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8:10 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Thursday, June 9, 2011.

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7:53 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Chafee continues push for I-95 tolls

State DOT director Michael Lewis says tolls are needed for improvements to I-95.
WRNI file photo

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Chafee administration is using an unusual approach to overcome federal opposition to adding tolls on Interstate 95.

The US Department of Transportation opposes adding tolls to pay for highway repairs. But Rhode Island hopes to qualify for a federal pilot program permitting up to three states to implement tolls to improve existing interstates.

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RIPR News
7:48 am
Thu June 9, 2011

I-95 to close overnight

Interstate 95 to close in Pawtucket.
WRNI file photo

PROVIDENCE, RI – Interstate 95 will be closed during the overnight hours in Pawtucket next Sunday and Monday mornings.

The state department of transportation is replacing the George Street overpass as part of the Pawtucket River Bridge replacement project.

Officials say the closure is needed for the safety of both motorists and construction crews.

The closure will be in effect from midnight to four a-m.

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RIPR News
3:42 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Cooling centers offer relief across Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – Cities across the state are opening up cooling centers to help get residents out of the heat. The National Weather Service says it could get as hot as 93 degrees on Wedensday, 97 degrees on Thursday.

This list will grow as more municipalities open up cooling centers, but here's a list of centers that have been announced so far.

Cooling Centers Across Rhode Island

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RIPR News
3:00 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Public to give testimony on rate increases

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
Rhode Islanders will have a chance to weigh in on proposed health insurance rate increases at a public meeting at 4:30 this afternoon at the Department of Labor and Training.

The requests for raising the price of small and large employer based insurance range from the single digits to the double digits.

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RIPR News
11:16 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Landmark and Steward sign purchase agreement

Providence, RI – It's official. Steward Health Care System is committed to buying Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.

The parent company of the Caritas Christi hospital chain in Massachusetts has signed a purchase agreement with Landmark. Steward has committed to spending more than 70 million dollars on the hospital, including nearly 50 million dollars in improving the building and replacing out of date equipment.

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Morning News Podcast
9:34 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

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7:25 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Cutting torch sparked Woonsocket mill fire

PROVIDENCE, RI – Investigators say embers from a cutting torch sparked a fire that destroyed a 122-year-old mill in Woonsocket last night. The building was being rehabbed for use in the manufacture of wood pellets.

The mayor of Woonsocket called on citizens to conserve water as firefighters continued putting out hotspots at the former Alice Mill Rubber Manufacturing plant.

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RIPR News
7:18 am
Wed June 8, 2011

EPA issues air quality warning

High levels of smog prompt the EPA to issues air warnings to Providence, and the rest of the Ocean State.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Unhealthy air quality is predicted today for all of Rhode Island, and much of Southern New England, including the Cape and Islands.

It's due to unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone. And it's causing the state to encourage mass transportation.

The poor air quality alert has prompted RIPTA to offer free bus rides today as exposure to high levels of ground-level ozone can cause serious breathing problems.

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7:07 am
Wed June 8, 2011

The political comeback of Terry Hassett

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence city councilman Terry Hassett is considering running for secretary of state in 2014.

Hassett says he's made a complete recovery since he was struck by a car and seriously injured while crossing Atwells Avenue last October.

Hassett is set to be celebrated this evening during a fundraiser at Roger Williams Park Casino. This will be his first fundraiser since the accident.

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