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Investigators look into possible 'mail fishing' in Rhode IslandNARRAGANSETT, R.I. – Investigators with the Narragansett Police Department are looking into possible checks stolen out of a USPS mailbox.

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Rhode Island emergency physician invited as guest to attend presidential inaugurationCongressman Jim Langevin is set to bring Dr. Megan Ranney, one of Rhode Island's top medical experts, as his guest to Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.

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Quality Counts 2021: Educational Opportunities and Performance in Rhode IslandThis Quality Counts 2021 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.

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The Hour Of Our Deliverance Is At HandThats all there is to it. The incumbent need not do a thing — just get the hell out.

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Rhode Island SPCA announces new presidentThe Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Tuesday announced its new president and general agent.

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Secretary Gorbea delivers $223,000 to Rhode Island communities for March 2 Special ElectionSecretary of State Nellie Gorbeas office today announced that it is allocating $223,586 to Rhode Island cities and towns for costs associated with the state's March 2 special referenda election.

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Shine Sister Shine: CT Folk Troubadour Lara Herscovitch Releases New Children's BookIn a normal year, she would be touring across the country. But after the pandemic cancelled or postponed all in-person events, Herscovitch instead performed concerts from her home studio, calling the series “Songs From Seclusion.” She also worked with long-time collaborator and animator Matt Rasch of Michigan, to create a music video...

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International Tennis Hall of Fame to host Black History Month Virtual Speaker SeriesAnne Marie McLaughlin / International Tennis Hall of Fame has shared the following press release with us.

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RI double homicide suspect dies in custody days after arrestCRANSTON, R.I. — A Rhode Island man suspected of beating a married couple to death in their own home last week has died in custody, a state prisons spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

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Officials: Man suspected of beating RI couple to death has died in custodyCRANSTON, R.I. — A Rhode Island man suspected of beating a married couple to death in their own home last week has died in custody, a state prisons spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

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Newport St. Patrick's Day parade may be delayed until fallPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Organizers of the Newport St. Patrick’s Day parade are looking at postponing this year's event until September since it looks increasingly unlikely it can go on in March.

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Cold-Weather Preparations for Your Home's Basement: Tips from a Local Rhode Island Basement Waterproofing CompanyThe worst of the North Eastern winter is yet to come. Keep your home and family safe this winter by making these preparations.

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Derailed by the pandemic, a bill to improve the Open Meetings Act is re-introducedHouse bill H5032 "would require that all meetings closed to the public be recorded by audio tape or other audio recording device."

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Rhode Island reports 2,623 new coronavirus cases, 40 more deathsThe Rhode Island Department of Health on Tuesday reported 2,623 new coronavirus cases and 40 more deaths.

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse seeks social entrepreneurs for Spring 2021 Impact Accelerator ProgramMotivated and coachable entrepreneurs who are in the process of building a business or nonprofit with a focus on social impact are encouraged to apply.

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Aquidneck Island Climate Caucus to host a virtual conversation on climate change with Senator WhitehouseRep. Lauren H. Carson , Rep. Terri Cortvriend , and Rep. Deborah Ruggiero on Sunday, January 24 are hosting a virtual conversation with U.S. Sen.

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RI reports 40 COVID deaths, 2,623 additional cases over last 4 daysHospitalizations and the seven-day new-case average went down from last week.

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RI House Republicans call on Governor Raimondo to set a specific date for the transference of powerGovernor McKee. Governor Raimondo, and her office, has said that she will remain Governor of Rhode Island until the competition of her nomination hearing, which could take place.

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Updated) Visitors From These States Must Quarantine When Traveling To Rhode IslandIf you are coming to Rhode Island from one of the 44 states listed below with a COVID-19 positivity rate of greater than 5%, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days while in Rhode Island.

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Pregnant Rhode Island Hospital pharmacist gets vaccinated despite unknown risksPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dr. Amanda Adams, a pharmacist at the Rhode Island Hospital, is seven months pregnant and vaccinated.

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Rhode Island Ranked 6th Worst State to Drive In United StatesIn perhaps the least shocking news of all time, Rhode Island has once again been ranked one of the worst states to drive in the United States.

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Rhode Island physician deliberately exposed patients, staff to COVID-19, health director findsRhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, has ordered an emergency suspension of a physician's license after investigators determined he deliberately exposed clinic staff and patients to COVID-19 and presented a danger to the public, according to The Providence Journal.

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LIVE ON WUN: Newport City Council COVID-19 Status UpdateNewport City Council will host a virtual workshop on Thursday, January 21 at 4:30 pm to receive a COVID-19 update from City Manager Joe Nicholson.

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Plans underway for Aquidneck Island Earth Week 2021Thursday, April 22, 2021 marks a worldwide celebration known as Earth Day. The Aquidneck Island Earth Week Committee is proud to announce plans for the second annual “Aquidneck Island Earth Week”, a community-wide celebration that will take place during the week starting on April 17 through April 25.

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Rhode Island is still limiting social gatherings to single households. How many people are listening?A new survey shows that people aren't following all COVID-19 guidelines.

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List: States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode IslandRhode Island began implementing a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to Rhode Island from any state with 5% or greater positivity rate on June 30th.

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RI ends investment in Raimondo's old venture-capital firmThe state had been locked into its agreement with Point Judith Capital since 2007.

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Jay Psaros, The Restless Age, and Alice Howe to Play Boch Center's Ghost Light Series Jan. 22Boston January 11, 2020) Three of New England's top emerging artists will take the stage for a special episode of the Boch Center's music television series The Ghost Light Series.

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Obituary: Alan GrossThis obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Colonel Alan Gross , age 83, of Alexandria, Virginia, joined our Lord on January 7, 2021.

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GoLocal Daily RI Vaccination Update: MA Announces 65+ a Priority for Vaccine, No Word in RITuesdays GoLocal vaccination update provides the most up-to-date information and data on the Rhode Island vaccination program as well as emerging national and global developments.

