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It was business as usual in Westerly this year until pop star Taylor Swift came to town. The singer’s purchase of a $17 million mansion on the beach in exclusive Watch Hill added celebrity sightings and trespassing dramas to sandcastles, fudge and the usual seaside entertainment. At screenprinting company J. Mack Studios, owner Kevin Adams occasionally uses T-shirts as a creative outlet and decided to design and produce a Swift-inspired shirt in honor of his hometown’s new most famous resident. While Adams never found out what Swift thought of his shirt, he did hear from corporate protectors of the Taylor Swift brand who asked him to stop, setting off a David-versus-Goliath gossip-column sensation. more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for her role in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy approximately $18 million, The Associated Press reported last week. more
After more than five years in receivership and more than $4.1 million spent to support the efforts of Special Master Jonathan N. Savage to keep Landmark Medical Center financially afloat, state regulators are scheduled to reach a decision on Oct. 28 on the bid by Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Calif., to buy the struggling hospital. more
FALL RIVER – A New Bedford physician pleaded guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to 15 of his patients and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley and members of the Mass. Interagency Human Trafficking Policy Task Force last week submitted policy recommendations to the Legislature. more
PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit the city filed against its longtime actuary but is letting the rest go ahead, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Rhode Island Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 42 never helped nor hurt anyone. more
BRISTOL – A Roger Williams University professor has filed a multimillion dollar sexual-discrimination lawsuit against her employer, according to a statement. more
Nixon Peabody LLP’s office at One Citizens Plaza in downtown Providence has joined the global effort to conserve energy and protect the environment, through a relatively new venture called the Law Firm Sustainability Network. more
BOSTON – Boston Marathon organizers expanded the field by 9,000 runners, to 36,000, after fatal bombings in April left thousands unable to finish, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
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