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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

March 19, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

GENDER BENDING FASHION

A colorful new exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts explores how blurring gender lines are redefining the fashion industry. The show was inspired, in part, by what’s happening right now in fashion, said Michelle Finamore, a fashion historian and curator. SENT: 5450 words, photos.

ADDICTION TREATMENT-PRISONS

Advocates for better addiction treatment want New York state to invest millions of dollars in a program to put methadone, suboxone and other medications used to treat addiction in all county jails and state prisons. They say the drugs would give inmates the care they need and save money in the long run by reducing recidivism. Former addicts recount hellish stories about going through withdrawal in jail and say providing the drugs is the humane thing to do. By David Klepper. SENT: 800 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ PAWSOX OUTREACH EFFORTS: The Pawtucket Red Sox organization says it plans to stay involved in the Rhode Island community even after its upcoming move to Worcester, Massachusetts. SENT.

_ JEWISH CEMETERY-VANDALISM: Police are investigating anti-Semitic messages and Nazi imagery scrawled on dozens of gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts. SENT.

_ WAR MEMORIAL VANDALIZED: Massachusetts State Police say a World War II memorial was vandalized in Boston. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-ISLANDERS

The Boston Bruins hope to have David Pastrnak back in the lineup for the first time in more than a month when they visit the New York Islanders. Boston is looking for its second straight win after a three-game skid. The first-place islanders have won five of seven. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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