Friday, September 14, 2012
The video, produced by a Chafee staffer on his own time, included the url to the governor’s state website.
A video made to announce Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month has been removed from YouTube following a complaint by a blogger for Rhode Island Patch sites. The video – which featured audio from speeches by Pres. Obama and Gov. Chafee – had ended with a list of references, including “www.gov.ri.gov.” Blogger Rene Lafayette wrote, "This is a clear violation of partisan, political use of publicly funded resources," in a blog posted on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Christine Hunsinger, Chafee's spokeswoman, said Thursday the video was made by James Alvarez, who works in the governor's communications office. He "volunteered to do it on his own time and used his own computer," Hunsinger…
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Chafee administration will likely make an announcement Monday regarding East Providence’s troubled finances, just days after Bradley Hospital issued the city an ultimatum for $4.6 million in unpaid bills.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Gov. Lincoln Chafee urged residents to continue preparing for the worst as the strong tropical storm nears.
While Hurricane Irene has weakened as it approaches the New England coast, it is still a strong, potentially dangerous storm that commands respect. Gov. Lincoln Chafee thanked residents for their preparation so far and urged them to continue to prepare for the worst as the storm draws near. "In the event the storm gathers strength, it's best to be prepared and not take any risks," Chafee said during a press briefing at the Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Saturday evening. "I am very, very impressed with the preparation of our citizens in advance of Hurricane Irene. We have some good news that it is weakening, but it still is a major, major, significant event." Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting that …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The project has been in the works for more than 20 years.
It's been a long time in the planning, but East Providence is moving forward with a major project to spur economic development in the city. Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee joined federal, state and city officials at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning for the project. More than a mile of new roadway will be built from Warren Avenue to Dexter Road as part of the project. It will also allow for the development and redevelopment of about 285 acres of land in East Providence, according to a news release. The project has been more than 20 years in the planning. “The Waterfront Drive project is an example of a successful collaboration between Federal, State, and municipal government,” Chafee said in the release. “The Federal Highway …