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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Dexter Street repairs to resume in spring

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CENTRAL FALLS — On winter hiatus for the past few months, a $3.9 million federally-funded roadway improvement project along Dexter Street in Central Falls and Pawtucket is expected to resume in the spring.

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Pawtucket Times: Theresa, it's your turn now

BY: JONATHAN BISSONNETTE      

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Local representing Ocean State in Miss USA Competition

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Valley Breeze: Northern R.I. Chamber announces award winners to be honored at annual dinner Tuesday

LINCOLN – Larry Lucchino, Pawtucket Red Sox chairman and president/CEO emeritus of the Boston Red Sox, will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber’s 25th annual dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Road. The event begins with networking at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and awards presentations.

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Moses Brown School Coach and Senior Named Coach of the Year and All-New England

Boys' Varsity Soccer Team Awarded Sportsmanship Award for 6th Consecutive Year.

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Pawtucket Times: C.F. Police Chief Dishes with City Residents on Community Issues at “Coffee with a Cop”

By: ERICA MOSER

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CENTRAL FALLS – Several years ago, a car sat parked in a driveway in Central Falls, and a person living across the street recognized it didn’t belong to any of the home’s residents, who were all at work. The neighbor called the police, who caught people robbing the house.

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Pawtucket Times: Graduating to homeowners

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Local Family Self-Sufficiency program

helps those in need

reach financial independence.

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