ProJo: R.I. Commerce Corp. approves grants, tax credits

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Monday night approved $372,998 in grants toward entrepreneurial startup efforts, including $100,000 to help the nonprofit MassChallenge, Inc., one of the top-ranked business accelerator and competition programs, to locate an operation in Providence.

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NBC 10 News: Local students building skills in preparation for RI Home Show

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Even though the Rhode Island Home Show doesn't start until next Thursday, hundreds of students from across the Ocean State were already at the Convention Center in Providence Friday.

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S&P affirms Central Falls’ positive bond rating outlook

Credit rating agency cites improved financial management and stable operations in ratings report

Central Falls – Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s has affirmed Central Falls’ long-term bond rating at “BB,” one notch below investment grade, and affirmed its positive outlook. S&P’s most recent ratings report reaffirms consecutive rating and outlook upgrades in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

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Pawtucket Times: A technology advance for Central Falls

BY: JONATHAN BISSONNETTE

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Reed, officials, pay Central Falls High School a visit ahead of $5K robotics grant

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Pawtucket Times: C.F. High has new outlook on health

By: JONATHAN BISSONNETTE

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CENTRAL FALLS - The neighborhood health station at Central Falls High School which provides health and medical care for students, is considered to be an opportunity to build a culture of health for the school and city as a whole, officials said.

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RWU Law Alternative Spring Break in Central Falls 2016

Mayor James Diossa today thanked three Roger Williams University law school students, Blaine Bruner, Joseph Galindo and Alexmarie Poteralski, who just spent a full-time week in the Central Falls' Law Department as part of the law school's "Alternative Spring Break" program.  Students in the program dedicate their spring break to serving the public interest.  

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EcoRI: Smithfield, Central Falls Make Plans for More Bicycles

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. — The town's roads, like in most communities in southern New England, are designed for cars, not bicycles or pedestrians. But Greg Sankey Jr., a local community organizer, envisions his town’s streets supporting all modes of transportation. To help make this vision a reality, Sankey recently launched Bike Smithfield, to organize cyclists, pedestrians and transit users to advocate for streets that better reflect their needs.

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NBC 10: Golden Apple: Emilie Audette

Audette was nominated by her sister, Aimee Audette

"Working in an inner-city location, most of this teacher's students come from homes where English is not their primary language," Aimee wrote. "Beyond being their teacher, she acts as a support system, counselor and mentor."

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Providence Journal: Whitehouse wants tax credit to fight lead hazards

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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — With the nation focused on Flint, Michigan's struggles with its lead-tainted water supply, officials in Rhode Island are urging passage of federal legislation to address another lead threat — lead-based paint present in many older houses in the state.

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CNBC: US senators propose tax credits to clean up lead in homes

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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — A bill first proposed by Hillary Clinton to help homeowners clean up lead hazards that can poison children is getting new life after the lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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