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HUGH CLEMENTS, chief of the Providence Police Department, recently received the Sister Ann Keefe Award from the Nonviolence Institute. The award is given to an individual who supports and fosters nonviolence in the community. The mission of the Providence-based nonprofit is to teach the principles and practices of nonviolence. Clements was appointed to the Providence Police Department on May 5, 1985, as a night patrol officer in the uniform division.

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PROTESTERS march in New York City on June 6. Calls to  “defund the police” have spread nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month in Minneapolis. / AP FILE PHOTO/RAGAN CLARK

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PROVIDENCE POLICE CHIEF Col. Hugh Clements, left, and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will be honored at RIPEC's 75th Annual Meeting with public service awards. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT/ PBN FILE PHOTO

RIPEC to honor Clements, Coit with public service awards

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council will honor Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet...
PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Martha Sheridan (left) and Board Chair Dale Venturini (right) congratulate Hall of Fame Inductee Jeff Hirsh (center) at the PWCVB’s Annual Meeting./ PHOTO COURTESY PWCVB

Hirsh, Clements, Almestica recognized at PWCVB annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the organization's 2017 achievements at its annual meeting Thursday, which included recognition of local leaders. According to...

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