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Lifespan expands thoracic care, hires world-class surgeon Abbas El-Sayed Abbas,

Abbas brings expertise in robot-assisted and minimally invasive surgery for complex oncology and thoracic procedures PROVIDENCE – Lifespan has appointed esteemed surgeon Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS, as chief of thoracic oncology for the Lifespan Cancer Institute.   “Dr. Abbas is a distinguished and highly skilled surgeon whose expertise and talents will further elevate […]Read More

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Vaccine Incentive Program Will Provide $10k Awards to RI Non-Profits PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Commerce Department, Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Foundation today announced the joint establishment of the COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Fund. The purpose of the fund and related challenge are to simultaneously incentivize COVID-19 […]Read More

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Governor McKee Signs FY 2022 Budget

Budget includes historic investments in housing, increased supports for families and child care, and tools to continue Rhode Island’s economic recovery PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, signed the FY22 budget today at the State House. The budget makes important investments in housing, […]Read More

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Tyson Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Tyson Foods is recalling 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.   The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. The products subject to recall have establishment number “EST. P-7089” on […]Read More

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Senate passes Cano bill which protects minority-owned businesses seeking state

STATE HOUSE – The Senate tonight passed legislation (2021-S 0549A) sponsored by Sen. Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) which prohibits the waiving of rules and regulations relating to minority-owned businesses involved with state contracts during periods such as a declared state of emergency. “It is indisputable that the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying effects of […]Read More

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General Assembly passes Rep. Biah and Sen. Quezada’s legislation that

STATE HOUSE – The General Assembly tonight passed Rep. Nathan W. Biah and Sen. Ana B. Quezada’s legislation (2021-H 5829A / 2021-S 0991) which would streamline the English as a second language (ESL) and/or English language learner (ELL) teaching certification process. The purpose of the legislation is to increase the number and percentage of teachers in the […]Read More