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Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea to host 10th Archivist of the United States at the Rhode Island State Archives

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, for a gallery talk titled, “Documenting Democracy: The Role of Archives in Preserving our Past” at the Rhode Island State Archives. Rhode Island’s original copy of the Bill of Rights will be on display during the event. “It’s an honor to have Mr. Ferriero provide a national perspective on the important role archives play in preserving our past and shaping our future. His visit will highlight Rhode Island’s own rich and diverse history documented in our State Archives,” said Secretary Gorbea. In November 2009,…
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RIDOH and BHDDH Host First Statewide Community Overdose Engagement Summit Cities and towns from throughout Rhode Island gather to develop local overdose response plans

On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, the Rhode Island Departments of Health (RIDOH) and Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH) convened more than 250 leaders from municipalities throughout the state to participate in the first statewide Community Overdose Engagement Summit to collaboratively address the overdose epidemic. Summit participants spent the day examining their local overdose data; identifying local resources to support overdose prevention, rescue, treatment, and recovery; and developing local overdose response plans. To complete these plans, RIDOH has made grant funding up to $5,000 dollars available to municipalities. “We’ve lost too many…
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Governor Raimondo, RIDOT Announce Increased Snow Fighting Capabilities This Winter

WARWICK, RI - Governor Raimondo announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has taken several steps to bolster its ability to plow and treat the roads this coming winter. The department is expanding its fleet of plow trucks and drivers while deploying new technology to get real-time information on weather and road conditions. "We've all enjoyed the mild weather this fall, but winter is coming and we're more than ready to tackle whatever Mother Nature throws our way," Governor Gina M. Raimondo said. "RIDOT has increased its snow fighting capabilities to keep the roads safe and clear them…
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RI State Police Museum Foundation Offers Free Visits with Santa During Annual “Santa at the Museum” Event this Saturday, Dec. 16

The Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation is again hosting Santa at the Museum this Saturday, December 16, from 10 to 2 Santa Claus will be available for photos with children, while also listening to their Christmas wishes, and the museum will be open to visitors. State Police Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, President of the Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation, said the event is free and open to the public, however visitors are asked to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys that will be delivered to Hasbro Children's Hospital and given to children who will be spending Christmas in…
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65% of voters identified as having bad addresses cancel or change their registrations

Earlier this year, Ken Block submitted to the Rhode Island Board of Elections (Board) a list of 224 votes cast in the 2016 general election by voters whose addresses appeared to be disallowed by law. Examples of some of these addresses included UPS Stores, public safety buildings, federal post offices, empty lots and commercial office buildings that are not zoned for residential use. The Board forwarded this list to local Boards of Canvassers to have the local boards attempt to send a mailing to these voters, seeking clarification of the address. 109 voters responded to the mailings. Of these: 49…
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Mayor Elorza Announces Emily Crowell as Acting Chief of Staff

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Director of Communications Emily Crowell will transition to serve as Acting Chief of Staff starting January 15, 2018 during Chief of Staff Nicole Pollock's maternity leave on an interim basis. Crowell will retain her role as Communications Director during this time and return to this role upon Pollock's return. "Both Nicole and Emily have shown dynamic leadership in their current roles," said Mayor Elorza. "We wish Nicole the best of luck during her leave and look forward to continuing to our work to build strong, vibrant neighborhoods here in our Creative…
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RI Food Bank Hosts Open House on Saturday, December 9

PROVIDENCE, RI. On Saturday, December 9 from 9 am to 12 pm, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open its doors for the annual Holiday Food Drive & Open House. Guests will be invited to take tours and enjoy holiday music and cheer at the Food Bank located at 200 Niantic Avenue in Providence. Donations of non-perishable food are requested to help the Food Bank build up its supplies for the winter ahead. Most needed items include: canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, dried or canned beans, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, healthy breakfast cereal, and canned…
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Colonial Liquors Robbery

Pawtucket On 12/2/2017, at approximately 8:00 , police responded to Colonial Liquors located at 128 Summit St for a reported commercial burglar alarm. Officers arrived on scene and quickly learned from the clerk that the store had been robbed at knife point by two males. The male suspects entered the store wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash from the register and fled on foot. There were no reported injuries during the robbery. A few hours later, the Towne Wine & Liquor located at 179 Newport Ave., East Providence, RI, was…
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Former Rep. Trillo Comments on Governor Raimondo/Infosys Announcement and Job Creation in Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo is touting her success by announcing that Infosys is promising to create 500 jobs in Rhode Island by 2022. This comes after three months of embarrassing job losses which are reflective of the state’s general business climate which is hostile to business and jobs. What the governor’s office is less interested in announcing are the millions in taxpayer-funded incentives they have to give to such companies to attract any jobs. Unlike what is happening on the national level under President Trump and his efforts to cut business-killing regulations and taxes to create jobs, Rhode Island chooses “business as…
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US Senate Takes an Historic Step

Providence: State Representative Bobby Nardolillo reflected this morning on the historic work completed by the US Senate late. "As a Republican Candidate for one of Rhode Island's two seats, I followed the proceedings on Tax Reform legislation with interest." He said. Nardolillo took note of two particular accomplishments in the late-night session. "First, Senate Leadership stepped up and saw to it that legislation passed which promotes further economic growth such as our nation has enjoyed since the 2016 Election." He continued. "Almost as important is the fact that the Chamber passed the Bill under Regular Order." The US Senate operates…
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