Education

RWU Launches SophoMORE Year Program

New program guides undeclared second-year students in exploring majors, expanding connections, getting ready for careers BRISTOL, – Brooke LaVallie, a sophomore at Roger Williams University, just discovered something about herself: She is a leader. On Jan. 21 & 22, the Center for Student Academic Success held its first-ever SophoMORE Year Program specifically designed for undeclared sophomores. LaVallie, a business management major from Montville, Conn., was one of the 20 sophomore students in attendance. The students participated in many portions of the event, but LaVallie enjoyed the strengths assessment most of all. The goal of the program was to help students maximize…
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Featured

RI State Police Increases Patrols for Super Bowl Sunday; Reminds Everyone to Arrange a Safe, Sober Ride Home

The Rhode Island State Police will have additional troopers on patrol throughout the state on Super Bowl Sunday to help keep everyone safe. "With the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl again this year, we know many Rhode Islanders will be gathering with family and friends to watch the game," said Lieutenant Colonel Kevin M. Barry, Acting Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Acting Director of the Department of Public Safety. "We encourage them to celebrate responsibly and to arrange for safe, sober rides home." Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the biggest party days of…
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LPR News

Traffic Advisory for the week of February 2-8, 2019

The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the week of February 2-8, 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Visit RIDOT's Travel Advisories website for a full listing of statewide lane closures. I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge Rehabilitation As part of the I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge rehabilitation project, motorists can expect the following changes: I-295 North and Rte. 6 West: Closure of the northbound service road. Access maintained to Exits 9A and 9C. Follow signed detour. Closure of Exit 9B. Follow signed detour. Lane restrictions from two to one on the ramp from Rte. 6 West to I-295 North. Delays anticipated.…
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LPR News

Langevin, Bass Put Local Delicacies on the Line for this Sunday’s Super Bowl

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA) are putting some skin in the game this Super Bowl Sunday. The two lawmakers have announced a friendly wager on the outcome of Super Bowl LIII, which will feature their respective home teams, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Langevin and Bass agreed to put up a favorite, local celebratory drink for the bet. If New England is victorious, Bass will present Langevin with a bottle of California’s finest wine. Should Los Angeles prevail, Langevin will provide Bass with a gift basket from Sons of Liberty,…
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Local News

“OPERATION PANAMERA” Defendant Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

PROVIDENCE, RI – A former West Warwick man who admitted to assisting the ring-leader of a drug trafficking conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, and psilocybin mushrooms, dubbed “Operation Panamera,” was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison.   At the time of his guilty plea, Jamaal M. Dublin, 35, admitted to the Court that he coordinated with the ring-leader of the drug trafficking conspiracy, Ramon Delossantos, 26, of Cumberland, to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine and to collect payment for significant quantities of cocaine distributed by members of the drug trafficking conspiracy.…
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LPR News

Attorney General Neronha Warns of Possible Scams Ahead of Super Bowl LIII

With the Super Bowl around the corner, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is advising football fans to use caution when purchasing tickets to the game or booking travel.   “While fans are excited and gearing up for the big game, scammers are as well,” said Attorney General Neronha. “Be sure to protect yourself from ticket scams and credit card fraud if you are heading to Atlanta this weekend.”   Attorney General Neronha offers the following tips:   When purchasing tickets, try to buy tickets directly from the NFL or an NFL-approved ticket broker.  If you do go through a ticket…
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Community

City Council Awards $50K to Help Restore Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Kennedy Plaza

(Left to Right: City Council Acting Chief of Staff James Lombardi III, Esq., City Council President Sabina Matos, City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia, Providence City Archivist Caleb Horton, City Council Deputy Majority Leader Mary Kay Harris, Project Manager Kat Boots, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, and Executive Director of both the Providence Foundation and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy.) Providence, RI (January 24, 2018) - Providence City Council President Sabina Matos, Ward 15, today awarded the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy $50K to help in the restoration of Rhode Island's Soldiers and Sailors Monument located in Kennedy Plaza. The funding…
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Langevin Votes for Bipartisan Funding Package to Reopen Government, Improve Border Security

Legislation contains $ billion in border security related funding and is based on compromises agreed to by Republicans and Democrats last Congress WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement after voting in favor of 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, which would reopen government agencies at funding levels based on bipartisan House-Senate agreements negotiated last year. It passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 234-180. “House Democrats have put yet another option on the table that President Trump can use to end his costly, prolonged shutdown. Senate Republicans rejected the spending bills that they…
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Community

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to Promote Massachusetts Dairy Industry

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board (MDPB), today awarded six grants totaling $190,067 to projects which seek to advance the image, sales and demand for Massachusetts dairy products. “Massachusetts is home to over 117 family-run dairy farms, and our administration is committed to supporting the efforts and longevity of the state’s important dairy industry,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The funds awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board will continue to educate consumers about the culinary and economic contributions of dairy farmers.” The MDPB, a nine-member board of state…
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Central Falls opens Warming Center for Residents

CENTRAL FALLS, RI - In an effort to assist city residents braving the bitter cold after Winter Storm Harper, the City of Central Falls has opened a warming center from today, January 21st and tomorrow, January 22nd at the Forand Manor (30 Washington St) and Wilfred Manor (466 Hunt St) from 9am to 8pm. Central Falls residents can get a ride to the warming center by calling the non-emergency number for the police, at (401) 727-7411. In an emergency, call 911.
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