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DEM: NEW FRESHWATER FISHING REGULATIONS

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DEM: NEW FRESHWATER FISHING REGULATIONS

NEW FRESHWATER FISHING REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT SUNDAY       PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that new freshwater fishing regulations take effect statewide on August 2. The changes are as follows:   The minimum size of all trout or charr species, taken from the waters of the state, shall be eight…

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KELLEY LENNON SINGS

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KELLEY LENNON SINGS

Happy Friday!   I cannot believe July is ended and the summer, as always, is just flying by.   So, my Friday dedication is a Sinatra standard that is perfect for the summer season!   Enjoy and have a wonderful week!   Click here for this Friday’s video dedication

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VISION FOR UNIVERSAL VOTING

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VISION FOR UNIVERSAL VOTING

Harvard-Brookings Report Outlines Vision for Universal Voting     Laura Rosbrow-Telem – Commonwealth News Service CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Voting is required in a lot of countries, but not the U.S. A new Harvard and Brookings Institution report considers what universal voting could look like here. The paper argues that mandatory voting would improve democracy by getting…

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BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY RUNNING “FALMOUTH”

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BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY RUNNING “FALMOUTH”

New Balance Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition 2020   This will be the sixth year that Bridgewater State University participates in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. Due to the pandemic, this year’s 7 mile race will be virtual and our team will participate by completing the race on their own between August 15 and…

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“MASKS ARE DISPOSABLE. STUDENTS ARE NOT.”

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“MASKS ARE DISPOSABLE. STUDENTS ARE NOT.”

Nurses Reject Boston Public School’s “Hopscotch” Reopening Plan      Nurses demand safe and equitable school reopening, warning current COVID-19 safeguards are insufficient for protecting BPS students, staff. BOSTON — Over 100 Boston Teachers Union (BTU) members, including nurses and educators, joined a sit-in protest at City Hall Plaza to demand Boston Mayor Marty Walsh,…

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RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Notes from Commissioner Infante-Green     ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN The Facts Are in Charge Let me start out again by thanking everyone involved in education in Rhode Island for working so hard to get ready for the return to school on August 31. It will take our entire community working together to make sure we get…

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SCHOOL NURSES DEMAND SAFE-HEALTHY-EQUITABLE SCHOOLS

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SCHOOL NURSES DEMAND SAFE-HEALTHY-EQUITABLE SCHOOLS

Boston Teachers Union Nurses Demand Safe, Healthy and Equitable Schools     Nurses stage a sit-in to warn current COVID-19 safeguards insufficient for protecting BPS students, staff     BOSTON — Boston Teachers Union nurses will conduct a sit-in protest at City Hall Plaza on Wednesday to demand Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Public Schools…

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THE MANY WAYS TO VOTE IN RHODE ISLAND

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THE MANY WAYS TO VOTE IN RHODE ISLAND

CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO VOTE     By Rep. Deborah Ruggiero    A democratic government cannot function without citizens’ participation.  It is an important responsibility of every U.S citizen to VOTE.    COVID- 19 has changed our lives and it’s changed how we vote. Our older and health-compromised citizens are at greater risk of being in…

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WATERSHED ACTION ALLIANCE

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WATERSHED ACTION ALLIANCE

EQUITY – DIVERSITY- ENVIRONMENT     Learn along with WAA as we explore environmental justice and related topics in preparation for our March 2021 conference. Brockton High School Envirothon participants. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Envirothon In July, we were inspired by an panel of talented young women from the City of Brockton. Watch the video. Mentored in the Massachusetts Envirothon by…

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING TIPS

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING TIPS

BBB Tip: Back To School During A  Pandemic     Back-to-school season is coming up, and in some areas, it’s unclear how it will play out. Dozens of states across the United States are grappling with an increase of COVID-19 cases as they make decisions about when and how to continue teaching. Canadian provinces, such as Ontario, are…

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