LPR News

Reed Backs Marines’ Assessment: Trump’s Border Strategy is Undermining U.S. Military’s Combat Readiness

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Los Angeles Times published a frank memo from the Marine Corps Commandant warning the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and the diversion of Department of Defense funding to President Trump’s border wall rather than Marine Corps priorities, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.” Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement: “President Trump has ignored the facts, ignored the experts, and ignored a big bipartisan vote against his views on boarder ; I hope he doesn’t try to ignore this…
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Community

International Space Station sends “Good Night Lights” from space to kids at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in RI

On On Wednesday, March 27 @ 8 (just before Good Night Lights kicks off @ 8:30 ) there will be a gathering of Hasbro Children’s Hospital patients in Providence, RI, for a first-time viewing of a Good Night Lights greeting from NASA astronaut Anne McClain while aboard the International Space Station flying 250 miles above earth. Created by Hasbro Children’s cartoonist and volunteer Steve Brosnihan, Good Night Lights is a fast-growing group of local organizations and businesses who stop to send flashing light signals to Hasbro Children’s patients every night at 8:30 to say they’re thought of. In response, patients…
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Education

Rhode Island Student Voices at the Center of Annual State of Education Event

Students and Families Share Perspectives on Education PROVIDENCE, – Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner will host the annual State of Education address on Monday, March 25, at Edward R. Martin Middle School in East Providence. This year, Wagner and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) have extended the format to put student and family voices even more at the center. This year's event will feature both student and parent speakers, a student showcase, and a student-led question and answer session on the issues that matter to young people in Rhode Island. With a theme of "Shared Responsibility,"…
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Entertainment

EL MERENGUE DE “LA TAÑON” Y EL REGGAETON DE J. ALVAREZ SE UNEN EN “QUE FLUYA”

OLGA TAÑON Y J. ALVAREZ SE UNIRAN EN EL ESCENARIO DE LA NOCHE DE PREMIOS TU MUSICA URBANO 2019 Miami, Florida | La estrella internacional del merengue y del género tropical Olga Tañón, se une al reconocido intérprete del género urbano J Álvarez, para darle vida al sencillo “Que f Fluya”, el cual tendrá su lanzamiento el 20 de marzo. “La mujer de fuego” Olga Tañón, deja una vez más en claro su vigencia y versatilidad como artista al unirse a uno de los grandes intérpretes del género urbano J Álvarez, en un tema que “nace” de la composición de…
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Art & Life

State Arts Council Hosts 21st Annual Show of Art by Inmates at ACI at State Gallery

Providence, RI - “Art has helped me to see who I really am inside…” begins a statement from a former inmate at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) in Cranston.  The artistic expressions of current inmates at the ACI are on display from March 18 through May 4 at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery space managed by the State Arts Council in the State’s Main Administration Building across from the Rhode Island State House. This is the twenty-first annual exhibit of “Arts in Corrections”, a show featuring works of art by adults incarcerated at the ; This…
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Pawtucket Employees Receive Diversity Training

Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket has announced that all employees have undergone trainings to further support them in assisting the residents that they serve. All City Hall, School Department, Police, and Fire personnel have all underwent trainings in this calendar year. “It is important that all of our employees receive diversity and inclusion training in order to provide the greatest possible customer services to all of the residents of this diverse community,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “The City will continue refreshing and training our employee as we continue to foster a welcoming environment for all of our residents.” All…
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LPR News

New England Congressional Delegation Condemns LIHEAP Cuts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the New England Congressional Delegation issued the following statement regarding cuts to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in New England. “We know New England was disproportionately hurt by the Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2019 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program allocation,” said the ;“LIHEAP is critical to seniors, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our region. It keeps homes warm in the winter, and cooler in the summer. As a united New England delegation, we are looking into every option to address this issue to ensure our constituents are not impacted.” The…
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American Red Cross Sends 3 Disaster Responders to Support Relief Efforts in the Midwest

PROVIDENCE, - The American Red Cross is responding across seven states as record flooding inundates town after town in the Midwest. Red Cross disaster workers also continue to respond to the tornadoes that occurred earlier this month in Alabama and Georgia. The Rhode Island Red Cross has deployed three disaster responders to assist in relief efforts. The following disaster responders are headed to Nebraska: Jamie Lynch, Pascoag, is deploying as a Sheltering Service Associate, Peter Prowe, Warwick, is deploying as a Sheltering Supervisor and Phyllis Detwiler, Newport, is deploying in Operations Management. More than 585 people spent Sunday night in…
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R.I. Senate Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal TODAY (Tue.); House Committee to Hold Hearing Wednesday

Statements below from leaders of the Marijuana Policy Project and Regulate Rhode Island, who will testify in support of the plan to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use PROVIDENCE, — The state Senate Finance and Judiciary committees will hold a joint hearing Tuesday on Article 20 of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget, which features a plan to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. It also includes amendments to Rhode Island’s existing medical marijuana and hemp laws. The House Finance Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday. The Senate hearing is scheduled to begin at the rise of the…
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Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury

Reported March 12, 2019 Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. Montrell Hopper (age 24) Providence, RI P1/2019-0957AG On March 12, 2019, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Montrell Hopper with two counts of first-degree robbery, one count of using a firearm while committing a crime of violence, two counts of possession of a firearm without a license, two counts of possession of a firearm after a previous conviction of a crime of violence,…
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