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Is our government bloated?
April 26 marks a kind of debut for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, the self-described "idea factory" that states its mission on forms it recently submitted to the IRS: "to relentlessly promote free market solutions to solve the critical economic, educational and governance issues facing the state and associated local governments ... (more)
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Providence Ranked Worst in State for Recycling
Data released by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation shows that for 2013, Providence had the lowest recycling rates in the state of Rhode Island.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
BankNewport Teaches Rogers Students Secrets of Financial Success
More than 100 seniors from Rogers High School in Newport participated in a Financial Education Fair, the culminating event to a series of financial literacy presentations conducted by BankNewport during the 2013-2014 academic school year.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Middletown to Close Pay As You Throw Program Recycling Drop Off Area
The town of Middletown is closing the Pay As You Throw Program Recycling drop off area at 19 Berkeley Avenue on Friday, April 25. Officials say it's due to space constraints of the Middletown Fire Department and Department of Public Works renovation and expansion project.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
RI Speaker, Reps Visit Worcester Tech for Ideas to Improve Tech Ed
Several Rhode Island legislators visited Worcester Technical High School on Friday seeking ideas to strengthen technical career education in Rhode Island.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
General Dynamics Awarded $23 Million to Develop Modeling Software for ...
General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded the Joint Effects Model Increment 2 contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command .
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Need to Dump Commercial Pesticides? Here's your Chance to Do it Right - Free
If your business uses pesticides, the state Department of Environmental Management has set up two collection events this April to give you the opportunity to dispose of old, expired, caked or dried out pesticides for free.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Health Dept. Warns More Middletown Residents to Get Wells Tested
The state Department of Health has expanded its warning to Middletown residents with well water to get their wells tested.
Rhode Island Department of Health News
HEALTH Expands Recommendation for Well Water Testing in Middletown,...
Providence: On March 28, the Rhode Island Department of Health issued a press release stating that a water sample taken from a residential well on Wapping Road in Middletown, RI was found to have nitrate levels above the National Primary Drinking Water Standards.
Newport County Community Mental Health Center Holds 50th Annual Meeting
The following report is from the Newport County Community Mental Health Center: The Newport County Community Mental Health Center conducted its 50th Annual Meeting on February 24, 2014, at The Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown, Rhode Island.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Rhode Island Department of Health News
Some Middletown Well Owners Urged to Get Water Tested
Providence: A water sample taken from a residential well on Wapping Road in Middletown, RI was found to have nitrate levels above the National Primary Drinking Water Standards as set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Health .
Mon Mar 31, 2014
After Deluge, More Rain Monday
Rhode Island was drenched with anywhere from four to five inches of rain on Sunday, flooding roads and swelling rivers - and more rain is expected on Monday.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
HEALTH: Some Middletown well owners urged to get water tested
Homeowners who live near Wapping road in Middletown, RI are being warned to test their drinking water if it comes from a well.
Firefighters Shave Heads, Raise Thousands for Kids with Cancer
In what has become an annual tradition, dozens of local firefighters shaved their heads to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation at The Whiskey Republic in Providence this week.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Trash Pickup Delayed by One Hour
Thanks to the snow and wind, trash pickup in Middletown is delayed by one hour today.
A tree fell on this house in Somerset under high winds Wednesday morning.
A strong spring storm brushed southeastern Rhode Island with light snow and strong winds, while weather forecasters are warning of potentially life-threatening conditions at sea.
Three Children Hurt after School Bus And Plow Collide
Three children were transported to Newport Hospital for what firefighters say were minor injuries after a Portsmouth school bus and a snow plow were involved in an accident early Wednesday morning.
Strong storm to brush RI with light snow, wind
A strong spring storm is expected to brush southeastern Rhode Island with light snow and strong winds, while weather forecasters are warning of potentially life-threatening conditions at sea.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Police Log: Two DUIs, Assault, Threats
DUIs Police charged Emily Jean Parma, 23, of 31 Seneca Road, Portsmouth, with driving under the influence March 23 at 12:38 a.m Police said Parma was stopped for allegedly drifting over the fog line on East Main Road and later failed a field sobriety test.