Governor, Education Commissioner Announce 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

PROVIDENCE, - At a surprise ceremony today, Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner announced the selection of Kristin Hayes-Leite as the 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. Hayes-Leite has been a social studies teacher at Narragansett High School for the past 16 years, and currently serves as Social Studies Department Chair. "Kristin embodies everything that we look for in great teachers. She is a leader, she is innovative, she is compassionate, and she is completely committed to her students," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "Congratulations to Kristin and the entire Narragansett High School community for being…
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Governor, First Gentleman to Celebrate College Signing Day

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit will visit Cumberland High School tomorrow to celebrate students' postsecondary plans as part of 2017 College Signing Day. Inspired by the tradition of student athletes committing to a university, former First Lady Michelle Obama started the national Reach Higher campaign last year, expanding the celebration to include every student who continues his or her education beyond high school.
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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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Community

GOVERNOR, MOFFIT, DEM ANNOUNCE COMMUNITY RECREATION GRANT AWARDS DURING GREEN ECONOMY BOND RALLY

PROVIDENCE – As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island’s green economy, Governor Gina Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today at a rally in support of the Green Economy Bond. The $35 million bond on November's ballot provides funding to improve state and local recreational facilities; preserve open space; address stormwater; and clean up former industrial "brownfield" sites for redevelopment. As part of the event, over $4 million was awarded in matching recreation grants to 18 Rhode Island communities. "As Rhode Islanders, we love our Bay,…
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Community

Governor, First Gentleman Participate in Save The Bay Swim

PROVIDENCE, - On Saturday, August 13, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit kayaked across Narragansett Bay as part of the 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim. "We owe so much to Narragansett Bay here in the Ocean State," Raimondo said. "From seafood to recreational activities, the Bay is a huge part of what makes Rhode Island special. Andy and I had a great time kayaking with the swimmers and helping to raise awareness of this beautiful resource." "Rhode Island is lucky to have truly amazing natural assets," Moffit said. "As the chair of the state Outdoor Recreation…
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Community

Governor, Moffit, DEM Announce Grant Awards to Local Food Businesses During Rhode Island’s Fifteenth Annual “Ag” Day

PROVIDENCE - As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today to mark the fifteenth anniversary of Agriculture "Ag" Day in Rhode Island; as part of the event, over $200,000 was awarded to 16 local farmers and food businesses as part of the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (LASA) grant program. "Rhode Islanders take great pride in their agricultural heritage and thriving local food scene," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "It is part of our identity as a state,…
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Community

Governor, First Gentleman Celebrate College Signing Day

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, joined by Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Senator Harold M. Metts and Representative Anastasia P. Williams celebrated the postsecondary plans of Rhode Island's high school seniors today by hosting a College Signing Day celebration at Central High School in Providence. "We need to support every student who chooses to continue their education past high school," Raimondo said. "In today's economy, our kids need more than just a high school diploma. That's why we're doing everything we can to make it easier for them to attend college…
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Community

Governor, First Gentleman Host RI Kids’ Healthy Recipe Luncheon

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, in partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, hosted a luncheon to recognize the winners of the RI Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge. Press Conference Podcast "As a mom, I know how important it is to start healthy eating habits from a young age," Raimondo said. "My family and I had a great time getting to know the finalists and sharing stories from the kitchen. Thank you to everyone involved for your passion and dedication to creating a healthier Rhode Island." "This recipe challenge has…
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Politics

Bob Healey, Former Cool Moose Running for Governor as a Moderate

Rhode Island - Bob Healey, founder of the Cool Moose Party will joined the race for Rhode Island Governor on Thursday, but as a Moderate. The candidate, James Spooner of the Moderate Party had to drop out due to medical reasons. The Chairman, William Gilbert of the Moderate Party informed the Secretary of State ‘s office Thursday about the change. Healey has previously run for Lieutenant Governor hoping he could eliminate the office.  He has made multiple runs for office and won 39 percent of the vote for lieutenant governor in 2010.
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