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LET’S SWEEP! CITY REMINDS RESIDENTS TO SWEEP SIDEWALKS STREET SWEEPING BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 8

WOONSOCKET, : Spring has sprung and the City of Woonsocket is excitedly ushering in the season with the launch of its Annual Street Sweeping Program on Monday, April 8, 2019 beginning in the North End. District sweeping is on a rotating basis. As the City works to officially clear away winter and remnant traces of its harsh weather, city officials expect to collect 25 to 30 percent less waste compared to prior years. “We believe our approach to pre-treating streets with liquid brine and salt in advance of winter storms has truly placed us light years ahead as we head…
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RI & CT Partners to Celebrate Wild and Scenic Rivers

After Reed-Langevin Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River Act signed into law last month as part of public lands package, conservation, community, and volunteer groups come together to celebrate ‘Wild and Scenic’ designation for segments of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed and protections and opportunities that come with it Federal designation could help federal funds flow for water quality, recreational access, flood resiliency, and habitat protection initiatives EXETER, RI – On Monday, April 8 at 10:30 ,  Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) will join state officials, the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association (WPWA),…
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US House Committee to Issue Subpoenas Over Census Citizenship Question

VOA News Balloons decorate an event for community activists and local government leaders to mark the one-year-out launch of the 2020 Census efforts in Boston, Massachusetts, April 1, 2019. A House of Representatives committee has voted to issue subpoenas to Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross seeking documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the country's 2020 census. Republican Justin Amash of Michigan joined 22 Democrats to approve the motion, 23-14. "The committee is simply trying to determine the real reason Secretary Ross added the citizenship question," said Elijah Cummings of…
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Chamber of Commerce Job Fair

This job fair is free and open to the public. No registration is required for Job Seekers. Free parking will be available onsite and additional overflow parking will be available at the BankNewport corporate offices at 184 John Clark Road. Part-time, full-time & seasonal positions from different industries will be available. There are still booths available for employers who would like to meet potential candidates. The deadline to register for booths is Friday, April 5. Booths are available for $100; interested employers can register online at Booths include job postings on the Chamber Job Bank. For more information visit or…
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Red Cross Calls for Volunteers to Install Free Smoke Alarms

Local events are part of national effort to install 100,000 alarms in 2 weeks PROVIDENCE, RI., April 2, 2019—The American Red Cross in Rhode Island seeks volunteers to help install 100,000 FREE smoke alarms during a two-week push of Sound the Alarm home fire safety events next month. People can register now at ;to volunteer at home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event in Greater Providence on Saturday, May 11 and raise donations to help save lives from home fires. These crises are the nation’s most frequent disaster and kill seven people each day—often in homes without working smoke alarms. “Neighbors vulnerable to home fires…
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New Format at Community Meetings to Promote Public Engagement

First meeting to be held on April 4th, at 6:00 pm at Baldwin School Pawtucket In an effort to promote more resident engagement, Mayor Grebien has announced a revised format to the community meetings taking place this year. The first of the series will be held on Thursday, April 4th at 6:00 pm at Baldwin School. “We want to increase public engagement as we go out into the community,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “There is a great opportunity to have a two way dialogue. The new format will allow us to listen to our residents and have real conversations…
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C‑SPAN TO VISIT NARRAGANSETT AND PROVIDENCE ON APRIL 3 TO HONOR STUDENTCAM DOCUMENTARY WINNERS

National winners from Narragansett High School and Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts to be honored in ceremony, in partnership with Cox Communications WASHINGTON (April 1, 2019) – C‑SPAN and Cox Communications will visit Narragansett High School and Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts on April 3rd to honor local winners for C‑SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, ;During the visit, C‑SPAN will present a StudentCam certificate of merit to the students during a ceremony of classmates, teachers, family members and elected officials to recognize their winning achievements in the national competition. The winning videos will also be viewed during the congratulatory events. Each…
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MAYOR LISA BALDELLI-HUNT’S CONTINUED MISSION TO REDUCE BLIGHT AND DENSITY CITYWIDE

WOONSOCKET, RI: A city-owned vacant residence that previously housed two apartments located at 176 River Street is set for demolition Tuesday which will restore an additional acres or 2,309 sq. feet of open space along the Blackstone River. “Steadfastly removing blight and density from our City streets is essential to improving the overall quality of life for all Woonsocket residents," said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “We have to continue to eliminate unsightly houses along residential roads. This particular property abuts the future segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway that will connect the Cold Spring Park segment to Market Square downtown.” The…
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RI State Troopers Will Again Run the Boston Marathon

Troopers Will Run to Raise Money for Cops for Kids with Cancer Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that a team of state troopers will be running the Boston Marathon again this year to raise money for Cops for Kids with Cancer. This is the 17th year that RISP troopers have participated in the Boston Marathon, and it’s the seventh year they have done so as a fundraiser for the Cops for Kids with Cancer organization, which provides money to assist families with children who have cancer. The six members…
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The American Red Cross Helping a Family of Five

WARWICK, ;(March 26th, 2019) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – two adults – three children after a fire today on West Shore Road, ;The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family's immediate needs. Responders included: Amy Rodenbaugh, Robert Partington and Lee Ann Freitas. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged…
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