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ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRE ONE-MONTH DETOUR ON ROUTE 6 IN SCITUATE

Starting Sunday Night, June 2 As part of roadway improvements on Route 6 in Scituate, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a one-month closure and detour for westbound traffic, from Route 101 to Route 102, starting Sunday night, June 2. Eastbound traffic will not be affected during daytime hours and on weekends, but Route 6 East will be closed for construction within the project limits, Sunday-Thursday nights from 6 to 6   While Route 6 is closed, motorists will follow a signed detour using Route 101 and Route 102. Detour information is available at  The $ million project…
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Councilwoman Carmen Castillo to Host Memorial Honoring the Life and Legacy of Jennifer Rivera

Memorial honoring the 19th anniversary of Jennifer Rivera’s untimely death. Providence, RI (May 21, 2019)… Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo will host a memorial service honoring the life and legacy of Jennifer Rivera on the 19th anniversary of her tragic death. The memorial will be attended by members of the City Council, the General Assembly, the Attorney General’s Office, and Ms. Rivera's family. “Jennifer was taken from this world far too soon,” stated Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9). “There is not a person in this neighborhood that doesn’t know the tragic story of how Jennifer’s life was cut short by violence. Her life…
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T.F. Green Airport announces new nonstop service to the Dominican Republic

Warwick, RI – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) announced today that Sun Country Airlines has added a new non-stop international route to the Dominican Republic. The route will be seasonal from November through April beginning November 16. Initially flights will be available once a week on Saturdays, but will expand to twice a week (Wednesdays/Saturdays) starting December 25. “Today we announce a great new international route that will benefit the airport, Rhode Island’s tourism economy and Rhode Island’s strong and vibrant Latino community,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the RIAC. “Rhode Island is home to thousands of…
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Hello, Summer: Nearly 43 Million Americans Will Kick off the Season with a Memorial Day Vacation

AAA forecasts the most holiday road trippers ever; INRIX predicts drive times could be more than three times longer than normal Nearly 43 million Americans will start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day weekend getaway. This long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer vacation season, will see the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes dating back to 2000, trailing only the bar set in 2005. Overall, an additional million more people will take to the nation’s roads, rails and runways compared with last year, a increase. Despite a rising…
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RIDOT KICKS OFF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PILOT PROJECT

"Little Roady Shuttle" to aid research on autonomous vehicle technology  Governor Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, today kicked off the Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project in Providence. This research project to evaluate autonomous mobility technology will go into service tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15. The free service will be the focus of a research project to help the Department better understand the opportunities and challenges that come with integrating this new technology into RIDOT's transportation planning. The research will help improve transit and provide information for communities,…
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Small Business Week Kicks Off with a Business Walk

Over 100 businesses visited by over 80 community leaders to promote regional economic growth NEWPORT COUNTY & BRISTOL COUNTY, RI: Over 80 community and civic leaders celebrated the kick off of Small Business Week on May 7 by visiting nearly 100 businesses throughout Newport and Bristol counties, building connections and fostering support of economic growth. Civic leaders in attendance included Senator Dawn Euer, Representative Terri Cortvriend, Representative Deb Ruggiero, Representative Susan Donovan, Representative June Speakman, Newport Mayor Jamie Bova, Newport City Councilwomen Lynn Ceglie and Susan Taylor, Middletown Councilwomen Terri Flynn and Barbara VonVillas, Bristol Town Councilman Arron Ley, Tiverton Town…
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Mayor Diossa Celebrates Re-Opening of Taqueria Lupita

Community officials join for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony CENTRAL FALLS – On Thursday, May 9th at 12:00 , Mayor James A. Diossa,Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, Council President Maria Rivera, and other localcity officials will celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated Taqueria Lupita restaurant on 765 Dexter Street. The renovation was made possible by the Main Street Improvement Fund, which was funded by the RI Commerce Corporation and provides the opportunity for local businesses to make improvementsto the front exterior of their is encouraged to come out to celebrate the re-opening of one of Central Falls’ most beloved restaurants! The…
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DECK PROJECT ON NEWPORT PELL BRIDGE WILL RESUME SUNDAY, MAY 12th

JAMESTOWN,  – Starting Sunday, May 12thThe Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will recommence the significant structural rehabilitation project on the Newport Pell Bridge. RITBA will replace approximately 4,500 feet of the bridge deck over the next 19 months. This work is part of the multi-year multi-phase project, which began in the spring of 2017. Phase I of this portion will begin May 12th and go through early August. There will not be any lane closures during rush hours for this initial phase of the work. The work being performed during this phase will be performed mostly nights and includes: Installing temporary traffic management…
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McKee to Host 2019 Lt. Governor’s Leadership Awards

File: Photo courtesy from Lt. Governor's Office File: Photo courtesy from Lt. Governor's Office PROVIDENCE,  – This evening, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will recognize over 50 Rhode Island high school seniors for their commitment to leading positive change in their schools and communities as part of the annual Lt. Governor's Leadership Awards. The award ceremony will take place at Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI Event will take place in the House Chambers, 2nd floor School NameStudent Name360 High SchoolIsabel Holguin Barrington High SchoolAlexy CarolanBeacon Charter High Schools for the ArtsMichaelRannacherBishop Hendricken High SchoolPatrick FahertyBlackstone AcademyJanesa Avila-CrespoBurrillville…
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Availability of Striped Bass License Plate

Awards $471,512 in Grants from Environmentally-Themed Specialty License Plates to Restoration Projects BOSTON – On Friday, May 3rd, the Baker-Polito Administration unveiled the Striped Bass Conservation Specialty License Plate, which will provide drivers with the opportunity to support the conservation of saltwater fisheries through the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. The announcement coincides with $471,512 in grants, funded by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, to 18 projects across the state for the restoration and improvement of aquatic habitat, rivers and watersheds, and protection of endangered marine animals, including at-risk sea turtles and the rarest large whale, the North Atlantic right whale. “As a…
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