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What's Up in Newport County today: Tuesday, January 19Whats Up In Newport County TodayTuesday, December 19 Good Morning, This past week, a team of local high school students installed a ‘Black Lives Matter' decal on the basketball court at Rogers High School.

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RI House Republicans Call on Raimondo to Set Specific Date for Transfer of PowerCongratulations on your pending ascension to serve as the United States Secretary of Commerce. Although we may leave Rhode Island, our hearts remain, and we know you will always keep an eye on our home state.

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RI team vows to continue after capsizing in America's CupAmerican Magic will miss the next round of racing in the America's Cup challenger series after its dramatic capsize but the team is determined to be ready for the series semifinals in 11 days.

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Newport Health Equity Zone partners with Smart Growth America to help bring equitable development to the North EndThe Newport Health Equity Zone today announced a new partnership with Smart Growth America and its LOCUS Coalition of Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors to engage the city and current North End residents to develop an Equitable Development Plan for the North End of Newport, fostering an inclusive vision for growth that centers...

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Rhode Island National Guard, state troopers secure State HouseMilitary vehicles circled around Smith Hill like clockwork Monday, keeping an eye on the State House and surrounding grounds.

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Title VI civil rights complaint filed against RIDOTThe complaint calls upon RIPTA and RIDOT "to take action halting this deeply flawed RIDOT Multi-Hub plan and to commit to an open public process with all community stakeholders to develop alternative plans for improving the public space in Kennedy Plaza for all to enjoy, while also improving the transit experience for thousands of passengers...

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PHOTOS: Keeping a watchful eye on the Pawcatuck RiverClick here to view this article from westerlysun.com.

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Reddish honored at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrationRICHMOND — Former Richmond Town Council president and community activist B. Joseph Reddish III received the Community Service Award on Monday evening at the annual Rhode Island Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.Â.

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R.I. House of Representatives cancels Tuesday session after positive COVID-19 testsThe Rhode Island House of Representatives has canceled its session on Tuesday after some members of the senior and operational staff tested positive for COVID-19.

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Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 U.S. states amid winter surgeNEW YORK — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

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Vaccine mix-up leads some teachers to sign up earlyHARTFORD  Hundreds of Connecticut schoolteachers were able to sign up for coronavirus vaccine appointments before they were actually eligible, due to confusion over the rollout rules, a newspaper reported.

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2 injured in head-on collision on Pendleton Hill Road in North StoningtonNORTH STONINGTON  Two people suffered serious injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals following a head-on collision along Pendleton Hill Road on Monday afternoon.

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Superior Court judge, a former state senator, charged with DUI in StoningtonSTONINGTON  A Superior Court judge and former state senator is facing charges after officers responding to reports from a concerned citizen last week determined he was driving under the.

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PHOTOS: Oil colors paint the waves near the Stonington Town DockA rainbow colored oily sheen colors and creates an abstract image on the surface of the water near fishing boats tied up at Stonington Town Dock on Friday, January 15, 2021.

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Police logs: Monday, Jan. 18, 2021Joseph Rodriguez, 39, of Springfield, Mass., was charged Saturday with domestic simple assault or battery, domestic vandalism, resisting arrest and domestic disorderly conduct.

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Pernod Ricard SA PT Set at ¬180.30 by Berenberg BankBerenberg Bank set a ¬180.30 price objective on Pernod Ricard SA in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, Borsen Zeitung reports.

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Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protestsSmall groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol.

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Letter: Fear for the future of our towns characterOn Wed., Jan. 20, there is a Westerly Town Council Public Hearing where decisions could be made that play an instrumental role in what the town of Westerly will look like in the future.

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Letter: Some of what the right is angry aboutIn regards to David Wests letter to the editor, Wondering what the right is angry about, Mr.

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Letter: Lets remember the good stuff about AmericaWednesdays House vote left me with a dark, sinking feeling that Ive never experienced, not once during these last four years.

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Letter: Price must resign, or be forced to leave HouseI had barely hit the Send button for my recent letter decrying Sen. Elaine Morgan’s support of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters and her stifling of constituent input on her Facebook page when I learned of Rep.

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Rhode Island Congressman heads to inauguration amid security concernsRhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin will be at the presidential inauguration on Wednesday. Due to ongoing security threats following the Capitol Hill riot on Jan.

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College students moving back to campuses in Rhode IslandNEWPORT, R.I.  College students across Rhode Island will be returning to campus for the spring semester amid a global pandemic where positivity rates and hospitalizations continue to climb.

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WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Lieutenant Governor Dan McKeeWell chat with McKee about the Gubernatorial transition and what his goals and plans are as Governor of Rhode Island.

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DiSpirito Team Expands Reach as Engel and VAƒA¶lkers Rhode IslandIn this interview, DiSpirito discusses the team's brokerage shift and how they've planned out their success for the long term.

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Potter: It's time for RI state Rep. Price to resignThere can be no tolerance for lawmakers who incite violence, and Rep. Price sealed his fate when he marched alongside neo-Nazis, right-wing militants\u00a0and conspiracy theorists on Jan.

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What Sold: 23 Newport County real estate sales, transactionsAlong with a major shift towards online real estate services, low rates and even lower inventory, perhaps the biggest trend we saw in real estate throughout 2020 was the massive migration from metropolitan areas to smaller cities like Providence and second-home markets such as Aquidneck Island and other coastal communities throughout the Ocean...

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Workers at Carvalho Grove nursing home in Fall River picket for hazard pay during Covid outbreak"All we want is to be treated fairly and to be able to take care of our residents and our families safely."

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ACLU: Stronger action needed to address persistent failure of Providence Police to activate body cameras"The police department's decision to have its officers wear body cameras four years ago was designed to promote transparency and accountability."

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Rhode Island House cancels session over COVID-19 outbreak among senior staff membersPROVIDENCE, R.I.  Rhode Islands House of Representatives cancelled its second session of the year after a COVID-19 outbreak among staff.

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Average price of gasoline in Rhode Island goes up 8 centsThe average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island went up 8 cents this past week according to AAA Northeast.

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'Black Lives Matter' at Rogers High SchoolThis past week, a team of local high school students installed a ‘Black Lives Matter' decal on the basketball court at Rogers High School.

