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  1. Rhode Island police trace 'robocall' bomb threats to RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Boston.com

    State police say a string of bomb threats that targeted schools in three Rhode Island communities left an electronic trail leading to Russia. The Providence Journal reports that Rhode Island State Police were able to trace the automated phone calls received by some schools in Newport, Middletown and Warwick last week to St. Petersburg, Russia.

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  2. Two Hour Delay Tuesday for Cranston SchoolchildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Patch.com

    School officials decided to open with a two-hour delay on Tuesday after wind-driven snow made roads and sidewalks difficult to navigate all day Monday. While some parts of Rhode Island saw an end to the snow on Monday afternoon, a stubborn band of snow kept the flakes falling well into the early evening hours over Cranston.

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  3. Governor Gina Raimondo and George Wein Announce Newport Jazz Festival AssemblyRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | PR Log

    Feb. 8, 2016 - PRLog -- Newport Jazz Festival Assembly, a new performance series presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.a , Inc. will bring music to elementary schools throughout Rhode Island beginning this week, it was announced today by Governor Gina Raimondo and George Wein, Chairman of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. The series, funded by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. with support from the Estate of H. Stewart Ross, will connect professional musicians to schools with minimal or no music programs to present jazz concerts for students who may not have had the experience of attending a live concert.

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  4. Newport Jazz Festival Assembly to Bring Music to RI Elementary SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Patch.com

    Legendary music producer and the father of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, George Wein, joined Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on Monday to announce a new performance series that will bring music to elementary schools across the state. Newport Jazz Festival Assembly is a new music series presented by Newport Festivals Foundation that will connect professional musicians to schols "with minimal or no music programs to present jazz concerts for students who may not have had the experience of attending a live concert," according to a news release.

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  5. NK Delays: Parking Ban, Recycling Delay, Council CancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Patch.com

    Rhode Islanders are bracing themselves for another winter storm beginning Monday and that means another round of closings, cancellations and parking bans. North Kingstown police on Sunday announced that a parking ban will go into effect beginning at midnight and will stay in place through Monday until further notice.

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  6. Storm Update: Heavy Snow ArrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Patch.com

    ... will be along southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands were a foot or more is possible. In Rhode Island, totals will be be higher from east to west, ranging from 4- to 10-inches or more in isolated areas. Power outages once again are a ...

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  7. Raimondo budget resonatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Warwickonline.com

    ... speech and what he has seen of her budget consistent with her objectives. "Jobs are number one, and to make Rhode Island more business friendly," he said. Asked what he thought might hold the spotlight, he pointed to the governor's truck-tolling ...

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  8. Obituary: Kenneth "Ken" Pickering, 63Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Patch.com

    ... Foster Corp in Putnam, CT for over ten years, and most recently as a part-time business coach for AdviCoach in Rhode Island. Ken was an outgoing, intelligent, and hardworking individual who left positive impressions on the many people he encountered ...

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  9. Elves for Elders' bring holiday cheer to seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Warwickonline.com

    Santa's elves are so busy making toys for all the little boys and girls on the nice list that he had to recruit a team of elves to take care of the senior population in Rhode Island.

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  10. Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final MassRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | NBC Bay Area

    ... "I wanted to be part of history," said Isaac, who was wearing a U.S. Army hat. "I came all the way from Rhode Island without tickets. Within two hours I had four. I think God is a miracle and a feast." On his way to Sunday Mass on the Ben Franklin ...

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  11. ACUF to Announce Ratings for the 2015 meeting of the Rhode Island General AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The American Conservative Union

    In the American Conservative Union Foundation's first rating of the 2015 Rhode Island General Assembly we are disappointed that only two legislators will be receiving recognition. In fact, Rhode Island has one of the lowest overall legislative averages in 2015, with the House of Representatives average score at 22 percent and the Senate average at five percent.

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  12. Accused rapist gets an epic public shaming after Rhode Island man sees him out on bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Raw Story

    In a cellphone video posted to the Concerned Citizens of West Warwick Facebook page , a Rhode Island man filmed an encounter with a local man currently out on bail for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl. According to Jay Messier, he encountered 53-year-old Lloyd Baker standing on a downtown corner holding a cardboard sign and asking for donations.

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  13. 12 Things To Watch In The New Hampshire PrimaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Huffington Post

    We're in busy JD's Tavern in Manchester, New Hampshire, where anyone can get a free hamburger. Why? Because it's MSNBC's broadcast site.

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  14. Snow cleanup crews prepare for another winter blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Another winter blast is headed our way. During Friday's snow storm, road conditions were slick and dangerous and thousands of Rhode Islanders lost power.

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  15. Our voting system needs safeguardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Daily Republic

    ... are a form of repression aimed at minority voters. Though the opponents insist this is a partisan issue, Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Joe Brien stated, "It was wrong for party leaders to make this a Republican-versus-Democrat issue. It is simply ...

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  16. GoLocalProv | News | Could Paiva Weed be the Next President of RIC?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Go Local

    With a vacancy emerging at the President's office at Rhode Island College, top State House aides have told GoLocalProv that State Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed is a leading candidate to replace ousted President Nancy Carriuolo, in a move reminiscent of Billy Bulger's assumption of the Presidency of the University of Massachusetts. Paiva Weed, who pushed through the legislation to collapse the two then-separate education boards into the all-powerful Board of Education, has an interest and a track record in education.

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  17. Rhode Island lawmakers to propose legalizing marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | The Day

    A bill to legalize and tax recreational marijuana in Rhode Island is returning to the state's General Assembly after failing to pass in previous years. Democratic state Rep. Scott Slater, of Providence, says he plans to introduce the bill in the House this week while Democratic state Sen. Joshua Miller, of Cranston, says he plans to introduce it in the Senate.

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  18. GoLocalProv | News | Effort to Pass Truck Tolls Gets Push from TV and Digital AdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Go Local

    ... RI Coalition for Better Roads launched a 30 second TV spot on WJAR-10. The ad focused on the need to improve Rhode Island's infrastructure. The campaign is funded by the RI Building Trades. "The Coalition for Better Roads believes the revamped Rhode ...

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  19. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: Providence Public Schools Issue Snow Cancellation for Monday February 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Go Local

    Providence Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 8, in anticipation of storm that is expected to bring between six inches to a foot of snow in parts of Rhode Island. Providence Public Schools tweeted the announcement on Sunday at 6 p.m. and added that administrative offices will be open.

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  20. Narragansett Parking Ban Begins Sunday NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Patch.com

    ... Sunday and will stay in place through Monday until further notice. The National Weather Service has put all of Rhode Island under a Winter Storm Warning and is forecasting anywhere from 4 to 12 inches of snow depending on location and the track of ...

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