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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Community

Education Commissioner’s First Day: Family Service of RI Walking School Bus

Angélica Infante-Green starts new job Monday walking with kids at Kizirian Elementary PROVIDENCE, RI -- The kids participating in Family Service of Rhode Island’s Walking School Bus at Providence’s Kizirian Elementary will have the ear of the new leader of the state’s schools as she walks them to class on Monday (April 29). “Magic in the classroom starts with students who are in school each day, ready and eager to learn. When I learned about the Walking School Bus and the work they’re doing to improve attendance and increase engagement in school communities, I was excited to see it firsthand,” said…
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Community

Governor Raimondo Asks Rhode Islanders to Recycle Right, Keep Ocean State’s Waters Clean

NEWPORT, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo was joined at Newport Hospital today by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Executive Director Joseph Reposa and Lifespan CEO Tim Babineau for the official reboot of RI Resource Recovery’s ‘Let’s recycle RIght®!’ public education ; With the recycling industry facing new challenges and the state’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics issuing recommendations on the use, reuse, and clean-up of plastics, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is asking all Rhode Islanders to join her in recycling plastics right to keep the Ocean State’s program strong and its waters clean. Across the country, significant amounts of non-recyclable items are…
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Local News

Rhode Island State Police Investigates Discovery of a Body at Recycling Facility in Johnston

Rhode Island State Police Major Timothy G. Sanzi, Detective Commander, reports that the Rhode Island State Police is investigating the discovery of a body at a recycling facility in Johnston earlier today. The body was found at approximately 10:30 today at Full Circle Recycling, 23 Green Hill Road, Johnston. Members of the Rhode Island State Police Detective Bureau are investigating. No other information is available at this time.
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Featured

Flu No Longer Widespread in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has alerted healthcare providers that the flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, which means that healthcare workers who have not been immunized against the flu are no longer required to wear surgical masks during direct patient contact. The flu had been declared widespread in Rhode Island on January 2, 2019. 'Widespread' is the highest tier in the five-tier system that RIDOH uses to categorize flu activity in the state. "Although the flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, it is still present in the state. Anyone who has not been…
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Local News

Statement on Burrillville Resolution Declaring Sanctuary Town

Providence, Rhode Island (April 25, 2019)-- Last night the Burrillville Town Council voted unanimously for a resolution that declares the town a “Second Amendment Sanctuary own”. The resolution states that the town will support “the Burrillville Police Department to exercise sound discretion when enforcing laws impacting the rights of citizens under the second amendment,” and that “the Burrillville Town Council will not appropriate funds for capital construction of building space or purchase of storage systems to store weapons seized pursuant to the requirements set forth in any legislation if such bill is enacted by the Rhode Island General Assembly and/or…
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Community

Central Falls to Host Farewell Ceremony for Police Chief

CENTRAL FALLS – On Thursday, April 25th at 5:00 , Mayor James A. Diossa, Council President Maria Rivera, the Central Falls Police Department and local city officials will be bidding farewell to longtime Central Falls Police Chief Colonel James Mendonca. Colonel Mendonca will be leaving his current position to head the Rhode Island College campus police force starting on April 29th, replacing police chief Fred Ghio, who retired in January of this year. Central Falls Police Major Daniel Barzykowski will take over as the interim police chief until a permanent replacement is selected. “Chief Mendonca has dedicated almost 30 years…
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Community

Governor to Announce Forestry Grant Awards, Celebrate Arbor Day

WOONSOCKET,  – Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join state officials, the City of Woonsocket, RI Tree Council, American Forests, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Grid, and other partners tomorrow morning to announce forestry grant awards and celebrate the 132nd anniversary of Arbor Day in Rhode Island. The event will include a ceremonial planting of a beech tree by students at Monsignor Gadoury Regional Catholic School and guests. The event will take place at Holy Trinity Parish 1409 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI  and it starts at 10:00 am.
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Community

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt Invites Woonsocket Jobseekers to Attend Job Fair at City Hall on Tues., April 30, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WOONSOCKET, : All of those seeking new employment or additional job opportunities are invited to attend a job fair which will feature over 25 employers from the Census Bureau, the military and Woonsocket-based proprietors scheduled at City Hall on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 2 to 6 on the third floor in Harris Hall and the Second Floor Conference Room. “This job fair can directly link an applicant with an open position.” said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “Searching for suitable work can be a grueling and frustrating process. Unlike submitting applications online, this job fair provides the chance for a jobseeker…
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Education

RWU Community Engagement Celebration Set for Wednesday at Tourister Mill Building in Warren

BRISTOL, ,  ­­– Nearly 500 people are expected to attend the Roger Williams University Community Engagement Celebration at the Tourister Mill building, in Warren, , on Wednesday, April 24. Students, faculty and community groups will display 80 projects illustrating the wide range of ways in which RWU and the RWU School of Law are transforming education and changing local communities. “This Community Engagement Celebration shows the impact that Roger Williams University is having in our backyard and around the world,” RWU Interim President Andy Workman said. “Working through the Campaign for Civic Scholars and the Community Partnerships Center, RWU is…
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