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Raimondo leaves a mixed record on the environmentWith Raimondo set to become Commerce Secretary, she leaves a legacy of progressive energy policies and the ill-fated support of a fossil fuel power plant.

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What's Up in Newport County this week: Jan. 18-24Discover all thats happening, new, and to do in and around Newport County this week, January 18  27, 2021.

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Rhode Island leaders share messages of hope on Martin Luther King Jr. DayFrom Congressman David Cicilline Today, we honor the life and legacy of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was a devoted minister, an unparalleled orator, and an unflinching advocate for racial justice and equality.

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Meet Reynold Sanford& Interview with a WarlockIt’s a warm mid-August evening and I sit at a picnic table at the Norwich Haven Marina with Reynolds Stanford right across from me.

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Rhode Island 3-year-old, sanitation worker form unlikely bondSometimes in life, we get to meet our heroes. For a 3-year-old boy in Rhode Island, that chance comes every Friday, which is trash day!

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The Uprising: The Rescue Rhode Island Act, Featuring Sen. Kendra Anderson and Rep. David Morales.This past week, progressives in the General Assembly unveiled a new bill titled the Rescue Rhode Island Act, that in many ways resembles a local Green New Deal.

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Rhode Island House cancels session over COVID-19 outbreak among staffersCOVID-19 cases among staff lead to the cancellation of the next meeting of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, which had been scheduled for Tuesday.

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Wun-on-one: A Conversation With Keith StokesKeith Stokes, Vice President of the 1696 Heritage Group, will join WUNs Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz for a virtual video conversation today at 1 pm to chat about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and much more.

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Governor Raimondo commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. DayGovernor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was Dr. King who said that life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

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Here's the latest status of local libraries, banks, groceries and social service agenciesEditors note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, heres a list of the status of social service agencies and other important.

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Ways you can help or be helped: Fundraisers, discounts, programs and volunteer opportunitiesCultureSECT Economic Recovery Fund supports arts and culture in Southeastern Connecticut, including individual artists, through grants.

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Monday Morning Sports Roundup: Brady Continues, UMass Is a RI Hotbed, and Can Bryant Dance?Lets take a look at some key takeaways from this weekend in sports.

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Obituary: James Dexter WilkinsonThis obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. James D. Wilkinson, 78, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on January 17, 2021 at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence from complications due to COVID19.

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Obituary: Bess Veleas GeorgeThis obituray originally appeared on ONeill Hayes Funeral Home. Bess Veleas George, age 94, of West Hartford, CT, Boynton Beach, FL, and Jamestown, RI died peacefully Monday, January 18, 2021.

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Obituary: Thomas Walter KosterThis obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Thomas Koster, 70, of Coventry, RI, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021.

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EDITORIAL: RI Insiders Pushed Most Vulnerable Out of Way to Get Vaccine, Anything Lower?A number of Rhode Island's wealthiest and most connected - board members and trustees of Lifespan and Care New England - jumped the line and received vaccinations.

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GoLocal Daily RI Vaccination Update: Many Nursing Home Workers Are Refusing To Be VaccinatedMonday's GoLocal vaccination update provides the most up-to-date information and data on the Rhode Island vaccination program as well as emerging national and global developments.

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Obituary: James Carver Farrington Jr.This obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. James C. Jim Farrington, 95, of Newport, R.I., died peacefully Tuesday, Jan.

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What's Up in Newport County today: Monday, January 18Good Morning, Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Newport County Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, in partnership with the Newport County Branch of the NAACP, Newport Middle Passage Port Marker, R.I. Slave History Medallion, Sankofa Community Connection, and Salve Regina University, will host their 36th Annual National Holiday...

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Rhode Island parents accused of leaving toddler alone in unheated car while shoppingAccording to WPRI and WLNE, the incident occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a Burlington Coat Factory store in Cranston.

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Skipper's Press Conference: Terry Hutchinson on PATRIOT'S capsize, recovery, and next stepsNews from New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th Americas Cup After a mostly sleepless night following the capsize and near-sinking of American Magics AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson answered questions for assembled journalists in Auckland, and additional press patched in via Zoom.

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Race Week, Episode 2News from New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th Americas Cup Sunday evening on New Zealands Hauraki Gulf, with live footage streaming to anxious sailing fans around the globe, American Magic sailors and support crew fought a desperate battle to save PATRIOT, the AC75 the 150-person team spent years designing, building,...

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Letter: Newport Democratic City Committee encourages residents to attend virtual MLK Day celebrationDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18th. Led by the Newport County NAACP, the coalition this year includes the Newport Middle Passage Port Marker Project, the RI Slave.

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RI House session canceled after virus cases among staffA Rhode Island House of Representatives session scheduled for Tuesday was canceled after multiple coronavirus cases among “senior and operational staffs, ” Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi announced. CDC via AP An illustration of the novel coronavirus.

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2021 Is the Time to Drive Innovation and Grow RI's EconomyAs much as 2020 was the year of utter calamity, 2021 has the possibility of being the year of immense creation.

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Rhode Island Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Is VirtualThis year's Rhode Island Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Is virtual and here are all the details on how to participate.

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Rhode Island parents accused of leaving toddler alone in unheated car while shoppingAccording to WPRI and WLNE, the incident occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a Burlington Coat Factory store in Cranston.

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New York Yacht Club statement on American MagicLike New York Yacht Club American Magic fans around the world, I watched yesterday's Prada Cup race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli eager to see PATRIOT show her speed in her favorite conditions.

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URI professor coordinates field hospital pharmacy in CranstonKINGSTON — Several University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students and professors have stepped up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at the Care New England Field Hospital in Cranston, including Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Todd Brothers who is coordinating pharmacy efforts there.

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Police departments experience mixed responses to vaccinations from officersAcross the region, law enforcement officers have expressed outward support for efforts to roll out a COVID-19 vaccination plan to help bring an end to the pandemic.

