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Postal employees take time to celebrate Thanksgiving

And remind you to ship early this holiday season Rhode Island – Post Offices across the state will be closed on Thursday, November 26, in celebration of Thanksgiving ;Street delivery on Thursday will be limited to guaranteed overnight parcels and there will be no collection of mail. Full retail and delivery operations will resume on Friday, November 27. To ensure timely delivery of holiday gifts and wishes by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that customers mail early. December 18 is the last recommended day for First Class Mail, December 19 for Priority Mail and December 23 for Priority Express Mail. Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes are…
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Central Falls Health Ambassadors Educate Residents on the Importance of Masking

In Central Falls masking is mandatory and the new Health Ambassadors show residents how.  CENTRAL FALLS- In an effort to slow the spread of Coronavirus and protect residents of Central Falls, Mayor James A. Diossa and the Central Falls Office on Health led by Dr. Michael Fine have established a Health Ambassador program which informs all those out and about on the streets of Central Falls about masking and the spread of ; Due to the alarming rate of transmission in Central Falls and spiking numbers, these Health Ambassadors have proven to be invaluable. Responsible for handing out masks to…
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A Wish Come True Plans Virtual Alternative to Polar Plunge

Participants Encouraged to Participate in an Ice Bucket Challenge WARWICK, RI – November 18, 2020 – A Wish Come True is making its 17th Annual Polar Plunge at Easton Beach in Newport a virtual event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of plunging into the ocean, A Wish Come True is asking plungers to dump a bucket of ice water on themselves and share a video of it on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #AWCTPolarPlunge. The event was inspired by the Ice Bucket Challenge made popular by former Boston College baseball player Peter…
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ROUTE 4 SOUTHBOUND LANE REDUCTIONS SCHEDULED STARTING TONIGHT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will resume work tonight on the Division Street Bridge project with a series of lane reductions on Route 4 South in East Greenwich.   Starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in the evening, there will be intermittent closures of one lane for bridge work from 9:00 to 6:00  This pattern will be repeated on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20.  The following week, the same pattern will be in place on Sunday, November 22 and Monday, November 23.  Two lanes will remain open at all times during this work.   The $ million Division Street Bridge project…
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Cranston man ordered to repay over $13,000 to the State for selling contraband cigarettes

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that in September 2019, Chen attempted to receive illegal shipments of contraband cigarettes totaling 273 cartons, or 54,600 cigarettes, at a private mailbox store in Cranston. On September 19, 2019, an inspector from the United States Postal Inspection Service alerted the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) to 39 suspicious packages originating from China that were being held at a private mailbox store in Cranston. Chen had attempted to retrieve the packages, labeled as towels, but was turned away because he was not an authorized…
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McKee, Rhode Island Small Business Coalition Urge State Leaders to Provide Additional Relief to Small Businesses

PROVIDENCE,  – Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Small Business Coalition today sent letters to Governor Gina Raimondo and members of the Rhode Island General Assembly urging a collaborative effort to provide additional relief to small businesses before the state's CARES Act funds expire on December 30, 2020. Requests include immediately allocating an additional $75M in CARES Act funds to the Restore RI grant program and adding another $75M if small businesses are ordered to shut down to stop the spread of the virus. These proposals follow outstanding requests from the Lt. Governor to simplify the Restore RI…
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BCBSRI, in partnership with the Brown University School of Public Health, unveils results of 2020 RI Life Index, second annual statewide survey measuring Rhode Islanders’ perceptions of health and well-being

Results will influence policy and inform strategy for systemic change PROVIDENCE, RI (November 16, 2020) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), in partnership with the Brown University School of Public Health (Brown), today announced the results of the 2020 RI Life Index, the second annual statewide survey based on interviews with more than 2,100 Rhode Islanders about several life factors that influence health and well-being in our state. BCBSRI and Brown introduced the Index in 2019 with an intent to conduct the survey annually to measure community perceptions of health and well-being. Rhode Islanders cited access to affordable,…
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RI Community Food Bank Kicks Off Annual Holiday Drive

Now more than ever, the Food Bank needs help feeding hungry families. PROVIDENCE, ;The Rhode Island Community Food Bank kicked off its annual Holiday Drive today at a time when they are distributing 30% more food than in previous years due to the effects of COVID-19. “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of Rhode Islanders seeking food assistance,” said Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff. “And we know that demand only increases during the winter months. We have a long road ahead of us.” This year, instead of asking people to collect food…
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Parler, una nueva red social para conservadores descontentos con Twitter y Facebook

La plataforma Parler está atrayendo en masas a conservadores descontentos con el hecho que Twitter y Facebook les bloqueen sus publicaciones si hablan de fraude electoral o mencionan datos falsos o no comprobados. Por Michelle Quinn SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Cuando Twitter empezó a bloquear las publicaciones del presidente Donald Trump asegurando que hubo un masivo fraude electoral, algunos lo celebraron. Otros empezaron a plantearse salir de las redes sociales, pero finalmente encontraron una nueva opción en ; Cansados de lo que ven como una creciente parcialidad contra los conservadores por parte de los administradores de las principales plataformas de redes sociales, muchos…
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USCIS Announces a Revised Naturalization Civics Test

WASHINGTON— Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today plans to implement a revised version of the naturalization civics test. The agency first announced plans to revise the civics test in July 2019. USCIS revised the civics test as part of a decennial update to ensure that it remains an instrument that comprehensively assesses applicants' knowledge of American history, government and civic values. The civics test is administered to applicants who apply for citizenship and is one of the statutory requirements for naturalizing. Applicants who apply for naturalization on or after Dec. 1, 2020, will take the updated version of the test. Those…
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