJAR-TV reports residents at a special town meeting in Somerset, Massachusetts this week voted to add one new school resource officer.  Right now, there is an S-R-O at Somerset Berkley Regional High School and another shared between the town's middle school and three elementary schools.  The initial proposal under consideration heading into the Monday meeting was to add three new officers.

>>Mac Jones Expected To Be Available For Monday Night

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is expecting to be available for the Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears in Foxboro.  The second-year signal caller has been inactive the past three games after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Baltimore Ravens.  Jones has told his teammates his recovery from the injury has progressed.  Brian Hoyer started New England's Week Four game at the Green Bay Packers before rookie backup Bailey Zappe stepped into the starting role.

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Providence Journal & RINewsToday share info to serve our veterans

 

 

 

 

TY, JOHN A. CIANCI for developing so much information each week and for the ProJo to sharing select content. Thanksgiving needs - events - RI Vets Cemetery - more... 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Apple Pie Bars - get ready for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

Apple Pie Bars with salted Dolce de Leche - wow - a really impressive desert. From our contributing Chef ALISON MOUNTFORD of Ends & Stems.

 

 

 
 

 

Jim Moretti, Coventry HS Basketball Coach - and a long and successful career

 

 

 

 

Our sportswriter, JOHN CARDULLO, sits down with Jim Moretti - known in sports circles all around town(s).

 

 

 
 

 

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Narragansett Council Boy Scouts hold 1st Jamboree in 20 years

 

 

 

 

First Jamboree in 20 years to be held in Newport this weekend - Boy Scouts learning and having fun.

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results

Student Loans?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Each year, the National Football League hands out a new trophy to a Super Bowl Champion. That trophy, The Vincent Lombardi Trophy, is crafted by silver smiths at Tiffany & Co. in Rhode Island. It weighs 7 pounds and is hollow inside.

 

 

 
 

 

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Boston Univ. Level 4 Lab condemned for altered-COVID virus research

 

 

 

 

BU researchers pushed back on worldwide condemnation of research on altered COVID virus without proper notification - BU says guidelines aren't clear.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

ART!  Gallery Night in Providence

 

 

 

 

Choose a guided tour on the art trolley or take a self-guided tour, but take advantage of the great weather and go see ART!

 

 

 
 

 

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The use of infomercials, or long detailed commercials, with pitchmen and catchphrases was developed by the Dial Media Company in Warwick, RI in 1975.

 

?Some of their first products were The Miracle Painter, The Miracle Slicer, and the Ginsu Knife. There is still a Ginsu Way off Bald Hill Road in Warwick.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

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.

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The candidates for the Rhode Island 2nd Congressional District square off in their first debate.  RIDOT is opening a new ramp at the 6-10 Connector in Providence.  The Celtics win their first game of the season with a former Ocean State high school basketball standout serving as interim coach.

>>Fung, Magaziner Hold Debate

(Providence, RI)  --  The first televised debate was held Tuesday night between the Republican and Democratic candidates for the Rhode Island 2nd Congressional District.  Former Cranston mayor Allan Fung is vying to become the first GOP member to represent the district in over three decades.  Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner wants to keep the seat blue after the retirement of longtime incumbent Jim Langevin.  In last night's debate on WPRI-TV, Fung blamed Democrats in Washington for inflation, while Magaziner slammed Fung for aligning with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.  He said Republicans are seeking to strip abortion rights and cut Social Security.

>>Police Chase Ends In Crash

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  The Woonsocket Police Department says three people are in custody after a chase involving an alleged stolen car on Tuesday night.  WJAR-TV reports law enforcement began pursuing the vehicle on Clinton Street after it was picked up by license plate cameras.  The chase was broken off after the suspects crossed into Massachusetts.  The car later crashed near a construction site on Route 146 in Lincoln.  Two adults and one juvenile were arrested.

>>Woonsocket Schools Closed For Broken Pipe Fix

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  Channel 10 reports Woonsocket High School and Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center are closed on Wednesday.  A broken underground pipe apparently led to students being dismissed at around noon Tuesday.  Officials are hoping the issue will be fixed to allow for classes to resume on Thursday.

>>Taunton School District Probes Student With Neck Injury

(Taunton, MA)  --  Taunton school officials are conducting an independent review of an incident last week where a student arrived at home with rope burns on her neck.  The injury apparently stems from an incident at Elizabeth Pole Elementary School.  Students reportedly were playing jump rope at recess when they started wrapping it around each other and spinning fellow students by pulling the rope.  The parent of the girl who was hurt is upset that the school never notified her of the injury.

