pawtucket en More Federal Funding Coming To RI To Clean Up Contaminated Sites <p>Rhode Island has received more than $2.7 million to clean up contaminated properties in Pawtucket, Providence, and Westerly.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed says these federal grants awarded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program will help local governments protect public health and redevelop former industrial sites for better use. Reed says it’ll also benefit the economy by creating jobs and increasing the value of surrounding properties.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:01:43 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 34410 at More Federal Funding Coming To RI To Clean Up Contaminated Sites Rhode Islanders Salute Their Service Men And Women <p>Today is Memorial Day, a day to honor the men and women who devoted their lives to serving their country in the armed services.&nbsp; Many ceremonies and parades are planned across the state.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Most of Rhode Island’s top lawmakers will be at the state Veterans cemetery in Exeter this morning. Governor Lincoln Chafee, along with the state’s entire congressional delegation plan to be in attendance. The President of the U.S. Naval War College will speak at the ceremony.&nbsp; Music will be provided by National Guard's 88th Army Band.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 13:10:56 +0000 John Bender 34161 at Rhode Islanders Salute Their Service Men And Women Pawtucket Places Teacher on Leave after Porn Arrest <p>Pawtucket school officials are assuring parents their children are safe after a high school teacher was arrested on child pornography charges.</p><p>State Police say they arrested George Grimes of Warwick for allegedly putting pornographic photos in a shared online storage account. Grimes is an English Teacher at Shea High School.</p><p>Pawtucket school officials say Grimes has been placed on administrative leave until the charges are resolved, and they can determine whether internal disciplinary action is necessary.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:38:16 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 34045 at Pawtucket Teacher Arrested for Child Pornography <p>State police have arrested an English teacher from Shea High School for allegedly possessing child pornography.</p><p>George Grimes is accused of uploading pornographic images of children to a shared, online storage account.</p><p>According to a statement from state police, the arrest follows an investigation and search of Grimes' Warwick residence.</p><p>The investigation was prompted by a complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:18:35 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33989 at The Gamm's "Blackbird" Takes A Tough Look At Molestation <p></p><p>Yes, “Blackbird,” by Scottish author David Harrower, is a toughie. There’s no way around but to say that it focuses intimately, deeply on child molestation. It considers who was involved. It asks if whether both of its main characters – a middle aged man and a 12-year-old girl -- did not each suffer greatly. And, most tellingly, it offers no solutions.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 08:17:00 +0000 Bill Gale 33160 at The Gamm's "Blackbird" Takes A Tough Look At Molestation RIPTA’s Most Popular Lines Will Move Faster <p>RIPTA riders are being encouraged to attend public meetings this week about changes on the two most popular bus lines.</p><p></p><p>RIPTA is turning the number 11 bus line that travels Broad Street in Providence, and the number 99 line that links Providence to Pawtucket on North Main Street into Rapid Bus Lines. Some 11,000 people ride those two lines daily.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:35:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 32754 at RIPTA’s Most Popular Lines Will Move Faster Pawtucket Mayor Unveils Budget With No Tax Increase <p>Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien has proposed a budget that excludes any tax hike for residents or businesses. The proposed 112-million dollar budget includes buying a rescue vehicle to cut overtime costs, giving schools 600-thousand extra dollars, and setting aside money in the rainy day fund. Grebien said the arrival of new businesses, cuts in city staff, and grant revenue helped craft the budget.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:51:32 +0000 Catherine Welch 32624 at Sound Artist Ed Osborn: Thinking About Sound and Space <p>Artist Ed Osborn works in audio and video to create installations, sculptures and performance pieces. Osborn is an assistant professor in the Visual Art Department at Brown University.</p><p></p><p><a href="">On his website</a>, his work is described as “testing the patience of audiences.”&nbsp; His next performance is a preview of a new sound installation that takes place on Saturday April 26th at Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket at 4:30 pm.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:26:57 +0000 Chuck Hinman 31643 at Sound Artist Ed Osborn: Thinking About Sound and Space The Gamm’s Macbeth Is A Big Bang Production <p></p><p>Well, that’s right. Filled with shouting, drumming and blood, blood, blood, this Macbeth is a fearsome production. Director Fred Sullivan Jr. has missed no chance to put a point right under your nose, and into your ears.&nbsp; Drums pound, soldiers shout and women weep.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Bill Gale 31503 at The Gamm’s Macbeth Is A Big Bang Production Founders Of Mixed Magic Theatre Recognized For Their Work <p>Richardo Pitts-Wiley and his wife Bernadette are being recognized with an award of special distinction by the Pawtucket Foundation for their work at Mixed Magic Theatre. The couple founded the theater as a way to create a diverse acting community.</p><p>He joined Rhode Island Public Radio’s Chuck Hinman in the studio to talk about theater, diversity and the arts.</p><p></p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. <a href=""></a></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Chuck Hinman 30653 at Founders Of Mixed Magic Theatre Recognized For Their Work