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Reminder: Rhode Island’s Preparations for 48-Hour Cold Snap

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration is reminding Rhode Islanders of the resources and health guidance available to help keep residents safe during the extreme cold temperatures forecasted for Friday and Saturday. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Housing, Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Office of Energy Resources (OER) have been leading […]Read More

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Public Advised to Discontinue Use of Artificial Tears Product Linked

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting consumers and healthcare providers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people nationwide to discontinue the use of preservative-free EzriCare Artificial Tears. The product has been linked to cases nationwide of a strain of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The over-the-counter product, sold at Walmart, […]Read More

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Mayor Smiley Urges Caution in Dangerous, Cold Temperatures Thursday through

PROVIDENCE, RI– Providence Mayor Brett Smiley and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as dangerously cold temperatures are forecasted for Thursday evening through Saturday evening. A Wind Chill Watch is expected to go into effect Thursday night. Temperatures will begin to drop Friday morning and the wind chill […]Read More

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RI DHS Updates Customers on Efficiency-Focused Pilot Program that will

Pilot modeled after other states is aimed to increase efficiency and improve overall customer service, while eliminating backlogs Cranston, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) announced today that beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, the agency will implement a pilot program at the DHS call center called Processing Wednesdays. The program is […]Read More

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The American Red Cross is helping five after Thursday’s Pawtucket

PROVIDENCE, RI (February 2, 2023) – The American Red Cross is helping one family – one adult – four children after a fire today on Beverage Hill Avenue, Pawtucket. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs. Responders included: Kathy Wong, John Begina, Thomas Perrin and Ernie Labbe.   The Red Cross also provided a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on […]Read More

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Magaziner Joins Five Major Economic Caucuses to Double Down on

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Seth Magaziner (RI-02) announced that he has joined five major caucuses focused on building the middle class, including the Labor Caucus, the Manufacturing Caucus, the Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus, the Apprenticeship Caucus, and the Career and Technical Education Caucus. Throughout his career in public service, Rep. Magaziner has been a fierce advocate […]Read More