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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Southwest Airlines disruptions are continuing at the Rhode Island airport.  Governor Dan McKee is set to be sworn in for his first full term.  Sentences have been handed down for the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz.

>>Southwest Cancellations Continue, Travelers Recovering Lost Luggage

(Warwick, RI)  --  T.F. Green Airport is continuing to see cancellations from Southwest Airlines that have plagued the company nationally since Christmas weekend.  Dozens of canceled and delayed flights were reported at the Warwick airport Wednesday, as well as Boston Logan International.  The trend is expected to continue on Thursday.  And plenty of travelers have been telling horror stories at T.F. Green about losing their luggage during their trip.

>>Deadly Crash, Fire In Eastern Connecticut

(Undated)  --  Two people are dead after separate incidents in eastern Connecticut.  Police say Plainfield, CT native Amanda Bell was walking on a highway in Killingly on Tuesday night when she was struck by a car.  Charges have not been filed against the driver.  There was also a fatal house fire in Stonington on Wednesday morning.  That victim was not immediately identified.

>>McKee Inauguration Details Released

(Providence, RI)  --  Details are being released about Governor Dan McKee's inauguration.  McKee, previously the Rhode Island lieutenant governor who was promoted after Gina Raimondo's selection to Washington, will be sworn in for his first full term next Tuesday, January 3rd at noon at the Rhode Island Convention Center.  Attorney General Peter Neronha will administer the oath of office using the McKee family Bible.  The event is being held indoors due to cold temperatures in the forecast.  The Providence Journal reports the last time that happened was for Governor Lincoln Almond in 1999.

>>Southern New England Minimum Wages Rising

(Undated)  --  Minimum wage increases are happening in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in 2023.  Rhode Island will jump from twelve dollars and 25 cents to thirteen dollars an hour.  Massachusetts is going to be 15 dollars an hour next month, up from the commonwealth's current pay of 14-25.

>>Men Sentenced For David Ortiz Shooting

(Boston, MA)  --  Ten men have been sentenced to prison in the Dominican Republic for the shooting that nearly killed former Red Sox great David Ortiz.  The gunman and his driver each received 30 year prison terms for the 2019 shooting.  However, the man police believe planned the shooting was acquitted on all charges.  Ortiz was shot in the back as he sat at a night spot in Santo Domingo, and spent weeks in recovery.

>>P-Bruins Blanked By Hershey, Boston Beats New Jersey

(Hershey, PA)  --  The Providence Bruins were shut out by the Hershey Bears 1-to-0 on Wednesday night.  The P-Bruins continue their road trip Friday night versus the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  The Boston Bruins are maintaining their best record in the NHL after beating the New Jersey Devils on the road last night, 3-to-1.

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12-29-2022 03:33:11

ART!, Ron & Jen's Great Escape, John Perotta's Comedy Factory and more!

 
 

 

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December 28, 2022?

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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ART! The Lifeblood of new art in RI: RISCA grants and application time

 

 

 

 

The RI State Council on the Arts are supporting so many arts groups in RI - see who was just funded and applications opening now.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Changes in public safety leadership in Rhode Island as appointments are made

 

 

 

 

New appointments follow other announcements in public service made by Mayor-elect Smiley.

 

 

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN comment on the passing scene in Rhode Island.

 

 

 
 

 

Comedy to usher in 2023!

 

 

 

 

John Perotta's Comedy Company - with 2 locations/events to spice up your New Year's Eve night - by BRENDAN HIGGINS.

 

 

 
 

 

Brown Bookstore

 

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Whisker Wonderland Campaign

 

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Don't forget the Lottery Tickets

for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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Survey of the Day Results?

Working holiday?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The Johnston soapstone quarry – also known as the Ochee Springs site – is an exciting site for archaeologists because it contains evidence about how early soapstone bowls were made. Circle-like marks in the quarry suggest that the stoneworker chiseled out the shape of the bowl, bottom-side up, from the main rock. Then, they split the bowl from the rock and carved out the center. Archaeologists found scrapers, chisels, and picks, that offer more clues about the process.

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

Gift Giving

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

 

 

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It's a "B" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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December 27, 2022?

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

PALCUS congratulates Portuguese elected to office

 

 

 

 

Portuguese senators and reps should be able to watch over Rhode Island's MBE status, including Portuguese, which some legislators sought to exclude, saying Portuguese should step aside.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Homeless in RI: More staff, more money, more homeless....

 

 

 

 

More staff, more money, and more homeless in a system called "broken" by the housing czar - an update.

 

 

 
 

 

Networking Pick of the Week

 

 

 

 

Network with business friends in Smithfield as part of NRI Finest.

 

 

 
 

 

Farewell to 2022 sports - Local and Professional - part 1

 

 

 

 

Part 1 of our look at 2022 sports - Part 2 tomorrow with sportswriter, JOHN CARDULLO

 

 

 
 

 

Brown Bookstore

 

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Whisker Wonderland Campaign

 

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Don't forget the Lottery Tickets

for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

(click on ad for full info)

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results?

Christmas food?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The Catholic Church played a significant role for the Portuguese and other early waves of immigrants. Parishes provided places of worship, offered charity and educated children in parochial schools. They also built extensive community centers with facilities such as libraries, gyms and bowling allies. 

 

?People went to church not only to worship but also to meet friends, play sports, see movies, join study groups, discuss politics and join clubs for people of all ages. Parishes also offered useful services such as daycare, English lessons and help finding jobs. There they organized elaborate religious festivals, with the church becoming the center of the neighborhood and helping adjust to American life.

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

Gift Giving

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

 

 

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It's a "B" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Holiday travelers get stuck at T.F. Green Airport.  The Red Cross is assisting after more than a dozen Central Falls residents are displaced by a Boxing Day fire.  A former department store chain in Rhode Island is making a comeback.

>>Southwest Passengers Stranded

(Warwick, RI)  --  Southwest Airlines passengers had a tough day on Monday.  About a quarter of all Southwest flights were canceled.  The company cited "consecutive days of extreme winter weather" across its network.  WJAR-TV reports stranded passengers spent hours at Rhode Island T.F. Green Airport trying to figure out alternative travel arrangements.

>>Woman Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Border Town

(Douglas, MA)  --  A southern Worcester County, Massachusetts resident has died after being hit by a vehicle.  The victim was an elderly woman in Douglas who was struck by an SUV while she was outside of her home on Monday afternoon.  Police  have not released any information on the driver, including whether charges will be filed.

>>Blackstone Valley House Fire

(Central Falls, RI)  --  Sixteen people were displaced by a fire at a multi-family home in Central Falls on Monday.  Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming out of the third floor of the home at 239 Cowden Street yesterday afternoon.  The Red Cross is assisting the tenants.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

>>New Pawtucket Bus/Rail Station Pushed Back

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  The opening of a new commuter rail station in Rhode Island is being delayed to 2023.  The transit center near the Pawtucket-Central Falls border offering MBTA and RIPTA service was originally supposed to open last summer, but it was pushed back because of labor and supply chain issues.  WPRI-TV reports the Rhode Island Department of Transportation now hopes to have the new train station open, located on Pine Street in Pawtucket, on January 23rd.

>>NFL Reviewing Mac Jones Hit

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The NFL is reviewing a hit from New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones in the Christmas Eve game versus Cincinnati.  The Bengals were in the process of returning a forced fumble for a touchdown when the questionable down-low block was applied by Jones on cornerback Eli Apple.  Jones, who could face a fine from the league, called the block a split-second decision and said he did not intend to hurt anybody.  Apple said it was a dirty play and that Jones has a history.

>>Ames Department Stores Returning

(Undated)  --  A former department store with multiple locations in Rhode Island is making a comeback.  Ames was originally headquartered in Rocky Hill, Connecticut and went out of business in 2002.  The company bringing the Ames store back, Cross Moline Ventures, says the first franchises will not be in Rhode Island, but the Ocean State is on the expansion list in 2024. 

