Education

RWU Business Students Develop 10-Year R.I. Business and Economic Report for State Government Officials

Analyzing key business and economic factors from 2008-2017, findings from the report have been released on the Secretary of State website PROVIDENCE, – If you’re thinking about opening a business in Rhode Island and want to know how much competition is out there, or you’re simply interested in reading about trends in the state’s economic climate, Roger Williams University students have helped to bring that information to the public. Through a collaboration between the Rhode Island Department of State and RWU Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, students have created one of the first data-driven reports on this scale providing a picture of the…
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Community

Small Business Week Kicks Off with a Business Walk

Over 100 businesses visited by over 80 community leaders to promote regional economic growth NEWPORT COUNTY & BRISTOL COUNTY, RI: Over 80 community and civic leaders celebrated the kick off of Small Business Week on May 7 by visiting nearly 100 businesses throughout Newport and Bristol counties, building connections and fostering support of economic growth. Civic leaders in attendance included Senator Dawn Euer, Representative Terri Cortvriend, Representative Deb Ruggiero, Representative Susan Donovan, Representative June Speakman, Newport Mayor Jamie Bova, Newport City Councilwomen Lynn Ceglie and Susan Taylor, Middletown Councilwomen Terri Flynn and Barbara VonVillas, Bristol Town Councilman Arron Ley, Tiverton Town…
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Community

Mayor Diossa Celebrates Re-Opening of Taqueria Lupita

Community officials join for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony CENTRAL FALLS – On Thursday, May 9th at 12:00 , Mayor James A. Diossa,Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, Council President Maria Rivera, and other localcity officials will celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated Taqueria Lupita restaurant on 765 Dexter Street. The renovation was made possible by the Main Street Improvement Fund, which was funded by the RI Commerce Corporation and provides the opportunity for local businesses to make improvementsto the front exterior of their is encouraged to come out to celebrate the re-opening of one of Central Falls’ most beloved restaurants! The…
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Education

Nearly 126,000 Rhode Islanders Participate in 2019 SurveyWorks

Educators, Students, and Families Give Feedbackon School Experiences PROVIDENCE, - The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today released the 2019 results of SurveyWorks, a statewide school culture and climate survey that solicits feedback from educators, students, and families about strengths and challenges in their school communities. Results are available at the state, district, and school levels, allowing communities to see how stakeholders feel about everything from family engagement and school safety, to academic expectations for students and professional learning opportunities for educators. Over the past three years, RIDE has engaged in extensive outreach efforts to increase awareness of and participation in…
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Featured

McKee Announces 2019 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Finalists

Students will compete for $12,000 in scholarships on May 18th at the New England Institute of Technology. PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Dan McKee today announced the finalists of Rhode Island's 2019 Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition that allows high school students to compete for $12,000 in scholarships. Five student teams from across Rhode Island will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges at a final competition on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich. The five finalists are: Providence Detailing by Alejandro Martinez and Laila Martin, The Metropolitan Regional Career…
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Community

DECK PROJECT ON NEWPORT PELL BRIDGE WILL RESUME SUNDAY, MAY 12th

JAMESTOWN,  – Starting Sunday, May 12thThe Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will recommence the significant structural rehabilitation project on the Newport Pell Bridge. RITBA will replace approximately 4,500 feet of the bridge deck over the next 19 months. This work is part of the multi-year multi-phase project, which began in the spring of 2017. Phase I of this portion will begin May 12th and go through early August. There will not be any lane closures during rush hours for this initial phase of the work. The work being performed during this phase will be performed mostly nights and includes: Installing temporary traffic management…
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Community

McKee to Host 2019 Lt. Governor’s Leadership Awards

File: Photo courtesy from Lt. Governor's Office File: Photo courtesy from Lt. Governor's Office PROVIDENCE,  – This evening, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will recognize over 50 Rhode Island high school seniors for their commitment to leading positive change in their schools and communities as part of the annual Lt. Governor's Leadership Awards. The award ceremony will take place at Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI Event will take place in the House Chambers, 2nd floor School NameStudent Name360 High SchoolIsabel Holguin Barrington High SchoolAlexy CarolanBeacon Charter High Schools for the ArtsMichaelRannacherBishop Hendricken High SchoolPatrick FahertyBlackstone AcademyJanesa Avila-CrespoBurrillville…
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Community

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Availability of Striped Bass License Plate

Awards $471,512 in Grants from Environmentally-Themed Specialty License Plates to Restoration Projects BOSTON – On Friday, May 3rd, the Baker-Polito Administration unveiled the Striped Bass Conservation Specialty License Plate, which will provide drivers with the opportunity to support the conservation of saltwater fisheries through the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. The announcement coincides with $471,512 in grants, funded by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, to 18 projects across the state for the restoration and improvement of aquatic habitat, rivers and watersheds, and protection of endangered marine animals, including at-risk sea turtles and the rarest large whale, the North Atlantic right whale. “As a…
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Community

Raimondo, McKee Highlight Utility Reform Proposal

Bill requires emergency planning, brings RI in line with neighboring states NEWPORT, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee today called for the passage of legislation that would give the state the tools necessary to demand greater accountability from National Grid. Legislation pending before the House and Senate requires National Grid to file comprehensive emergency preparedness plans each year and brings Rhode Island law in line with the laws of neighboring states. The bill also enables the State to levy fines if a utility fails to comply with standards and establishes that such fines be…
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Education

Meet Rhode Island’s 2019 Governor for a Day, Cadence Solon!

Cadence Solon is a 10-year-old student from Cumberland who has been selected as this year’s Governor for a Day. She’s a fifth grader at Ashton Elementary who dreams of being a math or special education teacher. Her essay focuses on equal pay for women, the need for ESL and special education teachers in Rhode Island, and school construction. First, I would like to say that Rhode Island has been my home for 10 years and I’ve loved every year I’ve lived here. There are many things I would change in Rhode Island even though all the governors have done so…
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