Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Navigant Credit Union visit small businesses in Central Falls

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program team walk the main commercial streets of Central Falls, visiting small businesses and tell them about the no-cost Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses education program at CCRI. The program provides Rhode Island small business owners with the knowledge and tools they need to grow their business and create jobs. Small business owners will be invited to attend a free Breakfast Information Session next week to learn more about this popular and highly effective small business growth program. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a 12-week, no-cost education program designed by Babson College--the nation’s…
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PawSox Players Pitch In to Volunteer with FSRI’s Walking School Bus

Players Walking with Students #125kindness Providence, RI - April 28, 2017- Pitcher Chandler Shepherd and Catcher Tim Roberson of the PawSox baseball team joined volunteers in walking students to school this morning, as part of Family Service of Rhode Island's (FSRI) Walking School Bus program.   "We are excited to have the PawSox supporting our FSRI Walking School Bus this morning and helping to send the message to Rhode Island students that showing up for school matters," said FSRI CEO Margaret Holland McDuff. "I know the kids are excited to have the opportunity to meet and talk with the players,…
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United Way 2-1-1 handles 1.6 million requests in 10 years

Award Celebration to be held March 2, 2017 Providence, RI - United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) celebrates the first ten years of 2-1-1 service in Rhode Island. They will release a annual data report and honor community partners on Thursday, March 2nd at 3:30pm.  The presentation will be held at the Rhode Island State House, followed by reception at Bravo Brasserie. The 2-1-1 Annual Data Release Help Starts Here – With 200,000 calls a year, 2-1-1 in RI has a pulse on the basic needs that are being met, and where Rhode Islanders struggle, year after year. Among the…
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ACLU SETS UP HOTLINE FOR UHIP-RELATED FOOD STAMP COMPLAINTS

In recognition of a continuing backlog causing undue hardship to hundreds of poor residents, the ACLU of Rhode Island has set up a telephone hotline for people to call if they are having trouble with their SNAP (food stamp) application being processed in a timely manner.   The hotline is a supplement to a pending class-action lawsuit filed last month by the ACLU and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, charging that the ongoing UHIP system failures violate the constitutional and statutory rights of Rhode Islanders entitled to timely decisions on their SNAP applications under the law.  The…
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Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation to Host “Meet Santa Open House” to Benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital

On Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 10:00 to 2:00 , the Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation will host an open house. The event is free and open to the public. Santa Claus will be available for photographs and to hear children’s Christmas wishes. Hot chocolate, cookies, and light refreshments will be served. Rhode Island State Police merchandise will be available for sale including clothing items from the Rhode Island Troopers’ Association as well as Museum merchandise, including Christmas ornaments, coffee mugs, etc. The Museum will also be open for tours. Although the event is free of charge, we are…
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3.9 Million in Grants for Land Protection Projects

BOSTON - November 28, 2016 - The Baker-Polito Administration today announced more than $ million in grant awards to 13 communities to protect over 900 acres of land through the Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant Program. The grant program, which is overseen by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs' (EEA) Division of Conservation Services (DCS), seeks to address climate change and protect biodiversity within the borders of the Commonwealth. "Our administration continues to invest in open space and habitat conservation to ensure that individuals and families across the Commonwealth have an opportunity to experience everything our…
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UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host Maritime Innovations Conference November 30

The UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold the “Maritime Innovation: Connecting, training, and advancing” conference on Wednesday, November 30, from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM , at 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA, 02723. “The focus of this year’s conference will be on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Arctic and it will bring together leading edge marine technology companies, scientists, and policy makes to offer their perspective on current trends in the industry, and showcase several exciting start-up technologies,” said CIE Director Tobias Stapleton. “This is all part of our mission to connect…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $300,000 to Support Agricultural Buy Local Organizations

BOSTON - November 21, 2016 - The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $300,000 in grants to the Commonwealth's regional Buy Local agricultural organizations for projects that will enhance efforts in western, central, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts. Regional agricultural Buy Local organizations connect Bay State farmers with their surrounding communities. Started in the Pioneer Valley with Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), Buy Local organizations are committed to the idea that knowing where your food comes from makes good health and economic sense. Their efforts have helped generate consumer awareness and demand for locally grown food products while at the same time…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $520,000 to Monroe for New Public Park

Grant Will Fund Demolition of Abandoned Mill and Parkland Conversion BOSTON - November 21, 2016 - The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $520,000 to the Town of Monroe to demolish part of the former Ramage Paper Mill and create a new public park in its place. As a condition of the grant, the Town of Monroe will place the future park property under the care of the Monroe Conservation Commission, permanently conserving the space under Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. "For over a century, Massachusetts has led the nation in providing its residents with exceptional access to the state's environmental…
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State Archives exhibition chronicles the history of Rhode Island’s First Nations

PROVIDENCE, RI – "What cheer, Netop.” The famous greeting of the Narragansett to Roger Williams along the shore of the Seekonk River in 1636 still resonates throughout the Ocean State today. A new exhibition at the Rhode Island State Archives, entitled “First Nations who helped form Rhode Island” chronicles the history of indigenous peoples, including the Narragansett, who occupied the lands of present day Rhode Island and are the only federally recognized tribe with a reservation located in Charlestown, RI. “It's exciting to see firsthand the amazing documentation of our rich and diverse history," Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea…
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