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The season of giving is upon us and Rocky’s Ace Hardware is doing its part Raises funds and collects supplies for the Children’s Miracle Network and local pet shelters

GREENVILLE, RI. - Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with neighborhood-based stores in 6 states, is proud to announce two ongoing holiday drives. Though the audiences benefitting differ, the drives have similar goals: to raise awareness, help as many people and pets as possible, and in short, make a marked difference. Ace Hardware has raised over $42 million to support the Children’s Miracle Network(r), and since 1991, Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores have contributed to local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through point-of-sale donation programs. The Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals, medical research, and…
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Raimondo Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of South Street Landing and the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo wednesday led university, state and local leaders in the opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting of South Street Landing. The former South Street Power Station facility now houses 265,000 square-feet of academic and office space occupied by the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center and Brown University. Started in 2013, the project was intended to serve as a catalyst for economic development in Providence's Jewelry District adjacent to the former I-195 land. "This project is a great metaphor for the changes we're undergoing as a state," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "This used to be a…
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Cicilline Statement on Federal Communications Commission’s Effort to End Net Neutrality

PAWTUCKET - Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today: "When working families pay their internet bill, they expect to get what they pay for: access to the entire lawful internet, not just portions of it." "President Obama understood this. He recognized the importance of preserving net neutrality-the principle that consumers should get access to the entire lawful internet at the speed they pay for-by prohibiting blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization of consumers' access to the internet. "Under the Obama administration, the FCC imposed strong protections…
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Rabid coyote attacks 2 people in North Attleboro Public urged to report unusual animal behavior

WESTBOROUGH -- On Monday, November 20, 2017, a coyote attacked 2 people in North Attleboro while police were responding to calls about a coyote acting oddly. The North Attleboro police killed the coyote and sent it to the Department of Public Health (DPH) for rabies testing. Today, DPH test results confirmed the coyote was rabid. MassWildlife would like to remind the public to report any unusual animal behavior to local authorities and to take specific actions which reduces contact with coyotes. Attacks by coyotes on people are a rare and unusual event. The North Attleboro attacks are the eighth and…
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RI State Police Announces Increased Patrols and Enforcement for Holidays

With the holiday season officially underway, Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that there will be increased State Police patrols starting today (Wednesday, November 22) to provide increased enforcement of all traffic violations – especially those involving drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding and violations of the state’s seatbelt laws. Thanksgiving is traditionally the deadliest of holidays, with more traffic fatalities occurring on that day than any other day of the year, according to federal highway statistics. On average, about 400 people across the country die each…
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McNamara joins national dems in warnings about impact of Trump tax plan

Pending Congressional Passage Will Adversely Affect Middle- and Lower-Income Residents While Enriching Billionaires and Wealthy Corporations WARWICK, – “The Republican-controlled United States Congress is taking action on a tax reform package that will decimate our middle- and lower-class families while enriching wealthy corporations and the upper 1-percent of Americans,” said Rhode Island Democratic Party Chair Joseph M. McNamara Tuesday. “How does that benefit the middle-income wage-earner?” McNamara's comments come on the heels of complaints Democratic leaders nationally are voicing. According to information prepared by the Tax Policy Center, “In general, higher income households receive larger average tax cuts as a…
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10-year Milestone Celebration of the Kent County Re-Entry model

Warwick, RI. – This coming Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 11AM in Warwick City Hall Upper Chambers, there will be a 10-year Milestone Celebration of the Kent County Re-Entry model. The purpose is to recognize the commitment of the Kent cities, towns, agencies and the collaborative work which has been taking place among them all these years. Established in 2007, the Kent County Reentry Council is a regional collaborative which identifies and addresses local systemic challenges faced by individuals who are under the supervision of Adult Probation and Parole and by those who are re-entering the community after incarceration. With…
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City Council to Unveil New Computer Lab at Joslin Recreation Center

Providence, RI (November 21, 2017)– Acting City Council President Sabina Matos and Councilman Michael Correia will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new computer lab recently installed at Joslin Recreation Center on Wednesday, November 22 at 4:00 pm. Through a grant from IGT, the city council was able to secure $15, in funds to create a computer lab at the Joslin Recreation Center. The lab will give children access to digital learning that was not previously available. “Not every child has access to a home computer,” stated Acting City Council President Sabina Matos, Ward 15. “It’s our hope that by…
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Reed Statement on Net Neutrality Senator Urges Citizens to Speak Up to Protect Net Neutrality and Internet Freedom

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, after the Trump Administration announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on December 14 on a plan to undo landmark net neutrality rules, Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s plan to dismantle net neutrality will undermine the principles of a free and open internet and there’s every reason to think consumers will ultimately pay the price. This repeal will benefit a few big companies at the expense of their customers who use the internet every day. It means Internet Service Providers (ISPs) won’t have to treat all content equally, and…
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Amica Companies Foundation sponsors National Philanthropy Day

LINCOLN, , Nov. 21, 2017 – The Amica Companies Foundation served as presenting sponsor of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day breakfast, held on Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. Amica was also recognized as a Partner in Philanthropy after being nominated by Providence Children’s Museum. This award honors people or businesses that have furthered the achievement of a nonprofit organization's mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership or exemplary volunteer contributions. “We’re honored to accept this award for our partnership with the museum,” said Ted Shallcross, senior vice president and general manager at Amica…
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