>>New Ramp At 6-10 Connector

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to open a new ramp at the 6-10 Connector in Providence on Wednesday night.  RIDOT says the temporary ramp from Route 6 east to Route 10 south will allow for the demolition and rebuilding of the original ramp in its current location.  The state says this is a significant milestone in the years-long upgrade of the 6-10, as traffic is being moved off the last segment of old infrastructure at the interchange.  Drivers are urged to reduce speeds on the approach.

>>Celtics Beat Sixers To Start Season

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers in their NBA season opener on Tuesday night, 126-to-117 at T.D. Garden.  It was the first game under interim head coach Joe Mazzulla, who played for Bishop Hendricken High School and won three Rhode Island state championships.  The Celtics visit the Miami Heat for their next game on Friday night.

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Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Woonsocket police are responding to claims of misconduct by Black Lives Matter Rhode Island PAC in connection to an incident last week.  A Smithfield man is facing multiple charges after he reportedly crashed into a fence at the Woonsocket police station late last night.  State transportation officials are announcing the completion of resurfacing work on the Wampanoag Trail.

>>Woonsocket Police Respond To BLM RI PAC Claims

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  Woonsocket police are responding to claims of misconduct by Black Lives Matter Rhode Island PAC in connection to an incident last week.  The organization's executive director alleged multiple grievances against the department, but said the issues stem from a claim that a man physically assaulted two teenage girls at AutumnFest on October 10th and was never arrested or charged.  Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates clarified today the man in question followed police orders when asked to leave unlike the other group who refused, resulting in the arrests of the two 14-year-old girls and an adult male who intervened.  Meantime, Oates said a review of their arrests and treatment is underway.

>>Man Crashes Into Police Station Fence, Gets DUI

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  A Smithfield man is facing multiple charges after he reportedly crashed into a fence at the Woonsocket police station late last night.  Authorities have identified the driver as 33-year-old Jarrod Paquette.  Police say after crashing through the fence around 11:30 p.m., Paquette hit an employee's car and took down a light pole.  On top of a DUI, he was charged for not having evidence of car insurance and refusing to submit to a chemical test, among other things.

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>>Man Accused Of Sexual Assault At Providence Bar

(Providence, RI)  --  A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a bar in Providence over the weekend is in police custody.  Providence police say Abel de Jesus Tiburcio assaulted the victim inside the bathroom of La Braza around midnight on Saturday.  The victim later came forward and made a police report, prompting authorities to arrest the 25-year-old.  He's currently being held without bail.

>>Report: Man Breaks Into Dunkin' Donuts Via Drive-Thru Window

(Providence, RI)  --  Police catch a suspect in the process of breaking into a Dunkin' Donuts early this morning in Providence.  Police responded to the location on Cranston Street around 2 a.m. after receiving a report of a man gaining entry through the drive-thru window.  When police arrived, they say the suspect, identified as Alejandro Rodriguez, attempted to flee, but was ultimately arrested.  Police found cash and a lock box in Rodriguez's possession.

>>RIDOT Completes Wampanoag Trail Resurfacing

(East Providence, RI)  --  State transportation officials are announcing the completion of resurfacing work on the Wampanoag Trail.  The eleven-million-dollar project resurfaced over five-miles of Route 114 starting on the East Shore Expressway.  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation noted it also made stormwater improvements.  The funding was provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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Quite Quitting, Women 50+ may control midterm election, Red with us, Honor Flight and much more.

 
 

 

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Honor Flight comes home - lifetime friendships

 

 

 

 

Veteran writer, JOHN A. CIANCI was at the airport when the veterans of the "Thunderbolt" Honor Flight came home Sunday night. 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Quiet Quitting.  Yes, it's a thing.

 

 

 

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN looks at this new phenomenon.

 

 

 
 

 

Women 50+ likely to decide mid-term elections

 

 

 

 

HERB WEISS reviews findings from the AARP that will impact upcoming elections - why older women are the target group this year.

 

 

 
 

 

READ WITH US:  CITY LIFE, Ch. 3 is out

 

 

 

 

Read along with us - Ch. 3 is out of MICHAEL MORSE's book, CITY LIFE - follow along with the emergency responders in Providence.

 

 

 
 

 

Gimme' Shelter - Sealy's waiting

 

 

 

 

Sealy is a tiny 1-year old boy waiting for a home with a playmate. See more...?

