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  1. Raimondo to meet with PawSox ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... pick up the discussions and see where it goes," explained Raimondo. She says she wants to see the team stay in Rhode Island and is willing to work to make a stadium deal in Providence happen, as long as it's in the best interest of tax-payers. ...

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  2. Janet Yellen is the keynote speaker at the Greater Providence Chamber ...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking the state's business leaders to become "business development ambassadors" for Rhode Island, much like her mother is. Raimondo spoke at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual economic outlook luncheon Friday.

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  3. Greencore VP: Quonset's Fast Track Planning is Why We're Bringing 400 New Jobs to RIRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Greencore USA is a leading international convenience foods company and is one of nearly 200 companies that is proud to call Quonset Business Park its home. In fact, we recently completed construction on our new greenfield fresh prepared food facility in Rhode Island - a facility which our clients have claimed is the best fresh prepared food facility in North America.

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  4. Cranston School Bus Bursts into Flames, Nobody HurtRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... ent. Cranston is in the process of a multi-year plan to replace its aging bus fleet. The city is one of the few Rhode Island communities that owns and operates its own bus fleet.

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  5. HEALTH Releases New Data on Infectious Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and HIVRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Rhode Island Department of Health News

    The Rhode Island Department of Health leads the state's effort to reduce infectious disease and support a healthier state. To alert Rhode Islanders of the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases , HEALTH released data today showing that the rates of HIV and several other STDs are increasing.

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  6. Woman in critical condition after getting trapped under busRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    Police say a Rhode Island woman who tripped and became trapped underneath a bus is in critical but stable condition, and the bus driver has been placed on leave pending an investigation. Thirty-one-year-old Bobbie Moore of Coventry was hit by a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus in Providence on Wednesday afternoon.

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  7. Fed on track to hike rates as economic headwinds wane: YellenRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... time here in the 1960s. Many of those differences reflect dramatic and, at times, wrenching economic changes in Rhode Island over those years, especially since the financial crisis and the Great Recession. As ever, Providence has faced these ...

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  8. GA 2014 opens with tribute to Pete SeegerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2014 | U.U. World

    With the colorful congregational banner parade led by Officer Tony Lepore, the famous dancing traffic cop of Providence, R.I., the 53rd General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association kicked off Wednesday night to a joyous crowd of several thousand at the Rhode Island Convention Center. With a musical tribute by Emma's Revolution to beloved UU, human rights activist, and folk singer Pete Seeger, featuring some of his best-loved songs including "If I Had a Hammer," representatives from 659 congregations at this year's GA joyously danced, marched, and waved their banners, as a white-gloved Lepore, an anti-bullying activist and the first-ever GA Grand Marshal, blew his whistle and hit the floor for break-dance moves.

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  9. Fed chair Janet Yellen says it will be appropriate to raise rates this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... time here in the 1960s. Many of those differences reflect dramatic and, at times, wrenching economic changes in Rhode Island over those years, especially since the financial crisis and the Great Recession. As ever, Providence has faced these ...

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  10. Symposium Books Presents Original Play: "Writers' Block"Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... buying a ticket. The donated books will go towards two separate book drives, putting the books in the hands of Rhode Island children Symposium not only sells new books, but they have a great selection of gently used books. Symposium already features ...

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  11. GoLocalProv | Politics | Guest MINDSETTERa„˘ Luis Vargas: Rhode Island Families Deserve a ChoiceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... their child's education. I live in the south side of providence I have lived there since my parents moved to Rhode Island from Puerto Rico in search of a better life when I was just 2 years old. I was enrolled in public education through 7th grade, ...

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  12. GoLocalProv | News | RI Has Highest Percentage of Deficient Bridges in CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Go Local

    The state of Rhode Island has easily the highest percentage of deficient bridges of any state in the country according to Federal Department of Transportation statistics and data. Of the state's 766 bridges, 429 of them are considered deficient according to federal statistics.

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  13. Woonsocket Mom with MS Inspires Cyclist Son to Be a Top FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    ... he's cycled in Bike MS: Ride the Rhode, the largest fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Rhode Island, for the past four years. He also pushes the fundraising. "I ask everyone I possibly know. I'm not shy and I spend a lot of ...

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  14. Pedego Rhode Island Offers Miles of SmilesRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | PRLog US Entertainment

    PRLog - May 20, 2015 - IRVINE, Calif. -- - It's warm weather in Rhode Island, and fun-loving locals and tourists have swarmed the new PedegoA Rhode Island store to enjoy riding electric bikes on local paths.

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  15. New plan for Roger Williams Park Zoo includes Rainforest, new animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Turnto10.com

    Seventy-one percent of Rhode Island voters approved the $15 million bond improvements for Roger Williams Park Zoo last fall. Ground will be broken next spring on the first project of phase one, a $10 million dollar Amazon Rainforest Exhibit, with completion expected by spring 2017.

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  16. RI Senate approves expanding immunity in drug overdose casesRead the original story

    Thursday | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Rhode Island Senate has approved a bill offering additional protections to people who seek emergency medical help when someone has overdosed. Current law provides immunity from prosecution for drug possession if people call for help in such cases, even if drugs are found at the scene.

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  17. Complaint Alleges NK Town Manager Didn't Disclose he Rents Councilman's HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    ... should not cure the ethical violation, and in fact was probably executed in order to avoid the operation of the Rhode Island Code of Ethics," the complaint alleges. "The change in paperwork illustrates knowledge of the ethical problem and therefore, ...

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  18. GoLocalProv | News | Narragansett Bay Commission to Hold Watershed Conference at Goddard ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Go Local

    Students, teachers, and guests from nine Rhode Island schools will gather at Warwick's Goddard Park for an environmental education conference that wraps up the Narragansett Bay Commission's year-long Woon Watershed Explorers program on Friday May 22 from 10 to 1. The program, which has been integrated into various science curricula throughout the state for over ten years, brings students outside the traditional classroom setting. Students and teachers are brought into their local watersheds, with the intent that children and adults alike become stewards of the environment.

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  19. Massachusetts Gov. Baker says PawSox haven't approached himRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox have not approached him amid negotiations with Rhode Island over the team's wish to build stadium in downtown Providence. The team has said if it doesn't get the land along the Providence River and a deal with Rhode Island, it will look to move to another state.

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  20. MBTA wants Rhode Island to pay $6M for rail line shortfallRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Massachusetts transit authority that also serves Rhode Island is seeking over $6 million from the Ocean State to cover losses on a commuter rail line. A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority invoice obtained by WPRI says the agency collected $3.68 million in fares from providing commuter rail service to T.F. Green Airport and North Kingstown between 2010 and 2014.

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