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PHOTOS: Readying the rink in WesterlyWith the recent favorable skating conditions YMCA ice rink employee Drew Donnelly has been kept busy atop the Zamboni ice making machine at the Washington Trust Community Ice Skating Center on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

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National Guard sleeping in the Capitol an echo of Civil WarTo most Americans, the sight of armed National Guard troops sleeping in the Capitol Rotunda this past week was shocking and disturbing.

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Environmentalists fight move to reduce beetle's protectionsAn environmental group said last week that it plans to sue the U.S. government over a decision to reclassify a large scavenging beetle as threatened instead of endangered.

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PHOTOS: Winter reflections along the Pawcatuck RiverThe placid surface of the Pawcatuck River acts as a mirror for the shoreline in Westerly on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

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At the Library: Hit a grand slam with a book about sportsFootball season has come to a close, but you can still get your fix. “Four Falls of Buffalo” looks at the Buffalo Bills’ run of four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the 1990s: a huge accomplishment that was slightly overshadowed by the fact that they lost each one.

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Maine experiences shortage of nurses, aides as pandemic impacts staff levelsA shortage of nurses, aides and other staff at nursing homes in Maine that already existed before the pandemic is getting worse.

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Connecticut man charged with bilking vodka company investorsMADISON, Conn. — A Connecticut man has been charged with defrauding investors in an alcoholic beverage company and diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars for his personal use, federal authorities announced.

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Letter: Its not about Prices views, its about his liesSteve Sullivan has one thing right in his letter to the editor. We have to stop labeling people we disagree with as the “radical left” or the “extreme right.” These ad hominem arguments do nothing to bring us together and merely serve to entrench people more firmly in their views.

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Guest Opinion: Engaging is only way to find out why protesters were at CapitolThe assault on the U.S. Capitol has left many of us in shock. The revelation that one of our own state legislators attended the protest in Washington has some calling for his resignation.

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Pernod Ricard SA Given a ¬189.00 Price Target at Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDeutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft set a ¬189.00 target price on Pernod Ricard SA in a report released on Friday morning, Borsen Zeitung reports.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has accepted the Cabinet position of secretary of commerce and, thus, become a target.Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has accepted the Cabinet position of secretary of commerce and, thus, become a target.

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Rhode Island National Guard deploys to Washington D.C. and to State House over the weekendSecurity was heightened at RI Statehouse and nation's Capitol over the weekend, with Rhode Island National Guard strengthening forces at both locations.

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Martin Luther King Jr. In Rhode IslandThe appalling silence of the good people is as serious as the vitriolic words of the bad people. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke those words to a packed URI gym in 1966.

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This week at the Rhode Island State HouseHere's what happened last week at the Rhode Island State House, and also what's scheduled to come up in the week ahead.

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Political Scene: Former lieutenant governors weigh in on McKee's successorWho should Rhode Island's Governor-in-waiting Dan McKee choose to replace him as lieutenant governor when Gina Raimondo splits for Washington?

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RI House session canceled after virus cases among staffA Rhode Island House of Representatives session scheduled for Tuesday was canceled after multiple coronavirus cases among "senior and operational staffs," Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi announced.

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RI doctor reaches out to the Black community about the COVID vaccineDr. Katrina Byrd, an internist at Lifespan who is board-certified in infectious diseases, is one of the doctors tasked with reaching out to the Black community about the importance of getting vaccinated.

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United Way commits $100 million to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode IslandersThe announcement accompanied the launch of LIVE UNITED 2025, the organization’s new strategic plan and roadmap to transformational change.

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More Rhode Island National Guard members depart for D.C. on SundayUS Army National Guard photos by Lt. Col. Dennis Pineault)PROVIDENCE, R.I.  Rhode Island sent more National Guard members to Washington D.C. on Sunday, to support the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

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Just My Opinion: The words and lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr.Friday was Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, which we celebrate on Monday as a federal holiday.

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Prada Cup: American Magic's AC75 survives crash, damage, and near-sinking on the Hauraki GulfNews from New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th Americas Cup After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat.

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Rhode Island National Guard deploys to Washington D.C. and to State House over the weekendSecurity was heightened at RI Statehouse and nation's Capitol over the weekend, with Rhode Island National Guard strengthening forces at both locations.

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Historic Rhode Island newspapers digitized, available onlinePROVIDENCE, R.I. — The archives of several historic Rhode Island newspapers have been digitized and are now freely available for researchers, the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society said.

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Reflections on Martin Luther King Day 2021I entered Kindergarten in the Fall of 1968 at the newly renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, a school that continues to educate a diverse population in the Mount Hope neighborhood in Providence.

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GoLocal Daily RI Vaccination Update: RI Has Utilized 44% of Its Vaccine, According to CDCSunday's GoLocal vaccination update provides the most up-to-date information and data on the Rhode Island vaccination program as well as emerging national and global developments.

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R.I. hospital company leaders get vaccinations while seniors waitCoronavirus developments across New England:RHODE ISLANDVaccines have been given to board members at Lifespan and trustees at Care New England even.

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Newport Democratic City Committee announces newly elected officerThe following has been submitted by Susan D. Taylor, Chair of the Newport Democratic City Committee The Newport Democratic City Committee reluctantly accepts the retirement of J.

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Obituary: Mary Kathryn UrquhartThis obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Mary K.. Urquhart, 87, of Middletown, Rhode Island, formerly of Calais, Maine, passed away on January 14, 2021 at Royal Middletown Nursing and Rehabilitation.

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Obituary: Contessa Jaurodi SpencerThis obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Elect Lady Contessa Jaurodi. Spencer, 61, of Middletown, passed away on January 6, 2021, in Newport Hospital.

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Wisdom from the ages: Capizzano Olive Oils owner puts his experiences into first bookSTONINGTON  Like a fairy tale with a happy ending, Stephen and Suzanne Capizzano have figured out how to slay the dragon in order to live in the land of.

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Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing marketsAngel Garcia, a single father approved for a mortgage loan of $300,000, had high hopes in early 2020 of finding a house he could afford in his hometown of Stamford,.