 

 

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October 19th

 

 

 

 

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Verizon FIOS Blackout?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The educational system set up in Massachusetts in 1647 formed the foundation of America’s public school system.

 

Of all the New England colonies, however, Rhode Island was the only colony not to provide compulsory elementary education.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots get a big win over Cleveland.  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is sounding the alarm about bus service outages impacting Providence students.  A former correctional worker at the ACI is facing prison time.

>>Patriots Beat Browns In Week 6

(Cleveland, OH)  --  The New England Patriots registered a 38-to-15 win over the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland on Sunday.  Head coach Bill Belichick is now tied for second on the all-time NFL wins list with former Bears head coach George Halas.  Pats quarterback Bailey Zappe got his second career start yesterday.  Zappe passed for three-hundred-nine yards and two touchdowns.  New England, with a 3-and-3 record, hosts 2-and-4 Chicago on Monday Night Football in Week 7.

>>Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Gets Married Again

(New York, NY)  --  Patriots owner Robert Kraft has tied the knot again.  The 81-year-old Kraft held a surprise wedding in New York City, where he married 47-year-old Dr. Dana Blumberg.  He was previously married to Myra Kraft for 48 years before her death in 2011.  Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was one of the guests.

>>Woman Killed In Glocester Crash

(Glocester, RI)  --  A Friday afternoon crash in Rhode Island has turned fatal.  A woman who was initially injured in the wreck on Putnam Pike in Glocester was later pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.  Police have not released the identity of the victim, but have said it was a 66-year-old woman.  The crash involving two SUVs and a dump truck remains under investigation.

>>Threats Assessed At Two Rhode Island Schools

(Undated)  --  The Providence Journal reports Ponaganset High School in North Scituate was on lockdown Friday morning after the school received a report that a gun may have been brought into the building.  Normal activity resumed within a couple of hours.  Meanwhile, WPRI-TV reports a juvenile is facing charges for allegedly submitting a hoax threat to Cumberland High School, which caused it to be placed into "restricted movement" status on Thursday.  Officials said the 16-year-old suspect does not have ties to the district.

>>Governor McKee Blasts RIPTA For Bus Cancellations Impacting PPSD Students

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor Dan McKee wrote a letter to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on Thursday about the recent spate of bus service disruptions that have impacted students in the Providence Public School District.  McKee's letter to the quasi-public agency called the situation "unacceptable".  A spokesperson for the governor says his office has been engaged in discussions to explore the transfer of services to a private provider.  McKee said every morning, parents are anxiously waiting to see if their child will have a bus to catch.  RIPTA says it is experiencing an unprecedented labor shortage.

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>>Former State Correctional Worker Convicted For Sex With Inmates

(Providence, RI)  --  A former Rhode Island correctional officer has been found guilty of having sex with two inmates.  The RI Attorney General's Office says 44-year-old Collins Umoh of Warwick was convicted by a state jury on three counts of criminal sexual conduct with an inmate under his direct custodial supervision at the ACI Women's Facility in Cranston.  Umoh was a corrections worker for eleven years at the time of his arrest in 2019.  He faces up to five years in prison.  Sentencing is scheduled for December 15th.

>>Dead Whale Washes Ashore On B.I.

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  A large whale washed ashore on Block Island this weekend.  WJAR-TV reports the whale was dead when it arrived at Mansion Beach on Sunday.  The New Shoreham Police Department says the Mystic Aquarium will handle the situation.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: It was announced yesterday that nearly every Rhode Island police officer is expected to start wearing body cameras in the near future.  The CEO of the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport is stepping down.  The Boston Bruins win their season opener.

>>Heavy Rain In The Forecast

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain for Southern New England late Thursday into early Friday.  The weather service says the morning commute tomorrow may be impacted.  Rhode Island is expected to pick up between one-and-a-half to two inches.

>>Big Update On Police Body Cameras In Rhode Island

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said Wednesday that nearly all police officers in the state will be wearing body cameras very soon.  Forty-two police departments in the Ocean State will benefit from 16-million dollars in grants to equip officers for five years and to pay for the system operation.  One single department that is not going along with the statewide initiative is Smithfield.  The cities of Providence, Newport, Warwick and the Rhode Island State Police already have body cameras online.

>>Tennis Hall Of Fame CEO Stepping Down

(Newport, RI)  --  The CEO of the Newport-based International Tennis Hall of Fame is resigning.  The Hall says Todd Martin, who has held the position since 2014, is leaving in January for a new tennis job with Beemok Capital in Charleston, South Carolina.  Martin, a former pro player who reached several Grand Slam events in his career, was credited with leading the Hall of Fame through a period of strong growth.

