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Grant to aid R.I. suicide prevention

Rhode Island is slated to receive $2.7 million in federal grants to improve suicide prevention programs for children, teens and young adults. The grants are being spread among four organizations - the Rhode Island Department for Children, Youth, and Family; the Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention ...


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Beer, birds, bites mark fall festivities

From the German-inspired Oktoberfest to a historical Colonial Harvest Festival, Little Rhody is about to catapult itself into a celebration of autumn. The abundance of upcoming festivals offer the perfect opportunity to combine a love of fall with the chance to venture off College Hill. Most fall festivals ...


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Chafee presses feds to return Pleau case to R.I.

Nearly two years after Jason Pleau shot, killed and robbed gas station manager David Main outside a Woonsocket bank, Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 P'16 petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in August to return Pleau to state custody. In federal custody since his arraignment in late May, Pleau is on track ...


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Luxury apartment plan approved for Thayer

Plans for a new upscale apartment complex on Thayer Street between Euclid Avenue and Meeting Street are moving forward after the outlines for the complex, set to be built by Gilbane Development, were approved by the Providence City Council Aug. 1. Construction on the 257 Thayer building is slated to ...


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Providence's WaterFire to light up Rome

Almost 20 years after WaterFire's Artistic Director Barnaby Evans '75 first illuminated the Providence River, the renowned festival is traveling halfway across the globe. This weekend, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will travel to Italy for the inaugural lighting of 30 braziers on the Tiber River in ...


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RISD pilots graduate loan project to foster startups

A new organization being piloted at the Rhode Island School of Design this fall will help recent graduates raise capital in exchange for a percentage of their future income. Through the program, called Upstart, graduates can put the money towards starting a business, paying off student loans or other ...


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Occupy rally marks one-year anniversary

One year ago, the first Occupiers set up camp in Zucotti Park in New York City to protest the greed of "the 1 percent," beginning a movement that quickly led to months-long encampments in major cities across the country and brought attention to issues like homelessness and the growing income disparity. ...


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Republican Riley challenges six-term incumbent

A Republican has not represented Rhode Island's second congressional district since 1991, but Michael Riley, a businessman and consultant, hopes to break the Democrats' two-decade streak this November with his campaign to unseat six-term Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I. Last week, Riley defeated three other ...


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Despite surplus, budget gap persists

The state budget surplus for the end of fiscal year 2012 exceeded estimates by $21.7 million, according to a report released by State Controller Marc Leonetti Aug. 30. But the surplus will have little impact on dismal out-year budget gaps projected at $103.6 million in 2014, a figure expected to more ...


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New parking program restricts student access

Finding overnight parking on Providence's narrow streets has always been a challenge for residents, but City Parking Administrator Leo Perrotta said he hopes that will not be the case for long. This July, Providence embarked on a pilot parking program that enables city residents with cars registered ...


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Rep. Cicilline '83 wins congressional primary

Rhode Island voters cast their ballots yesterday in the state primaries to determine the nominees for the Nov. 6 general elections. Given the state's leftward leaning, most of the hotly-contested races were between Democrats vying for their party's nomination. In some cases, Democrats selected in yesterday's ...


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West Nile virus found in Providence

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management discovered three isolations of West Nile virus in Rhode Island mosquito populations this year, said Al Gettman, mosquito abatement coordinator at the department. The virus was first detected mid-July during a routine weekly mosquito sampling in ...


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