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Mark Adams, a former Providence College defenseman who played on the Friars 2015 national championship hockey team, died suddenly Monday. He was 27.

“Our program is heartbroken with the passing of Mark,” said Nate Leaman, PC head coach. “He was a great teammate and a special part of our entire community. Our thoughts are prayers are with his entire family.”

No cause of death was given. Adams passing was reported on the PC Hockey team web site.

This I Believe New England: A Surprising Teacher

Sep 18, 2018
SCOTT INDERMAUR

Life’s most important lessons come our way from so many sources and directions, often when we least expect them.  Some of the lessons we learn are predictable, say when we park ourselves in lecture hall seats.  Others are much more spontaneous and unanticipated, often in delightful ways.  The chance encounter with a sage seatmate on an airplane flight who shares what she’s learned about aging gracefully.  The person standing behind us in the supermarket checkout lane who waxes philosophically about life’s enduring riddles.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung and other campaigns condemned Tuesday the use of a noose to display a Fung campaign side in Chepachet.

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During a meeting Monday, the North Smithfield Town Council voted to ask its municipal departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies that have called for boycotts in recent weeks.

The council voted 3-2 for a resolution to refrain from purchasing Nike products in response to an ads campaign with former NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick. Kaepernick began the movement of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial inequality and police brutality.

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This year's large number of squirrels are not just frustrating drivers around the region, but also farmers as the harvest season continues.

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Florence is no longer a hurricane, but forecasters say it’s still packing a punch. 

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Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is a key vote in the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As she continues to weigh her position on whether to support him, Collins is under close scrutiny, and has been subject to a lot of outside pressure — some of which she says have gone too far.

Most of the media coverage of last week’s Rhode Island primaries focused on the statewide contests for governor and lieutenant governor. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says if you are seeking clues to change, look at General Assembly and city council contests.

Now that we political junkies have spent a year or so obsessing about the Rhode Island primary, there's just a bit more than seven weeks until Rhode Island's general election on November 6. 

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The English-born, Boston-area musician Bramwell Tovey will now lead the local ensemble.

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Rhode Island's Republican gubernatorial nominee, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outcome of the state's primary election on Wednesday and his general election fight with Democrat Gina Raimondo.

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, the GOP nominee for Rhode Island governor, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss his campaign against Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and a range of related topics.

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About 80 supporters, friends, family members and volunteers for Elorza's campaign clapped and chanted "four more years" as the mayor wrapped up his victory speech during his election night watch party.


Well Rhode Island is losing the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester and the Massachusetts city is celebrating in wake of the city council’s overwhelming vote to seal the PawSox, err WooSox, deal.

Worcester will host a celebration on Monday, September 17 at 5 p.m. at the Worcester Common Oval at 455 Main Street in Worcester. Among the celebrants –U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Lt. Gov. Karen Polito, Mayor Joseph Petty, City Manager Edward Augustus, PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino and “other special guests.”

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The Worcester City Council on Wednesday approved a $100.8 million stadium financing package to bring the Red Sox's top farm team to Central Massachusetts in a record-setting deal for a minor-league franchise.

A plan to move the club from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Worcester in 2021 still needs authorizations from the AAA International League — where the team competes — Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball. But an ownership group led by former Red Sox president Larry Lucchino has now cleared the highest hurdle in a three-year effort to find a new home.

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