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Call for Photo Contest Theme for 2020 Calendar

PAWTUCKET – With the successful release of the 2019 City Calendar, now is the time to leave your creative mark for the 2020 Pawtucket City Calendar. Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Photo Contest Organizer Patricia S. Zacks, and the City of Pawtucket call for suggestions on next year’s theme. According to Zacks, every year a theme is selected and hundreds of photo buffs and Pawtucket students submit entries hoping that their photo is selected to be placed in the calendar. “We want to reach out to the community and get them involved,” says Zacks. “This being an obvious way to do…
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IRS, Security Summit Partners warn public: It’s shopping season for identity thieves, too; Tax Security Awareness Week offers tips

WASHINGTON ― With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners warn taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their tax and financial data from identity thieves.  The holidays offer cybercriminals a chance to steal financial account information, Social Security numbers, credit card information and other sensitive data to help them file a fraudulent tax return in 2019.  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax community, partners in the Security Summit, are marking “National Tax Security Awareness Week” Dec. 3 -7, with a series of reminders to taxpayers and tax…
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City of Pawtucket Announces Firefighter Recruitment

Applications to be Accepted from December 1st to December 31st Pawtucket – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Public Safety Director Police Chief Tina Goncalves, and Pawtucket Fire Department Chief William Sisson have announced that the Fire Department will be accepting applications beginning December 1st , 2018 and ending December 31st, 2018. “Pawtucket is a great community to live, work, and commit to public service” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “Becoming a firefighter is a rewarding experience and holds the great responsibility of protecting our citizens and our community. We hope you will join our team.” “The Department consists of individuals whose selfless acts keeps our community…
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RIDOT REOPENS SIMMONSVILLE AVENUE BRIDGE IN JOHNSTON

Use of accelerated bridge construction methods completes bridge in less than five months The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) celebrated the reopening of the Simmonsville Bridge in Johnston, which has been closed since July. RIDOT completely replaced this structurally deficient bridge in less than five months. By coordinating with the community to completely close this bridge and detour traffic, RIDOT was able to make use of accelerated bridge construction methods on this $ million project to quickly replace the structure. Had conventional construction methods been used and the bridge remain open to traffic, it would have taken two full…
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Donations of Toys, Gifts and Gift Cards Sought for 2018 Kids, Cops & Christmas Campaign

Help fill a Rhode Island State Police cruiser with toys and gifts at the State House Holiday Celebration and Lighting of the Christmas Tree on Thursday (11/29) or drop off donations at any RI State Police barracks or local police department through Dec. 11.   Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that state, local and federal law enforcement officers are collecting toys, gifts and gift cards for the 2018 Kids, Cops and Christmas campaign. Colonel Assumpico said the goal is to help make the holiday season…
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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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Rhode Island Foundation awards $480,000 in grants for animal welfare

Podcast grants for animal welfare PROVIDENCE, RI (Nov. 16, 2018) – The Rhode Island Foundation announced today that nearly two dozen animal welfare programs across the state will share nearly $480,000 in grants. The grants will fund low-cost vet care for the pets of needy owners, raptor rehabilitation and a coyote education campaign among other programs. “The generosity of our donors and the commitment of our partners are expanding humane education, increasing awareness and improving the quality of animal care in Rhode Island,” said Adrian Bonéy, who oversees the Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare (PAW). “Their work is producing new approaches…
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Escasez severa de donaciones de sangre: La Cruz Roja emite unllamado inmediato a la comunidad para donar sangre y plaquetas

Durante este invierno, también se necesita coordinadores de campañas de donaciones de sangrepara evitar que estaescasez se prolongue DEDHAM, Mass. (13 de noviembre de 2018) —La Cruz Roja Americana está enfrentando una severa escasez de sangre y necesita urgentemente donaciones de sangre y plaquetaspara evitar retrasos en el cuidado médico que salvan vidas de pacientes. También hay una necesidad crítica de coordinadores voluntarios de campañas de sangre para evitar que la escasez empeore este invierno. August 27, 2017. Houston, Texas. DRO Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products…
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Congratulations to RICAGV Endorsed Candidates

Providence, Rhode Island (November 7, 2018)–The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) congratulates the more than 60 RICAGV endorsed candidates at the Federal, State, and Municipal level who won their elections last night. Especially on the state level these are fantastic gains that will tilt the House and Senate decisively in favor of common sense gun regulation. We couldn’t be more excited to work with the numerous new and returning legislators in the General Assembly to make Rhode Island safer from the scourge of gun violence. The RICAGV took the huge risk of opposing Speaker Mattiello and his A- NRA rating in his…
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Family Service of Rhode Island, CODAC to support children impacted by opioid epidemic with $750,000 federal grant

Photo:  From left to right: Erin Albanese, Kate Prendergast, Sen. Jack Reed, Margaret Holland McDuff, and Sarah Kelly-Palmer Credit: Office of Sen. Jack Reed. PROVIDENCE, (November 7, 2018) — Children and youth who have been financially or emotionally impacted by their parents’ substance use disorder will now have support from a $750,000 federal grant awarded to Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI). CODAC Behavioral Healthcare will work with FSRI to extend counseling, mentoring, and other support services as part of the Project Support Ocean State initiative, which is slated to commence immediately. The addiction of a parent and its effect on children…
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