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12-27-2022 02:27:14

RI Police Chiefs ASSoc., GriefSPEAK, Animal Rescue RI, Business Beat and more

 
 

 

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December 23, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Animal Rescue Rhode Island making spirits bright for our best friends

 

 

 

 

Meet Zena, just one of the Magical Moments rescue success stories of the ARRI - suupport their year-end giving.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

'Tis the season - not only alcohol, but medications - and cannabis, too

 

 

 

 

The RI Police Chiefs Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Assoc has information for you - and a reminder of the police on the road.

 

 

 
 

 

Business Beat: Wood River Health has a new look - and news...

 

 

 

 

Wood River Health has rebranded itself and announces new board members and an honor for one clinical staff member...

 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: Tradition offers us warmth, safety and a sense of place

 

 

 

 

DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS remembers Vigilio - and standing in line at the fish market - games played by the children - how important tradition is in the lives of a family, generation by generation.

 

 

 
 

 

Cheesy Polenta - Recipe of the Week

 

 

 

 

Our Food writer, ALISON MOUNTFORD of ENDS + STEMS delights with this home-cooked polenta - perfect dish for the chilly weather coming.

 

 

 
 

 

Brown Bookstore

 

Read more Books!

Great gifts for anyone on your list

 

 

 

 

(CLICK HERE)

 

 

 
 

 

Whisker Wonderland Campaign

 

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Don't forget the Lottery Tickets

for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

(click on ad for full info)

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results?

Homeless encampment list?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

Founded in 1935 by the Blake Brothers of Springfield, Massachusetts, Friendly's is a New England-based family dining restaurant chain that’s mostly known for its ice cream.

 

Their Jubilee Roll - with holiday colored ice cream and decorations looking like the famous Yule Log - is the best-selling holiday dessert at Christmas and is available in grocery stores as well as their retail outlets - a centerpiece for many a dessert table!

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

Gift Giving

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A pre-Christmas storm is lashing Rhode Island with wind and rain.  A new ban has taken effect on high-capacity gun magazines in the Ocean State.  The New England Patriots are getting set for a Christmas Eve home game.

>>Big Overnight Winds As Holiday Weekend Storm Has Arrived

(Providence, RI)  --  Strong winds are hitting the Providence area this morning.  A Christmas weekend storm is bringing rain, wind and snow to Southern New England.  The main threats for Rhode Island are gusts up to 65 miles per hour and coastal flooding.  A huge temperature swing tonight will send us from the 50s to the teens with sub-zero wind chills.

>>T.F. Green Airport Travel Advisory

(Warwick, RI)  --  Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport is advising holiday fliers that severe weather across the nation is expected to impact air travel.  Passengers should be checking with their airlines about cancellations and alternate plans.  Major delays are expected up at Logan Airport in Boston.

>>High-Capacity Magazines Turned In To RI Police

(Providence, RI)  --  Gun owners in Rhode Island appear to be abiding by a new ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.  The Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association says nearly four-hundred magazines have been turned over to authorities since the law took effect on Sunday.  A federal judge upheld the state's new ban on magazines containing more than ten rounds over a legal challenge from a gun store and several firearm owners.

>>Patriots Host Bengals On Christmas Eve

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are trying to salvage their season as they get set for a Christmas Eve home game versus the Cincinnati Bengals.  The game at Gillette Stadium will be a special NFL Saturday game with a kickoff at 1 p.m.  The Pats have a record of 7-and-7, while Cincinnati, last year's Super Bowl runner-up, is 10-and-4.

>>Trinity Rep Pausing 'Christmas Carol' Due To COVID

(Providence, RI)  --  Trinity Rep Theater Company in Providence is pausing its performances of "A Christmas Carol".  The theater Facebook page indicated Thursday they've had a number of positive COVID cases, and they hope to be back on Wednesday, December 28th.  Anyone who bought tickets for one of the canceled performances through Trinity can expect a call from the ticket office.  Patrons who purchased tickets through a third party should make contact with them.

>>New Ticket Cameras

(East Providence, RI)  --  More traffic enforcement cameras are being activated in the Providence area.  WPRI-TV reports East Providence is adding ten right light cameras and one new school zone cam in 2023.  The school zone is Pawtucket Avenue at St. Mary's Academy Bay View, while the red light zones include several busy Pawtucket Ave intersections.  Violators will receive 85-dollar fines starting in February.

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12-23-2022 03:20:14

Deconstructing the Hope Street bike lane, RI Foundation awards grants for animal welfare, RI Veterans: Did you know?

 
 

 

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December 22, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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RI Foundation invests 1/2 Million+ in animal welfare programs

 

 

 

 

24 agencies will be bolstered in their animal welfare programs by the support of the Rhode Island Foundation.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Deconstructing the Hope Street Bike Lane Trial

 

 

 

 

Contributing writer, ROGER SCHREFFLER on lessons learned - unlearned - with the trial of the Hope Street bike lane.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Veterans - Did you know? Camp Lejeune, resources...

 

 

 

 

Veterans writer JOHN A. CIANCI reviews the Camp Lejeune requirements for submitting a claim, Christmas events, etc.

 

 

 
 

 

Cheesy Polenta - Recipe of the Week

 

 

 

 

Our Food writer, ALISON MOUNTFORD of ENDS + STEMS delights with this home-cooked polenta - perfect dish for the chilly weather coming.

 

 

 
 

 

Brown Bookstore

 

Read more Books!

Great gifts for anyone on your list

 

 

 

 

(CLICK HERE)

 

 

 
 

 

Whisker Wonderland Campaign

 

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Don't forget the Lottery Tickets

for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

(click on ad for full info)

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results?

Homeless encampment list?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The top 5 employers in Rhode Island, employing the most people, are:

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State of Rhode Island -14,904

Lifespan Hospital Group - 11,869

U.S. federal government - 11,581

Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence - 6,200

Care New England - 5,953 

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

Gift Giving

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

It's a "C" Day!

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Southern New England is bracing for a Christmas weekend storm.  A key witness in the federal investigation that led to the imprisonment of Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci has died.  The state of Rhode Island reaches a new contract with home daycare operators.

[[ watch for updates ]]

>>Rhode Island Under High Wind Warning

(Undated)  --  All of Rhode Island is under a High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service from 1 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.  The forecast is for wind gusts out of the south up to 65 miles per hour.  Widespread power outages are expected, and high-profile vehicles are being told that travel conditions tomorrow will be difficult.

>>'Plunder Dome' Witness Tony Freitas Has Died

(Providence, RI)  --  A key witness in Operation Plunder Dome, the FBI investigation into political corruption in Providence during the Mayor Buddy Cianci era, has died.  Antonio Freitas [[ FRAY-tis ]] was a Providence businessman who was recruited by the FBI in 1998 to wear a wire to City Hall and offer a bribe to Cianci's chief of staff.  The investigation eventually led to Cianci being sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for racketeering.  Freitas was 73 years old.

>>RI Woman Federally Sentenced

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island woman has received a federal prison sentence.  The Justice Department says Juliana Martins of North Providence got 18 months for making a false statement on a loan application and theft of government property.  Prosecutors say Martins applied for an FHA-backed mortgage without disclosing that she had been previously incarcerated.  Martins also fraudulently claimed COVID unemployment benefits.  She was ordered to pay more than 40-thousand dollars in restitution.

>>New Contract Reached For State-Subsidized Home Daycare Operators

(Providence, RI)  --  A new contract has been reached with the union representing over three-hundred Rhode Island-subsidized daycare operators who work out of their own homes.  The Providence Journal reports Governor Dan McKee struck the deal with SEIU 1199 New England which runs through July 1st, 2025, retroactive to the beginning of this year.  It includes annual pay raises of two-and-a-half-percent.  The SEIU said home child care providers have grappled for too long with poverty wages while they offer a critical service.

