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Republican Fung leads Magaziner in R.I. congressional race: WPRI/RWU poll

With less than five weeks until Election Day, former Cranston mayor Allan Fung, a Republican, is clinging to a six-point lead over Democratic state Treasurer Seth Magaziner in the race for the open congressional seat in Rhode Island’s 2nd District, according to a poll released Thursday by WPRI 12 and Roger Williams University.

Hope Street’s temporary bike lane met with cheers — and jeers

Many applaud the pilot project, while some business owners say they are concerned about traffic and parking.

RI SHORE ACCESS

Shoreline regulator and partners to canvass R.I. communities about what they need and want on shore access

Powered by a federal grant, long-term goals include a 5-year shoreline access management plan, and one right of way for every mile of Rhode Island’s coastline.

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THINGS TO DO

Best things to do in R.I. this week: Oct. 7-14

The Ocean State Oyster Festival is back, “Wheel of Fortune LIVE” hits the PPAC, and RISD welcomes its new president with free events all weekend.

RI BUSINESS

Care New England names former Tufts Medicine executive as new CEO

Dr. Michael Wagner, who most recently served as chief physician executive for Tufts Medicine, will soon take the helm of Rhode Island’s second largest health care system.

RHODE MAP

While you were sleeping, Woonsocket’s mayor got the boot

But Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will be sworn in as mayor again in early December. Wait. What?

PODCAST

R.I.’s 2nd Congressional District candidates differ on major issues: abortion, guns, immigration

Republican Allan Fung and Democrat Seth Magaziner discuss their own positions on issues – and critique their opponent’s – in a special two-part Rhode Island Report podcast.

RI CRIME

Newport police detective won’t be charged in violent Thames Street arrests captured in viral videos

Bystander videos from the June incident show Detective Patrick Walsh knocking a passerby to the ground and punching him in the head as he lies near the curb. A statewide grand jury has declined to indict Walsh.

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.

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.