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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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Pawtucket Fire Department Supplements Fleet with New Emergency Vehicles

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Fire Department has supplemented the City’s emergency fleet with a new Rescue unit and Pumper engine. The new vehicles, which were delivered to the City on Wednesday, October 31, will replace the older Engine 1 and Rescue 2. Both older vehicles will be retained as part of the reserve fleet. “The addition of the new engine company and rescue unit is another step in providing our firefighters with the needed equipment that allows the department to protect the residents of the City of Pawtucket,” said Fire Chief William J. Sisson. The new Engine 1 replaces a…
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Pawtucket Police Work Aggressively to Protect Residents’ Quality of Life Issues

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department has continued to work aggressively to protect the quality of life issues in the city. Most recently, the department, led by Patrol Division’s Captain Thomas Newman, sent a letter to the Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners bringing their attention to a few incidents that have occurred in one of the establishments. “The Pawtucket Police Department will continue to focus on the quality of life issues within all of our neighborhoods,” said Acting Public Safety Director and Police Chief Tina Goncalves. “We look forward to working with the Board of License Commissioners to ensure that businesses in the city can continue…
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Moody’s Woonsocket Bond Rating Soars Three Levels to Investment Grade

City’s Significant Financial Improvements and Budget Adherence Cited WOONSOCKET, : Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Woonsocket’s General Obligation Bonds three levels to investment grade“Baa3” from Ba3, and has rated the City as having a “Stable” outlook. The City’s bond rating from Moody’s is seven steps higher than it was in 2013 when it was at a B3 “junk” status, and is now at an “investment-grade” level for the first time since early in 2010. “I am proud of what we have accomplished financially over the past four years, and pleased that the ratings agencies have consistently recognized…
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Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at Ponaganset High School.

Visit the Vietnam Moving Wall - Thursday, 11/01/18 (starting at 9:00AM)- Monday, 11/05/18 (ending at 6:00PM) 24 hours/day at no cost Ponaganset High School in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, Navigant Credit Union, Dr. Day Care, Friendship Lodge 37 Chepachet and other leading Rhode Island Business and community organizations are honored to sponsor of the Moving Wall and Vietnam Veteran’s Oral History Project. The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, , has been traveling the country for over…
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Red Cross Offers 10 Tips to Help Keep Trick or Treaters Safe this Halloween

PROVIDENCE, RI, (October 22, 2019)— Halloween is just days away, one of the most popular holidays in this country. Little witches, ghosts, pirates and super heroes will soon take to the streets for trick or treat fun, and the American Red Cross Rhode Island has tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities. “Halloween is a fun time for everyone and we want to make sure you all stay safe while enjoying it,” said Stefanie Arcangelo, chief communications officer, American Red Cross, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Here are the top ways for parents to keep the kids safe while getting ready for Trick…
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Reed to Help Launch RIPTA’s Clean-Energy Electric Bus Program

Senator Reed was joined by the delegation including the Governor, Gina Raimondo, representatives from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), and others at the launch of RIPTA’s new, clean energy electric bus service, which is being put into operation as RIPTA works to replace and modernize its bus fleet.  RIPTA recently accepted the delivery of three zero-emission electric buses, which it will use in advance of the purchase of 16 to 20 electric buses starting in 2021. The buses will replace aging, diesel models and are part of a larger effort to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions…
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