>>New Weight Limit On Route 37 Bridge

(Warwick, RI)  --  Truck drivers are being asked to take notice of a new weight limit on a Rhode Island route. This is for the bridge that carries Route 37 westbound over the Amtrak line in Warwick.  The bridge weight limit was previously 16 tons, but the new limit is only five.  Commercial vehicles that are too heavy will have to follow a detour using Post Road, the Airport Connector and I-95.  The bridge is one of several structures being repaired by RIDOT on the major freeway.

>>Sports-Betting OK'd At Plainridge Casino

(Plainville, MA)  --  Plainridge Park and Casino in Plainville, Massachusetts has become the third and final casino in the state to get permission to host sports-betting.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded a temporary license while concerns are addressed about parent company Penn Entertainment's association with Barstool Sports, which it partially owns.  The other betting hubs in the commonwealth, which are set to open in 2023, will be at Encore Boston Harbor in Everett and MGM Springfield.  Rhode Island approved sports books in 2018 at the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton, which are now owned by Bally's.

>>P-Bruins In Charlotte To Start Road Trip

(Charlotte, NC)  --  The Providence Bruins are beginning a seven-game road trip Thursday night.  The Bruins are playing back-to-back contests against the Charlotte Checkers.  The P-Bruins have won 16 of their first 26, currently holding second place in the AHL Atlantic Division.  Their road trip will continue with games against Hershey, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Bridgeport. 

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12-22-2022 02:15:08

ART! Meet Morphous, Ron & Jen's Great Escape, Elaine Pelino, and more!

 
 

 

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December 21, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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ART! Meet Morphous

 

 

 

 

The most beautiful thing in Kennedy Plaza - this sculpture done by Lionel Smit of South Africa is waiting for your reflection. How quietly it went up.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Elaine Pelino - a woman for all seasons

 

 

 

 

Contributing writer, BRENDAN HIGGINS, features the story of Elaine Pelino, and a New Year's performance, too.

 

 

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

This week's passing scene commentary with RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN

 

 

 
 

 

More utility support in Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

39,000 more Rhode Islanders may receive help with their electricity rates...

 

 

 
 

 

Brown Bookstore

 

Read more Books!

Great gifts for anyone on your list

 

 

 

 

(CLICK HERE)

 

 

 
 

 

Whisker Wonderland Campaign

 

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Don't forget the Lottery Tickets

for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

(click on ad for full info)

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results??

Traveling?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

In the 18th century, the area that is now Kennedy Plaza was part of the Great Salt Cove—an estuary formed by the confluence of the Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers. The building of the train station created Exchange Place - the center of rail transport in the city.

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

Gift Giving

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

It's an "A" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A storm hitting Southern New England on Friday is expected to bring coastal flooding.  A suspect identified in a decades-old Providence-area rape case has been extradited.  A Rhode Island man charged with illegally having hundreds of guns on his property is reaching a federal plea deal.

[[ watch for updates ]]

>>Storm Bringing Coastal Flooding Threat To RI

(Undated)  --  A Coastal Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the state of Rhode Island from Providence to South County as meteorologists continue to track a powerful Christmas weekend storm.  The weather service says widespread minor flooding is expected during the Friday morning high tide cycle, with pockets of moderate coastal flooding possible.  Ocean-exposed beaches are at-risk for significant erosion.

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>>Attleboro Rape Suspect Held WIthout Bail

(Attleboro, MA)  --  A man arrested for a violent rape nearly three decades ago in Attleboro, Massachusetts has returned to the state.  Eduardo Mendez was identified through new DNA testing of evidence for the rape of a woman in 1994.  Mendez was located in New York, and was arraigned Monday in Fall River after his extradition.  He is being held without bail.

>>Federal Plea Deal Reached In Burrillville Gun Case

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man who faced federal charges for allegedly having over two-hundred guns illegally on his property is reaching a plea deal.  Ronald Andruchuk of Burrillville will plead guilty to counts of making a false statement of material fact during a firearm purchase and one count of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance.  He faces a maximum sentence of thirty years, but prosecutors have agreed to recommend a lesser amount to a judge.  Andruchuk is also still dealing with state charges against him which include domestic violence, cyberstalking and possessing a ghost gun.

>>Cranston Police Brutality Victim Settles With City

(Cranston, RI)  --  A settlement has been reached in the case of a Cranston police officer assaulting a suspect at the police station.  The Providence Journal reports Gian Mattiello of Cranston was awarded ninety-thousand dollars.  The officer, Andrew Leonard, no longer works for the department.  He was ordered to serve one year of probation.  Prosecutors said in March of 2020, Leonard used excessive force when he assaulted Mattiello, who was in custody for an alleged domestic incident.  The agreement specifies that it does not represent an admission of liability from the city of Cranston or its police department.

>>Guitars Stolen From Local Store

(Swansea, MA)  --  Police in Swansea, Massachusetts are asking for the public's help to identify two suspects who stole guitars from a music store.  The burglary happened on Sunday at Ray Mullin Music on Swansea Mall Drive.  The thieves reportedly got away with thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise.  Surveillance images are posted on Swansea-Police-dot-com.

>>Men's BB: Friars Beat Golden Eagles

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence College men's basketball is off to a good start in Big East conference play.  After beating Seton Hall in their opener last weekend, the Friars earned their second conference win over Marquette Tuesday at the AMP.  The final score in double-overtime was 103-to-98.  Providence has a five-game winning streak going into their next game, December 29th at Butler.

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Cicilline-Whitehouse bill passes for 3rd time in the House to bolster US-Portuguese relations

 

 

 

 

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Last one before the holidays? Plant City for Heart of Rhode Island... network and wish your business associates well - make plans for the new year.

 

 

 
 

 

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Homeless in RI: Deadline TODAY for Coalition on Homeless, crisis continues finding and helping those unhoused

 

 

 

 

With the RI State House cleared, the Cranston Street Armory room full and moving along, the Coalition must turn over their waiting lists and encampment data TODAY so state can engage with others.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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HERB WEISS talks with psychologist Elaine Rodino about ways we can all avoid those holiday blues.

 

 

 
 

 

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Warwick was founded by Samuel Gorton in 1642. In 1648, Gorton was granted a British charter by Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick, Lord Admiral and head of the Parliamentary Commission on Plantation Affairs. Because of this, the name of the settlement was changed from Shawhomett to Warwick.

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Imprisoned former New England mob boss Frank Salemme [[ suh-LEM-ee ]] has died.  The Patriots suffer a stinging loss to the Raiders.  A homeless encampment has been removed from the Rhode Island State House grounds.

>>Mobster Frank Salemme Dies In Prison

(Boston, MA)  --  Former New England mob boss Frank Salemme [[ suh-LEM-ee ]] has died in federal prison at the age of 89.  Salemme admitted to multiple killings during Boston's gang wars of the 1960s, and went on to be the leader of the Patriarca New England crime family.  It was the killing of South Boston nightclub owner Steven DiSarro in 1993 that led to a life sentence for Salemme.  DiSarro's body was found in Providence in 2016.  His family says it was informed by the federal Bureau of Prisons that Salemme died in prison last Tuesday.

>>Patriots Lose Stunner To Raiders

(Paradise, NV)  --  The New England Patriots suffered a horrific defeat against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.  With the game in Vegas tied at 24 and the Pats on offense in the last seconds of the fourth quarter, Jakobi Meyers lateraled to Mac Jones, but it was caught by former Patriot Chandler Jones who ran it back for a touchdown.  The final score was 30-to-24.  The Patriots fell to eighth place in the conference, trailing Miami for the final playoff spot.  New England's next game is at home versus Cincinnati on Christmas Eve.

