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Three R.I. fire departments receive $107K for gear replacement

CENTRAL FALLS- The Central Falls, Kingston, and Albion fire departments have received $106,668 in federal funding to assist in purchasing new equipment, U.S. Sens....

Narragansett Fire Department awarded $218K grant for new gear, rescue training

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department will be able to purchase needed equipment and provide water rescue training after receiving $218,096 in federal funding,...

R.I. Congressional delegation pushes for immediate release of $12.5M opioid funding

CRANSTON – After securing a $10 million increase in federal funds to a total of $12.5 million to address the opioid epidemic in Rhode...

R.I. receives $10M increase in opioid-mitigation funding

PROVIDENCE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., led an effort to successfully change the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding...

Whitehouse appointed to Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was appointed to the Senate Finance Committee by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday, the only major committee...
THE RHODE ISLAND chapter of the Alzheimer's Association received the Langevin Award, named after Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., during the Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island's sixth annual awards ceremony held on Nov. 2.

Alzheimer’s Association R.I. chapter presented Langevin Award

PROVIDENCE – Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island launched its sixth annual award ceremony at the R.I. Statehouse on Nov. 2.Held each year to...
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CTE a smart investment for states

In every congressional district across the country, businesses are reporting a common problem: high-skill, high-paying jobs are open, but applicants don’t have the necessary...
RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED $8 million federal national preparedness funds to bolster its disaster preparedness and emergency response capabilities. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $8M in federal disaster preparedness funds

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive $7,911,775 in federal national preparedness funds to bolster its disaster preparedness and emergency response capabilities, U.S. Sens. Jack...
THE RHODE ISLAND DELEGATION announced $1.85 million has been awarded to the Woonsocket Head Start Development Association to expand early-childhood education and services for children and families. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. delegation announces $1.85M for Woonsocket’s Head Start program

PROVIDENCE – Nearly $1.85 million in federal funding has been allotted to expand access to early-childhood education and comprehensive services for children and families...
THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL delegation announced $26 million in additional federal Medicare funding to reimburse acute-care hospitals for labor costs. The money will be distributed to every acute-care hospital in the state, including Women & Infants Hospital. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

R.I. congressional delegation announces $26M in federal Medicare labor cost aid

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive approximately $26 million in additional federal Medicare payments following the renewal of the “wage index” adjustment by the...
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