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In My Own Shoes: Willie, we hardly knew ya, but we loved yaHis name was Willie, and he only came to the neighborhood a couple of months ago.

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Postscripts: Memories of concrete wisdom as we bid adieu to the ultimate Beastie BoyApropos the darkness that has been the Trump Occupation being lifted, I am reminded of a singular line that kept the spirits of many a motorist — commuter, errand-runner, trucker and traveler alike — beguiled here some three decades ago: “What’s gonna set you free?

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PHOTOS: It's on to Valentine's DayLaurie Castronova gives windows a Valentine’s Day theme at Melissa Ashley Brides shop on High Street in Westerly on Thursday.

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Wind, rain, heavy snow batter northern New England, eastern CanadaBURLINGTON, Vt.  A storm lashed parts of New England and eastern Canada on Saturday with heavy rain, snow and wind, leading to power outages and slick roads.

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Birth announcements from L+M Hospital through Jan. 12Gumlaw / Rathbun — A son, born Jan. 7, to George H. Gumlaw III and Alysia Rathbun of North Stonington.

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Letter: Community needs to be educated about proposed zoning changesIt was a pleasure to read Mr. Berardos guest opinion regarding the potential application of form-based codes to our town; a cogent and compelling piece.

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Isolated at home amid pandemic, Calif. woman connects by giving while fighting cancerEven as she fights cancer and struggles with a rare lung disease, Corinna Dewar thinks of helping others.

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Letter: Trumps double standards are all aroundThe headline in the Jan. 11 Sun asserts In wake of Capitol riot, Americans struggle for answers, which they may never find, as they ask the wrong questions.

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Letter: On Walter Babcock and politicians local connectionsWalter K. Babcock recently died. A former member of the Hopinton Town Council, during his service he served as vice president at least once, and at least once was the.

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Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects Boston marathonersBOSTON  Organizers of the Boston Marathon  postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic  have launched a virtual Athletes Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie.

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Lawsuit seeks more protection for endangered right whalesSAVANNAH, Ga. — Conservation groups filed suit last week against the federal government, saying it has taken too long to act on proposals to expand protections for critically endangered right whales.

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Bill Koch covers the University of Rhode Island men's basketball game against George Mason for the first time this seasonBill Koch covers the University of Rhode Island men's basketball game against George Mason for the first time this season.

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"We are always ready": R.I. National Guard outside of State House ahead of InaugurationMembers of the National Guard and Humvees were seen outside of the Rhode Island State House on Saturday night ahead of Inauguration Day.

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RI Hospital Company Leaders Get Vaccinations While Seniors WaitVaccines have been given to board members at Lifespan and trustees at Care New England even as older adults across the state have to wait weeks or months for their turn, officials say.

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Special Committee for the Review of Commemorative Works begins its workAt the next meeting, tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 12 at noon, the committee will be reviewing at least 28 proposals, many having to do with the Christopher Columbus statue on Elmwood Avenue that Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza ordered removed pending a recommendation from the committee.

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Mitchell carries Rhode Island past George Mason 80-60KINGSTON, R.I. — Makhel Mitchell posted 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rhode Island to an 80-60 win over George Mason.

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Historic Rhode Island newspapers digitized, available onlineThe archives of several historic Rhode Island newspapers have been digitized and are now freely available for researchers, the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society said.

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Mitchell carries Rhode Island past George Mason 80-60KINGSTON, R.I. — Makhel Mitchell tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rhode Island to an 80-60 win over George Mason on Saturday.

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Rhode Island AG, National Grid warn of uptick in bill collection scamsPROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island attorney general and utility National Grid are warning residents to be aware of scammers posing as bill collectors....

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Second half surge leads Rhode Island past George MasonA strong second-half performance from Rhode Island pushed the host Rams past George Mason, 80-60, Saturday afternoon inside the Ryan Center.

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Unemployment fraud up in RI as benefits increaseRhode Island officials have seen a spike in fraudulent unemployment insurance since the beginning of the year, when a $300 federal boost took effect.

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Mitchell carries Rhode Island past George Mason 80-60KINGSTON, R.I. — Makhel Mitchell tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rhode Island to an 80-60 win over George Mason on Saturday.

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Rhode Island vs George Mason: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and TrendsThe Rhode Island Rams are at home in A-10 play against the George Mason Patriots on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET.

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Megan Cotter came within a snowballs throw of taking Justin Prices House seat&A lot of people in the party didn't think I had a winnable race. I think a lot of people have written off my district as a red district, a Democrat can't win here, but obviously that's not true, right?

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What's Up at the Movies: We Review "Promising Young Woman"The slow trickle of movies that had Spring-2020 release dates to video-on-demand has become a familiar story for cinema of the plague year, and while Promising Young Woman is the latest to follow that pattern, it does so with a buzz that has endured since its Sundance premiere nearly a full year ago.

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GoLocal Daily RI Vaccination Update: Wealthy Hospital Board Members Jump Line, RI Falls FurtherSaturday's GoLocal's vaccination update provide the most up-to-date information and data on the Rhode Island vaccination program as well as emerging national and global developments.

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What's Up in Newport County today: Saturday, January 16Whats Up In Newport County TodaySaturday, January 16Weekend Edition Good Morning, The Rhode Island Department of Health held a briefing via Zoom yesterday to update the press on Rhode Island's COVID-19 vaccination effort.

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Unemployment fraud up in RI as benefits increaseRhode Island officials have seen a spike in fraudulent unemployment insurance since the beginning of the year, when a $300 federal boost took effect.

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City of Newport gearing up for Special ElectionNewport Canvassing officials are gearing up for a special Statewide vote on a series of bond referenda scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd, according to a press release from Tom Shevlin, Communications Officer for the City of Newport.

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American Magic falls in two light air races on Day 2 of the Prada CupNews from New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th Americas Cup New York Yacht Club American Magic fell in both of its races on Day 2 of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America's Cup.

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RI League of Charter Schools to Host 2021 Virtual Charter Schools FairThe Rhode Island League of Charter Schools will be hosting its 2021 Charter Schools Fair on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:00 pm.

