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  • Vincent Cianci isn’t ruling out run for office (Poll shows him on heels of R.I. senator)

    02/24/2011 5:00:16 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 17 replies
    Former Providence mayor-turned-ex-con Vincent “Buddy” Cianci yesterday left open the door to another run for public office on the heels of a new poll showing he remains one of the most popular politicians in Rhode Island. “There’s always a possibility of running for office,” he said. “But I have no intention right now of running for anything.” Cianci is barred from running for office in Rhode Island until 2012 but could seek federal office, a prospect that gained steam yesterday when a Providence TV station released a poll showing him within striking distance of freshman Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). Despite...
  • Providence To Teachers: You're Fired

    02/23/2011 8:44:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/23/2011 | John Ellis
    The Providence Journal of Rhode Island reports that the Providence school district "plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms." The paper continues: In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school. In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, “We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the...
  • The Mindset of Supposed Entitlement

    02/04/2011 5:59:20 AM PST · by captjanaway · 4 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | 2/4/11 | Mark Taylor
    To what lengths will cash strapped Democrat controlled states, counties and municipalities go to fatten their coffers to pay for their inflated budgets? While law enforcement should be chasing “bad guys” – the crack dealer, the murderer, the thief – those types of law breakers only strain an already tight budget filled with this gimme program and that gimmie program. No, all you have to do is follow the money trail. One look at Rhode Island will illustrate just that. Truck drivers are prime targets for any number of traffic violations apart from speeding. The fact that they are “just...
  • Rhode Island Governor Chafee to ban employees from talk radio ('Waste of tax payer money' he says)

    01/12/2011 6:24:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2011 | Greg Halvorson
    Add to Paul Krugman, Clarence Dupnak, Chris Matthews and Sherrod Brown the name, Lincoln Chafee, who joins a growing chorus of stooges building a narrative around the straw-man, talk radio.  The governor of Rhode Island, Mr. Chafee will institute a "no talk policy" for state officials, banning them from speaking to radio hosts.  A spokesman tells the Providence Journal:  "Talk radio is essentially ratings-driven, for-profit programming and we don't think it appropriate to use taxpayer resources to have state employees use work time to support for-profit, ratings-driven programming."  Get that?  It isn't the state's business to aid the private sector...
  • No talk radio for Chafee, and on-duty state workers, too

    01/11/2011 10:15:10 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Prov. Journal Bulletin ^ | 1/11/11 | KATHERINE GREGG and RICHARD C. DUJARDIN
    PROVIDENCE — No one is likely to confuse new Governor Chafee with his Republican predecessor, Donald L. Carcieri, and now here’s another way to tell them apart: Chafee doesn’t plan to spend his own time on talk radio, and he intends to ban state employees from spending their state work time talking on talk radio, which was Carcieri’s favorite medium and an integral part of his communications operation. Spokesman Michael Trainor said a directive will go out over the next day or so that reflects that new policy. He said the policy emanates from a belief that talk radio is...
  • Eagle Scout Saves Family in House Fire / Eagle Scout Rescues Drowning Girl

    01/01/2011 3:42:10 PM PST · by Main Street · 18 replies
    wpri.com ^ | 30 Dec 2010 | wpri.com
    Quick thinking saves girl from Warwick pool A local teenager has been hailed a hero after saving a little girl from a swimming pool. Warwick Eagle Scout Austin Irons saved a little girl from drowning after a group of cub scouts and boy scouts finished swimming at McDermott Pool in Warwick. Austin jumped in the water to save the girl who was lying face down and helped lifeguards resuscitate the girl. "We heard shouting for lifeguards...I didn't even think. It was like, just do it," Austin recalled on the experience. He was able to get the girl out of the...
  • Disarming the toy box - Providence program destroys children’s toy guns (Barf alert!)

    12/20/2010 9:59:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 19, 2010 | Maria Cramer
    PROVIDENCE — Dominic Johnson, a 10-year-old fourth-grader with a fledgling Mohawk, brandished his black, long-nosed toy gun and caressed the muzzle appreciatively. “It’s like a shotgun mixed with a rifle,’’ he said, as his mother, April, told him to stop pointing it at nearby children. Soon it would be junk. Dominic joined dozens of children yesterday at the annual Toy Gun Bash in the gymnasium of Pleasant View Elementary School. There, they lined up to toss their toy guns, from dainty purple water guns to camouflage-painted pistols, inside the Bash-O-Matic, a large black, foam creature with churning metal teeth and...
  • Receiver to city: Financial ruin near

    12/18/2010 7:11:22 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    projo.com ^ | December 17, 2010 | John Hill
    The major problem is the city, with an annual operating budget of about $16 million, is facing about $32 million in promised after-retirement health-insurance costs in addition to the $48 million in pension obligations. “That’s $80 million for a city that has 19,000 citizens, approximately,” he said. “That’s a huge problem.” Pfeiffer raised the specter of a municipal bankruptcy filing as a last resort..... The crisis in Central Falls has been growing for more than a decade, Pfeiffer said. City administrations approved municipal employee contracts Central Falls could not afford and kept giving out pension and retirement benefits without figuring...
  • Rhode Island: Immigration policy up for review

    11/16/2010 3:31:53 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 16, 2010 | Michelle R. Smith
    PROVIDENCE — Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee repeated a pledge yesterday to rescind an executive order on illegal immigration, but his office said he is discussing with State Police whether they should ask for immigration papers when there is reasonable suspicion that a person is in the United States illegally. The order signed by Governor Don Carcieri, a Republican. sparked outrage in the immigrant and minority communities in part because it instructed State Police to check the immigration status of suspects in the course of investigations. . . .
  • John Kerry’s bucks stop where? (Still no tax payment on the yacht)

