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LOADING UP: Ric Wild, executive director at the Good Neighbors Inc. food pantry in East Providence, loads bags of food into a vehicle while volunteer Elaine Fredrick fills boxes. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

STARVING FOR HELP: Needy flock to R.I.’s overwhelmed food pantries

IT'S COMMON for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Executive Director Heather Hole Strout to see adults and the elderly seeking food at...
GROWING ­CONCERN: Crisis phone screeners Alechi Wali, left, and Lydia Villafana take calls at the state-run BH Link call center in East Providence. The center, which fields calls from people experiencing a mental health or behavioral health need, has seen calls related to the COVID-19 pandemic increase in recent weeks. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Pandemic raises workload for mental health agencies

During the first week of March at the BH Link call center in East Providence, about 3.5% of the roughly 40 calls that came...
THE RHODE ISLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY has awarded $150,000 in security-improvement grants to five nonprofits.

R.I. awards $150,000 for nonprofits to improve security against terrorism

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Emergency Management Agency has awarded $150,000 in grants to improve security at five local nonprofit groups that are at a...

R.I. to receive $7.5M in federal grants to improve emergency response,...

PROVIDNECE – Rhode Island will receive $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help local government agencies and organizations to respond...
U.S. SEN. JACK REED, D-R.I., announced with other members of the Ocean State's congressional delegation that the Narragansett and West Warwick fire departments will receive a combined $289,720 from federal programs to train personnel and purchase equipment. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

R.I. to receive $7.5M in federal grants to improve emergency response,...

WASHINGTON – The state of Rhode Island will receive $7.5 million from the federal Department of Homeland Security to help local government agencies and...
NATIONAL GRID has suspended gas service to 7,100 customers on Aquidneck Island following a low-pressure gas situation Monday. Since then, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has declared a state of emergency for Newport County and activated the National Guard to assist residents. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State of emergency declared after 7.1K customers without gas service on...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has suspended gas service to 7,100 gas customers due to a transmission supply issue, mostly in the city...
JAMES MANNI will be nominated for the position of superintendent of the R.I. State Police following the departure of Col. Ann C. Assumpico. / COURTESY TOWN OF NARRAGANSETT

Raimondo announces appointments to public safety leadership positions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced two upcoming appointments and an immediate appointment for public safety leadership positions Thursday, naming appointees for superintendent...

RIEMA introduces device-charging kiosks

CRANSTON – The R.I. Emergency Management Agency has introduced five public mobile-device charging kiosks throughout the state. The kiosks, funded by the Department of Homeland...

5 R.I. nonprofits awarded $128K to protect against terrorist attacks

PROVIDENCE – Five nonprofits in Rhode Island were awarded a total of $128,000 in federal grants through the fiscal 2018 Department of Homeland Security’s...

RIEMA director named 2018 Emergency Manager of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Thomas Guthlein, operations section chief for the R.I. Emergency Management Agency, received the 2018 Emergency Manager of the Year Award from the...

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