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June 3rd

Cicilline announces bills to reduce VA case backlog

June 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For Tony Gallo, trying to help his elderly mother receive veteran's benefits she was entitled to was a complicated, frustrating and nearly 17-month process. He turned to Congressman David Cicilline for help, and now the legislator has submitted a package of bills aimed at reducing the backlog for Gallo and countless others.

Training targets at-risk youths

June 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.

June 2nd

State to pick up tab for restoring WWII park

June 2, 2013

By RUSS OLIVO

WOONSOCKET – State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Woonsocket) disclosed Friday that she’s reached an agreement with state environmental officials to restore and transfer ownership of long-neglected World War II Memorial State Park to the city.

Under the pact, the state Department of Environmental Management would begin releasing $2.6 million it already has on hand to rebuild the park, which DEM all but abandoned some four years ago.

June 1st

OFFICE SPACE

June 1, 2013

Dr. Art Canestrari, of Cumberland, and his friend Claire DiSpirito, of Lincoln, check out one of the units at 2 Monument Square during a Main Street Open House on Saturday. Dr. Canestrari stated he was interested in seeing the buildings on Main Street and their potential. The office space at which he is looking is one of six units available in the building.

Schools rehire 28 teachers

June 1, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee voted to rehire another 28 of its laid-off teachers following a special meeting in the Middle School on Thursday.
School Committeeman Christopher Roberts said the rehired teachers were in a mix of positions in local schools including physical education, math, family and consumer science, and counseling that were issued notices of layoffs this spring.

UNTOLD STORIES -- Mencucci giving tour of Civil War graves Sunday at 2

June 1, 2013

BURRILLVILLE – They rest in sections of local cemeteries that don’t often draw visitors but the town’s old soldiers of the Civil War still have stories to tell.
Betty Mencucci, president of the Burrillville Historical Society and a local history expert, hopes to put those stories in people’s minds this weekend while offering a tour of the town’s Civil War grave sites today beginning at 2 p.m. at Pascoag Cemetery and St. Patrick’s Cemetery off Route 107, Pascoag.

May 31st

R.I., federal officials paddle down river

May 31, 2013

ON THE BLACKSTONE RIVER – Back in the 1980s the late U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee knew the best way to get people to support his namesake Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor was to get them into boats so they could see the historic area from the waters of the river.

May 30th

Real estate market strongest since 2008

May 30, 2013

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors is calling the spring housing market one of the strongest since the 2008 price bust that triggered the nation’s foreclosure crisis.
Sales of single-family homes rose seven percent in April 2013 compared to the same month a year ago, and the median sales price of $180,000 was also three percent higher, the trade group said in a report released yesterday.

Table games coming to Twin River June 19

May 30, 2013

LINCOLN – Table games will be opening at the Twin River Casino sooner than expected, thanks to a smooth effort to complete preparations for the new operation.
The ribbon on the new live gaming tables will be cut following a ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, according to Patti Doyle, Twin River spokesman.
“July 1 was our original target and we were able to pull that forward to June 19,” Doyle said.

Chafee switches party affiliation

May 30, 2013

Governor Lincoln Chafee enters the Board of Canvassers in Warwick City Hall shortly after 10:00 a.m. Thursday to sign a short form switching his party affiliation officially from Independent to Democrat before a hoard of reporters and photographers who had gathered there before his arrival.

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