    11/05/2010 6:29:01 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 24 replies
    news.bostonherald.com ^ | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator! You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the toney tub. Mr. Teresa Heinz broke out the checkbook four days after the Track set off a furious tempest with our report that he had purchased the 76-foot floating palace and ported her in Rhode Island,...
  • Frank Caprio to Get Bill Clinton's Help Despite Obama's Non-Endorsement

    10/30/2010 9:18:17 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 27, 2010
    Former President Bill Clinton will campaign in Rhode Island for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio this week - despite the candidate recently telling President Obama, who refused to endorse Caprio, to "shove it," according to Politico. The appearance, currently scheduled for Sunday, could give the Democrat a much-needed boost in the polls: According to a Rasmussen report from last Friday, Caprio trailed Independent Lincoln Chafee by seven points.
  • RI to vote on dropping 'Plantations' from its name.

    10/27/2010 6:37:52 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 26 2010 | By ERIC TUCKER
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This state's official name — The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations — is more than just a mouthful. To many, it evokes stinging reminders of Rhode Island's prime role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • Obama to GOP:'They can come for the ride,but they gotta sit in back.'(From the Great Unifier?)

    10/26/2010 11:13:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/26/10 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Democrats are about to be trounced in the midterm elections, and if the pundits are correct the emergency brakes are about to be slammed on Obama’s out of control liberal agenda. In response to the predictions of a Republican tidal wave coupled together with lack of enthusiasm for the Democrat party and Barack’s policies, the President is stumping for Democrat candidates as if his life depended on it. The Democrat Party is certainly giving it their all. Stumper/early voter Michelle Obama is showing up all over America. Nuclear-code-loser Bill Clinton has found his way to “95 campaign stops for 65...
  • Obama assails GOP on clouded final campaign push (Republicans "gotta sit in back")

    10/25/2010 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/25/10 | DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
    WOONSOCKET, R.I. – President Barack Obama attacked Republicans with gusto Monday as he plunged into a final week of midterm election campaigning, but his party's prognosis remained darkened by the feeble economy and his itinerary was designed largely to minimize losses. Nor was his greeting totally friendly in a state where Obama has pointedly declined to endorse his party's candidate for governor. Obama can "take his endorsement and shove it," declared Democrat Frank Caprio, battling Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee in a Rhode Island gubernatorial race rated tight in the polls. Chafee endorsed Obama during the 2008 campaign for the White House....
  • RI Democrat: I don't need Obama endorsement [Obama can "take his endorsement and shove it."]

    10/25/2010 5:51:23 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    NECN ^ | Oct 25, 2010 7:33am
    <p>PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for governor of Rhode Island is reacting angrily to news that he won't be getting the endorsement of President Obama.</p> <p>Obama is scheduled to visit Rhode Island on Monday, but according to The Providence Journal, won't be endorsing anyone.</p>
  • Dem Candidate To Obama: “He Can Take His Endorsement And Really Shove It”

    10/25/2010 12:06:05 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 4 replies
    Democrat Frank Caprio, who is running for Governor of Rhode Island, didn’t receive President Obama’s endorsement and had some choice words about it, saying he “can take his endorsement and really shove it” on WPRO radio. He went on to say that Obama ignored Rhode Island and now he’s coming in to treat them like an ATM machine.
  • Political Theatre In Rhode Island?

    10/25/2010 11:02:50 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 1 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/25/10 | CaroleL
    In an election cycle that has Democratic candidates running as far as they can from an unpopular president, Rhode Island's Democratic gubernatorial candidate made a sure to go viral comment today when he didn't get President Barack Obama's endorsement. Democrat Frank Caprio told a local radio station, "He can take his endorsement and really shove it" and went on to criticize Mr. Obama for ignoring Rhode Island's recent floods and "treating us like an ATM machine." So was this a real snub of a fellow Democrat or a well-orchestrated plan to help both Mr. Caprio and the president?
  • Audio: Rhode Island Democrat Says Obama Can Take His Endorsement and Shove It

    10/25/2010 8:59:33 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 5 replies
    HAP ^ | 10/25/10 | hap
    Audio of Democrat Frank Caprio on Frank Caprio on WRPO Radio.... "He can take his endorsement and really shove it,” “We had one of the worst floods in the history of the United States a few months back and President Obama didn’t even do a fly over of Rhode Island. He ignored us and now he’s coming into Rhode Island and treating us like an ATM machine"
  • Suspicious Tractor-Trailer Empty [Connecticut]

    10/08/2010 6:25:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | October 8, 2010, updated 23 minuts ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BRANFORD, Conn. — Police and FBI agents Friday night said a tractor-trailer stopped in Branford, Conn., and suspected of carrying explosives was empty, NBC station WVIT of Hartford reported." SNIPPET: "Police were told to be on the lookout for a brown Peterbilt tractor-trailer that may have a bomb in it that was en route from Rhode Island to New York City, the New Haven Register reported. Officers were told if they encountered it to stop it and create a perimeter and stand by. Branford is about 80 miles north of New York City. In another incident, around 6:21 p.m....
  • Defense Department Rejects 4 States' Military Voter Plans, Grants 5 States Waivers

    08/27/2010 11:10:37 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 9 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | August 27, 2010 | steelers6
    The Department of Defense announced Friday that it was denying four states' requests to waive requirements of a law intended to protect the voting rights of military personnel overseas, but five other states were granted exemptions because their alternative accommodations were deemed adequate. The states denied exemptions to the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act were Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii and Wisconsin, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Waivers were granted to Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Washington.