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>>Taunton Man Arrested For Sex Crime

(Providence, RI)  --  A Taunton man is being ordered detained in federal custody on charges of allegedly traveling to Rhode Island to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor.  The Justice Department says 36-year-old Paul Fredericks was chatting online with a person he believed to be the father of a prepubescent girl.  Fredericks was arrested by the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force after agreeing to meet in a Providence parking lot on October 5th.

>>Pawtucket Hit-And-Run Driver Sought

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  A driver is being sought in a hit-and-run crash in Pawtucket.  WJAR-TV reports it happened at the intersection of Newport Avenue and Harris Street at around 7 a.m. Wednesday.  One car caused another to hit a telephone pole.  The second driver received minor injuries.  Anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to call the Pawtucket Police Department.

>>Bruins Beat Capitals In Opener

(Undated)  --  The Boston Bruins won their season opener on Wednesday night, 5-to-2 over the Washington Capitals in DC.  David Pastrnak had a goal and three assists to lead the B's.  Boston's home opener is Saturday versus Arizona.  The Providence Bruins open their 2022-23 season at home on Friday against Bridgeport.

>>RIDOT Implementing 'Road Diet' In Warwick

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it's installing a "road diet" on Main Avenue in Warwick.  The stretch of impacted roadway is between Route 5 and Jefferson Boulevard.  RIDOT says four lanes will be reduced to three lanes to address chronic issues of speeding and crashes.  There have been 59 crashes in the last five years, one fatal.  The road diet will be the subject of ongoing evaluation by the state transportation department and the city of Warwick.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: It was announced yesterday that nearly every Rhode Island police officer is expected to start wearing body cameras in the near future.  The CEO of the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport is stepping down.  The Boston Bruins win their season opener.

>>Heavy Rain In The Forecast

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain for Southern New England late Thursday into early Friday.  The weather service says the morning commute tomorrow may be impacted.  Rhode Island is expected to pick up between one-and-a-half to two inches.

>>Big Update On Police Body Cameras In Rhode Island

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said Wednesday that nearly all police officers in the state will be wearing body cameras very soon.  Forty-two police departments in the Ocean State will benefit from 16-million dollars in grants to equip officers for five years and to pay for the system operation.  One single department that is not going along with the statewide initiative is Smithfield.  The cities of Providence, Newport, Warwick and the Rhode Island State Police already have body cameras online.

>>Tennis Hall Of Fame CEO Stepping Down

(Newport, RI)  --  The CEO of the Newport-based International Tennis Hall of Fame is resigning.  The Hall says Todd Martin, who has held the position since 2014, is leaving in January for a new tennis job with Beemok Capital in Charleston, South Carolina.  Martin, a former pro player who reached several Grand Slam events in his career, was credited with leading the Hall of Fame through a period of strong growth.

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>>Taunton Man Arrested For Sex Crime

(Providence, RI)  --  A Taunton man is being ordered detained in federal custody on charges of allegedly traveling to Rhode Island to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor.  The Justice Department says 36-year-old Paul Fredericks was chatting online with a person he believed to be the father of a prepubescent girl.  Fredericks was arrested by the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force after agreeing to meet in a Providence parking lot on October 5th.

>>Pawtucket Hit-And-Run Driver Sought

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  A driver is being sought in a hit-and-run crash in Pawtucket.  WJAR-TV reports it happened at the intersection of Newport Avenue and Harris Street at around 7 a.m. Wednesday.  One car caused another to hit a telephone pole.  The second driver received minor injuries.  Anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to call the Pawtucket Police Department.

>>Bruins Beat Capitals In Opener

(Undated)  --  The Boston Bruins won their season opener on Wednesday night, 5-to-2 over the Washington Capitals in DC.  David Pastrnak had a goal and three assists to lead the B's.  Boston's home opener is Saturday versus Arizona.  The Providence Bruins open their 2022-23 season at home on Friday against Bridgeport.

>>RIDOT Implementing 'Road Diet' In Warwick

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it's installing a "road diet" on Main Avenue in Warwick.  The stretch of impacted roadway is between Route 5 and Jefferson Boulevard.  RIDOT says four lanes will be reduced to three lanes to address chronic issues of speeding and crashes.  There have been 59 crashes in the last five years, one fatal.  The road diet will be the subject of ongoing evaluation by the state transportation department and the city of Warwick.

