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Authorities identify man electrocuted at Taunton home

(WJAR) — Authorities have identified the man electrocuted at a Taunton home last week. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office identified the victim as 58-year-old Michael Messina of North Easton. Investigators believe Messina was trying to remove an antenna from a Danforth Street home when the antenna made...
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Black Ships Festival

The Japan-America Society and Black Ships Festival of Rhode Island will host the annual Black Ships Festival on June 10-12. The opening ceremonies will be held at Rockwell Park in Bristol, at 10 a.m. There will be a free Taiko drum performance on June 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Rockwell Park.
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39th Annual Black Ships Festival to take place June 10 – 12

The Japan-America Society and Black Ships Festival of Rhode Island will host the 39th Annual Black Ships Festival on Friday, June 10th through the 12th. The Festival Opening Ceremonies begin the weekend’s festivities at Rockwell Park in Bristol, at 10:00 am. The colorful ceremony commemorates Rhode Island’s native son, Commodore Mathew C. Perry, and the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened trade between Japan and the United States. Dignitaries will give speeches, with colors presented by the Bristol Police Department.
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CDC recommends indoor masks for most of Rhode Island

Mirroring increases being seen throughout the region and country, the COVID-19 community levels in four Rhode Island counties are now designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “high” – Bristol County, Kent County, Providence County, and Washington County. Newport County is at “medium.”
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CDC: COVID-19 Community Levels designated as “high” for four Rhode Island counties

RIDOH continues to promote “7 Tools for Protection Against COVID-19”. Mirroring increases being seen throughout the region and country, the COVID-19 community levels in four Rhode Island counties are now designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “high” – Bristol County, Kent County, Providence County, and Washington County.
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