Woonsocket City Council Regular Meeting - Nov 20 2023

 

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City Council Regular Meeting - Nov 20 2023
 

 

 

Texas is getting slammed by severe weather as the first named storm of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season makes landfall. The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Alberto formed over the Western Gulf of Mexico, and is already making an impact with heavy rain in Southern Texas. Coastal towns are being urged to prepare for heavy rain, flooding and possible tornadoes today and tomorrow.       Firefighters are steadily containing the largest wildfire currently burning in California. Containment of the nearly 16-thousand-acre Post Fire burning in northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County has increased eight percent overnight to 39 percent. The fire started close to the 5 Freeway in Gorman on Saturday afternoon. One commercial structure was destroyed by fire and there has been one injury.       The attorney for Justin Timberlake says he's looking forward to representing the pop star following his DWI arrest. Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday morning in the Hamptons on New York's Long Island. In a statement to Page Six, Edward Burke Junior said, "We look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations," adding, "He will have a lot to say at the appropriate time."       A growing number of Democrats plan to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress. Progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren said this week she plans to boycott the address next month in protest of Netanyahu's handling of the war in Gaza. She told reporters that Netanyahu has created a "humanitarian catastrophe." Senator Bernie Sanders, Representatives Ro Khanna, Jim Clyburn, and dozens of other progressive lawmakers have also announced they will not attend.       A groundbreaking study of nearly one million people suggests those who feel happy have more career success. Social scientists and happiness experts say that unless you're using money to buy experiences, donate, or get extra time, it can't buy you happiness. Studies consistently reveal that those who feel optimistic and happy going into a job have more career success. According to experts, happy people make more money, have better relationships and are more successful in life.       An Oregon summer-league baseball team is now the first sports team in the U.S. to sell cannabis-based refreshments at games. The seltzer drinks will be available in passion fruit and lemon flavors. They'll be available for fans 21 and over. The Pickles say the Portland Parks and Recreation department gave them the thumbs up.