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5th Annual Rhode Island Food System Summit to Feature Viraj Puri, CEO of Gotham GreensThe University of Rhode Island will host its fifth annual Rhode Island Food System Summit, "Taking the Lead: Improving Food Access in a Global Pandemic," to discuss how the pandemic has affected our state and our nation's food security and what steps can be taken to address this crisis.

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Historic Newport newspapers and those from around the state now can be viewed digitallyProvidence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society announced Friday the first batch of Rhode Island's historic newspapers digitized through a National Digital Newspaper Program grant are now freely available for researchers via the Library of Congress' Chronicling America site.

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This is How Many People Have Died of COVID-19 in Rhode IslandSince the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb.

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Rhode Island 80, George Mason 603-Point Goals: 9-29.310.

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Volunteer opportunities in RI, week of Jan. 17, 2021Write notes to lonely seniors, book appointments at the RI Blood Center, or help the RI Coalition for the Homeless in their annual street survey.

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RI Doctor Found to Have Recklessly Exposed Patients, Staff to CoronavirusThe Rhode Island Department of Health has suspended a Rhode Island Doctor from practicing medicine after the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline receiving numerous complaints  including what they determined were reckless coronavirus violations.

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Obituary: Taura Lisa DwyerThis obituary originally appeared on Memorial Funeral Home. Taura Lisa Dwyer, 53, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed peacefully January 12, 2021, after a three month courageous battle with cancer.

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Rhode Island death toll passes 2,000; doctor suspendedMore than 2,000 Rhode Islanders have now died of coronavirus-related complications, the state Department of Health said Friday.

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Cumberland's Tyler Kolek Ready For Rhode Island Homecoming With George MasonFormer Cumberland Clippers star and St. Georges standout Tyler Kolek returns home Saturday. The George Mason freshman will play against the URI Rams in a 2:00 game at the Ryan Center.

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PHOTO: The waiting gameRoderick Grimshaw, a deckhand on the Lady Lynn, a lobster boat out of Stonington, talks on his cellphone Friday as he and the rest of the crew wait for an engine part to arrive from Narragansett’s Rhode Island Engine Co.

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RI DOH suspends doctor's license after 'deliberately' exposing patients and staff to COVID-19NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I.  Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of The Rhode Island Department of Health has ordered the license of a North Providence doctor to be emergency summarily suspended.

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Rhode Island AG issues warning after increase in reported scamsElectric and gas customers across the state are being urged to remain alert following a significant rise in the reported number of scams by those posing as bill collectors.

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Gov. Baker: Feds need to do a better job on vaccine pipelineBOSTON  The federal government needs to do a better job letting states know how much vaccine they can expect to receive so they can best plan how to vaccinate.

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Richmond Falls Short In Thriller Against Rhode IslandThe University of Richmond women's basketball team had multiple chances to tie the game late but couldn't convert in a 56-53 loss against Rhode Island Friday night at the Robins Center.

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Letter: Group formed to support area progressivesThe Southwestern Rhode Island Progressive Alliance was created following the 2020 election by residents from Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond, Exeter, and West Greenwich to amplify the voices of progressives in these rural communities and, in doing so, promote economic and social equality, environmental awareness, and the safety and security of...

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Letter: Hoping the Senate convictsTrump faces the second impeachment charge during his presidency. Senate Republicans would do well to vote to convict.

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Sunday news shows in R.I., Jan. 17, 2021Sunday news shows in Rhode Island for Jan.

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Rhode Island's Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 2,000More than 2,000 Rhode Islanders have now died of coronavirus-related complications, the state Department of Health said Friday.

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High quality, disposable certified medical grade masks being made in Rhode IslandSupply has caught up with demand, so it's easier to find face coverings to wear for safety during the pandemic.

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Rhode Island Senate: Lieutenant governor appointment requires advice and consent of SenateThe Rhode Island Senate said in a statement Friday that incoming Gov. Dan McKee will need the advice and consent of the Senate for his appointment for the next lieutenant governor of the state.

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In American federalism states do have arenas of activity in which they are sovereignTo use a phrase employed by Justice Louis Brandeis, "states are the laboratories of democracy." \u00a0 This is true.

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Rhode Island doctor suspended indefinitely for deliberately exposing patients, staff to COVID-19Dr. Anthony Farina is accused of working while sick and other misconduct that the state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline said made him ‘an immediate danger to the public.'

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Final numbers in: Housing market in RI climbs by double digits in 2020The median price of a single-family house rose 12% in 2020, while the number of houses sold rose 5% despite weakness at the beginning of the pandemic.

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A 'fundamental flaw' ruining URI's seasonThe University of Rhode Island men's basketball team prepares to play George Mason in the Atlantic 10.

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Hooray For Stacey Abrams!We were given about one nanosecond for celebrating the critical November senate victory in Georgia before the terrible events of January 6th consumed the news and our attention.

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Rhode Island death toll passes 2,000; doctor suspendedPROVIDENCE, R.I. — More than 2,000 Rhode Islanders have now died of coronavirus-related complications, the state Department of Health said Friday.

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Energy News for week ending January 15, 2021Vetoed! - Imminent Start - Bug Robot Happy Friday folks. Well, we got the answer to last week’s question about whether Governor Baker was going to sign the climate bill or not.

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Rhode Island suspends license of doctor accused of knowingly exposing patients to COVID-19Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Rhode Island's health director, suspended the medical license of a North Providence doctor accused of knowingly exposing patients to COVID-19.

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There's a name behind each of Rhode Island's 2,000 COVID deaths. Here are twoThere are at least 2,000 Rhode Islanders who have died since the COVID-19 pandemic began not quite a year ago.

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Rhode Island Approves IXL for K-12 Blended Learning and AssessmentIXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, has been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education for use under two statewide initiatives.

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BankNewport launches 'Kind Souls, Full Bowls' campaign to benefit Rhode Island Community Food BankThe following press release was provided by Bank Newport. BankNewport and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank are teaming up for a new campaign to raise awareness about food insecurity in Rhode Island.

