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Best Known Name in Southern Gospel to Perform in Pawtucket

Pawtucket, RI –The award winning Blackwood Brothers Quartet will perform a one night only concert at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Avenue, Pawtucket on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM., with warm-up group Just Us 4 at 6:30.   Since their founding in 1934 the name "Blackwood Brothers" has become synonymous with Gospel Music, and their music has been heard around the world on radio, recordings, television and in personal appearances, recording over 200 albums and touring in 47 countries. They won eight Grammy Awards and six Dove Awards, and were inducted in the "Gospel Music Hall of Fame"…
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Boil Water Advisory in Place for Prudence Island Water District

A boil water advisory is in place for the Prudence Island Water District because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. A list of streets that are affected is available online. The entire water district is affected by the boil water advisory. Residents on private wells or on Prudence Park Water Coop are not affected. As many as 700 residents are impacted by this boil water advisory. Customers should boil vigorously, for at least one minute, all water used for consumption. Alternatively, customers can use bottled water. These recommendations pertain to water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing…
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Fire Prevention Week: Red Cross Urges Everyone To Practice Home Fire Drills, Install Smoke Alarms Home Fires Kill 7 People Every Day

PROVIDENCE,  October 4, 2018 — Fire Prevention Week begins October 7, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to take two simple steps – practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly – to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster. On average, seven people die every day from home fires, which take more lives each year than all other natural disasters combined in the , according to the National Fire Protection Association. But working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. That’s why the Red Cross is working with community partners to…
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Tractor Supply Co. Opening on Diamond Hill Road

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced today that Tractor Supply Co. will be opening a new store to be located at 1913 Diamond Hill Road. Tractor Supply Co. is the source for pet food, clothing, tools, and fencing among many other things. Tractor Supply Co. will be occupying space in the former Walmart building, which is now owned and used by Ocean State Job Lot. Mayor Baldelli-Hunt referenced the Tractor Supply Co. announcement as evidence of the beginning of the rebirth of the Diamond Hill Road retail area. As stated by the Mayor, “Diamond Hill Road has experienced considerable dislocation over the past decade. The troubles…
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TRINITY REP EXPANDS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS

PROVIDENCE, RI: Community, along with company and education, has long been one of Trinity Rep’s three core values, but recently the organization, which was founded in 1963, is expanding its commitment to that principle. Through the addition of staff and inclusion in a prestigious international pilot program, Trinity Rep’s community engagement efforts strive toward fulfilling the non-profit organization’s mission to reinvent the public square and provide an accessible and relevant cultural resource for the entire community. Led by Trinity Rep’s Artistic Associate for Community Rebecca Noon, community engagement efforts affect all aspects of the organization, including creating local partnerships and…
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Pawtucket, Slater Mill, and TEN31 to Host a Haunting New Festival

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket, Slater Mill, and TEN31 will be hosting a brand new festival this October which promises to be frightfully fun for all ages. Mill City Haunts, which will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for the last two weeks of October, will be a collection of 39 events ranging from movies and plays to haunted houses and paranormal investigations, hosted in Pawtucket’s Historic Downtown and historic Daggett Farm in Slater Park. “We are very excited here at City Hall for our first ever Mill City Haunts,” said Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “This is going to…
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National Blue Ribbon Awards Given to Three Rhode Island Schools

PROVIDENCE, – The Department of Education today recognized three Rhode Island schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.   The schools receiving this honor are Colt Andrews Elementary School in Bristol, East Greenwich High School in East Greenwich, and Jamestown School-Melrose in Jamestown.   “The Blue Ribbon School Award is a tremendous honor, and earning this distinction requires hard work, talent, and vision from school leaders, teachers, and, of course, the students,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “Congratulations to Rhode Island’s newest Blue Ribbon Schools, joining the ranks of some of the most engaging, innovative, dynamic…
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Juntos Rhode Island una iniciativa de Rhode Island Foundation

El pasado sábado se reunió un grupo de personas de las ciudades de Central Falls y Pawtucket, donde se proclamó que estas comunidades ya tienen una Voz. Es claro que nadie conoce mejor su ciudad y el estado que sus residentes, la reunión empezó con un desayuno y la bienvenida a los participantes. Estuvo presente el alcalde Don Grebien de la ciudad de Pawtucket quien conversó sobre diferentes temas. La diversidad se sintió en el lugar, que contó con intérpretes y material en varios idiomas. El dialogo fue amigable en las diferentes mesas, en el recorrido realizado por LPR escuchamos…
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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Navigant Credit Union visit small businesses in Central Falls

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program team walk the main commercial streets of Central Falls, visiting small businesses and tell them about the no-cost Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses education program at CCRI. The program provides Rhode Island small business owners with the knowledge and tools they need to grow their business and create jobs. Small business owners will be invited to attend a free Breakfast Information Session next week to learn more about this popular and highly effective small business growth program. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a 12-week, no-cost education program designed by Babson College--the nation’s…
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PawSox Players Pitch In to Volunteer with FSRI’s Walking School Bus

Players Walking with Students #125kindness Providence, RI - April 28, 2017- Pitcher Chandler Shepherd and Catcher Tim Roberson of the PawSox baseball team joined volunteers in walking students to school this morning, as part of Family Service of Rhode Island's (FSRI) Walking School Bus program.   "We are excited to have the PawSox supporting our FSRI Walking School Bus this morning and helping to send the message to Rhode Island students that showing up for school matters," said FSRI CEO Margaret Holland McDuff. "I know the kids are excited to have the opportunity to meet and talk with the players,…
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