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GoLocalProv | Business | National Land Conservation Conference to be Held in Providence

The National Land Conservation Conference, will be held in Providence at the Convention Center from Wednesday, September 17 through Saturday, September 20. Nearly 2,000 attendees are expected. The Land Trust Alliance, the national organization that stages the conference, chose Rhode Island due to its strong community of Land Trusts that have a rich land conservation history, including many Land Trust-protected lands and innovative conservation programs.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Patch.com

University of Rhode Island Names 5 Framingham Students to Dean's List

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,000 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2014 Dean's List. The students represent all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, many other states and more than a dozen countries.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hispanic Business

Providence 'Welcomes Aboard' $13 Million TIGER Grant for Proposed Streetcar Plan

"There was a lot of competition for this round of TIGER grants and I commend for putting together a strong application. With federal funding now in hand, the city and its partners must build consensus for a cost-effective plan to secure the remainder of funds needed to build and operate this new system," said Senator will have the opportunity to move forward with its streetcar project.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Gina Raimondo's primary win in R.I. could transform debate on progressivism

It seems preposterous to argue that an obscure primary in a state with a million people could alter the debate inside the Democratic Party - much less to claim that the race could transform the broader national conversation about how to achieve progressive goals in an aging America. But that's exactly what's in store after Tuesday's election in Rhode Island, when state treasurer Gina Raimondo won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination over her union-backed foes.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, US News, Opinion

WLNE-TV Providence

Rhode Island 9/11 victims remembered

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The flags above the Rhode Island State House few at half staff Thursday in tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. At 8:46 AM people across the state paused for a moment of silence.

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Patch.com

EG Residents Reminded not to Contaminate Recycling Loads

Contaminated recycling loads have become an increasing problem for Rhode Island Resource Recovery, which is now charging towns $250 per load threatening the loss of recycling credits. Also, construction and demolition debris, scrap metal, chains, cables, wires, paint or plastic bags are prohibited from the recycling bin.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island Government

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Go Local

Food | RI's Artisan Breweries

If you were writing a script for a movie about the start-up of a microbrewery, it would almost definitely include a few beer-loving, beer-drinking guys with a dream to start their own business. Several young, entrepreneurial Rhode Islanders fit this archetype, and while their stories seem implausible, these upstarts now produce a terrific selection of locally-made artisan brews.

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Turnto10.com

Digging Deeper: Role of gender in RI's political landscape

Three women are about to enter the general election in Rhode Island for high-profile statewide jobs -- Gina Raimondo for governor, Catherine Taylor for lieutenant governor and Nellie Gorbea for secretary of state. All three women are Ivy League educated and have extensive experience working in government.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Moment of silence, U.S. flags at half-staff to honor 9/11 victims

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com Governor Lincoln Chafee has called for a statewide moment of silence Thursday to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The voluntary moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. will honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

RWU Dean breaks down RI Governor's Race

After a heated primary season, Rhode Islanders will have a choice between Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung.

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Related Topix: Roger Williams University

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Elections Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island primary liveblog #4

Tonight voters in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island go to the polls for state and federal party primaries, while New York will hold a primary for state-level offices only . Delaware is also up, but there isn't much to see there.

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Related Topix: New York Government, New York, Rhode Island Government, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

WLNE-TV Providence

McKee wins Democratic nod for lieutenant governor

The six-term mayor defeated Secretary of State Ralph Mollis and departing state Rep. Frank Ferri in Tuesday's primary. Mollis had led in the polls and enjoyed the most name recognition.

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The Miami Herald

Voters choosing nominees for Rhode Island governor

Rhode Island voters are choosing a Democratic nominee for governor Tuesday after a hard-fought and expensive race pitting the state's treasurer against the mayor of Providence and a newcomer with deep pockets and a well-known political name. Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Clay Pell, the grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, are contenders for the nomination.

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Related Topix: US News, Cranston, RI

Rhode Island Department of Health News

HEALTH Warns Rhode Islanders of Mars Chocolate North America Allergy...

Yesterday, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIXA Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch with the code date: 421BA4GA60.

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WHJJ-AM Providence

Chafee Says He'll Vote for Pell in Primary

Chafee's spokeswoman Faye Zuckerman confirmed Monday night the governor plans to vote for Pell on Tuesday, and released a Chafee statement saying Pell is the best candidate to continue positive growth in the state. Chafee said Rhode Island is off to its best start in 30 years, and Pell "will continue this momentum by ensuring that people are working together."

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KAUZ

French defense chief urges global action in Libya

In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia."

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Turnto10.com

Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile, EEE

The latest mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island have shown no signs of West Nile virus. The Department of Environmental Management said Monday that all 81 mosquito samples from 34 traps set statewide during the week of Aug. 25 came back negative for West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Rhode Island Government

WLNE-TV Providence

Police investigate fatal crash in South Kingstown

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com South Kingstown Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 1 South. After receiving a 911 call, police reported to , where a Toyota Corolla crashed into a tree at Highland Farms.

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The Washington Post

Raimondo Pension Overhaul Challenges Labor in Rhode Island Race

When Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo pushed through pension cuts for government workers in 2011 in a bid to save $4 billion, she earned the wrath of public unions -- and the support of voters like Mike Piccoli. "If they didn't stop the bleeding now, it would have been a disaster," said Piccoli, a 54-year-old Democrat from Johnston, a city of 29,000 outside Providence, who worked as a union carpenter before becoming disabled.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Providence, RI, Johnston, RI, Retirement

Patch.com

Magaziner: We need a Clean Break and Fresh Start

Rhode Island needs new leadership and fresh ideas to repair its economy. Rhode Island is my home , and I love it here, but we are facing tough times.

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Related Topix: Bristol, RI, The Blueprint, Hip-Hop

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