PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo bid farewell to her state Wednesday, using her final State of the State address to praise its citizens’ resilience and sacrifice during the pandemic as she awaits confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Speaking from a largely empty state Capitol in a broadcast address, the Democrat ticked off accomplishments including more jobs, greater private investment, roadwork, and free community college for high school graduates. Raimondo is expected to step down once confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as expected. When that happens, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, a Democrat, will take over as governor.
David Ivan Bean, 78, of Greensburg passed away on August 21, 2017. He was born on June 16, 1939 in Osgood, the son of Ivan and Emily (Corson) Bean. He was a 1957 graduate of Osgood High School. On April 14, 1962 he married Carolyn June Weber and she preceded him in death on September 19, 2011. David was the owner of Napa of Greensburg. He had worked at KB Foods and most recently drove cars for Acra Automotive. He was a member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge of Greensburg, Order of the Eastern Star, employed by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was a Greensburg volunteer fireman. David was best known for spreading holiday cheer both locally and in the surrounding communities during the Christmas season. Survivors include: Daughters- Deborah (John) Sellers and Melissa (David) Fischer; Grandchildren- Olivia (Shane) Fischer-Smith, Sean Sellers, and Kyle Sellers; and Sister- Emily D. Lewis. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carolyn and his brother Donald Bean.A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 3PM 7PM at the Greensburg United Methodist Church. Funeral services will begin at 10AM on Friday, August 25 also at the church with Pastor Dan Richwine officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Greensburg United Methodist Church or the Cheer Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe .com.