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Raimondo Wishes All Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today will deliver meals to seniors in Cranston, then head to Baffoni's Poultry Farm to pick up a local turkey for her family's Thanksgiving dinner. "Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings, and give thanks for our loved ones," Raimondo said. "As we begin the holiday season, let us remember the founding principles our state was built upon. We need to champion diversity and respect in our communities, working together to eliminate fear and hatred, and support those in need." Click here to read Raimondo's 2016 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.
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Shop local this holiday season

When you support local businesses, you're helping our state economy, supporting our neighbors, friends and family, and keeping our momentum going! Governor Gina Raimondo joined Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed in Newport to remind Rhode Islanders to shop local this holiday season. Reasons to buy local in Rhode Island 1. Support good jobs. Small local businesses are Rhode Island’s largest employer. Local small business is the greatest source of job creation. 2. Keep your money in the Rhode Island economy longer. Local businesses often keep your money local,…
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A 16 year old teen, Owen West tells the story how he was revived by AED

Providence - Monday at his father’s law firm, Owen West tells his story about how he died two years ago from cardiac arrest at his high school. He stated the only reason he survived was because an AED (automated external defibrillators) was in the area and someone gave him CPR until the AED got there. “ My name is Owen West, I am from Cannon, Connecticut and this is sometimes a little tough to say but about a little over two years ago, I died; I had a cardiac arrest in the high school cafeteria when I was a freshman…
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PLDW, Governor Raimondo and the American Red Cross to Hold a Press Conference on the State’s First Law Requiring AED Life-Saving Devices in All Schools

Press Conference Owen West, age 16 and a Survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Speaks Out to Raise Awareness Providence, RI – November 18, 2016 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC hold a press conference with Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the American Red Cross at PLDW’s Providence office, to raise awareness of Rhode Island’s first law that requires all public and private schools to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on school grounds at all times. The significance of this legislation, which became effective August 1, 2016, will be exemplified by the near death experience of now 16-year-old Owen…
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Governor, First Gentleman to Host Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit will host a Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Rhode Island State House. The event is open to all Rhode Islanders and their families and will feature performances from the Governor's Own 88th Army Band, among others. There will be an opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cameras. This gathering will also mark the season of giving, and the Governor's office will use the hashtag #RISeasonofGiving throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring…
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400 Care Packages to be Shipped to Troops as Part of Operation Holiday Cheer

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 400 Care Packages to be Shipped to Troops as Part of Operation Holiday Cheer PROVIDENCE, – Today, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and Brigadier General Christopher P. Callahan joined over 100 volunteers at the Rhode Island National Guard Armory in Warwick to wrap up Operation Holiday Cheer, a weekend-long event that sends care packages to Rhode Island troops who are away from home during the holidays. The operation began on Saturday when hundreds of donations were dropped off and sorted by volunteers at the armory. This morning, Kasim Yarn, Director of Veterans Affairs,…
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Lt. Governor McKee and Volunteers to Pack Care Packages for RI Troops for 14th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer

PROVIDENCE, - This weekend, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be joined by volunteers from across Rhode Island to receive donations of goods and pack care packages as part of the 14th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer at the Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road. On Saturday, November 19th, volunteers will collect and sort donations from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Sunday, November 20th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm volunteers will assemble hundreds of care packages for Rhode Island service members who are away from home during the holidays. Operation Holiday Cheer is made possible through the generous support…
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Dunkin’ donuts, multicultural foodservice & hospitality alliance host career exploration event for local high school students

Listen to LPR News Podcast Providence - Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners and their crew members are teaming up with the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) to put on an interactive career exploration program for local high school students in Rhode Island. The event Friday at Rhode Island College, is part of MFHA’s Showcase of the Stars™ program – a nationwide event series targeted toward urban youth and committed to highlighting the professional opportunities available in the foodservice industry. The program presents guest panelists, the “stars” of the event, who share stories of how they built their careers and…
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Explore Empathy and Stories of Coming to Rhode Island in Interactive Exhibit at Providence Children’s Museum

PROVIDENCE, RI – Step back in time at Providence Children’s Museum to explore a playfully reinvented version of its popular Coming to Rhode Island exhibit, which opened to the public on Friday, November 18. The dynamic environment offers an interactive, time-traveling exploration of the state’s history, immigration and culture through stories and engaging hands-on activities that encourage empathy and respect for diversity. For hundreds of years and continuing today, people have come from all over the world to what is now Rhode Island – whether voluntarily, coerced or forced – and everyone has stories about where their families are from…
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Reed Seeks to Help States & Communities Repair Deteriorating Dams

Sen. Reed urges Congress to pass his bipartisan bill to help fix dams deemed a threat to public safety and property JOHNSTON, RI - Rhode Island's mill dams helped shape the Industrial Revolution. Now, federal, state, and local officials are working together to try to keep Rhode Island's dams in better shape. Today, at the Almy Dam in Johnston, Senator Jack Reed joined with Mayor Joseph M. Polisena, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet L. Coit, and engineers and dam safety officials to highlight the need to repair "high hazard" dams across the state. High hazard potential…
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