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A few hot takes on the WPRI 12 / RWU poll

McKee and Fung are ahead, but their numbers aren't great; abortion rights and inflation are key issues; and the soccer stadium isn't popular.

NORTH KINGSTOWN SCHOOLS

What was it like in the ‘pedo database’ teacher’s class? ‘Very, very tense,’ a former student says.

“As an adult, you can recognize that these behaviors are very inappropriate,” the 21-year-old woman, who attended Davisville Middle School, told the Globe. “And as a child, you’re just stuck there in the moment and you don’t know what to think.”

Police investigating after two cars burned in fires in South Boston

Two cars were heavily damaged Thursday in fires reported at 1:45 a.m. at the corner of F and West First streets and at 2:40 a.m. at 845 East Second St., police said.

Cohasset driver cited for cutting off bicyclist, who ended up in the car’s back seat

The 91-year-old man was driving a 2011 Ford Escape just after 4 p.m. Thursday when he turned into a driveway , and into the path of the bicyclist in the 300 block of North Main Street, Cohasset police said.

McKee leads Kalus in race for R.I. governor: WPRI/RWU poll

Incumbent Democratic Governor Dan McKee has jumped out to a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Ashley Kalus, according to a poll released Thursday by WPRI 12 and Roger Williams University.

RI WEATHER

Drought eases in Rhode Island, but is not yet over

Remnants of Hurricane Ian have provided a little relief, though drought conditions continue to affect 257,001 people statewide.

Mass. getting $145 million in federal funds to boost broadband access

Massachusetts is receiving $145 million to bring broadband access to parts of the state that currently lack high-speed Internet connections, officials said Thursday.

Crane removes lantern room from top of historic Scituate lighthouse

Construction crews removed the 92-year-old lantern room from the top of Scituate Lighthouse Thursday morning due to concerns that it could fall off the structure during a storm, project manager Rick Pomroy said.