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Cicilline Introduces Assault Weapons Ban with Record Support

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of new military-style assault weapons. “Semi-automatic weapons with military-style features are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as quickly as possible,” said Cicilline, who is a Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. “These are weapons of war. They do not belong in our communities. This bill will cut off the supply of new assault weapons that have been used to terrorize innocent men, women, and children across America.” The…
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Traffic Advisory: RIDOT to Establish Detour for Portion of Route 117 East in Warwick

Traffic change necessary for Centerville Road Bridge rehabilitation The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will implement a detour for a portion of Route 117 East in Warwick effective Monday, February 18. The detour is needed to provide a safe work zone as part of the $ million reconstruction of the Centerville Road Bridge, which carries Route 117 over Route 2, close to the West Warwick line. By establishing this detour, RIDOT will be able to shave approximately six months off the project timeline, finishing by the end of the year instead of Spring 2020. The detour…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrests FormerBoy Scouts Assistant Chaplain for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting an 18-Year-Old Disabled Man

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin M. Barry, Acting Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Acting Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of an Exeter resident for allegedly sexually assaulting a disabled 18-year-old male. James Glawson, age 74, of 101 Widow Sweets Road, Exeter, is charged with:   Three counts of first-degree sexual assault One count of second-degree sexual assault   Mr. Glawson was arraigned today in Fourth Division District Court and was ordered held without bail, pending further court action.   The arrest stemmed from an investigation by members of the Rhode Island State Police Detective…
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PawSox to Hold National Anthem Auditions

O SAY CAN YOU SING AGAIN? PAWSOX TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at the WARWICK MALL, 12-4 pm Pawtucket, RI – The Pawtucket Red Sox are once again offering fans the special opportunity to sing the National Anthem prior to a PawSox game at McCoy Stadium during the upcoming 2019 season.  The PawSox will hold auditions for singers and musicians on Sunday, March 3 from 12 noon until 4 pm at the Warwick Mall on 400 Bald Hill Road in Warwick, RI.  “O Say Can You Sing?” will take place at the “center mall.” Individuals or groups…
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City Council Honors Black History Month with an exhibit by Providence City Archives

"South Side: Where Providence Begins" Exhibit Open PROVIDENCE, RI (February, 14, 2019) - On Thursday, February 14, 2019 a new exhibit will open to the public on the day of Frederick Douglass’ believed date of birth. The exhibit shares the story of the African American Community in South Providence, commemorating a history full of both triumphs and struggles. In honor of Black History Month, the Providence City Council and Providence City Archives partnered to create the exhibit “South Side: Where Providence Begins,” which will be showcased throughout the month of February until April 12, 2019. Located on the third floor of…
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PAWTUCKET ANNOUNCES 21ST ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

Theme: “Pawtucket Works” Deadline for entry: August 3, 2019  PAWTUCKET – Grab your cameras and snap that picture! The City of Pawtucket and Camera Werks announced the 21st Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be selected by a panel of local photographers and placed in the 2020 City Calendar. This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must be taken in Pawtucket. After a public…
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RI State Police and Impossible Dream bring people together to help fulfill 10-year-old’s dream

The Rhode Island State Police and imPossible Dream, a charitable organization that helps chronically ill children, today brought together a group of individuals, organizations and companies that are working together to help make a dream come true for a 10-year-old boy from Cranston. Travis, a fourth grader from Cranston, suffers from a rare congenital disorder known as Caudal regression syndrome. He has undergone more than 20 surgeries, from minor procedures to major operations on his bladder, stomach, feet and mouth. This boy, who never thought he’d even be able to walk, has lots of friends and classmates rooting for him…
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World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird Hatches Chick on Midway Atoll

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, photo provided by the Fish and Wildlife Service shows Wisdom and her new chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. HONOLULU — The oldest known wild bird in the world has become a mother again at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife officials Laysan albatross named Wisdom hatched a chick earlier this month at the remote atoll northwest of Hawaii, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. Wisdom is at least 68 years old and has raised at least 31 chicks, Fish and Wildlife Service officials said. Wisdom was first banded…
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Study: As Ice Melts, Greenland Could Become Big Sand Exporter

VOA News OSLO — Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from global warming that is melting the island's vast ice sheet and washing large amounts of sediment into the sea, scientists said Monday. Mining of sand and gravel, widely used in the construction industry, could boost the economy for Greenland's 56,000 population who have wide powers of self-rule within Denmark but rely heavily on subsidies from Copenhagen. By mining sand, "Greenland could benefit from the challenges brought by climate change," a team of scientists in Denmark and the United States wrote in the journal Nature Sustainability. The…
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Trump Calls for Resignation of Congresswoman Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments

VOA News President Donald Trump has called for the resignation of Democratic freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who apologize Monday after drawing widespread condemnation from both Republicans and her fellow Democrats for comments deemed anti-Semitic. The president told reporters Tuesday that Omar's apology was "lame" and added, "She didn't mean a word of it." Trump called on Omar to resign Congress or at least resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee on which she serves. Omar, a Somali Muslim refugee who took office five weeks ago as a representative for the midwestern state of Minnesota, apologized Monday after drawing widespread condemnation…
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