ABC’s Spencer Apologizes for Cinco de Mayo Segment

ABC’s Lara Spencer is apologizing for referring to Cinco de Mayo as ‘‘Cinco de Drinko’’ on a ‘‘Good Morning America’’ segment this week. The anchor wore, then twirled, a sombrero and mentioned that the holiday was the biggest day of the year for margarita sales. She held what appeared to be a margarita. She tweeted a day later that she got a little carried away and was sorry for the segment. MSNBC’s ‘‘Way Too Early’’ show similarly apologized this week for showing a staff member shaking maracas and taking a swig from what was said to be a tequila bottle.…
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Elorza Campaign Gains Momentum with New Additions

Providence, RI – As the campaign season picks up momentum, so too has Jorge Elorza’s run for Mayor of Providence. He announced this week several new additions to his campaign team, including five prominent co-chairs. The new hires include Field Director Kristina Fox, Deputy Field Director Charon Rose, and Communications Director John Taraborelli. “We are recruiting young, dynamic talent to further our mission of uniting One Providence,” said Elorza. “With emerging leaders like Kristina, Charon, and John joining our team we’re going to bring fresh perspectives and new energy into this campaign.” They join Campaign Manager Marisa O'Gara, Finance Director…
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IATSE Local 23 Endorses Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI - Local 23 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, AFL-CIO announced its endorsement for Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence today. This is the 3rd union endorsement for Solomon including the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the 16-member Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council. “We believe that Providence is at a crossroads,” said Michael Araujo, business agent for Local 23. “Robust and visionary leadership is required for the challenges our City of Providence is facing. We believe that proven leadership and experience are invaluable assets to our diverse population. Michael Solomon has…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrest Fourteen Subjects for Driving Under the Influence Over the Weekend Including One Subject Who had his Five-Year-Old Child in the Vehicle

Rhode Island - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public by removing impaired operators from our roadways, a total of fourteen (14) individuals were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs during this past weekend, Friday, May 2, 2014 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.  One of these individuals was arrested late Friday night after being stopped for motor vehicle violations on Chalkstone Avenue in the City of Providence while traveling with…
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LPR’s Educational show was about the newest report from The Anne E. Casey Foundation, placing Latino and Asian Children as one of the lowest in the nation

Rhode Island - Listen to the podcast and listen to the responses of the following guests.  The following guests on today’s show was Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of RI Kids Count, Susan Follett Lusi the Superintendent of Providence Schools, Dr. Frances Gallo the Superintendent of Central Falls, Freddie Fuentes, Executive Director, Office of Educational Options, Boston Public Schools, Victor Capellan, Deputy Superintendent for Transformation, Central Falls Public Schools, Patricia Martinez, Exec. Director, Family Supports and Student Development at Central Falls School District, Janet Pichardo,  Director of Family Community Engagement at Providence Schools and our host Dr. Pablo Rodriguez.
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Governor Patrick Discusses Opportunities For Collaboration With Panamanian Innovation Leaders

PANAMA – Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick addressed CAPATEC, the Panamanian Chamber of Information Technology and Communications, where he discussed the many opportunities for collaboration between Massachusetts and Panama in the innovation economy sectors. “Lasting growth in the 21st century global economy will come from our competitiveness in global markets and opening up Massachusetts to the markets where we share strengths,” said Governor Patrick. “The leaders in business and government and venture capitalists of Latin America’s growth centers are eager to collaborate with us because they recognize that Massachusetts is an innovation hub with a disciplined strategy…
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SINGLE CAR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 95 SOUTH IN HOPKINTON LEAVES CONNECTICUT WOMAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at approximately 1:00 on March 18, 2014, the Hope Valley Barracks received several 911 calls reporting a roll over motor vehicle on Route 95 south,  north of the Woodville Alton Road overpass in Hopkinton. Initial investigation revealed that the operator and lone occupant of the vehicle was driving a 2000 Lincoln Navigator at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles before losing control of the vehicle.  After the vehicle struck the center barrier, it rolled onto its passenger…
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R.I. Historian says long-held facts about Roger Williams are simply fiction

PROVIDENCE, , March 17, 2014 – Rhode Island historian and RIC Emeritus Professor J. Stanley Lemons will present “In Search of Roger Williams,” a lecture about the evolving images of the founder of Rhode Island, on Thursday, March 27, 7-8:30 in the Forman Center, Room C, at Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. Co-sponsored by the RIC Department of History and the Ridgway F. Shinn Jr. Study Abroad Fund, this event is free and open to the public. More books have been written about Roger Williams than any other 17th-century American, but some of the facts about Williams…
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