Archive For December 31, 2017

EARTHTALK

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EARTHTALK

Dear EarthTalk: I always assumed the train was the greenest form of mass transit, but a friend told me I would be better off taking the bus. Could this be true?              — Jane McNeil, New York, NY Most of us assume that train travel—whether for getting around town, commuting to work or for long…

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JOBS PLUS RHODE ISLAND

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JOBS PLUS RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Adds 400 Manufacturing and 500 Construction Jobs in November GOVERNOR GINA M. RAIMONDO PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement on the November Jobs Report, which showed that Rhode Island added 400 manufacturing jobs and 500 construction jobs last month: “In 2014, Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in…

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TRUMPTAX PLAN

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TRUMPTAX PLAN

Whitehouse Slams Passage of TrumpTax Plan SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on passage of the Republican tax bill: “TrumpTax reads like a list of broken promises to the middle class.  Instead of boosting the middle class, it limits popular deductions and threatens home values in Rhode…

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LTE: SENATOR LOUIS P. DIPALMA RI

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LTE: SENATOR LOUIS P. DIPALMA RI

Education – The key to a better job, better wages and better future By Louis P. DiPalma Education is the key to a better job, better wages, and a better future. The economies of today and tomorrow require a workforce with some form of postsecondary education, including certification and credentialing. Since the economic recovery began…

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WRENTHAM OCC CONCERT SERIES

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WRENTHAM OCC CONCERT SERIES

TWO GREAT FOLK DUOS PERFORMING IN WRENTHAM JANUARY 13 Two great folk music duos will be providing one fantastic night of music on Saturday, JANUARY 13, 7:30 p.m. at OCC Coffeehouse, Original Congregational Church, 1 East St. in the center of Wrentham. New England natives Andy & Judy Daigle tour through New England, the Mid-Atlantic,…

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THE PLUNGE IS ON

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THE PLUNGE IS ON

42nd Annual Penguin Plunge Monday, January 1, 2018 Everyone is talking about the weather and these freezing cold temps that we’ve been having. People are asking if the Penguin Plunge will be cancelled or postponed. The answer is NO, the plunge will go on as planned. HOWEVER, we strongly urge people to use their good judgement. If you have any…

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ACUWEATHER NEW YEAR’S EVE

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ACUWEATHER NEW YEAR’S EVE

Quick-hitting snowfall to sweep northeastern US prior to New Year’s Eve AccuWeather Global Headquarters – December 28, 2017 – AccuWeather reports while a powerful nor’easter is not anticipated, a storm will bring enough snow to make roads slippery and coat the landscape in parts of the Northeast with fresh snow before New Year’s Eve. A storm…

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CALL FOR ART

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CALL FOR ART

ALRI  Entry Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 VETs Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI  Walls have delineated nations and cities throughout human history. Walls define what is inside as separate from what is outside, and while this definition can begin as simply geographical or in the name of safety, it invariably includes a…

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