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MAYOR GREBIEN URGES RESIDENTS TO VOTE FOR THE PAWTUCKET RIVER BRIDGE IN ON-LINE CONTEST

Pawtucket – Mayor Donald R. Grebien is urging residents to go on line and to vote for the newly reconstructed Pawtucket River Bridge as the top transportation projects in the United States. “Already the Pawtucket River Bridge has been recognized as one of the top ten Transportation Projects in the country”, said Mayor Grebien. “All of us here in Pawtucket know how well the bridge turned out. It has become a major gateway to our city and at night stands as a beacon to the thousands of travelers passing through out city each week.” The award is being given by…
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Upgrading I-95 in Providence

Rhode Island - Work is underway to replace and upgrade Providence viaduct of Interstate 95, one of the busiest areas of the interstate on the East Coast. The Providence Journal reports that there will be a number of planned improvements to the stretch of highway that carries traffic beyond the city center. Plans include expanding 12-foot lanes, replacing an overpass and widening exit 21 Federal Hill Viaduct that was built in 1964 and the Department of Transportation of the state says is deteriorating and badly in need of replacement . Southbound lanes will be replaced first, and traffic is expected…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrest North Providence Man for Possession of Child Pornography

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, September 11, 2014, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Bryce Capracotta, age 19, of 31 Brown Street, North Providence, Rhode Island, for two (2) counts of Possession of Child Pornography, as well as Transfer of Child Pornography.   Mr. Capracotta was arraigned at Third Division District Court,Noel Judicial Complex, 222 Quaker Lane, Warwick, Rhode Island before The Honorable Judge William C. Clifton. Mr. Capracotta was held on $40,000 surety bail with special conditions, including…
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New homes planned for domestic violence victims

PROVIDENCE, (AP) - Advocates are announcing a new project to provide permanent supportive homes for victims of domestic violence. The Smith Hill Community Development Corporation received grant money to purchase a building in Providence and renovate three apartments, which will be designated for families at the Sojourner House. The house is a social service agency that works with victims of domestic violence, and will provide services to the apartment residents. Sojourner House and Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, along with Rhode Island Housing and their community partners, will gather Friday in Providence to celebrate the start of the project and unveil the…
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Cianci addresses past in campaign kickoff

PROVIDENCE, (AP) - Former Mayor Buddy Cianci kicked off his general election matchup against Jorge Elorza by answering questions about his corruption conviction and trying to focus on what he said the race is about: Which candidate can lead Providence to a better future? Elorza, a law professor and former housing court judge, meanwhile, spent the day after his victory in the Democratic primary reminding people of the corruption and cronyism that reigned at City Hall under Cianci. Cianci, 73, on Wednesday held his first news conference since announcing in June he would make a comeback bid for his old…
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Tuesday, September 9 Primary Election Day

Rhode Island - The primary election of the General Assembly and local Rhode Island will be held for Democrats and Republicans to elect candidates of their party. A total of 750,135 Rhode Islanders are entitled to vote in the primaries. Democrats and registered Republicans can vote in their own party primaries. Unaffiliated voters - representing more than half of all eligible voters - may vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries. An unaffiliated voter voting in any party primary will automatically become a member of that party unless he or she asks for poll workers disenrollment form and sign…
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Unemployment rises in New England

Rhode Island - The unemployment rate in New England rose to in July, but is still lower than the national average. The Office of information for New England from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States reported that the rate for the six states of the region. This was a tenth of 1% higher in June. Rhode Island had the highest rate in the region with a which places it in the third place of the worst rates in the country   The rates of Connecticut register at Massachusetts , followed by Maine with a , New Hampshire…
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Man recently out of federal prison faces new charges

Rhode Island - A man who walked out of federal prison last July was arrested and charged related to a hit and run in Cranston. Derrick King faces six charges including leaving the scene of an accident and assaulting a police officer. The crime happened less than a week after his older brother Daniel was accused of shooting an arrow wounding a young girl in Cranston, however the crimes are unrelated. According to the police report, King crashed into a car head on Saturday on Peerless Street, and then took off. A witness identified King as the driver. Police were…
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Fines for cities that do not recycle properly

Rhode Island - Cities and towns in Rhode Island will be penalized and may face charges of up to $ 250 for each shipment of contaminated recycling from the Corporation Resource Recovery Rhode Island Johnston. Sarah Kite Reeves, Services Director says workers fine all kinds of materials on the ground that cannot be recycled, adding that between 85 and 90 shipments of recyclable waste, 5 are rejected by pollution
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