Providence County, RI


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Good afternoon and welcome to This Just In. I'm Mike McDermott, managing editor of The Providence Journal. Today is June 22; Providence County was founded on this date in 1703 as the County of Providence Plantations, including the towns of Providence, Warwick, Westerly, Kingstown and Greenwich. On this date two years ago, Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order removing "Providence Plantations" from official state communications; state voters removed those words from the official state name five months later.

Constitutional right to an education fails in final hours of the General Assembly

PROVIDENCE — A 10-year campaign to enshrine the constitutional right to an education has failed in the final days of the legislative session. Only few weeks ago, the bill looked like it had legs after more than two dozen business and education leaders, including state Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, signed a letter urging House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi to put the matter before voters.

RI Weather Today, June 24, 2022 – John Donnelly

The stalled out front finally moves a bit, but not before breaking up under shear exhaustion. We may get a sprinkle here or there later on in the day, but nothing to get into a twist over. Overall a decent day, morning lows in the upper 50’s and afternoon highs in the upper 70’s with a south-southwesterly breeze.
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Upper Deck Post 14 kicks off Legion season with four victories

LINCOLN – After reaching the state finals for the past six seasons and capturing five championships along the way, an unusual thing happened to the Upper Deck Post 14 American Legion baseball team in its return to the “Final Four” of the state tournament last July. Upper...

The Empowerment Factory’s summer program for RI students, grades 2-5

Register your Rhode Island student in grades 2-5 for Free Summer Programs. These award-winning programs, offered by The Empowerment Factory, begin July 6th in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education All Course Network. These free programs are also funded in part by Cox Communications, who recently recognized numerous non-profit organizations committed to creating opportunities for youth to gain access to both STEAM learning and social well-being initiatives.

RI Weather Today, June 23, 2022 – John Donnelly

The stalled out front remains to our west, and a weak area of low pressure moves in from the sea, but any of the rains will keep away from the area. We should have fairly dry low level air, meaning low relative humidity, and decent warmth, afternoon highs in the upper 70’s from morning lows around 60. A southeasterly breeze will keep things moving, gusts around 20 mph.

First fire lighting at family-friendly Wakefield RiverFire

The Wakefield Village Association announces the 2022 Wakefield RiverFire summer event series. The first fire lighting is on Thursday, June 23rd from 6 to 10pm on the Saugatucket River in historic, downtown Wakefield and continues every Thursday evening until August 18th. Enjoy the serene views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Coming from throughout Rhode Island, put in 327 Main St, Wakefield to your GPS. Parking is at the municipal parking lots and on-street unless signed otherwise.

Sandra (Titcomb) Smith of Chepachet Dies at 75

Sandra (Titcomb) Smith, 75, of Chepachet Rhode Island, passed away on Friday June 17, 2022. Born November 13, 1946 in Boston Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Edward Titcomb and Miriam (Dunlap) Titcomb. In addition to her parents Sandra is predeceased by her siblings, Christine, Paul, Preston, and Carl Titcomb and her son-in-law Bob Dauphinais.
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St. Raphael Academy announces fourth quarter honor roll

PAWTUCKET – The following students at St. Raphael Academy have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll. Highest Honors: Adam Aguiar, Kristina Aquilante, Tabitha Berg, Robert Brown III, Jeffrey Correa, Samuel Costa, Miles DeMacedo, Andre DePina-Gray, Joshua Farrell, Emilie Ferris, Blake Fontaine, Baylie Landry, Morgan McCann, Blessy Monte de Ramos, Oluwatosin Okele, Brooke Potter, Ashley Prew, Chaz Storey, Jordan Taylor, Lauryn Thibault, Molly Thurston, Linh Truong, Valeria Uribe Calderon, Isabella Vergnaud, Christina Wilk, David Wilson, Rebeca Zuleta.

RI Weather Today & Summer Outlook – June 21, 2022 – John Donnelly

As a warm front approaches from the west, cloud cover will be increasing, particularly later in the evening with the slight chance of showers during the overnight hours. Morning lows in the mid 50’s rise to the mid 70’s with a southeasterly breeze gusting to 25 mph. Summer...