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Cicilline remains undecided on Iraq deal

September 4, 2015

WOONSOCKET — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline said Wednesday that he remains undecided on the Iran nuclear deal, even as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure that the deal survives in Congress.

Cicilline, during an interview with The Call and The Times staff at The Call, said that from his perspective, there are problems with the agreement, just as there are in rejecting the agreement.

“This, I think, will be one of the most consequential and difficult votes I ever make in 20 years,” Cicilline said, adding that he is “studying to make all the right decisions.”

CF police bring emergency app to schools

September 4, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — City schools will be the first in Rhode Island to implement COPsync911, an alert system that informs patrol officers of a potentially threatening situation.

The COPsync911 system is activated by school staff when an urgent, emergency, or violent situation arises and allows the staffers to send an immediate silent alert to all other school personnel, local law enforcement dispatch, and all patrol cars and on-duty officers, even if they are away from their patrol car.

Human development gets artistic

September 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The exterior of the Resources for Human Development building on Commerce Street was a rather drab site, a dreary facade of brick devoid of much character.

However, that changed starting Thursday, as students from the Rhode
Island School of Design joined artists and staff from RHD-RI to paint murals that will hang from the building's exterior, providing the area with a much-needed dose of vibrant color.

Recovering addicts, supporters celebrate success at rally

September 4, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Lincoln native Brianna Brigidi had everything in her life aligned just right coming out of high school.

Pawtucket officials just say no to bullying

September 3, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Pawtucket on Monday declared itself a “bully-free” city, formally announcing a partnership with a California-based nonprofit organization to curb bullying and harassment in the Pawtucket School Department’s 17 schools.


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