>>Encampment In Front Of Rhode Island Capitol Cleared

(Providence, RI)  --  A homeless encampment was removed from the grounds of the Rhode Island State House on Saturday.  Superior Court Judge David Cruise sided with Governor Dan McKee on Friday in a legal dispute over the encampment, pointing to the state's ban on overnight camping on State House grounds.  WPRI-TV reports the McKee administration updated that policy in November.  Judge Cruise said the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that their rights were violated.  According to the ACLU, the encampment was protesting a lack of adequate housing for individuals in the Ocean State.

>>Deadly Crash On I-95

(Providence, RI)  --  A truck driver was killed in a crash on Route 95 in Providence on Friday.  The Rhode Island State Police says a tractor-trailer hit a disabled vehicle in the high-speed lane, causing it to crash near the Route 10 overpass at around 1 a.m.  The driver was identified as Adrian Morales of Yuma, Arizona.  The car driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, but they are expected to survive.

>>Joe Kennedy Expected To Be Named Envoy To Northern Ireland

(Washington, DC)  --  Multiple reports indicate President Biden is naming former Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy the Third as the U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland.  An official announcement is expected on Monday.  Kennedy is not expected to be involved in the tense politics of the United Kingdom region, but instead would focus on economic issues.  Kennedy represented the Massachusetts 4th District from 2013 to 2021.

>>Bruins And Phantoms Go To Overtime Twice

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins picked up three of four points this weekend.  The P-Bruins lost at home versus the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, 5-to-4.  The Bruins won in Allentown on Saturday, also in overtime, 2-to-1.  Providence is going on a seven-game road trip.

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Imprisoned former New England mob boss Frank Salemme [[ suh-LEM-ee ]] has died.  The Patriots suffer a stinging loss to the Raiders.  A homeless encampment has been removed from the Rhode Island State House grounds.

>>Mobster Frank Salemme Dies In Prison

(Boston, MA)  --  Former New England mob boss Frank Salemme [[ suh-LEM-ee ]] has died in federal prison at the age of 89.  Salemme admitted to multiple killings during Boston's gang wars of the 1960s, and went on to be the leader of the Patriarca New England crime family.  It was the killing of South Boston nightclub owner Steven DiSarro in 1993 that led to a life sentence for Salemme.  DiSarro's body was found in Providence in 2016.  His family says it was informed by the federal Bureau of Prisons that Salemme died in prison last Tuesday.

>>Patriots Lose Stunner To Raiders

(Paradise, NV)  --  The New England Patriots suffered a horrific defeat against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.  With the game in Vegas tied at 24 and the Pats on offense in the last seconds of the fourth quarter, Jakobi Meyers lateraled to Mac Jones, but it was caught by former Patriot Chandler Jones who ran it back for a touchdown.  The final score was 30-to-24.  The Patriots fell to eighth place in the conference, trailing Miami for the final playoff spot.  New England's next game is at home versus Cincinnati on Christmas Eve.

>>Encampment In Front Of Rhode Island Capitol Cleared

(Providence, RI)  --  A homeless encampment was removed from the grounds of the Rhode Island State House on Saturday.  Superior Court Judge David Cruise sided with Governor Dan McKee on Friday in a legal dispute over the encampment, pointing to the state's ban on overnight camping on State House grounds.  WPRI-TV reports the McKee administration updated that policy in November.  Judge Cruise said the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that their rights were violated.  According to the ACLU, the encampment was protesting a lack of adequate housing for individuals in the Ocean State.

>>Deadly Crash On I-95

(Providence, RI)  --  A truck driver was killed in a crash on Route 95 in Providence on Friday.  The Rhode Island State Police says a tractor-trailer hit a disabled vehicle in the high-speed lane, causing it to crash near the Route 10 overpass at around 1 a.m.  The driver was identified as Adrian Morales of Yuma, Arizona.  The car driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, but they are expected to survive.

>>Joe Kennedy Expected To Be Named Envoy To Northern Ireland

(Washington, DC)  --  Multiple reports indicate President Biden is naming former Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy the Third as the U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland.  An official announcement is expected on Monday.  Kennedy is not expected to be involved in the tense politics of the United Kingdom region, but instead would focus on economic issues.  Kennedy represented the Massachusetts 4th District from 2013 to 2021.

>>Bruins And Phantoms Go To Overtime Twice

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins picked up three of four points this weekend.  The P-Bruins lost at home versus the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, 5-to-4.  The Bruins won in Allentown on Saturday, also in overtime, 2-to-1.  Providence is going on a seven-game road trip.

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State demands homeless info, GriefSPEAK, Outdoors in RI and more

 
 

 

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State demands homeless data from Coalition - Coalition says, "we don't have it"

 

 

 

 

Frustration overload as the Secretary of Housing demands to know what the Coalition knows about 80+ homeless encampment locations around the state - and if there are children living in unsafe conditions, as well as the waiting list - Coalition so far refuses to comply. State sets Monday, 4pm deadline.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: Holiday Heart Syndrome

 

 

 

 

MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS advises us to take care of our hearts this time of year...

 

 

 
 

 

Central HS Boys Basketball gets the season rolling

 

 

 

 

Sportswriter, JOHN CARDULLO takes us to the game! And high school basketball is off and running in Rhode Island.

 

 

 
 

 

Outdoors in RI: Plan on it - #FirstDayHike Jan. 1st in Jamestown

 

 

 

 

Get 2023 off to a healthy, fun start - Fort Wetherill is waiting for YOU! #FirstDayHike

 

 

 
 

 

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Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. The park offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring on the park’s 61.5 acres of property. The fort is a former coast artillery fort.

 

?Fort Dumpling from the American Revolutionary War occupied the site until it was built over. Fort Wetherill was deactivated and turned over to the State of Rhode Island after World War II.

 

 

 
 

 

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Acclaimed RI Author

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A nor'easter is bringing rain to Rhode Island today.  The Patriots continue their late-season push for a playoff spot with a game in Las Vegas.  A man reported missing this week in Rhode Island has been found dead.

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>>Nor'easter Bringing Just Rain For RI

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is predicting that Rhode Island will stay clear of any snow from the nor'easter currently impacting New England.  The forecast calls for two-to-three inches of rain in the Ocean State through Saturday morning.  Bristol, Newport and Washington counties are under a Wind Advisory Friday for gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

>>Patriots At Raiders In Week 15

(Paradise, NV)  --  The New England Patriots are in Las Vegas this weekend to play the Raiders.  The Pats have a 7-and-6 record and currently hold the final wild card playoff spot in the conference.  The Raiders are 5-and-8.  Kickoff from Allegiant Stadium is at 4:05 p.m. Eastern time.

>>Missing RI Man Found Dead

(West Greenwich, RI)  --  A missing Rhode Island man has been found dead.  Thirty-three-year-old David Craig of East Greenwich had last been seen on Tuesday around noon.  The Department of Environmental Management says Craig's body was found Thursday afternoon in Carr's Pond in the Big River Management Area.  Officials say the death does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

>>City Council Pushes Through ProvPort Tax Treaty

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence City Council has pulled a 180 on its decision concerning a thirty-year tax extension for ProvPort, the nonprofit agency which operates the city's deep-water port.  According to WPRI-TV, the city council approved the treaty at its final meeting of the year on Thursday.  The agreement had been tabled earlier this month, and it was indicated that the deal would not be considered until a new City Council is seated in January as community members claimed the process was being rushed.  The new council will get a say ultimately, since the treaty requires two rounds of approval.  Channel 12 reports an amendment was added to the deal which says ProvPort cannot expand fossil fuel activities.

