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Governor Raimondo Asks Rhode Islanders to Recycle Right, Keep Ocean State’s Waters Clean

NEWPORT, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo was joined at Newport Hospital today by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Executive Director Joseph Reposa and Lifespan CEO Tim Babineau for the official reboot of RI Resource Recovery’s ‘Let’s recycle RIght®!’ public education ; With the recycling industry facing new challenges and the state’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics issuing recommendations on the use, reuse, and clean-up of plastics, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is asking all Rhode Islanders to join her in recycling plastics right to keep the Ocean State’s program strong and its waters clean. Across the country, significant amounts of non-recyclable items are…
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Central Falls to Host Farewell Ceremony for Police Chief

CENTRAL FALLS – On Thursday, April 25th at 5:00 , Mayor James A. Diossa, Council President Maria Rivera, the Central Falls Police Department and local city officials will be bidding farewell to longtime Central Falls Police Chief Colonel James Mendonca. Colonel Mendonca will be leaving his current position to head the Rhode Island College campus police force starting on April 29th, replacing police chief Fred Ghio, who retired in January of this year. Central Falls Police Major Daniel Barzykowski will take over as the interim police chief until a permanent replacement is selected. “Chief Mendonca has dedicated almost 30 years…
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Community

Governor to Announce Forestry Grant Awards, Celebrate Arbor Day

WOONSOCKET,  – Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join state officials, the City of Woonsocket, RI Tree Council, American Forests, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Grid, and other partners tomorrow morning to announce forestry grant awards and celebrate the 132nd anniversary of Arbor Day in Rhode Island. The event will include a ceremonial planting of a beech tree by students at Monsignor Gadoury Regional Catholic School and guests. The event will take place at Holy Trinity Parish 1409 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI  and it starts at 10:00 am.
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Community

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt Invites Woonsocket Jobseekers to Attend Job Fair at City Hall on Tues., April 30, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WOONSOCKET, : All of those seeking new employment or additional job opportunities are invited to attend a job fair which will feature over 25 employers from the Census Bureau, the military and Woonsocket-based proprietors scheduled at City Hall on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 2 to 6 on the third floor in Harris Hall and the Second Floor Conference Room. “This job fair can directly link an applicant with an open position.” said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “Searching for suitable work can be a grueling and frustrating process. Unlike submitting applications online, this job fair provides the chance for a jobseeker…
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Art & Life

Donation Ceremony for the Gift of Dragon Boats to Rhode Island

TAIWAN – The Rhode Island Delegation, led by Lt. Governor Dan McKee, attended a donation ceremony for the gift of Dragon Boats to the City of Pawtucket. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office donated the boats as a continuation of their ongoing partnership in support of Pawtucket’s Taiwan Day Festival, which brings thousands of people to Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley every year. The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for the Republic of China (Taiwan) on April 17th and hosted by Deputy Minister Hsu Szu-chien. The ceremony underscored the commitment to deepening people-to-people and cultural…
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Community

Pawtucket Family YMCA Selects Courtenay Good to Lead Youth and Childcare Development

PAWTUCKET, — Courtenay Good has been named the Youth & Childcare Director at the Pawtucket Family YMCA, where she will oversee childcare sites, programming, and youth sports. With nearly a decade of experience in academic and childcare settings, Good will support the Y’s overarching mission to improve the health of kids and support their educational development. “Courtenay has a passion for social service that reflects the mission of the YMCA of Pawtucket that will serve her well in her new position,” said Charlie Clifford, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Pawtucket. “We are confident that her experience working with kids in the…
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YMCA of Pawtucket Aims to Awaken Summer Imagination at Annual Healthy Kids Day®

Event encourages kids to stay active all summer long PAWTUCKET, (April 17, 2019) —On Saturday, April 27, several YMCA of Pawtucket branches, including Pawtucket Family YMCA, MacColl YMCA in Lincoln and Woonsocket YMCA, will be hosting a free community event as part of the Y’s Healthy Kids Day®, a national initiative to help kids and families remain active throughout the summer. The event will feature fun activities at each of the participating Y locations, and each branch will reinforce the importance of maintaining healthy routines and improving educational achievement. Healthy Kids Day is free and open to the public, and…
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2019 Central Falls Easter in the Park

CENTRAL FALLS – Join the City of Central Falls on Saturday, April 20th from 1 to 2:30 pm for their annual Easter event at Jenks Park. This family-friendly event will feature an egg hunt for children 2-7 years old, the roaming railroad, face painters, balloon twisters, bouncy houses, and plenty of activities for both the younger and older age groups to participate in and win Easter candy all free to attendees. “Our Easter in the Park event continues to grow and bring excitement to families each year,”said Mayor James A. Diossa. “It brings me great joy to see children have…
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Community

Reed Announces $24.8 Million in HUD Community Grants for RI

New federal funds will help Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket and other communities address pressing challenges - from housing and homelessness to increasing opportunities for economic development WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to help revitalize local neighborhoods and support economic development and affordable housing programs throughout the state, Senator Jack Reed today announced that Rhode Island will receive a total of $24,811,829 in federal aid from several programs.  Reed, the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), said the allocations for Rhode Island include $16,296,176 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program; $5,936,584 from the Home…
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Community

RI State Police to Increase Enforcement of Texting/Hand-held Cell Phone Laws During ‘U Text. U Drive. U Pay.’ Campaign

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that additional troopers have been assigned to special patrols next week to enforce the state’s texting-while-driving and hands-free cell phone use laws as part a national highway safety campaign called U Drive. U Text. U Pay. “Distracted driving has become a major cause of death and injury on our roadways, in large part because of hand-held cell phone use while driving,” Colonel Manni said. “We hope this enforcement campaign will remind motorists to put down their phones while they…
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