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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Queda iluminado el árbol de Navidad de Rhode Island

La Gobernadora Gina Raimondo repitió, un año más, una tradición que se mantiene por décadas con el encendido del emblemático árbol de navidad instalado en la rotonda de la casa estatal, en un acto que suele marcar el comienzo de las fiestas navideñas. Es una clara señal de que la navidad llego cuando los niños compartían con Santa Claus tomándose fotos. La comunidad latina estuvo presente para disfrutar de una noche maravillosa, Feliz Navidad.
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RIDOH Takes Action to Safeguard Patient Safety at Memorial Hospital

In the interest of patient safety and quality of care, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) issued a Consent Order to Care New England (CNE) today providing detailed instructions on how Memorial Hospital will function until decisions are made on the applications that CNE has submitted to RIDOH regarding the Hospital. The applications before RIDOH are an application to close Memorial’s emergency department and an application to transfer the primary care services currently provided under Memorial Hospital’s license to the licenses of other CNE hospitals (which would allow these primary care services to be maintained in Pawtucket). “Ensuring that…
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Cicilline: Conyers Should Resign

WASHINGTON – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement: “Like many Americans, I’ve spent the past few weeks listening to and reflecting upon the stories of brave women who have had the courage to come forward and share their experiences with sexual harassment and assault. This is a national conversation that is long overdue. It’s no doubt a pivotal moment in the history of our country. And it’s critical that we ensure all women feel safe and welcome in the workplace.” “I’ve also had to confront, as a Member of Congress,…
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Providence EMA Certifies 28 New UHA Instructors

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) held their first Train the Trainer class for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new “You Are the Help Until Help Arrives” (UHA) program on Saturday, November 18. The class of 28 included members of the Providence Police Department, Providence Fire Department, PEMA volunteers, and community leaders. After completion, students are certified to teach the UHA course. The national average response time for first responders is 6 to 9 minutes. UHA is a three hour class that teaches the public basic skills to keep people with life-threatening injuries alive until professional help…
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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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Cicilline, Members of House, Senate Call on Burma to Repatriate Rohingya and Resolve Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON – As horrifying acts against the Burmese Rohingya minority and the related refugee crisis continue, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a bi-cameral congressional delegation just completed a fact-finding mission to Burma and Bangladesh. Cicilline was joined on the delegation by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09). "The discrimination, segregation and horrific violence being committed against the Rohingya community must end,” said Cicilline. “Ethnic cleansing is being committed by the Burmese military and the world cannot remain silent. Innocent…
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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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