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  1. Doctor gets prison for recording woman, teen in bathroomRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    A Rhode Island doctor has been sentenced to prison for hiding a camera in a bathroom in his home and recording a woman and a 16-year-old girl getting in and out of the shower. WJAR-TV reports William Thompson was sentenced Friday under a plea agreement to 18 months behind bars.

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  2. Gorbea won't certify ballot papers for embattled lawmakerRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea says her office won't certify a state lawmaker's nomination papers until Providence officials determine whether he actually lives in his district. WPRI-TV reports a spokeswoman for Gorbea announced Friday that the Department of State was withholding certification of Democratic Rep. John Carnevale's nomination papers pending a decision by the Providence Board of Canvassers.

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  3. Owner of closed inn called to AG...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Block Island Times

    In response to a number of complaints filed with the Rhode Island Attorney General's office, David Chieffo, owner of The Island Home Inn on Beach Avenue, has been called to appear at the Attorney General's office in Providence on Thursday, July 7. Amy Kempe, Public Information Officer at the Attorney General's office told The Block Island Times that Chieffo was issued a Civil Investigative Demand on June 21, and per the filing of a formal document with the Rhode Island Superior Court, "will have to answer, and resolve the complaints." Kempe noted that since Memorial Day, 16 complaints regarding The Island Home Inn have been filed with the Attorney General's office.

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  4. Edward "Tad" Sanchez III, 48Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Block Island Times

    Edward O. "Tad" Sanchez III of Newport, Rhode Island, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, passed away peacefully in Jupiter, Florida on June 2, 2016, after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. He was 48. Tad was born in the seafaring city of New Bedford, Mass., on Oct. 13, 1967, the eldest child of Captain Edward Sanchez Jr. and Gail Sanchez.

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  5. News | Who's Investigating Providence Police Beating Caught on Tape?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Go Local

    The video of Providence police punching a woman is being investigated by the department. Is there anyone else looking into it? The recent video of a Providence police officer seen punching a woman is under investigation by the Providence police -- but now that police officers involved in a Worcester, Massachusetts incident were arrested after being caught on tape beating a suspect , are other law enforcement entities in Rhode Island looking into the Providence incident? "We don't comment on ongoing investigations, you'll have to check with the Providence Police," said Amy Kempe in the Rhode Island Attorney General's office.

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  6. Acushnet will choose from 36 applications for new town administratorRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

    The open town administrator position has drawn 36 applications, according to the Town Administrator Search Committee at its meeting July 18. According to the professional consultant helping Acushnet with the screening process, they will begin interviewing finalists within the next two weeks. Longtime Town Administrator Alan Coutinho officially retired on June 30, the end of the last fiscal year, after 19 years in the position.

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  7. Babe Ruth regionals: Quiet opener for Somersworth 15sRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    ... the momentum from a five-run first inning to earn what was ultimately a 12-1 win on Friday via the mercy rule. Rhode Island third baseman Christian Matarese got the ball rolling with a two-out base hit to right field that plated two and later came ...

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  8. Water ban for Narragansett and South KingstownRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... encouraged to use water wisely. This ban stems from recent dry conditions and heavy consumer demand. SUEZ Water Rhode Island, and the Towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett, confirm this affects the following water system customers:

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  9. Republican leader in Rhode Island House to give up top roleRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | White Lake Beacon

    The North Smithfield Republican has led the small GOP caucus in the Democratic-controlled legislature for the past six years. He's an attorney who is running unopposed for re-election in November.

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  10. Beauty & Fashion | RI's Malia Kamalani Cruz to Compete for Miss Teen USA National TitleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    ... with the crowning of Miss Teen USA 2016. Cruz is from Pawtuxet Village in Warwick, RI and she was crowned Miss Rhode Island Teen USA in August 2015. The 19-year-old Cruz is of Italian and Hawaiian descent. She has an older sister Kalana, younger ...

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  11. ...Read MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Creative Mac

    Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that the state would be implementing new ES&S equipment including the DS200 precinct tabulator, DS850 central tabulator and Balotar... procurement of new voting technology and hardware ahead of their September Primary Election. This Visionary Voting equipment from Election Systems & Software includes the DS200 in-precinct vote scanner & tabulator, the DS850 high-speed central scanner & tabulator and the Balotar Ballot on Demand printer.

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  12. OP-ED | Rhode Island Tweaks Connecticut AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Rhode Island is at it again. It's only been a little more than three months since the Providence Journal published a scathing editorial that took aim at Connecticut's unfunded state employee pension liability and the abject failure on the part of elected officials here to adequately confront it.

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  13. Alaska delegation shows state pride at GOP convention with matching Fairbanks-made kuspuksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Texans wore cowboy hats and Lone Star flag shirts, Rhode Islanders wore sailor hats, and Alaska's delegation to the Republican National Convention represented the 49th state with blue and gold kuspuks made in downtown Fairbanks.

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  14. New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... to get rid of unhealthy snacks and eliminate students' exposure to junk food, ABC News has exclusively learned. Rhode Island already complies, having phased in these healthy guidelines about seven years ago, before they were official rules. "We're ...

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  15. This November, vote yes on Question 2Read the original story

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    ... with elected officials using their positions for personal gain. Elected officials should always work in Rhode Island's best interest, not out of self-interest. Still, the Ethics Commission needs the power to discipline an elected official when they ...

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  16. Proximity Learning looks to bring virtual teaching, tutoring to Rhode IslandRead the original story

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    ... a slew of topics, including their newest venture, special education in 17 states, with the hopes of moving into Rhode Island as well. Although Proximity Learning began in world languages, virtually using teachers from native speaking countries ...

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  17. Legislation to protect the animalsRead the original story

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    The people of Rhode Island are caring and generous, in both spirit and action. I know this because I was born and raised here, and I have witnessed our collective compassion in action throughout my life.

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  18. United Fly Tyers open to new membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    If you are interested in fly fishing and want to learn how to tie your own flys or improve you skills in this area, The United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island may be the club for you.

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  19. New program trains Rhode Islanders for EB jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    ... students at work. ON THE SAME PAGE: Scott Jensen, Director of the Department of Labor and Training, said that Rhode Island and Electric Boat are "on the same page" in the desire to put Rhode Islanders to work. It was after a year and a half of ...

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  20. Early signs of a hot campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Warwickonline.com

    ... was sent from his office. Johnson brought his case to the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island. In a July 13 letter to DeCorte, ACLU executive director Steven Brown writes the city ordinance is "clearly unconstitutional." ...

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