>>Barrington Beach Tree Burned

(Barrington, RI)  --  The Barrington community is coming together after a vandalism incident.  Damage to a Christmas tree at Barrington Beach was discovered on Thursday.  The tree, which features seashell ornaments with personalized messages, was placed on the beach by the Barrington Lions Club.  A new tree has been anonymously donated.  Anyone with information on who is responsible for the incident is being asked to call Barrington police.

>>Official House Speaker Portrait Unveiled For Mattiello

(Providence, RI)  --  Former Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello had his official portrait revealed at the State House this week.  The Democrat representing Cranston spent 14 years in the House and six as the Speaker.  According to The Providence Journal, the last speaker who got an official portrait was William Murphy in 2010.  In between Murphy and Mattiello was Gordon Fox, who went to prison for taking bribes and did not request a portrait.  Murphy and Fox both attended this week's ceremony.

>>New Brown Provost Announced

(Providence, RI)  --  Brown University has named the 14th provost in the school's history.  The chief academic officer job is going to Francis Doyle, who is the dean of the engineering school at Harvard.  Doyle will start the new position on July 1st, 2023, succeeding Richard Locke, who is leaving to become the dean and vice president of Apple University.

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DCYF letter, RI Needs, RI Veterans did you know? and more

 
 

 

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DCYF - "We cannot ignore peril of children..." pens letter to homeless agency staff on need to report

 

 

 

 

Responding to stories about children living on the streets or in unheated locations, the acting director of DCYF sends a letter out to the RI Coalition to End Homelessness about their need to report - a law in Rhode Island that applies to all.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

RI National Guard called into service to ready the Cranston St. Armory for Fri.

 

 

 

 

RI National Guard are working to open this shelter for Friday - stay tuned.

 

 

 
 

 

RI need "major systemic change"

 

 

 

 

Court hearing concludes Rhode Island will not make its deadline to comply with developmental disabilities consent decree without "major systemic change".

 

 

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know? - License plates, more

 

 

 

 

Veteran writer, JOHN A. CIANCI reviews what vanity plates are available for veterans - as well as events, discounts etc. Always ask John a question or send him info we should include.

 

 

 
 

 

This week's Recipe: Vietnamese Shaking Beef

 

 

 

 

Chef ALISON MOUNTFORD delights with this tasty holiday treat for a healthy, warm dinner.

 

 

 
 

 

Holiday Creative Camp at the RI Computer Museum

 

 

 

 

Special camp set up for the holidays - learn more about this unique opportunity at the RI Computer Museum - with the Episcopal Diocese.

 

 

 
 

 

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Barrington was founded by Congregationalist separatists from Swansea, MA and incorporated in 1717. It was ceded to Rhode Island and merged into Warren in 1747, though it was later made into a separate town by the Rhode Island legislature. 

 

 

 
 

 

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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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Acclaimed RI Author

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

 

 

 
 

 

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Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rain and snow for Southern New England is in the forecast for the next several days.  A man wanted for a homicide decades ago in the Providence area has been arrested.  A federal judge has upheld a ban on high-capacity firearm magazines in Rhode Island.

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>>End-Of-Week Storm In SNE

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is not predicting any snow for Rhode Island from this weekend's nor'easter.  Western Massachusetts and Connecticut are predicted to measure about a half-foot of snow from Thursday to Saturday.  A Wind Advisory is in effect for southern Rhode Island on Friday for expected wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.  The storm could drop three inches of rain on the Ocean State.

>>Fugitive Wanted For 1991 Southern New England Homicide Arrested

(Attleboro, MA)  --  A fugitive wanted for a deadly stabbing over three decades ago in Attleboro, Massachusetts has been arrested in Guatemala.  Mario Garcia was reportedly operating a shrimp farm in Guatemala when he was located and arrested on Monday.  State Police had been following information about Garcia being in that Central American country as far back as 2014.  He will now face extradition to Massachusetts to face a charge of murder for the 1991 killing of Ismael Recinos-Garcia on Dean Street in Attleboro.

>>Fatal Southeast Mass Van Crash

(Rehoboth, MA)  --  One person is dead after a crash in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.  Steven Lacombe of Attleboro was a passenger in a van carrying Massachusetts Department of Mental Health patients which crashed into an unoccupied vehicle parked outside of a business on Route 118 Tuesday.  Those details are according to the Bristol County District Attorney.  No criminal charges have been filed at this time against the livery driver, a 67-year-old man from Providence.  The crash remains under police investigation.

>>Ban On High-Capacity Ammo In Rhode Island Upheld

(Providence, RI)  --  A federal judge is upholding the state of Rhode Island's ban on high-capacity gun magazines.  A package of gun control legislation signed by Governor Dan McKee earlier this year included a ban on magazines with over ten rounds.  It was challenged by several Rhode Island gun owners and a gun store in Chepachet.  Under the new law which makes possession a felony, gun owners with those magazines have to turn them in to the police.  The law takes effect on Sunday.  U.S. District Court Chief Judge John McConnell says the plaintiffs did not present credible evidence that high-capacity magazines are weapons of self-defense, therefore straying from the intention of the Second Amendment.

>>Providence To Turn On More Surveillance Cams

(Providence, RI)  --  The city of Providence is planning to activate sixty new license plate-reading cameras.  The Flock Safety cameras are different from the school zone speed cameras which send fast drivers tickets in the mail.  The plate readers have been endorsed by Rhode Island police chiefs for helping solve cases.  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says the new cameras will result in more arrests for serious crimes.

>>Priest On Leave

(Fall River, MA)  --  The Catholic Diocese of Fall River is placing a priest on administrative leave while it conducts an investigation.  The diocese says the alleged misconduct by Father David Sharland is inconsistent with its standards.  The church says it does not involve a minor or Sharland's ministry.  He has served in parishes in New Bedford and Seekonk and has worked for the Virginia-based Youth Apostles since 2002.

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12-15-2022 03:12:06

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Tracking the latest winter weather in Southern New England.  The ACLU files a complaint over the homeless encampment situation at the Rhode Island State House.  The Providence School District is announcing which schools it plans to close.

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>>Brief Round Of Snow Recorded; Wind Wednesday, Storm Later This Week

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence area received a late-night round of snow Tuesday night.  Little or no accumulation was predicted by the National Weather Service.  The forecast across Rhode Island for Wednesday is sunny skies and wind gusts in the 30s.  A storm is being tracked for Southern New England Thursday night into Friday.  Right now, the weather service is predicting mostly rain, except for snow in the high terrain of Western Massachusetts.

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>>Court Complaint Filed Over Rhode Island State House Homeless Encampment

(Providence, RI)  --  The ACLU and the Rhode Island Center for Justice are joining the legal fight on behalf of a homeless encampment in front of the Rhode Island State House.  A complaint was filed in RI Superior Court on Tuesday.  It argues the residents are exercising free speech rights by protesting the state's homelessness situation.  According to The Providence Journal, a handful of Rhode Islanders lacking shelter begin living in tents outside the state capitol building in early autumn.  The numbers grew, and things came to a head last week when staffers for Governor Dan McKee handed out eviction notices.  The evictions were temporarily halted by a judge.  A hearing in the matter is scheduled for today.

>>Officials Reveal Providence Schools That Are Closing

(Providence, RI)  --  We're learning which schools are closing in the Providence Public School District.  Feinstein [[ FINE-styne ]] Elementary School on Broad Street and Lauro Elementary on Kenyon Street are closing at the end of this school year.  Gilbert Middle School on Princeton Avenue is set to be "phased out" through the end of the 2024-25 calendar.  The Providence Public School District, which has been run by the Rhode Island state education department for the last three years, said the action is being taken as part of a facility modernization plan.

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>>RI Man Sentenced For Child Porn Possession

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence man has received a federal prison sentence for child pornography.  The Justice Department says Mario Martinez was found to be in possession of materials in 2020.  Martinez, who is now 27 years old, was federally sentenced to a three-year prison term on Monday.

