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In the news… today’s summary


Former ASTHO President and former Rhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, has joined ASTHO as a senior executive consultant focusing on health equity! (ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL HEALTH OFFICIALS)

Massachusetts casino advocates are promoting passage of sports betting in the state, and site competition with RI, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York casinos. “…no resident of the Commonwealth is more than an hour’s drive from a state where legal sports betting is available… capturing the Commonwealth’s entertainment dollars…”

Providence is considering passing an ordinance banning recreational use or possession of marijuana in public parks, rec centers, etc.

Both 1149 Restaurants, one in Warwick and one in Seekonk, will become NEON gas stations.

16.4% of the Providence Teachers Union have resigned – not retired – in the past two years… PTU says “the super-majority of those who have left have taken their talents to other districts…”

Warren is considering banning the use of marijuana, after its recreational use is legalized, in all public places, such as walking in town, on sidewalks, etc.

A new natural/organic grocery store, Rory’s, in downtown Providence on Washington Street is set to open in September.

The Let’s Go Brandon store in North Attleborough has closed.

Boston restaurants say their insurance will soar if discounted Happy Hours return

The Ocean State Pops Orchestra will perform a free, patriotic concert on Aug. 6th, Victory Day at the North Kingstown Town Beach Band Shell, in Wickford.

A group of women who work at the MBTA have filed a letter with the federal authorities saying they have experienced workplace harassment, discrimination, and have faced retaliation for speaking up and reporting their unfair treatment.”

The RI highway renumbering has been pushed back by one week in RI



College campuses are being advised to have a Monkeypox plan for testing, prevention and treatment place.

Monkeypox now a public health emergency in NYC

The Pope says he is afraid to undergo another surgery – his knee replacement – because the anesthesia from his last surgery is still in his system.  He says he will either retire or slow down from his duties.

1 person in Illinois won the $1.3B lottery

78 countries have over 19,000 cases of Monkeypox – 5 have died.

San Francisco has declared a Monkeypox emergency

Klondike has discontinued the Choco-Taco

The largest diamond found in 300 years was found in Angola – a pink diamond at 170 carats

US economy falls for 2nd quarter – usually the definition of a recession though federal authorities have said – not necessarily

No. Korea has announced its COVID outbreak is over and there are no new cases

Death toll of Kentucky floods rose to 25 – with more rain coming – and devastation of infrastructure and homes and businesses

Ban on automatic weapons passes the House Friday night – not expected to pass in Senate in Washington.

Will Smith issues video apology to Chris Rock and public

New vaccines will be ready for the fall – Pfizer and Moderna

Russia will pull out of the Space Station – they first said in 2 years, and now are saying they will, but not sure when

Twitter sets a date of September 13 for shareholders to vote on Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover offer

Wuhan locks down 1 million residents in an echo of the pandemic’s start, underscoring how far China is from post-pandemic normalcy

David Ortiz, the former Red Sox slugger who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the weekend. Ortiz also announced he will start a new line of curated ‘Papi Cannabis’ products from Rev Farms – Ortiz long credited cannabis with helping his pain.

Spirit & Frontier Airlines will not merge – but Jet Blue will buy Spirit Airlines. For $3.8B

Jeopardy has announced the current co-hosts will stay on permanently.

Jared Kushner revealed he had emergency thyroid cancer surgery in 2019

Jill Biden’s press secretary resigns

Germany is about to open 3 new nuclear power plants.



Tony Dowd, Wally Cleaver of Leave it to Beaver has died.

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  1. Trainher on July 31, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Tony Dow!