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Rhode Island political news: September 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.

A calf exited its trailer on I-95 in Georgetown Tuesday

The animal was quickly corralled on the highway by its owner and bystanders, according to State Police.

RI HEALTH

Brigham researchers probe how late eating could lead to weight gain

In another blow to the midnight snack, a new study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital adds to the evidence that late eating leads to increased risk of obesity, researchers said.

Lantern room of historic Scituate lighthouse to be removed amid safety concerns

The lantern room on top of Scituate Lighthouse, a historic beacon on the South Shore since the 19th century, will be removed Thursday morning due to safety concerns, according to a statement from Town Administrator James M. Boudreau.

RI POLITICS

R.I. Board of Elections adopts protocol to proof and test ballots on voting machines that assist voters with disabilities

Before the September primary, the new ExpressVote machines had erroneously displayed some 2018 candidates on 2022 ballots in four cities, and misspelled Providence mayoral candidate Gonzalo Cuervo’s name.

RI BUSINESS

In Narragansett, short-term rental debate weighs owners’ rights, community concerns

Councilwomen who drafted a restrictive ordinance say something needs to be done: “We’re losing community and it’s driving up the prices.” Critics say the plan is an encroachment on property rights.

RI BUSINESS

BankRI to build new headquarters in Providence

Construction begins in summer 2023 on a six-story building on former I-195 land at the corner of South Main and Pike streets.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN

Generational change is coming to Rhode Island - across every sector

Over the next year, key leaders in the nonprofit, government, and business world are set to leave their jobs. Can Rhode Island handle the change?