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Warren leads Rhode Island with highest rate of COVID-19 casesThe town of Warren is leading Rhode Island as the community with the highest rate of positive COVID-19 cases.

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Health director finds RI doctor deliberately exposed patients to COVIDState Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott ordered the emergency suspension of a North Providence doctor's license after investigators determined that he deliberately exposed patients and staff to COVID and presented a danger to the community.

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Rhode Island zoo announces passing of beloved giraffeA zoo in Rhode Island on Friday announced the passing of a beloved Masai giraffe.

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As many seniors wait, RI hospitals offer COVID vaccines to low-risk employees, board membersFrom lab techs to top administrators to media relations specialists. they're getting shots that are still in short supply across the country.

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This Week at the Rhode Island General AssemblyThe Best of Newport, RI. Newport Buzz is the leading News Source for Breaking News, What's New and To-Do in Newport, RI.

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Can We Fix It: Tin Foil Hat Man Strikes Again!As always, Can We Fix It has our fingers on the pulse of the community.

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RI Guard will travel to Washington to support inauguration amid security concernsMembers of the Rhode Island National Guard will travel to Washington, D.C., to help keep order during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week amid increased security concerns after the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

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GUEST VIEW: Pro-gun scare tactics lead to surge in RI gun sales and violenceThe nation watched the violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol in disbelief and horror on Jan.\u00a06, 2021, but the worst may be yet to come.

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Rhode Island issues its plan to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and The Brattle Group released the report outlining how the state can meet 100% of electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030.

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RIDOH provides an update on Rhode Island's COVID-19 vaccination effortThe Rhode Island Department of Health held a briefing via Zoom this morning to update the press on Rhode Island's COVID-19 vaccination effort.

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Rhode Island Tree Removal Urges Home and Business Owners to Receive Tree Services in Winter MonthsNot many people take advantage of tree services in winter months. We'll tell you why it's a smart choice to call up Rhode Island tree Removal.

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Rhode Island's attorney general warns of scammers posing as bill collectorsThe Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is warning National Grid customers about a scam. The attorney general said watch out for scammers who call, text or email about an overdue payment, and threaten to shut off the power within 30 minutes.

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Rhode Island doctor suspended indefinitely for deliberately exposing patients, staff to COVID-19Dr. Anthony Farina Jr., an internal medicine specialist with six medical practices in Johnston, East Greenwich, and North Providence, is accused of working while sick with COVID-19, infecting his office, and other misconduct that the state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline said made him “an immediate danger to the public.”.

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Rhode Island death toll passes 2,000; doctor suspendedPROVIDENCE, R.I. — More than 2,000 Rhode Islanders have now died of coronavirus-related complications, the state Department of Health said Friday.

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RI Median Housing Price in RI Increased 12.3% in 2020Data released Friday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, report that single-family home market in RI saw a year over year increase of 12.3% in the median price.

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United Way of R.I. Commits $100 Million to Build Racial Equity and Opportunities for all Rhode IslandersUnited Way of Rhode Island has committed to invest $100 million over 5 years to build racial equity in Rhode Island and create justice and...

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Rhode Island Department of Health to update COVID-19 vaccination effortThe Rhode Island Department of Health will hold a briefing Friday to update the state's COVID-19 vaccination effort.

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Rhode Island suspends license of doctor accused of knowingly exposing patients to COVID-19Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Rhode Island's health director, suspended the medical license of a North Providence doctor accused of knowingly exposing patients to COVID-19.

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GoLocal Daily RI Vaccination Update: RI Is One of 22 States Not to Prioritize 65+ PopulationWelcome to GoLocal's Friday, January 15 vaccination update. Each day, GoLocal provides the most up-to-date information and data on the Rhode Island vaccination program as well as emerging national and global data.

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As RI surpasses 2,000 deaths, demand for COVID-19 vaccine is outpacing supplyThe tragic loss of life is unfathomable and unforgiveable, and the grief is immeasurable,' US Senator Jack Reed says.

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There's a name behind each of Rhode Island's 2,000 COVID deaths. Here are twoThere are at least 2,000 Rhode Islanders who have died since the COVID-19 pandemic began not quite a year ago.

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Bills That Address the Pandemic Passed Out of Committee: Health and Human Services holds first 2021 meetingThe bills would extend coverage of telemedicine and provide coverage for it under RI Medicaid and enshrine certain ACA consumer protections and varying health insurance premium rates based on gender.

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RI Education Launches Free Online Tutoring with Schoolhouse PlatformRhode Island Department of Education has launched a partnership with Schoolhouse.world, an online platform that pairs students with tutors around the globe.

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As many seniors wait, RI hospitals offer COVID vaccines to low-risk employees, board membersFrom lab techs to top administrators to media relations specialists. they're getting shots that are still in short supply across the country.

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Ri Surpasses 2,000 Covid DeathsHospitalizations went up, as did the seven-day new-case average.

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THIS MONTH: Adaptability, Resilience on Display as Rhode Island Families, Educators Celebrate School Choice Week SafelyIn the midst of a school year like no other, Rhode Island families and educators are gearing up to safely spotlight education options during...

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Proposed Law Would Bring RI Minimum Wage To $15 By 2024The legislation from Sen. Ana Quezada would gradually raise the state's minimum wage over a four-year period.

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How the United Way plans to spend $100 million helping Rhode IslandAn ambitious 5-year plan will tackle critical issues including affordable housing, education, and racial equity.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan in Rhode IslandRhode Islanders will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine as products from Pfizer, Moderna and others are authorized by the federal government.

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Food and Wine Selects RI's Best Sandwich and HmmmFood and Wine  the magazine that claims that it inspires the impassioned and adventurous epicure. This week they announced their list of best sandwich in each state  Pennsylvania, no surprise, was the cheese steak.

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George Mason vs. Rhode IslandGet a preview of the George Mason Patriots vs. Rhode Island Rams basketball game.

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How the United Way plans to spend $100 million helping Rhode IslandAn ambitious 5-year plan will tackle critical issues including affordable housing, education, and racial equity.