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Follow-Up: Plans for little house village, Slow Pitch Softball HOF, Ron & Jen's Great Escape and more

 
 

 

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October 12, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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ART!  Jump on the HopArt Trail 

 

 

 

 

This weekend embrace the joy of art - grab a map - and explore art studios of South County.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Follow-up: Plans for tiny-house village for homeless gets swift response

 

 

 

 

Our story yesterday on possible state plans for 500 tiny houses for emergency housing gets swift response from state, city, housing officials. 

 

 

 
 

 

RI Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

Plans for this year's event in November - it'll be a sellout!

 

 

 
 

 

EnergySupport RI - all in one place!

 

 

 

 

The new website gives you a starting point to see what services are available, how to apply and if YOU are eligible.

 

 

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 
 

 

2-Session Memory Care Workshops

 

2nd session - October 19th!

 

 

 

 

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Survey of the Day Results

Columbus - Indigenous? 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Rhode Island was once known, and may still be known, as the “Vampire Capital of America.”

 

South County, whose isolated villages resemble the lonely hamlets of Transylvania, was a hotbed of vampire rumors between 1870 and 1900. When Bram Stoker, who wrote Dracula in 1897, died, newspaper accounts of vampire Mercy Brown, in a South County graveyard, were found in his files.

 

Also, in Rhode Island Historical Cemetery No. 2 stands the gravestone of alleged vampire Nelly L. Vaughn of West Greenwich, who died in 1889 at the age of 19.  The legends persist to this day.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

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

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Providence man has been sentenced to life behind bars for a fatal kidnapping.  The U.S. Supreme Court is declining to take up an abortion case from Rhode Island.  A recall has been issued for a local supermarket food product.

>>Rhode Island Man Gets Life In Prison For Fatal Kidnapping

(Boston, MA)  --  A Providence man is being sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for a fatal kidnapping.  Louis Coleman was convicted by a federal jury in June for the 2019 incident involving Boston woman Jassy Correia.  Prosecutors said Correia got a ride with Coleman after she left a Boston nightclub.  Her body was found in the trunk of Coleman's car on I-95 in Delaware several days afterward.  Coleman's attorneys said after the Tuesday sentencing that they will appeal.

>>U.S. Supreme Court Won't Add RI Personhood Case

(Washington, DC)  --  The U.S. Supreme Court is not taking up an abortion case from Rhode Island about whether fetuses have constitutional rights.  A group called "Catholics for Life" and two women wanted the court to decide whether fetuses had rights under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The legal challenge was against the Rhode Island Reproductive Privacy Act which was passed in 2019.  The RI Supreme Court said fetuses did not have such rights, and they relied on a precedent from the decades-old Roe v. Wade ruling.  However, that was overturned earlier this year by the SCOTUS.

>>McKee Reveals Truck Toll Appeal

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee made it known during a debate on Tuesday night that his administration is planning to appeal a ruling on highway tolls for truck drivers.  A federal judge ordered the state to stop collections last month.  Companies argued it was unconstitutional to toll one class of vehicles and exempt others.  The Democratic incumbent McKee's Republican opponent, Ashley Kalus, said during the debate hosted by WPRI-TV last night that she would not appeal the decision, and claimed the state will eventually charge both trucks and cars alike.

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>>Two Woonsocket EMT's Reinstated

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  Two emergency medical technicians from Woonsocket are having their licenses restored after the state suspended them for failing to provide proper care to a premature newborn baby.  When fire department employees Jarrod Martin and Shawn Hoyle responded to a home on August 1st, they thought the baby was dead, but doctors at Landmark Medical Center later-determined there was a pulse.  A revival attempt was unsuccessful.  Reports indicate Hoyle has been fully reinstated, while Martin is able to return on the condition of serving a period of probation.

>>Aldi Product Recall Alert

(Providence, RI)  --  Products sold at Aldi Grocery Stores are being recalled.  The Rhode Island Department of Health says Cuisine Innovations Unlimited is recalling Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel and Garlic and Herb Falafel due to the possible presence of E. coli bacteria.  There have been a total of twenty cases reported of people getting sick, none in the Ocean State.

>>Celtics Sign Former PC Guard

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics are adding former Providence College standout A.J. Reeves to the training camp roster.  Reports indicate Reeves has signed a one-year "Exhibit 10" contract.  Reeves scored nearly one-thousand points in four seasons with the Friars.

