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04/22/2014
Providence, RI – The United States Department of Education announced today (April 22) that two Rhode Island schools have won 2014 Green Ribbon School awards. They are the Claiborne Pell Elementary School, Newport, and The Greene School, a charter public school in West Greenwich. Green Ribbon...
04/17/2014
Providence, R.I., -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today outlined Rhode Island's ongoing actions and strategies to address the marked increase in drug-related overdoses, addiction and crime. He also met with some of those affected by the emerging epidemic during a visit to Anchor Recovery Center in...
04/16/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of Doris M. De Los Santos of Providence for the Rhode Island Parole Board filling the seat vacated by Anne M. Nolan. "Doris has been a committed leader in women's issues, community development and political and civic...
04/15/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the nominations of Scott Rabideau of Pascoag and Vince Watchorn of Providence to the Judicial Nominating Commission filling the seats vacated by Alexander Biliouris and D. Faye Sanders respectively. "As leaders in their fields, Scott...
04/11/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants. The awards, totaling $806,501 will fund seven diverse teams bringing together...
04/10/2014
Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State, Council 94, and the Coalition of Unions entered into a tentative agreement which is now subject to ratification vote by each respective union. Council 94 is made up of approximately 65 local unions in most state agencies
04/10/2014
Universal to Release Each Film to over 100 Million Homes Suspenseful Almost Mercy is first in the distribution pipeline Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Film & TV Office announced today that East Greenwich filmmaker Chad A. Verdi's Woodhaven Production Company and Screen Media Films...
04/01/2014
Providence R.I. — In an effort to ensure that the quasi-government agency Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation continues to meet Rhode Island's housing needs in the best manner possible, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today new appointments to its Board of Commissioners....
03/27/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee held a public proclamation ceremony at the State House today declaring April 2014 to be "What Every Parent Wants Month." The statewide public campaign initiated today marks an effort headed by Dr. Janice DeFrances, Director of the Department of Children, Youth and...
03/20/2014
Providence, RI - The Governor's Workforce Board (GWB) Rhode Island will allocate $1.5 million in Incumbent Worker Training grants to improve the skills of 4,775 employees at 68 Rhode Island-based companies. January's Request for Proposals had allocated $700,000 in grant funding to be awarded...
03/18/2014
Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a...
03/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today signed a Proclamation announcing March 17-23, 2014, as "Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week". The Proclamation builds off of Governor Chafee's May 2013 Executive Order on Diversity, which had two main goals: increasing diversity in the state workforce and...
03/13/2014
Providence, R.I. –The U.S. Department of Education has notified Governor Lincoln D. Chafee that it has approved a no-cost extension of the Rhode Island Race to the Top grant program. The approval extends the grant period to July 1, 2015, and it allows Rhode Island to expend the $2.4 million in...
03/11/2014
First fire district survey in 50 years posted on the new site Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a newly designed website, www.municipalfinance.ri.gov, for the Division of Municipal Finance. The new online tool is a comprehensive resource for people to research all...
03/10/2014
Governor Chafee Responds Quickly to Consequences of New Farm Bill Requirements Providence, R.I. – In response to changes in federal law through the Farm Bill, which was recently signed by President Obama, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island would continue using a...
03/07/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Jan Reitsma has joined the Office of the Governor as Special Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs. His first day will be Monday (March 10). Jan Reitsma spent the last six years as the Executive Director of the Blackstone River Valley National
03/06/2014
Event on March 8 provides an Opportunity for Rhode Islanders to Sign Up for Health Insurance Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a one-day event to benefit Rhode Island's most vulnerable residents. To highlight the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Behavioral...
03/03/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Steven T. Hartford, who was the Special Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been named Director of Policy for the Office of the Governor. "Steve has been a great addition to my staff. He is a proven leader, and I have the...
03/01/2014
Providence, R.I.—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced today that Rhode Island has started to receive deliveries of road salt from its supplier. "With Rhode Island expected to receive a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, Rhode Islanders need...
02/28/2014
In an effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has proclaimed March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – a national movement to increase awareness and education about colorectal cancer and to spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable,...
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