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In the news… summary for week ending March 29, 2024


Second Avenue CEO, Yarrow Thorne, resigning

Town of East Greenwich and RI DEM partner to preserve the nearly 40 Acre Pine-Lister Farm at the headwaters of the Hunt River for Wildlife Habitat and Outdoor Recreation

Newport will install its 3rd Tide Gate near Wellington Avenue to reduce flooding

Topping off and beam signing ceremony at 150 Richmond—a 7-story, 212,000-square-foot building to be anchored by PVD Labs and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories.

Homeless encampment off No Main St in Providence had a fire-strong odor of petroleum

Dr. Staci Fischer named interim Director of RI Dept. of Health, as current interim leaves. Fischer now makes more than the position would pay but there is a bill to raise the salary, upon which it would be more than she makes now.

Providence electric rates will decrease from 17.64 cents/kWh this past winter to 10.29 cents/kWh for the city’s default electricity option. 

Bryant launches a doctorate program in clinical psychology, responding to the mental health crisis

Providence Marathon canceled due to Washington Bridge

RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian acknowledged he left the scene of an accident to the Warwick police

Construction companies are making claims of “espionage” in Route 6/10 tainted soil case of years ago

Boston Globe reports 400+ MA bridges are at the “end of their life”

24 families living in homeless shelter run by Catholic Charities in Brighton, MA had to be moved due to mold



In and Out Burger, iconic location in Oakland, CA closed due to crime in neighborhood

McDonald’s will begin selling Krispy Kreme donuts nationwide – with availability in all stores by 2025

UK will no longer test people for COVID upon leaving hospital into nursing homes

Netanyahu who had canceled his trip to Washington, is now sending two top aides to the U.S.

Dachshunds—are under threat in Germany because of a proposed new law seeking to outlaw breeding dogs with “skeletal anomalies.”

Crypto thief, Sam Bankman Fried sentenced to25 years

NBC’s Harry Smith leaving – will teach at a university – on “curiosity”

Chicago Mayor is moving city’s homeless migrants out from public parks, public spaces

Federal govt has given $60M to Baltimore to begin repairs

It’s been one year since Russia took US citizen and journalist Evan Gershkovich and put him in prison

Largest crane in the East Coast now working in Baltimore to lift debris with the bridge demolition



Pete Fontaine, 77, reporter and journalist with RI Newspaper Group

Bill Jorgenson, 96, TV broadcaster

Sen. Joe Lieberman, 82, of CT, after a fall


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