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Under alum, Teach for America expands to R.I.

Teach for America, a program which trains recent college graduates in teaching and places them in underperforming school districts, will start sending teachers to Rhode Island for the 2010-2011 school year.  Heather Tow-Yick '98, a former teacher, is heading up the organization's expansion ­­— ...


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Fate of waterfront under debate

Rhode Island's Coastal Resource Management Council denied a request from the city Department of Planning and Development Wednesday that would have changed the water classification of the waters in front of the former Shooters nightclub site, according to a press release issued by the Fox Point Neighborhood ...


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R.I. to help offset high costs of low temperatures

Rhode Island winters are always cold, but this year's high costs of heating oil, coupled with high statewide unemployment, have added an extra chill. Federal and state officials have allocated additional funding recently to low-income families to cover energy costs.


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Group promotes electric car in R.I.

Project Get Ready, a national nonprofit initiative to promote the usage of plug-in electric vehicles, announced on Jan. 21 that it would add Rhode Island to its list of pilot sites. Rhode Island, the first entire state to become a pilot site, joins Houston, Indianapolis, Denver and Toronto.


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Domestic partners gain funeral rights

The Rhode Island General Assembly voted last month to override the veto by Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 of a bill that will allow domestic partners to make arrangements for each other's funerals. The bill defines domestic partners as those in an "exclusive, intimate and committed relationship," in which ...


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Assembly thwarts 27 Carcieri vetoes

Rhode Island's General Assembly began its 2010 session last month by overriding vetoes of two important electoral reform bills — one allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote and the other mandating special elections to fill U.S. Senate vacancies.


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Agent: no Pauly D in the PVD anytime soon

Despite rumors, DJ Pauly D — one of the stars of MTV's popular reality TV show "Jersey Shore" — will not be making any scheduled appearances in Providence until May of this year, according to Michael Schweiger, his agent.


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House forum talks economics

Economists, business owners and academics congregated Tuesday to discuss Rhode Island's severe fiscal woes in an economic forum hosted by the state's House of Representatives.


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R.I. unemployment drops to 12.9 percent

Though Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped slightly in October, the state still has the third-highest unemployment in the nation, according to a report released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.The Ocean State's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 12.9 percent last month, ...


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Under new law, bars may close later

It's a typical weekend scene: 2:01 on Saturday morning. From Kartabar to Spats to Viva, the doors of Thayer Street's bars are locked shut, with hundreds of patrons filing out onto the street.Now imagine the future. It's 3:01 on Saturday morning. From Kartabar to Spats to Viva, the doors of Thayer Street's ...


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Governor would consider domestic partnerships

Days after drawing criticism for vetoing a bill that would allow same-sex couples to make funeral arrangements for their partners, Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 has announced his willingness to explore the creation of legally recognized domestic partnerships in Rhode Island.


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Man shot near Brown Stadium

A man was seriously wounded during a drive-by shooting Monday morning on Camp Street — about four blocks from Brown Stadium — and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Providence Police Detective Lt. Paul Campbell.






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