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PAWTUCKET MAN CHARGED WITH MANUFACTURING COUNTERFEIT MONEY

PROVIDENCE - A Pawtucket man, previously convicted and incarcerated for producing counterfeit casino coins, was arrested at his Pawtucket residence on Friday and made an initial appearance before District Court Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond on charges that he allegedly possessed equipment used to manufacture counterfeit currency and that he manufactured counterfeit $100 bills.   Louis B. Colavecchio, 76, was arrested by United States Secret Service agents as the agents, assisted by Coventry and Pawtucket Police, executed a federal court-authorized search of his residence. The Secret Service seized, among other items, electronic media and presses used in the production of…
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Community

IRS, Security Summit Partners warn public: It’s shopping season for identity thieves, too; Tax Security Awareness Week offers tips

WASHINGTON ― With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners warn taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their tax and financial data from identity thieves.  The holidays offer cybercriminals a chance to steal financial account information, Social Security numbers, credit card information and other sensitive data to help them file a fraudulent tax return in 2019.  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax community, partners in the Security Summit, are marking “National Tax Security Awareness Week” Dec. 3 -7, with a series of reminders to taxpayers and tax…
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Featured

Red Cross Offers 25 Ways to Safely Cook and Travel this Thanksgiving

Cooking fires increase on Thanksgiving; Millions expected take to highways to visit loved ones PROVIDENCE, RI (November 14, 2018) — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and millions of people will soon take to the road and kitchen to share the holiday with loved ones. Because Thanksgiving is a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday. COOKING SAFETY Each year, Thanksgiving is one of the leading days for home cooking fires. You can help protect yourself and your family from home fires—the nation’s most frequent disaster—by…
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TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE SCHEDULED FOR WASHINGTON BRIDGE WESTBOUND

Changes are necessary as part of Washington Bridge Rehabilitation Project The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a traffic pattern change for a section of the Washington Bridge, which carries I-195 West from East Providence to Providence. This change will allow for continued rehabilitation of this important structure, which is classified as structurally deficient. On Friday November 16 during the evening and overnight hours, the Department will restripe the bridge to provide three through lanes for I-195 traffic and a dedicated lane for traffic entering the highway from Taunton Avenue/Route 44. The new traffic pattern will be in…
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Education

RWU’s Dunseath Elected President of North East Association for Institutional research

RWU’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research will be the first person from a Rhode Island institution to serve as NEAIR president BRISTOL, , Nov. 13, 2018 ­­– Jennifer L. Dunseath, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research at Roger Williams University, has been elected president of the North East Association for Institutional Research. Dunseath was elected in October and her role became effective during the association’s 2018 annual conference, held Nov. 3-6 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She will serve as president-elect this year, as president next year and as immediate past president the year after that. “I am honored and excited about…
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Community

Escasez severa de donaciones de sangre: La Cruz Roja emite unllamado inmediato a la comunidad para donar sangre y plaquetas

Durante este invierno, también se necesita coordinadores de campañas de donaciones de sangrepara evitar que estaescasez se prolongue DEDHAM, Mass. (13 de noviembre de 2018) —La Cruz Roja Americana está enfrentando una severa escasez de sangre y necesita urgentemente donaciones de sangre y plaquetaspara evitar retrasos en el cuidado médico que salvan vidas de pacientes. También hay una necesidad crítica de coordinadores voluntarios de campañas de sangre para evitar que la escasez empeore este invierno. August 27, 2017. Houston, Texas. DRO Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products…
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Education

The Late RWU President Donald J. Farish will be Honored by Student Personnel Administrators

At regional conference in Providence on Tuesday, national association will present President’s Award to Farish’s widow BRISTOL, , – The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators will honor the late RWU President Donald J. Farish with its President’s Award during the group’s annual Region I Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13. President Farish’s widow, Maia Farish, will accept the award, which is presented to a college or university president or chancellor who has, over a sustained period, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting the institution’s student affairs staff and initiatives. “Don Farish’s…
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Local News

‘Citizens’ Statement on Mattiello’s Re-Election

Cranston, RI – The Citizens for a Corruption-Free RI (CCFRI), a partnership of two of Rhode Island’s leading advocacy organizations, the Rhode Island National Organization for Women (RI-NOW) and The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV), are disappointed that Nicholas Mattiello won re-election to the House of Representatives. While they were not successful in their effort to defeat him, they call on the rest of the House of Representatives to join the growing chorus of the re-elected and newly elected State Representatives who have refused to support Mattiello’s bid to retain his Speakership. Linda Finn said, “Rhode Island cannot move forward with Mattiello as…
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Community

Family Service of Rhode Island, CODAC to support children impacted by opioid epidemic with $750,000 federal grant

Photo:  From left to right: Erin Albanese, Kate Prendergast, Sen. Jack Reed, Margaret Holland McDuff, and Sarah Kelly-Palmer Credit: Office of Sen. Jack Reed. PROVIDENCE, (November 7, 2018) — Children and youth who have been financially or emotionally impacted by their parents’ substance use disorder will now have support from a $750,000 federal grant awarded to Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI). CODAC Behavioral Healthcare will work with FSRI to extend counseling, mentoring, and other support services as part of the Project Support Ocean State initiative, which is slated to commence immediately. The addiction of a parent and its effect on children…
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LPR News

Extra Amtrak Trains Scheduled in Northeast for Thanksgiving Travel

WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is accommodating the surge of holiday travelers, ensuring its passengers get to their Thanksgiving destination on time and safely with an enjoyable experience. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early. In response to customer demand, Amtrak Acela Express (Boston – Washington, ) and Northeast Regional (Boston – Virginia) services will operate extended schedules with additional frequencies and capacity during Thanksgiving week. Additional Northeast Corridor trains, including the Keystone (New York - Harrisburg) will require reservations in advance of travel.  Regular Amtrak booking procedures apply.…
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