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Traffic Advisory Reminder: Lane Splits Coming on I-95 for Oxford Street Bridge Work in Providence

Changes to include different lane split configurations through the summerThe Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the upcoming temporary traffic pattern changes scheduled on I-95 in Providence as part of the $ million Oxford Street Bridge rehabilitation project. The changes include lane splits this summer for both northbound and southbound traffic between Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and the I-195 interchange. The traffic patterns will provide a safe work zone so RIDOT can rapidly replace the bridge deck. The Department chose the summertime for this work because traffic volumes are lower as compared to other times of…
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Recordatorio de advertencia de tráfico: Divisiones de carril viene en la I-95 para Oxford Street Bridge Work en Providence

El Departamento de Transporte de Rhode Island (RIDOT) les recuerda a los automovilistas los próximos cambios temporales en el patrón de tráfico programados en la I-95 en Providence como parte del proyecto de rehabilitación del Puente de la Calle Oxford de $ millones. Los cambios incluyen la división de carriles este verano para el tráfico hacia el norte y hacia el sur entre la Salida 18 (Thurbers Avenue) y el intercambio I-195. Los patrones de tráfico proporcionarán una zona de trabajo segura para que RIDOT pueda reemplazar rápidamente la plataforma del puente. El Departamento eligió el horario de verano para este…
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Education

UMass Dartmouth STEAM Your Way 2 College summer camp holds final presentations

After two weeks of educational programming, local elementary and middle school students will present their final projects UMass Dartmouth’s STEAM Your Way 2 College summer camp is holding its final presentations on Friday, July 19 from 12:30-1:30 in the Grand Reading Room in the Claire T. Carney Library. The event is the culmination of two weeks of collaboration between local elementary and middle school students who have been working with local high school interns, UMassD students and faculty members on projects and issues related to sustainability, energy, and food justice. Students, entering 6th and 7th grade, are from New Bedford and Fall River and…
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Rhode Islanders Urged to Take Precautions in Potter Pond

Warning comes after several people report jellyfish stings The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising members of the public to take precautions when in Potter Pond in South Kingstown after five people were treated in the emergency department over the past three days for jellyfish ’ symptoms and their descriptions of the jellyfish suggest that they could have been stung by clinging jellyfish (Gonionemus vertens). This is a species that can have a very powerful wading through the pond, especially near aquatic vegetation, should wear boots or waders, and protective clothing. Clinging jellyfish are not known to inhabit…
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Community

American Red Cross after Fire in Johnston

JOHNSTON, RI ) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – four adults – three children after a fire Friday on Greenville Avenue, Johnston. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family's immediate needs. Responders included: Robert Partington and Jamie Lynch Jr. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might need when suddenly displaced from their home by a ;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 items and more was ; Those affected will connect with Red Cross caseworkers…
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The Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy Will Hold the 11th Annual Academy at Roger Williams University July 9 to Aug. 6

BRISTOL, , July 9, 2019 – The 11th Annual Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy, conducted by Family Service of Rhode Island and hosted by the Roger Williams University’s Justice System Training & Research Institute, will be held at the Roger Williams University Baypoint Residence & Conference Center in Portsmouth, It will be held on Tuesdays, on July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6, 2019. The curriculum will include: Victim Sensitivity; LGBTQ* Cultural Competence; Ethics in Victim Services; Trauma Across the Lifespan; Navigating the Justice System (arrest through parole); Victims’ Rights; overview of state and federal…
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Departamento de Correcciones de Rhode Island está aceptando solicitudes para Oficiales Correccionales

El Departamento de Correcciones de Rhode Island está aceptando solicitudes para Oficiales Correccionales. El salario inicial es $52,656 al año, con buenos beneficios y oportunidades de progreso profesional. Los candidatos deben leer, hablar y escribir inglés con fluidez, y pasar un proceso comprensivo de selección y entrenamiento. Se les exhorta a las mujeres y las minorías que más información llame al 401-462-5627
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Education

Providence Public Schools Report done by Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

In May 2019, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy led a review of the Providence Public School District (PPSD). They did so at the invitation of Angelica Infante-Green, the Rhode Island Commissioner of Education, with the support of Governor Gina Raimondo and Mayor Jorge Elorza. The Partnership for Rhode Island funded the review
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Whitehouse, Langevin, Markey Lead Legislation to Harness Offshore Wind Energy

Lawmakers propose tax credits to spur offshore wind energy WASHINGTON – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) reintroduced legislation today that would spur the growth of offshore wind energy in the United States by extending tax credits for the renewable energy industry. The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (WIND) Act would extend the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind through 2025. The Energy Department found that the United States could install a total of 22,000 megawatts of offshore wind projects by 2030 and 86,000 MW by 2050, creating tens of…
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Police and City officials destroy recreational vehicles that have been forfeited to the City for illegal operation on Providence streets

Providence, RI- Mayor Jorge Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. and City Council Pro Tempore Michael Correia gathered for a press conference this morning to destroy 27 recreational vehicles that were seized by police and subsequently deemed property of the City through a Municipal Court forfeiture process. “We’re once again sending a clear message that we will not tolerate the illegal operation of dirt bikes and ATV’s on our city streets,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “This risky activity has disrupted and caused wide-spread concern in our city for far too long. We’ll…
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