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Court officials met throughout the morning Monday without reaching a decision on how to distribute thousands upon thousands of pages of documents from the state's lawsuit over failed video-game maker 38 Studios.

Superior Court Clerk Henry S. Kinch Jr. said the talks will continue, although it remains unclear for now when a process for making the information public will be established.

The financially troubled Coventry fire district is warning it will not be able to make its payroll this Friday. The district’s board meets Monday night, and could decide to lay off up to 14 firefighters. The district couldn’t completely fund its scheduled payroll last month, resulting in late pay.

The district currently relies of a fire tax levy from 9,000 Coventry residents. Fire District Board Chairman Frank Palin said that won’t be enough to cover costs. In June, district residents voted to dissolve the department rather than pay more taxes.

  The U.S. Open starts Monday in New York, and there’s reason for Rhode Island tennis fans to pay attention other than Serena Williams’s bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam.

Newport Historical Society

Dozens of historical reenactors gather in Newport Saturday to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act Riots. The events were some of the first rumblings of the Revolutionary War.

Westerly residents are asking the town council to drop or modify a consent agreement it signed last year with the owner and tenants of a controversial quarry. 

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