RI Infrastructure Bank Awards $827K for four water systems

The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank today announced the award of $827,000 in water quality grants to 4 public water systems across Rhode Island. Awards come from the Bank’s Water Quality Protection Charge program, which makes funds available to public drinking water suppliers to complete projects that protect sources of drinking water. ·        $28,500 grant to the Pawtucket…

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RI Veterans: Did you know? 31 March 22 – John A. Cianci

by John A Cianci, Department Veterans Service Officer, Italian American War Veterans (ITAM) Gulf War Veterans Must Know Information: Understanding VA Presumption for Rare Respiratory Cancers Related to Burn Pits Last month the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its intention to add nine rare respiratory cancers to its presumption list of service- connected conditions…

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Your RI Weather Today, March 31, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist March will exit like a lion this year, as a fairly strong cold front will approach the area from the west and provide us with some powerfully gusty southwesterly winds ahead of the front with rain beginning in the evening hours, some embedded thunderstorms pounding through later in the overnight. Warmer…

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Ruff Life, Welcome to Dog Daycare – Brendan Higgins

By Brendan Higgins Have you ever thought about walking away from a successful and lucrative career to start something new? Something you love. Something you have a passion for. Well, Gretchen Toorock knows exactly what it’s like, because she did it. Gretchen grew up in Potowomut. She graduated from Rocky Hill Country Day School in…

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If it’s Wednesday, it’s Sour Grapes! – Tim Jones

by Timothy Jones, RI Cartoonist *** Meet Tim Jones at RetroXpo on April 2nd in Tiverton! _____ Tim Jones is the creator, artist and writer of the widely popular, self-syndicated comic strip, “Sour Grapes” – a comic about “Aesop”, a miserable flying dog and his odd friends, all living in a problematic and troubled world.…

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ART! Small Works at Jessica Hagen, Newport

ART! Small Works at Jessica Hagen Contemporary American Art in Newport runs until April 17th, 2022. Artists include: Penny Ashford, Christopher Benson, Dan Denton, Theresa Girard, Sam Heydt, Walter Horak, Jill Madden, Lorraine Mainelli, Vince Natale, Stephen Niccolls, Emily Randolph, Hunt Slonem, Jolie Stahl, Marty Wallace Water Spirit III – Theresa Girard – 12 X…

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Your RI Weather Today, March 30, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist A bit warmer, afternoon highs in the upper 40’s with less wind, so a much better feel to the day. Morning lows below freezing, but up from yesterday’s bitter chill. Cloud cover will thicken up later in the day, but any rain will hold off until Thursday morning at the earliest.…

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RI Foundation $10,000 Community Grants application open

Local libraries, schools, neighborhood groups and nonprofits have until March 31 to apply The Rhode Island Foundation is offering local libraries, schools, neighborhood groups and nonprofit organizations grants of up to $10,000 to fund proposals that bring people together as a community. March 31 is the deadline to apply. “We are looking for ideas that will enhance…

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