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Pop-up winter homesless villate int he works, Lessons in Survival and resilience, Hope Street biking fun derails, Networking Pick of the week, and much more

 
 

 

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October 11, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Hope St. Bike Lane Trial derails on data, money, influence

 

 

 

 

The bike lane trial is over - the survey data is next - how good data is collected and the role of the powerful bike lobby and influence.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Pop-Up Winter Homeless Village in the plans - Cranston bolts

 

 

 

 

What is being planned as an emergency solution to winter homelessness looks like it's headed for Cranston, the city of so many state services and its largest homeless shelter - what is being said.

 

 

 
 

 

Lessons in survival - HAITI

 

 

 

 

Toby Simon writing for RICHARD ASINOF this week on her experiences with the Haitian people - a resilient people.

 

 

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week - Jamestown Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

Hang on to summer and network, too - this week at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 
 

 

2-Session Memory Care Workshops

 

2nd session - October 19th!

 

 

 

 

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Survey of the Day Results

Cannabis 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The Quakers came to Newport in the late 1650s. The Society of Friends flourished and grew, and, by 1700, over half of Newport’s population were members of The Quakers. They became the most influential of Newport’s numerous early congregations, influencing the political, social and economic life of the town into the 18th century.

 

Their “plain style” of living is reflected in Newport’s architecture, decorative arts and early landscape.

 

 

 
 

 

LOST Providence - David Brussat

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island architecture writer - and RINewsToday contributor - David Brussat  chronicles the trials and triumphs of Providence's urban development. A beautiful, stimulating book - perfect for gift giving.

 

 

Purchase LOST Providence HERE

 
 

 

 
 

 

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

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Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist ?

 

 

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2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Republican candidate for Congress in Rhode Island Allan Fung made several campaign stops on Monday.  Two people have been arrested for a murder in Fall River, Massachusetts.  A Rhode Island man is being charged with planting a bomb in Connecticut.

>>More Fall Weather Today; Heavy Rain Chance Coming Up

(Undated)  --  More fall weather is in the forecast for Southern New England on Tuesday.  The National Weather Service says high pressure will keep conditions dry and quiet, with high temperatures reaching the 60s.  Heavy rain is possible late Thursday into Friday.  The weather service is reminding people to clear any clogged storm drains in advance.

>>Chris Christie Stumps For Allan Fung In Rhode Island

(Providence, RI)  --  Former New Jersey governor and presidential candidate Chris Christie campaigned for Rhode Island congressional hopeful Allan Fung on Monday.  The former mayor of Cranston Fung is looking to flip one of Rhode Island's two seats in the House of Representatives from Democrat to Republican.  Christie and Fung, two longtime friends, shook hands at the annual Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill in Providence yesterday, as well as the Scituate Art Festival.

>>Two Arrests Made In Fall River Homicide

(Fall River, MA)  --  Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of a man at a Fall River sports bar early Sunday morning.  Police have charged Luis Colon of Fall River with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in the killing of Jose Zelaya.  He was shot outside the Riverside Sports Bar and restaurant on Rodman Street, and later died at the hospital.  Police have also charged another city resident, Jose Pagan, with being an accessory to assault and battery after the fact.

>>RI Man Accused Of Planting Bomb In CT Due In Court

(Rockville, CT)  --  A Burrillville man accused of planting a homemade bomb in Connecticut is due to appear in court on Tuesday.  Police say Matthew Farley allegedly placed the device in the bathroom of the Mansfield Drive In Theater during a flea market in June.  The device did not detonate, but it caused an evacuation.  Farley is charged with attempting to manufacture a bomb and conspiracy, and is being held on 50-thousand-dollars bond.

>>Attleboro Housing Center Evac'd After Accident

(Attleboro, MA)  --  Residents of a housing complex in Attleboro, Massachusetts had to clear the building on Monday.  WPRI-TV reports a vehicle hit a natural gas main on Hillside Avenue, causing the evacuation of the nearby Hillside Acres at around 1 p.m.  People were able to return to their homes about three hours later.

>>Glocester Police Seize Pot Edibles

(Glocester, RI)  --  The Glocester Police Department arrests a driver after seizing marijuana edibles during a traffic stop.  Over two-hundred packaged edibles which looked like popular children's cereal choices were confiscated on Sunday night.  The police department said parents and children could be confused if they saw one of the items during upcoming Halloween trick-or-treating.  The 29-year-old man was charged with possessing and manufacturing marijuana.  Rhode Island legalized personal possession of cannabis earlier this year.

