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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

November 20, 2018

Good afternoon Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island.

AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott can be reached at 401-274-2270 or jmcdermott@ap.org

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

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

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE-ETHICS

The state Ethics Commission considers whether to dismiss an ethics complaint against a Rhode Island Supreme Court justice related to his involvement in a decision over clergy sex abuse. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

PLYMOUTH AT 400

The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up losing their land and their lives. Plymouth, Massachusetts, whose European settlers have come to symbolize American liberty and grit, marks its quadricentennial in 2020 with a trans-Atlantic commemoration that will put Native Americans’ unvarnished side of the story on full display. SENT: 680 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— LEGAL MARIJUANA-RHODE ISLAND: With recreational marijuana sales beginning in neighboring Massachusetts, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo “remains open” to exploring options for Rhode Island. SENT.

— SKYSCRAPER PROJECT: Providence officials are scheduled to give a final vote on a zoning change that would allow a proposed 46-story skyscraper. SENT.

— OBIT-SUZANNE CARCIERI: Former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne Carcieri is being laid to rest a day after hundreds of people gathered for her wake. SENT.

—FISH BOOST: Federal fishing regulators are going to allow fishermen to catch more of an economically important species of fish on the East Coast. SENT.

SPORTS

BROWN-ESTES

Brown football coach Phil Estes is stepping down. University officials say Estes resigned Monday, effective immediately. He was named head coach in 1998 and led the team to three Ivy League titles. SENT: 130 words.

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