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Grebien Warns PawSox May Leave Rhode Island

One day after a top lawmaker effectively killed prospects for a new PawSox stadium in the current General Assembly session, Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien said Wednesday that Rhode Island will take an economic hit if the team moves elsewhere. Grebien said it's now more likely the PawSox may leave the Ocean State since, he said, the team pledged to be "monogamous" with Rhode Island only until July 1. Backed by a group of organized labor members in front of the Statehouse, Grebien called on...

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Some 2,000 people gathered at the site of the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick Sunday, for the dedication of a new memorial. The space has been more than a decade in the making.

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For the last two days, Providence has broken temperature records. The heat reached 90 degrees Friday, beating the previous record of 89 degrees set in 1906. Thursday, temperatures climbed to 93 degrees, one degree higher than the record set in 1936.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kimberly Buttrick said the weather was caused by winds blowing warm air and humidity up from the Bermuda area.

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Providence City Council President Luis Aponte has resigned. This comes after more than a week of pressure on the embattled head to step down from his post.

A number of thorny issues are maturing in time for the final weeks of the legislative session. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me on the twitters. Here we go.

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The Roger Williams Park Zoo is now the only zoo in New England to have a Komodo dragon.

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A new bill introduced in the House aims to give small business owners an even playing field when selling cigarettes. The bill mandates a 15 percent markup on retail cigarette prices.

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A majority of Providence city councilors have scheduled a special meeting to remove their President Luis Aponte from his post. In order to do so, the council must formally change their rules.

Currently, there appears to be no procedure to remove Aponte from his post. If the measure is adopted, this language would be added to the city council rules:

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Just two councilors attended the Providence City Council meeting Thursday, the body's first full meeting after a vote of “no confidence” in its leader, President Luis Aponte. That vote, and calls to step down, have dogged Aponte since his indictment last week on felony charges of embezzlement and misuse of campaign funds. 

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