>>State Ethics Commission OK's Firefighter Serving On Town Board

(Coventry, RI)  --  A newly-elected town council member in Coventry who is a firefighter is being allowed to retain both positions.  WJAR-TV reports the Rhode Island Ethics Commission issued an opinion on Tuesday in favor of Jon Pascua [[ PASS-coo-uh ]], determining that there was no conflict of interest.  Although the Coventry charter prohibits anyone with a town job from being on the council, Pascua is exempt because he works for one of Coventry's independent fire districts.

>>Men's BB: Rams Beat River Hawks

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  In men's college basketball, the University of Rhode Island beat UMass Lowell at home in overtime Tuesday night, 77-to-75.  URI improved to a record of 4-and-7.  The next game for the Rams is on Sunday versus Georgia State in Atlanta.

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12-14-2022 03:34:13

Jack's Angle: Pwt-CF Transit Center, More communications fails trigger...., Ron & Jen's Great Escape and more.

 
 

 

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December 14, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Communication-fail spurs angry reaction to "10 new, like-new schools"

 

 

 

 

Providence in line for 10 new or like-new schools - antiquated, unhealthy buildings to be merged, replaced, etc. Communication leak caused an uproar and angry response from teachers - unlike joy in some communities faced with similar news.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Jack's Angle: Jack Partridge looks at the coming Pawtucket Central Falls Transit Station

 

 

 

 

JOHN J. "JACK" PARTRIDGE gives us so many details on the new transit station, with a flavor of historical significance, too.

 

 

 
 

 

ART! URI Fine Arts Center coming soon

 

 

 

 

New building - finally - coming to URI - what it will house and how public art will be part of it.

 

 

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN opine on the happenings in Rhode Island and issues of the day - here is this week's!

 

 

 
 

 

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Whisker Wonderland Campaign

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Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Lottery Tickets for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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Survey of the Day Results?

Homelessness?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

In 1919, most states ratified the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors”. Not Rhode Island! Though the state had passed several prohibition laws in the late 1800s, by the time the 1910s rolled around, they seemed content to let people party however they wanted to.

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

 

 

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It's a "B" Day!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

2022 at 2021 Rates!

 

 

 

 

Networking Pick of the week, The Capital Center Plan, Homeless in RI, and more

 
 

 

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December 13, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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The Capital Center Plan... part 1

 

 

 

 

Providence's really big plan - by David Brussat, RI author, LOST Providence.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Homeless in RI: Children, go where I send you...

 

 

 

 

Where are the children in the homeless crisis in Rhode Island - what is the role of DCYF? - what is happening in MA and CA?

 

 

 
 

 

Our co-dependence on OPTUM is not optimal for Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

Our contributing health writer, RICHARD ASINOF of CONVERGENCE RI focuses on Optum and its reliance for behavioral health management.

 

 

 
 

 

Networking Pick(s) of the week

 

 

 

 

Two networking picks of the week this week - as holidays get closer and business winds down with end of the year celebrations.

 

 

 
 

 

READ WITH US: City Life, Ch. 11

 

 

 

 

RI writer MICHAEL MORSE is on to Ch. 11 in CITY LIFE, taking scene on the streets of Providence...

 

 

 
 

 

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Lottery Tickets for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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Survey of the Day Results?

Harry & Meghan?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The United States of A?merica is the only country in the world that is lucky enough to have all of the five climate zones on earth! Those five zones are polar, temperate, tropical, dry, and continental. 

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

Gift Giving

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

 

 

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It's a "C" Day!

 

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots beat the Cardinals in Arizona on Monday Night Football.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island announces a prison sentence for an arson conviction.  CVS is agreeing to a national opioid abuse settlement.

>>Patriots Beat Cardinals In MNF

(Glendale, AZ)  --  The New England Patriots beat the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, 27-to-13 the final score from Glendale.  The Patriots got a defensive fumble recovery for a touchdown by Raekwon McMillan to go ahead in the third quarter.  Quarterback Mac Jones went 24-for-35 passing with 235 yards and an interception.  New England, with a record of 7-and-6, has moved into the final playoff position in the American Football Conference.  Their next game is next Sunday on the road versus the Vegas Raiders.

>>Route 295 Crash Victim ID'd

(Smithfield, RI)  --  Police have identified the victim of a crash on Route 295.  The single-vehicle accident happened Sunday in Smithfield.  The driver was Anthony Manieri of North Attleboro.  The Rhode Island State Police says Manieri was driving in the high-speed lane when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the woods.  Snow had begun to fall in the area in the early afternoon.  Anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to contact the R-I-S-P.

>>Man Sentenced For Arson in Woonsocket

(Providence, RI)  --  A federal defendant has been sentenced in a Rhode Island arson case.  The U.S. Justice Department says 23-year-old Jacob Lahousse, address not provided, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to setting fires in a mill building in Woonsocket.  The damage was done at the Sport Systems Bag Corporation building on Hazel Street in April 2019.  Lahousse was ordered to pay over three-hundred-thousand dollars in restitution.

>>CVS, Walgreens To Pay Combined $10.7 Billion Settlement In Opioid Case

(Undated)  --  CVS and Walgreens are agreeing to pay a combined ten-point-seven-billion-dollars in a settlement over allegations they failed to adequately oversee opioid painkiller prescriptions.  The funds will be distributed between states, local governments and federally recognized tribes.  Money will also go toward opioid crisis abatement and remediation programs.  The two companies also agreed to implement controlled substance compliance programs which will create new mandatory training and will require additional layers of opioid prescription reviews.

>>Rhode Island's COVID Emergency Declaration Has Been Extended

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is extending the state's coronavirus emergency declaration.  WJAR-TV reports the order has been stretched out to January 10th.  The state of emergency went into effect under the Governor Raimondo administration on March 9th, 2020.

>>Kindergarten Student Reportedly Brings Toy Gun To School

(Providence, RI)  --  A kindergarten student in Providence reportedly brought an airsoft gun to school on Monday.  According to Channel 10 News, police responded to a school request after a student reportedly showed the item to others at Times Squared Academy on Fillmore Street.  Times2 Academy is handling the matter internally.  DelSesto Middle School on Springfield Street was locked down last month over someone having a BB gun on campus.

>>Incoming Providence Mayor Selects Chief Of Staff

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence Mayor-elect Brett Smiley has announced his chief of staff.  WPRI-TV reports the job is going to Emily Cromwell, who was Smiley's top campaign aide and has run his transition to the mayor's office.  Cromwell previously worked as the communications director for Jorge Elorza.  Channel 12 reports Smiley has not yet said who will lead the city's police and public safety departments.  His inauguration is set for January 2nd.

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12-13-2022 03:20:10

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Southern New England has gotten its first measurable snow of the winter.  The Patriots take the Monday Night Football stage in pursuit of a playoff spot.  Drivers in Rhode Island are seeing gas prices fall back below three dollars a gallon.

>>First Measurable Snowfall This Season

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence area has received its first significant snowfall of the season.  The snow which started on Sunday was still falling overnight Monday as the National Weather Service reported nearly three inches at T.F. Green Airport.  Down in South County, East Greenwich measured four inches.  Some towns in Western Massachusetts got over a half-foot.  The forecast calls for gradual clearing skies on Monday, and there are no predictions at this point from the weather service for any more snow this week.

>>NFL Week 14: Patriots At Cardinals

(Glendale, AZ)  --  The New England Patriots are playing Monday Night Football on the road tonight versus the Arizona Cardinals.  The Pats are 6-and-6 with five regular season games remaining, and they are currently in ninth place in the AFC playoff picture; the top seven teams make it.  Arizona has a record of 4-and-8.  Kickoff from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale is at 8:15 p.m. Eastern time.

