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Students from Brown University Awarded $15,000 EPA Grant for Innovative Technology Project

BOSTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $15,000 in funding for a team of Brown University students through its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants program. The team is receiving funding to develop a sustainable technology to help address problems related to basic sanitation and drinking water for homes in tribal and disadvantaged communities. “EPA’s P3 grants program supports the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said EPA Administrator Andrew ;“These students are able to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world environmental problems that require innovative solutions.” “This grant will enable Brown University…
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Education

Raimondo Announces Angélica Infante-Green as Recommendation for New Education Commissioner

New York Deputy Commissioner Infante-Green Brings Proven Record of Instructional Leadership, and Support for English Learners and Students with Disabilities to the State; She Would be the First Latina and First Person of Color Named to the Role  PROVIDENCE, ;- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that she will recommend leading educator, policymaker, and advocate Angélica Infante-Green as Rhode Island's next Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. A first-generation American, Infante-Green has dedicated her career to expanding educational opportunity for children -- from her work with English learners and students with disabilities in the classroom, to her proven record engaging the…
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Education

Commissioner Wagner Announces Departure from RIDE

Commissioner Will Join Annenberg Institute as Senior Fellow for Education Policy and Practice PROVIDENCE, - Ken Wagner, the state’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, today announced his transition from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Wagner will be joining the Annenberg Institute at Brown University as a Senior Fellow for Education Policy and Practice. His last day leading RIDE is anticipated to be April 26, and an announcement on a recommendation for his successor will be made by the Governor’s office later this morning. Wagner will be available throughout the transition process to help onboard and support the…
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Rhode Island State Police Seizes Stolen Gun, Pistol and Narcotics During Car Stop on Interstate 95

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced that a convicted felon from North Carolina was arrested on numerous narcotics and weapons charges after troopers stopped him for allegedly operating his vehicle in a reckless manner on Interstate 95 North in Richmond earlier today. As a result of their investigation, Troopers seized a loaded Taurus .357 revolver that had been reported stolen out of South Carolina, and a Colt .25 caliber automatic pistol from his car. They also seized 63 grams of MDMA (commonly as Ecstasy or…
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CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Part of Innovative Study to Offer Medication Assisted Treatment at Pharmacies

CRANSTON (March 14, 2019) —A new study in Rhode Island is taking a novel approach to dealing with the opioid crisis that could eventually be replicated across the country. Through a $ million grant awarded to Rhode Island Hospital from the National Institutes of Health, pharmacies will take a bigger role in offering addiction treatment services with the support of a conglomerate of healthcare entities, including CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. The three-year study aims to improve accessibility to medication assisted treatment (MAT), which typically requires patients to meet with an approved physician before being placed on an evidence-based treatment plan. Through…
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H-E-B Recalls Sauté Pans Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary Name of Product: Kitchen & Table qt. Sauté Pan with glass lid Hazard: The glass lid can crack or shatter during normal use, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: Refund Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sauté pans with glass lid and return them to H‑E‑B for a full refund. Consumer Contact: H-E-B toll-free at 855-432-4438 from 8 to 6 CT Monday through Friday or online at ;and click on Product Recalls for more information. Recall Details Units: About 12,000 Description: This recall involves H-E-B’s Kitchen & Table qt. Sauté Pans with glass lids. The affected products were sold in red and gray.…
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Pet Food Experts Volunteers to Feed Four Newly Acquired Pawtucket K9 Officers

PAWTUCKET, RI - The four new furry members of the Pawtucket Police Department made a visit Monday afternoon to the Pet Food Experts (PFX) headquarters located right down the street from the Pawtucket Police Station to say thank you to the PFX team. Pet Food Experts has offered to feed the four K9 officers and they have happily accepted. The employees at the Pet Food Experts home office were very excited to meet the K9 unit of the Pawtucket Police Department. After taking some photos Argo, a Czech Shepherd and Magno, a Belgian Malinois, Pawtucket’s narcotics dogs returned to the…
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Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour Being Recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the Hometown Food Company is recalling two lot codes of its five-pound bags of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted products were distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide. Only 'Best If Used By Dates' APR 19 2020 and APR 20 2020 are impacted. More details about the recalled products are available online. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this recall. Salmonella is an…
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Cranston Police Arrest Suspect for Murder

Colonel Michael J. Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces the arrest of Michael T. Marrapese, age 40, of 245 Bay View Avenue, Cranston, RI for the murder of Lauren Ise, age 29, of the same address. On the morning of March 13, 2019, the Cranston Police Department was contacted by the Providence Police Department advising that they had received information that Ms. Ise had been murdered by her estranged boyfriend, Michael Marrapese. Members of the Cranston Police Department responded to 245 Bay View Avenue, Cranston, RI to conduct a well-being ; When Officers made entry into the apartment,…
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Entertainment

TRINITY REP PRESENTS DELIGHTFULLY DEMENTED LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Award-winning musical runs April 11 – May 12 PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep will continue its 2018-19 Season with the perennially-popular Little Shop of Horrors – an award-winning musical that blends doo-wop, rock, and Motown in a totally twisted production about what lengths we are willing to go to when we are down on our luck. Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky, who was most recently at the helm of last spring’s Into the Breeches!, and the highly lauded A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this production sets the Skid Row flower shop in the middle of downtown Providence in the 1960s. Featuring resident acting…
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