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Governor, First Gentleman Host RI Kids’ Healthy Recipe Luncheon

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, in partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, hosted a luncheon to recognize the winners of the RI Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge. Press Conference Podcast "As a mom, I know how important it is to start healthy eating habits from a young age," Raimondo said. "My family and I had a great time getting to know the finalists and sharing stories from the kitchen. Thank you to everyone involved for your passion and dedication to creating a healthier Rhode Island." "This recipe challenge has…
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Education

Alcalde Fung presenta iniciativa para ayudar a los envejecientes

Rhode Island - El Alcalde de Cranston Allan Fung presento su iniciativa limpieza de nieve para los residentes de la tercera edad que serán asistidos por estudiantes del Cranston High School East y West. Los residentes califican para este servicio a partir de los 55 años de edad, si tienen ingreso fijo y reciben uno o más de los siguiente recursos: (SNAP, Asistencia con la calefacción, y Medicaid) que no tengan ayuda de su familia, tengan una condición de salud debilitante o estén el Registro de Emergencia para Necesidades Especiales. Los interesados deberán de registrarse para ser calificados por la…
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Education

Presidente Junta Escolar Providence renuncia

Rhode Island - El Presidente del Junta Escolar de Providence presento su carta de renuncia el martes. Keith Oliveira ocupara el cargo solo hasta el 25 de Enero próximo, según dice su carta que entre otras cosas aclara que su decisión de dejar el panel se debe a la constante interferencia del Alcalde de Providence Jorge Elorza y a un “desacuerdo fundamental” con la administración sobre el papel de la Junta Escolar de Providence y su relación con su oficina. En un párrafo se lee “Yo no tengo confianza en la administración de su gobierno y no quiero servir más…
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Education

6 heridos en choque de autobus escolar

Rhode Island - 5 Estudiantes de escuela primaria y una mujer fueron llevados al hospital luego de que el autobús escolar #41 en el que viajaban chocó con una camioneta de National Grid y un automóvil Los estudiantes de la Escuela Primaria Feinstein de entre 8 y 9 años de edad fueron llevados al Hospital Infantil Hasbro con lesiones menores, la mujer fue trasladada al Hospital Rhode Island con una lesión en el hombro, según informo el Jefe de Bomberos de Providence William Kenyon. El choque sucedió a eso de las am del lunes en la esquina de las Avenidas…
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Education

Baker-Polito Administration Announces 30 Grants to Improve Farm Food Safety

BOSTON - December 28, 2015 - The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded 30 grants totaling $200,000 to Massachusetts farmers to install practices that improve food safety within their operations. Many of the grants will help commercial oyster farmers prevent foodborne illness caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp). "The Commonwealth's agricultural industry is growing and consumers have an increased interest in eating locally produced nutritious food," said Governor Charlie Baker. "These grants will allow farmers to implement infrastructure upgrades to ensure that food safety risks are managed, marketplace needs are addressed and their businesses continue to grow." "With these Food Safety grants we…
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Education

New UMass Dartmouth student group strives to warm heads and hearts of children battling cancer

Students bring Love Your Melon mission to UMass Dartmouth; credited for 148 hats sales with profits to go toward supporting children with cancer In less than a month, sixteen UMass Dartmouth students have been credited with providing 148 hat sales. The profit from those sales will go directly to support children battling cancer. The students are part of the Love Your Mellon Crew at the University, joining a national apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to support and give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. UMass Dartmouth Love Your Mellon ambassadors…
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Make your gift to LPR today!

Feliz Navidad! Felices Pascuas! Felices Fiestas! 401-942-3881 This year LPR’s year-end pledge drive starts December 14th and it will conclude December 31st with a goal of $30,000. Throughout 2015, LPR’s objective was to serve you and our community. We did that by keeping you and the community informed, empowered and connected by broadcasting the following:  4,000 Local News Cast of 3 minutes  1,560 segments of news including press conferences  208 one hour of educational programming  56 Talk shows of 3 hours each of political and issues concerning our community  Over 2,000 Local Public Service Announcements…
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Advanced Coursework Network to provide opportunities for R.I. students RIDE seeks initial proposals from coursework providers

As part of our on-going work to reimagine high schools in Rhode Island, beginning in the fall of 2016 our public secondary schools will have the opportunity to expand the advanced-level coursework available to their students through a new initiative, the Advanced Coursework Network. Students in schools and districts that join the network will be able to take advanced-level, credit-bearing courses offered by a wide range of approved providers at no cost to themselves or their families, subject to available state and district funds. "Now, more than ever, we know that Rhode Islanders need to obtain some postsecondary education in…
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Education

US to Add African Lions to Endangered List

The United States is expected to add two species of lions in Africa to its endangered list Monday in a move that will make it more difficult for hunters to bring lion trophies back into the country. The Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the list, is linking the move to declining populations in the wild and the need to ensure those who illegally hunt cannot gain from their actions. One lion species found in central and western parts of Africa, as well as India, has a population estimated around 1,000 and is being classified as endangered. The other species,…
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Education

New UMass Dartmouth professor part of study outlining potential extinction of ‘Darwin’s Finches’

S tudy argues efforts to control parasitic fly may save birds critical to inception of Darwin's theory of evolution New UMass Dartmouth Biology Assistant Professor Jennifer Koop is a co-author of a new study through the University of Utah , which outlines mathematical simulations showing parasitic flies may spell extinction for Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos Islands. Pest-control efforts, according to the study recently published in the Journal of Applied Ecology , might save the birds that helped inspire Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution of natural selection. The new study “shows that the fly has the potential to drive populations…
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