>>Interstate 495 Crash Victim ID'd

(Bellingham, MA)  --  The victim of a fatal crash on Route 495 in Bellingham, Massachusetts last week has been identified.  State police reports indicate the pickup truck driver who died in the single-vehicle crash on Thursday night was 53-year-old Jane Middleton.  She was from Holliston.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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>>Juvenile Charged As Adult For Deadly Assault In Warren

(Warren, RI)  --  A juvenile is being tried as an adult in a Rhode Island murder case.  WPRI-TV reports 17-year-old Kenzie Nicolson, address not specified, was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge in Providence District Court on Friday.  Nicolson is accused of causing the death of 54-year-old Richard Raymond of Warren in September 2021.  Warren police say Raymond suffered severe head injuries after being struck by an aluminum bat at the intersection of Market and Sanders streets.  Police have not said what caused the alleged attack.

>>Local Gas Prices Falling Below $3

(Undated)  --  Some gas stations in Rhode Island are dipping below three dollars per gallon.  Gas prices swung dramatically in the Ocean State this year, from when the price went over five dollars in June to the current decline which has throttled the average back to where it was last winter.  Rhode-Island-Gas-Prices-dot-com reports the current RI average is three-43, and the USA average is 3-22.

>>Providence Bruins Split Home-And-Home Series With Bridgeport Islanders

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins split two games this weekend.  The P-Bruins beat the Bridgeport Islanders 3-to-2 in Bridgeport on Saturday.  Providence lost on Sunday to the Islanders by a score of 5-to-2 at the AMP.  Providence has 15 wins, 4 losses and 5 overtime losses.

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12-12-2022 03:08:11

ACLU: Outdoor's in RI, COVID, GriefSpeak and more

 
 

 

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December 9, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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UPDATE: ACLU says 'stop' - what happens now? 9am TODAY deadline

 

 

 

 

Last night the RI ACLU issued a letter to the Governor to rescind the notice "kicking people out of the RI State House" area. Meanwhile, 9am TODAY deadline looms. More updates as solutions escape RI.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

COVID: Now a pandemic of older peopleI

 

 

 

 

NICK LANDEKIC tells us where we are with the pandemic as holidays and winter are ahead.

 

 

 
 

 

Outdoors in RI: Safe Snow Removal protects our water supply

 

 

 

 

Plan now on how to dispose of snow so it doesn't contaminate our water supplies. Tips from RIDEM.

 

 

 
 

 

GriefSPEAK: The midnight cry

 

 

 

 

DR. MARI NARDOLILLO DIAS writes of loss and grief as the homeless plight surrounds us.

 

 

 
 

 

Get your holiday(s) on! - L'Esperance Mandolin Ensemble

 

 

 

 

The beautiful music of the mandolin ensemble will put you in the mood to celebrate the spirit of the season.

 

 

 
 

 

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Survey of the Day Results?

Early Bird? Late Owl?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

From 2020 to 2021 the number of unsheltered adults in Rhode Island increased by 68%. The number of households with children experiencing homelessness increased by 26%.

 

Only 6 of 39 cities and towns have 10% of housing qualify as Low & Moderate Income Housing qualified.

 

72% of jobs listed in the RIDLT site do not pay enough to rent Rhode Island's average 2-bedroom apartment.

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

Gift Giving

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island News

 

 

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

 

Rhode Island Weather

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly, meteorologist

 

 

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Today's an "A" Day!

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary


(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The state of Rhode Island is served a restraining order over its eviction directive towards a homeless encampment outside the State House.  A Massachusetts man has been convicted of manslaughter-OUI for a crash that killed a Rhode Island woman.  One of the people arrested for the summer fight on the Block Island Ferry is being charged in a new case.

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>>Restraining Order Served To Rhode Island Over Homeless Encampment Eviction Order

(Providence, RI)  --  WJAR-Channel 10 reports the state of Rhode Island has been served a temporary restraining order over an eviction notice against a homeless encampment outside the State House.  The injunction was filed in Superior Court.  The attorney who filed it tells the news station he represents 40 people who have been living at the encampment.  A hearing is scheduled for Friday morning.  While the state is offering to relocate the individuals to an emergency shelter, some of the tent residents do not want to make that move.  The Providence Journal reported earlier this week the reasons given included past bad experiences at shelters or not wanting to be split up from loved ones.

>>Manslaughter Conviction For RI Woman's Death

(Boston, MA)  --  A manslaughter conviction has been reached in Massachusetts in the case of a Rhode Island woman's death.  MassLive.com reports Dylan Etheridge of Boston was found guilty by a Suffolk County jury on Thursday for driving under the influence and killing a passenger, 20-year-old Amber Pelletier of Central Falls.  The crash happened in Boston in 2019.  Etheridge, who is now 26, is scheduled to be sentenced on December 16th.

>>Fatal Crash On Route 495

(Bellingham, MA)  --  A Massachusetts resident was killed in a crash on Interstate 495 on Thursday night.  The single-vehicle wreck happened in Bellingham at around 6 p.m.  According to the Massachusetts State Police, the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene was a 53-year-old woman from Holliston.

>>Block Island Ferry Brawl Defendant Rearrested

(Cumberland, RI)  --  A man who was arrested for a fight on the Block Island Ferry this summer is facing new charges.  Miguel Silva of Pawtucket was picked up for an alleged drive-by shooting in Cumberland on October 22nd.  The shooting did not result in any injuries.  Silva was one of seven people who was allegedly involved in the B.I. ferry fight in August which resulted in police officers dramatically leaping on board from a moving boat.

>>Woonsocket Fire Displaces Nearly Three-Dozen

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  The Red Cross is working with multiple families who were displaced from an apartment in Woonsocket on Thursday.  Heavy fire was reported at the complex on Rockridge Drive at around 3 p.m.  There were 15 adults and 20 children who lived there.  No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is being investigated.

>>Providence Bruins Home-And-Home Series Versus Bridgeport

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins have one road game and one home game this weekend.  The P-Bruins play at the Bridgeport Islanders on Saturday night.  Then on Sunday, Providence hosts Bridgeport at the Amica Mutual Pavilion.  The puck drops at 3:05 p.m. for that game.  The Bruins are leading the AHL Atlantic Division with a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and five overtime or shootout losses.

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12-09-2022 03:32:09

RI Veterans: Did you know?, One Pot Recipe, Homeless Update, and more

 
 

 

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December 8, 2022

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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UPDATED: Homeless in RI - RI State House encamped given 48 hours

 

 

 

 

The group at the RI State House is the tip of the iceberg with over 80 encampments around RII and not enough beds, say the homeless agencies, to house them all. Two rallies set for the issue - see below - one TODAY and one on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

RI Veterans: Did you know?

 

 

 

 

JOHN A. CIANCI reviews cancer screening and events and discounts for veterans.

 

 

 
 

 

RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts some guest speakers and plans the year ahead - with our contributing writer, ANN CLANTON.

 

 

 
 

 

Warwick was in the holiday spirit!

 

 

 

 

Warwick Parks & Recs was in the holiday spirit at their tree lighting and festivities - by JOHN CARDULLO, our sports writer.

 

 

 
 

 

1-pot Creamy Pesto Pasta

 

 

 

 

Chef ALISON MOUNTFORD of Ends + Stems delights with this pretty dish - nice enough for a holiday table - and nice enough for every day meal - add salad, enjoy!

 

 

 
 

 

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TODAY!

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Central RI Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results?

Homelessness?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

The Independent Man, originally named Hope, is a gold-covered bronze figure created by artist George Brewster. It stands on top of the Rhode Island State House. The Independent Man holds a spear in his right hand and the state symbol, an anchor, lies at his feet. He was installed in 1899. The statue weighs more than 500 pounds, is 11 feet tall, and stands 278 feet above the ground.