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Read with us: CITY LIFE, Leadership lessons, Pawtucket Library, and more

 
 

 

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October 10, 2022

Columbus Day

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Read With Us:  Chapter 2 - CITY LIFE

 

 

 

 

RI author MICHAEL MORSE takes you on the streets of Providence - take the ride with our state's first responders.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Columbus Day!  We were there...

 

 

 

 

TY to JOHN A. CIANCI for taking us along with the Italian American War Vets up on the hill in Providence's Columbus Day parade... 

 

 

 
 

 

Pawtucket Public Library opens on Sunday again - Halloween storytime

 

 

 

 

It's a not-too-spooky storytime for the kiddos at the Pawtucket Public Library to celebrate their Sunday hours again.

 

 

 
 

 

Leadership from a Lacrosse Coach

 

 

 

 

Business leadership writer MARY T. O'SULLIVAN - leadership from a special coach...

 

 

 
 

 

National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare in town

 

 

 

 

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RHode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots notch a big win at home versus Detroit.  Several University of Rhode Island students are facing charges after an alleged large-scale underage drinking party this weekend.  Governor Dan McKee's office says he is recovering from a minor medical procedure.

>>Patriots Shut Out Lions

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots beat the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon, 29-to-0.  The Pats improved to a 2-and-3 record with the win.  Quarterback Bailey Zappe [[ ZAP-ee ]] passed for a touchdown, an interception and 188 yards.  Rhamondre Stevenson rushed for a career-high 161 yards, and Nick Folk kicked five field goals.  New England plays the Cleveland Browns on the road in Week 6.

>>Several Hurt In East Bay Golf Cart Accident

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  A golf cart accident in Portsmouth sent seven people to the hospital on Saturday night.  First responders from Portsmouth and surrounding communities responded to a "mass casualty incident" at around 11 p.m. on Frank Coehlo Drive, but all of the injuries were apparently non-life-threatening.  WPRI-TV reports the vehicle was leaving a wedding on Glen Farm.

>>Stabbing In Woonsocket

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  A man reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a stabbing in Woonsocket Sunday night.  Police said the 26-year-old was stabbed in the back at a home on Fairmount Street at around 8 p.m.  WJAR-TV reports a juvenile believed to be connected to the stabbing was apprehended in Lincoln.

>>URI Students Arrested For Large Party

(Wakefield, RI)  --  Several arrests were made for a large party in South Kingstown over the weekend.  Authorities counted 350-to-400 people, many believed to be University of Rhode Island students, attending the party at a rented house on Kingstown Road.  Widespread intoxication was observed.  South Kingstown police chief Matthew Moynihan stated that such underage drinking gatherings will not be tolerated.  URI students Ryan Bromm, James Giesen [[ geese-in ]] and Sean Healy are being charged with obstruction of a police officer.  Giesen is also charged with furnishing the alcoholic beverages.

>>Wyatt Warden Faces Upgraded Charges For Alleged Assault

(Central Falls, RI)  --  The warden of the Wyatt Detention Center who was arrested over the summer is now facing felony assault charges.  WPRI-TV reports Daniel Martin, who is from eastern CT, has pleaded not guilty to the upgraded charges of assault with intention to cause serious bodily injury and second-degree strangulation/suffocation for an alleged incident this past August in Killingly.  The Connecticut State Police said the victim suffered minor injuries.  A spokesperson for the Wyatt tells Channel 12 Martin still actively works as a warden and that, quote, "we understand the seriousness of the allegations."

>>Governor McKee Reportedly Has 'Minor' Procedure

(Providence, RI)  --  Governor Dan McKee is canceling his public schedule for Monday after undergoing an unscheduled medical procedure this weekend.  The governor's office says McKee had a minor, successful procedure to address an issue with his urinary tract.  McKee plans to resume normal activities on Tuesday.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island's new license plates will not be going onto automobiles until the wintertime.  The Patriots are putting on the retro jerseys for their home game this Sunday against Detroit.  A serial bank robber from Providence has been arrested in Boston.

>>Current Gas Price Average In RI: $3.41

(Undated)  --  Gas prices in the United States could rise after plans were announced by OPEC and other countries this week to slash oil production.  In Rhode Island, the average for a gallon of gas was three-dollars-and-41 cents as of Friday morning, according to RIGasPrices.com.  One month ago, the average price in the Ocean State was three-75.

>>Final Lane Shift On I-95 For Providence Viaduct Project

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has moved the Atwells Avenue on-ramp onto the new viaduct bridge on Route 95 north in Providence.  This is the final transition to the new bridge between downtown and the exits for the State Offices and Route 146.  RIDOT is urging drivers to take the on-ramp slowly.  The Providence Viaduct project is expected to be completed in 2025.