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Lifespan looking for Rhode Islanders to participate in Novavax vaccine trialPROVIDENCE, R.I.  If youre eager to get vaccinated and help doctors with their research in the fight against Covid-19, you may be able to volunteer in a trial testing a new vaccine.

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Activists march on PVD Public Safety Complex demanding Justice for Jhamal"I'm not happy about the decisions that were made," said Mark Gonsalves, the father of Jhamal, speaking briefly to reporters ahead of the march.

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RI to offer free, online tutoring through partnership with Khan AcademyDepartment of education to offer free, online tutoring through partnership with Khan Academy's founder.

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PHOTO: Mirror image of boats wrapped up for the winterClick here to view this article from westerlysun.com.

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Towns ask for more Chariho budget cuts at annual Omnibus meetingOfficials and residents of Richmond and Hopkinton asked that further cuts be made to the proposed Chariho Budget at Wednesdays Omnibus meeting.

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Easier COVID-19 testing for students, teachers on horizon in Westerly Public SchoolsWESTERLY  The school district is working to make rapid tests for COVID-19 more easily available for asymptomatic students, teachers and other staff members.

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Chesebrough to seek second term as Stoningtons first selectmanSTONINGTON — A global pandemic and national political unrest have only served to strengthen First Selectman Danielle Chesebrough’s resolve to remain involved in public service, and she will seek a second term in office this November.

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Connecticut probing Amazon's e-book deals with publishersHARTFORD, Conn.  Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William Tong said Thursday.

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State, local police renew investigations after rise in stolen cars and theftsA recent rise in the number of stolen cars and thefts from cars reported in southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut have led to a renewed partnership between law enforcement in both states, and local police are reminding residents to lock up their valuables to avoid becoming a victim.

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Police logs: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021Erin E. Chase, 25, of Cranston, was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence with an unknown blood alcohol content, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, simple assault or batter and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

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Guest Opinion: Reconsidering Smart Growth and Form-Based CodeIn recent months, public discourse surrounding the draft Comprehensive Plan has been dominated by concerns over two issues: proposed amendments to the definition of the Commercial Recreational zoning district, which constitutes 3.8% of the town’s land area; and a perceived lack of commitment on the Town’s part to preserve the 29...

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Barclays PlcForm 8.5 - TALKTALK TELECOM GROUP PLCRead more on 'Investegate'

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Walking Rhode Island: A hiker's guide to rediscovering your stateJohn Kostrzewa, a former assistant managing editor at The Journal, launches a new column about places to hike around Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island vs. RichmondGet a preview of the Rhode Island Rams vs. Richmond Spiders basketball game.

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Rhode Island, Massachusetts National Guard deploying to WashingtonAhead of the inauguration. Though it has been tradition for Rhode Island to send the National Guard for the inauguration, Lt.

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What RI towns have the highest rate of COVID deaths, hospitalizations and cases?Central Falls still has the highest rate of infection and hospitalization since the start of the pandemic; Smithfield has the highest death rate.

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Hamilton's hobby takes Rhode Island golf world virtualMichael Hamilton is a self-professed golf course design nerd. He's found a way to turn his passion into a hobby all Rhode Islanders can enjoy.

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Rhode Island towns deliver coronavirus vaccine in effort ‘unlike we've ever had'We aren't just Public Radio, we are The Public's Radio. Hear us on WNPN 89.3FM across Rhode Island and the Southcoast of Massachusetts.

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Miller, George Mason visit Rhode IslandThomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jordan Miller and George Mason&.

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Officials want more Rhode Islanders to know about this promising COVID treatmentCurrently, anyone in Rhode Island who wants the treatment and qualifies for it can get it.

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Daily positivity rate and hospitalizations on the declinePROVIDENCE, R.I. — There are some positive signs in Rhode Islands fight against the coronavirus, according to statistics released Thursday.

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Rhode Island National Guard helps administer COVID-19 vaccineThe effort to vaccinate Rhode Islanders against the coronavirus is getting a big boost from the military.

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Winter Wine Tasting this January and February in RI!Wine lovers rejoice! Leyden's Farm is East Greenwich is offering Winter wine Tastings daily through January and February. Guests can enjoy a selection of five wines while learning what makes each wine unique. Purchase your favorite bottle and enjoy it in the tasting room, the outdoor heated patio, or while wandering the picturesque...

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Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards! Academy Players of RI, Epic Theatre Company and More Take Home Wins!Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade!

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Rhode Island's January Event Guide, Virtual and In-Person!Looking to get out or stay in? There is plenty happening in this little state during these chilly months!

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What's up in Newport County this weekend: Jan. 15-17Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this weekend. Have something that youd like to see included here?

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Stay Positive and Test Negative: LG Dan McKee takes questions from the pressLieutenant Governor and soon-to-be-Governor Dan McKee held his first official press event today, the first one since he became a governor-in-waiting where he was the star of the show.

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Rhode Islands Likely Next Governor Backs Private Legal Marijuana Model Over State-Run MarketIt appears increasingly likely that Rhode Island will pursue a standard system of marijuana legalization with licensed private businesses instead of a unique state-run model, with the likely next governor announcing on Thursday for the first time that he supports ending prohibition and that he favors an entrepreneurial strategy. Thats a...

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Enjoy Fresh Brews and Good Vibes at Revival Brewing's Garage MarketRevival Brewing, one of Rhode Island's oldest craft breweries, recently set up shop in Providence's Valley neighborhood in late 2020 and is now welcoming weekend guests at their Garage Market.

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Renew Rhode Island advances agenda to address racial, economic injusticeWe have recently launched a new and improved website. To continue reading, you will need to either log into your subscriber account, or purchase a new subscription.

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Dramatic Increase In Nursing Homes Deaths, AARP RI Says Increase Is 440% in One MonthAARP RI's new data paints a sobering picture of the state of nursing homes in Rhode Island and the increase in deaths.

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Rhode Island ends consultant's $76,000-a-week contract with R.I. CollegePROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state is canceling a $76,000-a-week contract given to a consultant to review Rhode Island College’s finances after state lawmakers questioned its need and why it never went out to bid.

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