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2014-04-02 23:29:00

Admirals Bank and Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo today honored the first of many graduates from the Admirals Bank Financial Scholars Program, a new initiative to bring critical financial literacy education to all public high school students across Providence, RI. The bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc., the nation’s leading education technology company, to bring an interactive, web-based financial management program to all Providence public high schools. Providence, RI...

2014-03-31 20:20:20

TUCSON, Ariz., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC), a leader in the management and provision of human social services and non-emergency transportation through a variety of government-sponsored programs, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ingeus Limited. Australia-based Ingeus has operations in 10 countries and four continents and is recognized as a pre-eminent distributed workforce development company and...

2014-03-27 16:21:48

Crazy Coyote Chase to benefit Broad Rock Middle School WAKEFIELD, R.I., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Spring has finally arrived in New England, and with it comes the yearly ritual of increased community activity. Accordingly, Broad Rock Middle School has announced the Crazy Coyote Chase, a fundraiser to feature a 5-kilometer run and a 1-mile Fun Run, scheduled for April 5, 2014. With proceeds to benefit the students, families, faculty and staff of the Broad Rock Middle...

2014-03-13 23:01:30

Currently, after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 51 contracting opportunities in Rhode Island. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Rhode Island. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 51 contracting...

2014-03-13 12:30:45

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Rhode Island will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for details on Rhode Island events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an...

2014-03-11 16:27:18

BOSTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that it has been selected to provide interior architectural design services to Dassault Systemes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, at its 90,000 square foot, Class A office space at Northwoods, a new office park development at 1301 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, R.I. In the coming months, MPA's workplace strategists and designers...

2014-03-10 00:21:41

Rhode Island Novelty to showcase its Custom Souvenir line at the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Show, March 24-26, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. FALL RIVER, Mass., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rhode Island Novelty (RINCO), the nation's largest supplier of amusement toys, novelties, and gifts to both businesses and consumers, announced today that the company will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Tradeshow, March 24-26 at the Las...

2014-03-06 16:30:43

Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® awards top spot to AT&T in National wireless network performance study PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released report shows AT&T* wireless customers in Rhode Island are enjoying a network experience ranked highest in a tie for combined/overall voice, data, and text performance by an independent mobile research and testing organization. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120612/DA23287LOGO Seattle-based...

2014-02-28 23:25:24

Cannabis Career Institute, nationally recognized leaders in the Cannabis Business Industry, will arrive in Warwick, Rhode Island, on March 1st, 2014, to help students learn the business side of the Marijuana Industry. Warwick, RI (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 With lawmakers currently focusing on bringing legalization of marijuana to Rhode Island, the reality of opening up a Marijuana Industry Business is something a vast majority of entrepreneurs are starting to think about. While the state...

2014-02-26 16:22:39

Various Specials and Promotions Complement Traditional Maintenance WAKEFIELD, R.I., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A visit to a mechanic can be an unwelcome appointment for a number of reasons. Service delays and inaccurate estimates often leave drivers irritated with the general inconvenience of the situation. At Speedcraft Volkswagen in Wakefield, RI, located in close proximity to Providence and Newport, the staff of service professionals specializes in removing all unease...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'