>>New RI License Plates Further-Delayed

(Providence, RI)  --  There's another delay being announced for the rollout of Rhode Island's new license plates.  WJAR-TV reports the plates will not be sent out now until January.  The state announced the winner of a contest to design a new license plate this past April.  It was initially indicated they would go into circulation by the end of the summer.  The Rhode Island Department of Revenue says production of the plates had to wait until after the state police approved the design for visibility.

>>Patriots Host Lions

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots host the Detroit Lions in Week 5 of the NFL.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium on Sunday will be at 1 p.m.  New England will be wearing their red throwback jerseys with the old "Pat Patriot" logo on the helmets.

>>Serial Bank Robber Arrested

(Boston, MA)  --  A Providence man is being charged with robbing two banks in Boston.  The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says William Sequeira [[ sick-CARE-uh ]] robbed a Santander Bank on Berkeley Street on September 27th and an M&T Bank on Boylston Street the next day.  Each time, Sequeira allegedly threatened to shoot a gun, but did not display one.  Sequeira once appeared on the popular show "Caught In Providence" and told Judge Frank Caprio he had robbed over one-hundred banks in his lifetime and spent more than three decades in prison.

>>North Kingstown High School Athletic Director Leaving Later This Month

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  The athletic director at North Kingstown High School is resigning.  The N.K. School District has been involved in a scandal for a year over inappropriate body fat tests allegedly conducted on members of the boys' basketball team by former coach Aaron Thomas, who is facing state charges.  The superintendent says athletic director Chris Cobain will step down on October 22nd to pursue other professional endeavors.

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island's new license plates will not be going onto automobiles until the wintertime.  The Patriots are putting on the retro jerseys for their home game this Sunday against Detroit.  A serial bank robber from Providence has been arrested in Boston.

>>Current Gas Price Average In RI: $3.41

(Undated)  --  Gas prices in the United States could rise after plans were announced by OPEC and other countries this week to slash oil production.  In Rhode Island, the average for a gallon of gas was three-dollars-and-41 cents as of Friday morning, according to RIGasPrices.com.  One month ago, the average price in the Ocean State was three-75.

>>Final Lane Shift On I-95 For Providence Viaduct Project

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has moved the Atwells Avenue on-ramp onto the new viaduct bridge on Route 95 north in Providence.  This is the final transition to the new bridge between downtown and the exits for the State Offices and Route 146.  RIDOT is urging drivers to take the on-ramp slowly.  The Providence Viaduct project is expected to be completed in 2025.

>>New RI License Plates Further-Delayed

(Providence, RI)  --  There's another delay being announced for the rollout of Rhode Island's new license plates.  WJAR-TV reports the plates will not be sent out now until January.  The state announced the winner of a contest to design a new license plate this past April.  It was initially indicated they would go into circulation by the end of the summer.  The Rhode Island Department of Revenue says production of the plates had to wait until after the state police approved the design for visibility.

>>Patriots Host Lions

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots host the Detroit Lions in Week 5 of the NFL.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium on Sunday will be at 1 p.m.  New England will be wearing their red throwback jerseys with the old "Pat Patriot" logo on the helmets.

>>Serial Bank Robber Arrested

(Boston, MA)  --  A Providence man is being charged with robbing two banks in Boston.  The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says William Sequeira [[ sick-CARE-uh ]] robbed a Santander Bank on Berkeley Street on September 27th and an M&T Bank on Boylston Street the next day.  Each time, Sequeira allegedly threatened to shoot a gun, but did not display one.  Sequeira once appeared on the popular show "Caught In Providence" and told Judge Frank Caprio he had robbed over one-hundred banks in his lifetime and spent more than three decades in prison.

>>North Kingstown High School Athletic Director Leaving Later This Month

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  The athletic director at North Kingstown High School is resigning.  The N.K. School District has been involved in a scandal for a year over inappropriate body fat tests allegedly conducted on members of the boys' basketball team by former coach Aaron Thomas, who is facing state charges.  The superintendent says athletic director Chris Cobain will step down on October 22nd to pursue other professional endeavors.

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Touro Synagogue in Newport, the oldest existing synagogue in North America - Under the Bimah lies a trap door that was used to house runaway slaves as part of the Underground Railroad. The trap door also represents the Marrano tradition of remembering the perils of Jews living in Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition and having to flee from soldiers of the Holy Office at a moment's notice. 

 

 

 
 

 

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