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Shop locally for ‘Small Business Saturday’

RI - When you support local businesses, you’re helping our state economy, supporting our neighbors, friends and family, and keeping our momentum going! Governor Gina Raimondo joined Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed in Newport to remind Rhode Islanders to shop locally and support the state's small businesses. The SBA says there are more than 96,000 small businesses in Rhode Island, or about 96 percent of the state's businesses. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined local businesses representatives and community members to relaunch Providence’s #ThinkPVD campaign encouraging residents and visitors…
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Gina Happy Thanksgiving

This holiday is always a special one for my family. Yesterday we visited Baffoni's Poultry Farm in Johnston where we picked out the 20-pound turkey we're roasting today. There are incredible food options in Rhode Island, and I encourage you to try lots this holiday season. Our food is one of the many blessings I'm thankful for in our state. I've always been proud and grateful for the community and togetherness I've seen from so many in Rhode Island. We need that now more than ever. So many of our neighbors feel insecure and afraid right now. We need to…
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Governor Raimondo buys farm-fresh turkey from Baffoni’s Poultry Farm

FELIZ DIA DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS ​Johnston RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and the First Gentleman Andy Moffit visited the Baffoni's Poultry Farm with their children to pick the family’s farm-raised turkey. The family plans to have Thanksgiving dinner with immediate family. The Governor boasts about her mother’s stuffing, while talking to the reporters. Her message for Thanksgiving Day “Enjoy your family and friends, put your phone down for a little while and just relax. Be grateful, let’s be grateful for the men & women that serve in uniform, our veterans and also this Thanksgiving in particular, let’s remember that…
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Mayor Elorza Relaunches #ThinkPVD Campaign, Free Holiday Parking for Shoppers

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined local businesses representatives and community members to relaunch Providence's #ThinkPVD campaign encouraging residents and visitors to "think, shop and buy locally" in the City this holiday season. "This Saturday as we celebrate Small Business Saturday nationwide-- I encourage you to take advantage of the amazing local shops and restaurants we have here in Providence," said Mayor Jorge Elorza. "As you shop this holiday season and throughout the year, I ask that you support our business community by continuing to #ThinkPVD when making all of your purchases." This is the second year of…
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Raimondo Wishes All Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today will deliver meals to seniors in Cranston, then head to Baffoni's Poultry Farm to pick up a local turkey for her family's Thanksgiving dinner. "Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings, and give thanks for our loved ones," Raimondo said. "As we begin the holiday season, let us remember the founding principles our state was built upon. We need to champion diversity and respect in our communities, working together to eliminate fear and hatred, and support those in need." Click here to read Raimondo's 2016 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.
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Shop local this holiday season

When you support local businesses, you're helping our state economy, supporting our neighbors, friends and family, and keeping our momentum going! Governor Gina Raimondo joined Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed in Newport to remind Rhode Islanders to shop local this holiday season. Reasons to buy local in Rhode Island 1. Support good jobs. Small local businesses are Rhode Island’s largest employer. Local small business is the greatest source of job creation. 2. Keep your money in the Rhode Island economy longer. Local businesses often keep your money local,…
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A 16 year old teen, Owen West tells the story how he was revived by AED

Providence - Monday at his father’s law firm, Owen West tells his story about how he died two years ago from cardiac arrest at his high school. He stated the only reason he survived was because an AED (automated external defibrillators) was in the area and someone gave him CPR until the AED got there. “ My name is Owen West, I am from Cannon, Connecticut and this is sometimes a little tough to say but about a little over two years ago, I died; I had a cardiac arrest in the high school cafeteria when I was a freshman…
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PLDW, Governor Raimondo and the American Red Cross to Hold a Press Conference on the State’s First Law Requiring AED Life-Saving Devices in All Schools

Press Conference Owen West, age 16 and a Survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Speaks Out to Raise Awareness Providence, RI – November 18, 2016 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC hold a press conference with Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the American Red Cross at PLDW’s Providence office, to raise awareness of Rhode Island’s first law that requires all public and private schools to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on school grounds at all times. The significance of this legislation, which became effective August 1, 2016, will be exemplified by the near death experience of now 16-year-old Owen…
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Governor, First Gentleman to Host Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit will host a Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Rhode Island State House. The event is open to all Rhode Islanders and their families and will feature performances from the Governor's Own 88th Army Band, among others. There will be an opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cameras. This gathering will also mark the season of giving, and the Governor's office will use the hashtag #RISeasonofGiving throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring…
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