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A kayaker paddles the Woonsaquatucket River near #WaterplacePark. The #Providence Journal @GlennOsmundson #RhodeIsland #kayak #paddle

Pedro Martinez joins the other guests in a moment of silence to honor Maddie and Gianna at the Journal All-State awards banquet.
Within 37 days last fall, two vibrant Rhode Island high school soccer players — Chariho’s Maddie Potts and Toll Gate’s Gianna Cirella — died unexpectedly.
The Red Sox hall-of-famer, was the featured speaker at the awards ceremony. The #Providence Journal @GlennOsmundson #JournalAllState GALLERIES from the event at: providencejournal.com/photos

A pair of piping plovers are tending to a nest in the parking lot at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett on Monday.
They safely made it onto the beach with their brood of three chicks on Tuesday, thanks to the tireless efforts of state and federal workers who built and then rebuilt a pathway for the little birds. The #Providence Journal/Bob Breidenbach. See more photos and Alex Kuffner's stories at: bit.ly/RWplovers

#RhodeIsland #endangered #plover #pipingplover

A taste of some good weather-
Marcus Lester, 2, gets a spoonful of avocado from his mother Erin Barlow-Lester as they sit along Narragansett Bay Saturday afternoon. They live in Providence. [THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL / GLENN OSMUNDSON]

Almost time to set a bachata record @PVDFest!
A class at Mambo Pa Ti — a Pawtucket-based studio run by Dominican native Carlos González. His group will join an attempt to break the world record for most people dancing #bachata in the same place during PVDFest tonight, Friday 6/8, at 8 p.m. The event will take place around the festival’s main stage. The Providence Journal @glennosmundson #RhodeIsland @mambopatidance

Federal Hill merchants are irate over the city’s cosmetic solution to a partially inoperable fountain in DePasquale Square: filling the bottom well with flowers and greenery. The #Providence Journal @SteveSzydlowski #RhodeIsland Bottom photo shows fountain fully functional in 2016 by @DavidDelPoio. Read Tom Mooney's story at: bit.ly/DPfountain

Rhode Island was a hotbed of auto theft in the 1970s and 80s. #ThrowBackThursday - It’s cooled a lot since then, but if you leave an opening, it’s still possible someone will steal your wheels. Stolen for parts: Ptlm. Robert Ferrante inspects the torn-out dashboard of a Lincoln Continental found in Johnston in 1979. #tbt #Providence Journal, file / Bob Thayer. Story at: bit.ly/RICarTheft

Class B Championship #track meet at West Warwick High School draws teams from across the state. MORE PHOTOS AT: bit.ly/2GIBYD5
1. Eva McCool-Guglieimo of South Kingstown takes the win in the first heat of the girls hurdles.
2. Megan Cook of Ponaganset starts her spin in the girls hammer throw.
3. Jaylen Smith of Shea takes his heat in the 100 meters. The #Providence Journal / Kris Craig #RhodeIsland #trackandfield #runjumpthrow

Joy after a day of Ramadan fasting, surrounded by the smells of goat korma and saag paneer, in a tent behind the Masjid al-Islam in North Smithfield. For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year.
The #Providence Journal / Kris Craig #NorthSmithfield #RhodeIsland #Muslim #ramadan #iftar

Players, coaches and fans head for cover as lightning disrupts the Pilgrim vs. Cranston West softball game at Brayton Field in Cranston Tuesday evening. A downpour soon followed causing the cancellation of the game. The #Providence Journal @DavidDelPoio #RhodeIsland #weather #storm

Cranston West's Rachel DeBlasio, left, and Cranston East's Brenna Rojek try to gain control of the ball in the first half of their #lacrosse game on Saturday. The #Providence Journal @GlennOsmundson #RhodeIsland

The boats of @VolvoOceanRace are docked at Fort Adams, in Newport, the only North American stopover for the around-the-world race. The #Providence Journal @GlennOsmundson #RhodeIsland #newportri #sail

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