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RIDOT extends commuter rail to North Kingstown

Next Monday, at 4:50 a.m., a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train will embark from the Wickford Junction train station, marking the opening of a new commuter rail station in North Kingstown. United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, Sen. Jack Reed, ...


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Paul advocates small government to raucous URI crowd

"The revolution is alive and well," declared Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, upon seeing the more than 2,000 supporters who attended his rally at the University of Rhode Island Wednesday night. Paul is in Rhode Island campaigning in anticipation of Tuesday's ...


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Students revise Central Falls disaster plan

In the wake of bankruptcy and major layoffs, Central Falls received some much-needed help from Brown environmental studies students this semester in their efforts to secure federal funding for disaster prevention and relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires individual municipalities ...


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Romney seeks GOP support in R.I. before primary

Republican presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor  Mitt Romney lambasted President Barack Obama's economic policies in front of hundreds of supporters at a town hall campaign stop in Warwick last night. Romney came to Rhode Island in preparation for the state's Republican primary ...


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Cicilline '83 blasts Tea Party, stresses youth involvement

After almost two years in Congress, Rep. David Cicilline '83, D-R.I., returned to his alma mater last night to address the Brown Democrats - an organization he co-founded almost 30 years ago with John F. Kennedy Jr. '83. He stressed the importance of unifying the Democratic Party as the 2012 congressional ...


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Proposed Thayer housing draws criticism

Tuesday night's public discussion held by the College Hill Neighborhood Association saw a heated debate between opponents of the proposed 257 Thayer Street student apartment complex and the few residents in favor of it. Robert Gilbane '71 P'02 P'05, chief executive officer and chairman of Gilbane, Inc., ...


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Anniversary of MLK's death prompts rally, reflection

The Martin Luther King Unity Day Coalition rallied on the steps of Providence City Hall yesterday to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The speakers and organizers connected the death of the famous civil rights leader to the recent killing of Trayvon ...


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'Cash mobs' seek to boost local businesses

Sparkle, Unique Gifts and More was mobbed by about 40 people last night as part of a series of spending sprees across the state. These "cash mobs" are the product of online activists who have been harnessing social media to get consumers to support local businesses. This was the third event hosted by ...





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