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SERVICE TO BRISTOL KICKS OFF FOURTH YEAR OF RIDOT’S FERRY

Service to begin in time for Memorial Day Weekend     The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of the seasonal Providence-Newport Ferry service, setting sail on Friday, May 24 with new weekend stops in the bayside community of new ferry service to Bristol is part of the trip to and from Newport, and runs on weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Special trips will be included for the Bristol Fourth of July Parade and WaterFire in Providence.  Ferries between Providence and Newport run seven days a week, with three round trips daily during…
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UMass Dartmouth professor awarded Manning Prize for teaching excellence

Award recognizes extraordinary faculty on each UMass campus Five University of Massachusetts faculty — one from each UMass campus — have been awarded the 2019 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for their exemplary dedication to students and the ;The winner from UMass Dartmouth is Shannon Jenkins of the Department of Political Science. Since 2004, Jenkins has been a Professor of Political Science, served as chair of the political science department from 2012 to 2018, and currently serves as the Academic Director of Online Learning. UMass Lowell alumni Rob and Donna Manning established the Manning Prize in 2016 to honor UMass professors who excel…
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CVS Health Officials Questioned Over Potential Health Care Rationing

Free Enterprise Project Probes Role of Outside Advisory Group in Determining Patient Care Woonsocket, RI/Washington, DC - CVS Health executives were asked today to clarify their partnership with a controversial organization that appears to be trying to ration patient care and distort the market for pharmaceutical pricing, potentially paving the way for a Medicare-for-All system. Free Enterprise Project (FEP) Director Justin Danhof, Esq., questioned CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo over the company's relationship with Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), a nonprofit group that bills itself as a medical review board, at today's annual meeting of CVS Health shareholders held at the…
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Hello, Summer: Nearly 43 Million Americans Will Kick off the Season with a Memorial Day Vacation

AAA forecasts the most holiday road trippers ever; INRIX predicts drive times could be more than three times longer than normal Nearly 43 million Americans will start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day weekend getaway. This long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer vacation season, will see the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes dating back to 2000, trailing only the bar set in 2005. Overall, an additional million more people will take to the nation’s roads, rails and runways compared with last year, a increase. Despite a rising…
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Langevin, Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Assist With Transition In Child Welfare Funding

WASHINGTON – Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Karen Bass (D-CA), Don Bacon (R-NE.), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI.), Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the “Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019,” which would provide resources and funding flexibility for state and tribal child welfare systems to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) -- a landmark piece of legislation signed into law in 2018 designed to transform the way the federal government funds child welfare services. Across the nation, child welfare agencies are in crisis due…
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State Arts Council Applauds Federal Funding to Rhode Island Arts Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that it has awarded grants totaling $925,800 to five arts organizations and agencies in Rhode Island. These federal grants support projects by some of Rhode Island's major arts institutions. In addition, the Endowment works in partnership with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) to ensure that the people of Rhode Island have access to the ; A grant of $735,800 to RISCA helps to support projects throughout the Ocean State. In announcing the grants, National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter said, “Reflecting the diverse artistic richness…
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UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host renewable energy conference on May 23

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center-sponsored event will bring together experts in offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy On May 23, at 10 , the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting the second Annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference entitled Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water at 151 Martine Street in Fall River. The event, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, will gather experts in offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy from government, utility, and stakeholder engagement to discuss the state of play in the implementation of marine renewables and implications for the creation of a supply…
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Education

RWU Commencement set for Saturday, May 18, with U.S. Senator Jack Reed to deliver Commencement Address and Civil Rights leader Clifford Montiero to receive an Honorary Degree

In two ceremonies on Friday, May 17 RWU Law Commencement address will be delivered by groundbreaking judicial scholar and RWU Graduate Commencement address will be delivered by alumna who served as victim advocate in USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s trial RWU COMMENCEMENT WHAT:  Senator Jack Reed will deliver the commencement address to more than 1,200 graduates during the Roger Williams University undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18. During the ceremony, RWU will present honorary degrees to Civil Rights leader Clifford R. Montiero, who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and served as president of the NAACP Providence branch…
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Rhode Island State Police Charges ACI Correctional Officer with Engaging in Sexual Relations with Inmates

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a correctional officer at the Adult Correctional Institutions on charges that he engaged in sexual relations with several inmates during a two-year correctional officer, identified as Collins Umoh, age 40, of 24 Clayton Road, Warwick, was charged with seven counts of Correctional Employees - Sexual Relations with Inmates, a felony. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by detectives from the Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’…
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Hush Recalls Anesthetic Gels, Sprays and Foam Soaps Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning

Recall Summary Name of Product: Hush gels, sprays and Hush foam soaps Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The products contain lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put the product on their skin or ingest it. Remedy: Replace, Refund Consumers should immediately place the recalled products out of the reach of children and contact Hush for a full refund, a free replacement product or free replacement child-resistant cap. Consumer Contact: Hush toll-free at 888-723-3730 from 9 to 5 ET, email online at ;and click on “Recall” for more information. Recall…
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