LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) - A middle school student from North Kingstown has won the Rhode Island State Spelling Bee for the second-straight year. Wickford Middle School sixth-grader Stephen Landry took home his second title today, beating two dozen other students from across the state at Lincoln Middle School. WLNE-TV reports that Stephen won the contest after correctly spelling "chassis."
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's health insurance marketplace is opening a temporary consumer center in Warwick as another sign-up deadline approaches. HealthSource RI's satellite center on Centerville Road will be open from tomorrow through the end of April. A spokeswoman says HealthSource RI officials wanted to offer an alternate location to the one in Providence, in part because they're expecting increased sign-ups before the first open enrollment period for individual and families ends March 31st.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - U.S. senators from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts are among 28 lawmakers preparing to hold the Senate floor all night tomorrow and into Tuesday to urge action on climate change. Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says "it's time for Congress to wake up and get serious" about the worldwide problem.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Olneyville New York System is arguably the best-known Rhode Island spot for the state's signature hot wieners. The eatery was recently named an "America's Classic" by the James Beard Foundation. The hot wieners come with mustard, special meat sauce, chopped onions and celery salt and are served in a steamed bun.
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