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Senate votes to extend implementation of new Board of Education

Senate votes to extend implementation of new Board of Education

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island State Senate approved legislation Thursday, Jan. 3, that will give it more time to conduct a proper advice and consent process by postponing implementation of the new Board of Education, which was scheduled to take effect Jan 1. Sponsored by Sen. Hanna M. Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick), the


Local non-profits receive funding from CVS Charity Golf Classic

WOONSOCKET — Seventy-seven area non-profit organizations got a welcome holiday boost, as they received funds generated from the CVS Caremark Charity Classic during a check presentation held at CVS Caremark’s headquarters in Woonsocket last week. The tournament, Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event, raised $1.2 million this year for charities across Southern New England, bringing

City Manager Graczykowski announces Elmasian as acting East Providence Fire Chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued late afternoon Friday, Dec. 28, City Manager Peter Graczykowski announced effective Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. Captain Oscar Elmasian, who currently serves as the City’s Fire Marshall, will receive the appointment as Acting Fire Chief for the City of East Providence. This is a temporary appointment which

An EPHS student signs the no texting pledge in front of State Attorney General Pter Kilmartin.

Kilmartin, Lewis talk to East Providence High students about dangers of texting and driving

EAST PROVIDENCE — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) brought attention to the dangers of texting and driving with an awareness tour that visited East Providence High School Monday morning, Dec. 17. Joined by RIDOT Director Michael Lewis, Regional Vice President for AT&T in Rhode David Mancuso, East


Governor, RIEDC board approve greater oversight measures

PROVIDENCE — Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors approved new rules and regulations for the Renewable Energy Fund (REF), it was announced Monday, Dec. 17. Changes include improved oversight through an Advisory Board to help evaluate potential projects prior to RIEDC Board consideration, a new $1

Allan Gilmore (center) with East Providence Area Chamber board chairman, John Birs, and Laura McNamara, executive director.

East Providence Area Chamber announces 2012 Business of the Year

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Annual Meeting and Dinner of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce was held recently at Metacomet Country Club in city.   The meeting of the 115 year old organization was attended by over 165 people. Highlights of the event were the presentation of the Chamber’s annual awards, election of 2013


Gov. Chafee nominates RWU grad Parsons for EDC director post

PROVIDENCE — Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he will nominate William J. Parsons to serve as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC). Parsons currently serves as Managing Director of Community and Business Development for the RIEDC. “In any organization, institutional knowledge is incredibly important, and Bill Parsons, who has


East Providence readies inauguration for recently elected city officials

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Clerk’s office issued a press release Monday, Nov. 26, announcing the inauguration ceremony for recently-elected officials as well as those expected to be appointed to various position in city government. The public is invited to the ceremony for the East Providence City Council and School Committee to be

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Attorney General offers shoppers ‘Black Friday’ tips

PROVIDENCE — Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, is quickly approaching and shoppers everywhere will be looking for the perfect holiday gift at a great price. And, retailers will try to out-do each other with deals to lure cost-conscious shoppers who are still watching their wallets. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is