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Project Discovery Gala Raises $85,000 for Education Programs

Fund Announced to Support Project Discovery in Perpetuity PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Repertory Company held its 2018 Project Discovery Gala, which supports education programs at Trinity Rep, on November 14*.* Through ticket sales, sponsorships, and a live auction, the event raised more than $85,000. The event was co-chaired by resident actors Rebecca Gibel and Charlie Thurston with Barbara and Larry Schoenfeld, and Ken Sigel and Sarah Kelly. Resident actor Joe Wilson, Jr. served as emcee and auctioneer. At the event, Trinity Rep also announced at the event that over $1 million has been raised for an endowment fund to ensure the…
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Convicted Child Molester Richard Gardner Probation Violation Dismissed

On Monday a Superior Court judge dismissed a probation violation against Gardner Gardner was arrested earlier this month by Cranston Police at his Providence residence for giving a false address when applying for a marriage license. Gardner actually lives in Providence but gave a Weymouth, Massachusetts address. Gardner pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges related to the giving of false information and his lawyer explained that Gardner had to show a photo ID to get the marriage license and that's the only one he had. The judge said the charge does not warrant a probation violation. "The conduct that I'm…
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Langevin Offices Accepting Applications for Spring Interns

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, , offices for the spring of 2019. This program is open to civic-minded college students who are available for at least 10 hours per week. A qualified candidate will be well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, answering phone calls, and supporting staff members on various projects. College credit is available if approved by the institution. The application deadline is December 7th. For more information, visit ;; and click on the Internships prompt under "Serving You," on the homepage.
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Fall River and New Bedford “Guns for Groceries” events planned for Nov. 17

Initiative inspired by the late Rev. Robert Lawrence and facilitated by UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement encourages citizens to exchange guns for Market Basket gift cards and Domino’s pizza coupons The New Bedford and Fall River police departments, in partnership with the UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, will host a “Guns for Groceries” day on Saturday, November 17. The program was inspired by the October 17 Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence Lecture at UMass Dartmouth, which featured two survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The late Rev. Lawrence had orchestrated numerous gun giveback programs in Southeastern Massachusetts, removing…
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LANE AND RAMP RESTRICTIONS BEGINNING SOON FOR I-295 BRIDGE REPAIRS

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the start of a $ million construction project to rehabilitate bridges that carry I-295 at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A in Johnston (Exit 9). This work will require temporary traffic pattern changes including ramp and lane closures that will create traffic congestion and travel delays. The first set of traffic pattern changes go into effect the weekend of November 16 and will be in place until Summer 2019, after which additional changes will be needed. The greatest delay will affect travelers from Route 6 West to I-295 North. Construction…
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Trump firma orden de inmigración para restringir solicitudes de asilo

Voz de América - Redacción El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, dijo el viernes que firmó una orden de inmigración que ayudará a prohibir de manera efectiva que los migrantes que crucen la frontera de manera irregular puedan solicitar asilo en el país. El anuncio lo hizo durante declaraciones a los medios en la Casa Blanca, en donde también señaló que se necesitan los votos y el apoyo de los demócratas para cambiar la ley de inmigración. "Necesitamos los votos de los demócratas. Tienen que aprobar nuevas leyes de inmigración porque están inundando nuestro país. No los dejaremos ingresar,…
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Marine Vet Identified as Gunman Who Killed 12 at California Bar

VOA News The FBI was carefully examining Thursday the car and home of the gunman who killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The shooter, Marine Corps veteran Ian David Long, 28, apparently killed himself after gunning down customers in the Borderline Bar and Grill. Investigators are looking for clues to Long’s “state of mind” before Wednesday’s late-night shooting. Paul Delacourt, assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said it appears Long acted alone. “We’re going to pursue the leads that develop from that evidence, wherever they take us, to identify any possible motivation, paint a…
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Cicilline Statement on Sessions Resignation

PAWTUCKET -  Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:   “The President fundamentally misunderstands the role of the Attorney General of the United States.  The Attorney General swears an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States.  The Attorney General's responsibilities do not include protecting the President from the consequences of his misconduct or the results of any ongoing investigation, no matter how much the President wishes it were so.  The next Attorney General needs to be a strong, independent prosecutor who can stand…
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fracturing Ribs

VOA News Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in a fall in her office at the court Wednesday night. An official statement said Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to a Washington area hospital early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. "She was admitted for observation and treatment," the statement said. Ginsburg broke two ribs after falling in 2012. She has twice battled cancer and had a stent implanted in 2014 to unblock an artery. Ginsburg, considered one of the high court's more liberal justices, was appointed by former President Bill Clinton more than 25 years…
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Trump Forces Out Attorney General Jeff Sessions

VOA News/Masood Farivar & Steve Herman WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump forced his controversial Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign Wednesday, setting up a possible showdown with newly energized congressional Democrats over the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Sessions, in a resignation letter to Trump, wrote that he was stepping down at “your request,” accepting a fait accompli he’d long sought to avert despite Trump’s repeated public humiliations of the attorney general over his recusal from oversight of the Russia probe. The forced departure of Sessions, a former Republican senator and early supporter of Trump’s 2016…
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