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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: Two men are dead in a Southern New England murder-suicide.  Another man from Rhode Island has been charged for the January 6th U.S. Capitol attack.  A homeless encampment in front of the Rhode Island State House is being evicted.

>>Two Dead In Fall River Murder-Suicide

(Fall River, MA)  --  A tragic domestic incident in Fall River, Massachusetts results in two dead, two injured.  Authorities say Christopher Jean Baptiste fatally shot his fiancée's father, Hubert Labasquin, at Baptiste's home on Bank Street early Wednesday morning.  The fiance's 25-year-old sister and 59-year-old mother were also shot, but they are expected to survive.  Baptiste reportedly turned the gun on himself after shooting the family members, and was pronounced dead at Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River.

>>Rhode Island Man Charged In Connection To Capitol Riot

(Boston, MA)  --  A Rhode Islander has been arrested on charges related to the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6th, 2021.  According to the FBI, William Cotton of Hopkinton is charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building or grounds, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.  Cotton was alleged to have been in a large crowd that trespassed in the Senate Wing.  He is the third person from the Ocean State to face charges for the insurrection.

>>Homeless Camp At RI State House Ordered To Clear Out

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is giving a homeless encampment outside of the State House until Friday to leave.  Eviction notices were handed out to people living in tents at the RI Capitol building on Wednesday.  The governor's office says it's coordinating an effort to find an alternate living situation for the displaced.  Rhode Island's homeless situation has come into sharp focus as winter temperatures have arrived, with a protest held during a State House holiday tree-lighting ceremony and McKee announcing a new 24-hour warming station at the Cranston Street Armory in Providence last week.

>>State Department Of Health Announces Data Breach

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising the public about a data breach.  A spreadsheet with information about food box deliveries for about eight-thousand people in COVID-19 quarantine from earlier this year was inadvertently sent to several-dozen recipients.  The state says financial data was not included.

>>Breeze Adding Nonstop Flights To Los Angeles

(Warwick, RI)  --  Breeze Airways has announced nonstop and direct flights from T.F. Green Airport to Los Angeles.  The twice-a-week service begins the week of May 17th, 2023.  Breeze president Tom Doxey says the airline is always looking for underserved routes to add nonstop flights.

>>Red Sox Lose Bogaerts, Make Free Agency Splash

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox hot stove has been lit.  Shortstop Xander Bogaerts is departing after one decade in a Sox uniform which included two World Series rings.  Bogaerts is going to the San Diego Padres on an eleven-year, 280-million-dollar deal.  Meanwhile, Boston has signed Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida to a five-year, 90-million-dollar deal.

>>Men's BB: Friars Beat Jaspers, Rams Fall To Bears

(Undated)  --  In men's college basketball, Providence College beat Manhattan College at the AMP 99-to-59 on Wednesday.  The University of Rhode Island lost at home to Brown last night, 59-to-58.  PC hosts Albany on Saturday, while URI welcomes in the Army Black Knights.

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12-08-2022 03:06:07

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Homeless in RI: Cranston St. Armory set for "after Dec. 7" - status TODAY

 

 

 

 

Report of the fire inspector and things that are yet to be done to make the Armory habitable in this homeless crisis - and other updates.

 

 

 
 

 

Not as sexy, just as bad - and how did it become the "Fane Tower"?

 

 

 

 

Architecture writer DAVID BRUSSAT says the tower, regardless of what we call it - what happened to the Hope Point Tower? - will be a thumb stuck in the eye of Providence.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Santa Clause for a cause

 

 

 

 

Helping to build a playground in Portsmouth - the Newport Car Museum is festive this time of year.

 

 

 
 

 

Ron & Jen's Great Escape

 

 

 

 

RON ST. PIERRE & JEN BRIEN provide commentary on the passing scene in Rhode Island and all around us.

 

 

 
 

 

Whisker Wonderland Campaign

Join Animal Rescue Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Lottery Tickets for th?e Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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Jingle & Jenga

Central RI Chamber of Commerce - December 8th

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Survey of the Day Results?

Twitter Files?

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Did you know?

 

 

When Route 37 in Cranston was originally planned it was to include an expansive bridge that would take the middle of the state over to the East Bay area - going from Warwick to the Bristol/Warren area. Costs became prohibitive, leaving Route 37 a state highway less than 3 1/2 miles long.

 

 

 
 

 

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 Author

Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias

2-book gift set for the holidays!

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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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Buy Herb Weiss' 2-volume set

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Rhode Island Weather

 

 

Rhode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man is facing charges for allegedly trespassing at a Brown University residence hall.  Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has returned to office after she was recalled by the city council.  Some Providence residents are getting their driver's licenses back thanks to a new program.

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>>Rain Wednesday, Possibly Snow Next Week

(Undated)  --  Wednesday is going to be a wet weather day in Rhode Island.  The National Weather Service is predicting up to one-and-a-half inches of precipitation in South County today and up to an inch for the rest of the state.  The weather service is tracking the possibility of the first accumulating snow of the season in Southern New England early next week.

>>Man Arrested For Unauthorized Brown Dorm Access

(Providence, RI)  --  Brown University is investigating a suspicious activity incident at a residence building.  A man apparently had unauthorized access at Wayland Hall, which is a dormitory for female students, this past weekend.  The suspect, who has not been identified, has been charged with breaking-and-entering and willful trespass.  Brown is reminding students to be vigilant about keeping the dorm secure.

>>Baldelli-Hunt Returns To Woonsocket Mayor's Office

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is once again the Mayor of Woonsocket.  Baldelli-Hunt was sworn in for a fifth term on Tuesday night.  The Woonsocket City Council in October voted to remove her from office based on a complaint filed by one board member that accused the mayor of ignoring council directives.  Baldelli-Hunt promised in her inaugural address last night to push for changes to the unique city charter to prevent such a move from happening in the future.

>>Driver's Licenses Being Restored In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A new program to restore driver's licenses in the city of Providence has gotten underway.  The goal of the two-year initiative, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, is to help hundreds of people who lost their licenses because they were unable to pay fines.  Officials say a leading reason for arrests in the capital city is driving without a license.  Judge Frank Caprio granted two requests to waive all fines and fees on Tuesday.  One of the residents, Noelle Pierce, went without a license for sixteen years, and she says this is a lifted burden.  To be eligible, applicants must not have had their license suspended for a moving violation which resulted in a felony conviction.

>>Warwick Council Agrees To Sell Former School

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Warwick City Council is voting to sell a former school building.  WPRI-TV reports Holden Elementary School on Hoxsie Avenue was sold to Link Commercial properties LLC for one-point-four-million dollars at a meeting on Monday night.  The school was closed as part of a district consolidation in 2018.

>>Two People From RI On 'Jeopardy!'

(Undated)  --  Rhode Islanders are making appearances on the game show "Jeopardy!"  Meghan Mello of North Smithfield was the contestant on the episode that aired on WPRI-Channel 12 on Tuesday night.  Matt Harvey, who was from Providence, got on last week.  Both Mello and Harvey finished in second place.  On Monday's edition of "Jeopardy!", none of the players guessed an answer in the category of "state capitals" which was Providence.  The clues were "The Renaissance City" and "PVD".

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Floating. Flying. Foiling. - Flying Ferries?

 

 

 

 

TODAY in Quonset - Major announcement planned for this company - REGENT Craft - working to bring their seagliders to market.

 

 

 
 

 

Imposter Syndrome still with us after all these years

 

 

 

 

Business leadership writer, MARY T. O'SULLIVAN's experience at a women's business conference inspired this week's column.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

READ WITH US: Ch. 10 of CITY LIFE

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL MORSE takes us through more unimaginable adventures on the streets of Providence. "We sat next to each other on the curb in front of his grandfather’s house. He was about ten years old, barely holding back a flood of tears. His sister wasn’t able to control her emotions, her tears flowed freely."