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Attorney General Kilmartin Statement on the Armenian Genocide Anniversary

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Statement by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: "In 1915, just prior to the start of World War I, nearly two million Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire in what is now Turkey. On April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities began a systematic...



AG Kilmartin Announces Settlement in Principle between State of Rhode Island and U.S. Depart of Justice over R.I. Department of Corrections Testing Process

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the State of Rhode Island has reached a settlement in principle with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of unintentional discrimination by the R.I. Department of Corrections (DOC) in the testing process for correctional officer...



Providence Man Sentenced for December 2015 DUI Crash that Killed 22-Year-Old Alexandra Patten Parenteau

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Johnny Sak (age 25), of Providence pleaded guilty to the December 8, 2015 motor vehicle crash that killed 22-year old Alexandra Patten Parenteau. Sak pleaded guilty to DUI death resulting and driving to endanger resulting in death. In...



AG Kilmartin and Fellow Attorneys General Pen Letter Opposing the U.S. Department of Education's Rollback of Student Loan Servicing Reforms

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a multistate letter calling out the U.S. Department of Education for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers and their families across the country by revoking critical reforms designed to help students avoid...



DLT Featured Jobs for Monday, April 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:45:00 GMT

Position: Assembler Job Number: 751455 Employer: Andon Electronics Location: Lincoln, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Gillette Stadium Job Fair Job Number: 752022 Employer: Gillette Stadium Location: Foxboro, MA $5.00 to



Treasurer Magaziner Votes Against Wells Fargo Board, Following Massive Fraud

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has joined shareholders from across the country by voting against all sitting independent directors at Wells Fargo, following the massive fraud perpetrated against their customers. The Rhode Island pension fund currently owns 139,256 shares of Wells...



RIDOT Announces Return of Free Train Service to Air Show

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:45:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of free train service to the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show, May 20 and 21. The Department has doubled service to this popular event with six roundtrips from Providence and T.F. Green stations, and



Providence-Newport Ferry Returns for 2017 Season

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of convenient ferry service between Providence and Newport. Last year thousands of people took advantage of the service enjoying picturesque Narragansett Bay. For the 2017...



Owner of Defunct Triple Threat Performing Arts Center Pleads to Failure to Pay Wages, Ordered to Pay $4,798 in Wages to Former Employees

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Marlaina F. Rapoza (age 41), of Warwick, RI, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before District Court Judge Stephen Isherwood to two counts of failure to pay wages. Under the terms of the plea, Rapoza was sentenced to one year...



Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Fellow Attorneys General Urge President Trump and Republican Leaders to Support Funding for Drug Treatment

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:30:00 GMT

In a letter to President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, signed by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, attorneys general from across the country urge continued funding for substance abuse treatment programs in any plan to replace the...



RISP Offers Prom Safety Tips for Parents to Help Keep Teens Safe

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, reminds everyone that prom season is about to get underway. The State Police is offering prom safety tips for parents to help keep teens safe during and after the celebration. "Proms are...



McKee to Host Small Business Town Hall at Latino Business Expo

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will host a town hall discussion with small businesses at the 6th Annual Latino Business Expo at Providence Career & Technical Academy. The event is free and open to the public. It will be an opportunity for...



Scituate Barracks

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:15:00 GMT

On April 21, 2017 at 1:49 AM, Troopers arrested Frank R. Lewis, age 29, of 13 Main Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island, for Driving Under the Influence of Liquor or Drugs, 1st Offense – BAC .15 or Greater. PHASE I .163, PHASE II .169. The arrest was the result of an E-911 call to the Barracks regarding...



DLT Featured Jobs for Friday, April 21, 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Position: Police Officers Job Number: 752170 Employer: Town of Coventry Location: Coventry, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position:Data Entry/File Clerk Job Number: 752227 Employer: Advent Global Solutions, Inc....



Michael Stokes Sentenced to 50 Years for the El Tiburon Nightclub Shooting

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:45:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Michael Stokes (age 28), of Providence, was sentenced to a total of 50 years to serve, 35 of which is not eligible for parole, for the October 17, 2015 shooting inside the El Tiburon nightclub in Providence. Stokes was found guilty by a jury of...



Raimondo's Statement on RI's Economic Data

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Rhode Island's unemployment continues to trend downward, our labor force is growing, businesses are giving Rhode Island a fresh look and thousands more people



Treasurer Magaziner Releases Comprehensive Review of Public Debt in Rhode Island

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Continuing his commitment to strengthen Rhode Island's public finances, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released the most exhaustive Debt Affordability Study in the state's history, setting new debt affordability targets for the first time since 1999. "It is imperative that



Scituate Barracks

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT

On April 19, 2017 at 11:42 PM, Troopers arrested Jeremy Polanco, age 23, of 95 Hudson Street, Providence, Rhode Island, on an Affidavit Arrest Warrant out of the Coventry Police Department on the original charge of Dangerous Drugs. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Broadway...



Attorney General Kilmartin Continues to Lead Fight Against Muslim Travel Ban on Appeal

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:15:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and fellow state attorneys general urge Fourth Circuit to uphold district court ruling that struck down the second, scaled-back version of President Trump's Muslim ban Following their amicus brief opposing the Trump administration's request for a stay that...



State Arts Council: Arts Account for Over $1 Billion in Compensation to Rhode Island Workers

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:45:00 GMT

More than $1 billion in compensation was paid to Rhode Islanders involved in the arts and cultural production sector in 2014, according to a new study released today through a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic...