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    News From The East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

    Results Found: 10
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    The musical brilliance of Rhode Island’s own Roomful of Blues and Billy Gilman, as well as high-altitude trapeze stunts, fireworks and colorful hot air balloons, will highlight the 40th anniversary of the South County Balloon Festival, set for July 20-22 at the URI Athletic Fields on Route 138 in Kingston. Westerly’s legendary Roomful of Blues will play its danceable blend of blues, swing and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – The Board of Trustees of Rocky Hill School has selected Diane Rich of East Greenwich as Head of School effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Rich, who will be the first woman Head of School since Dorothy Marshall founded Rocky Hill School in 1934, succeeds Dr. James Tracy who will become President of the groundbreaking Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning founded by the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    An Update from the State House: DLT Releases Final Paid Leave Regulations The Department of Labor and Training has released the final Paid Sick and Safety Leave (PSSL) regulations. The trigger point for employers to be included under the law is still based on the number of employees the business had within the 2 highest reporting quarter in the previous year. So if you maintained an average ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, May 07, 2018
    An Update from the State House Thursday is a key day and will set the tone for the remainder of the legislative session. At 9:00 a.m. in Room 35 at the State House, the House, the Senate and the Governor will meet for the final Revenue Estimating Conference. The three sides will come to an agreement as to how much the state will collect in revenue for FY2019. This number affects decisions over ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    An Update from the State House After completing their break, the legislature is back in action, although the pace is a little bit slower at this point – mirroring the old cliché “the calm before the storm.” The House and Senate Finance committees have begun to discuss the budget in the hopes of completing a spending plan by mid-June (the end of June may more likely); and the remainder of ...read more
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2018 was 4.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised February rate of 4.6 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is up one-tenth of a percentage point from the March 2017 rate of 4.4 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in March ...read more
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    An Update from the State House What’s Going On This Week Senate Labor Committee Passes Comparable Pay & House Labor Schedules Hearing The Senate Labor Committee recommended passage S.2475 SubA unanimously last week (with a few amendments to the original bill). The House Labor Committee has scheduled the House version - H.7427 – for a hearing Thursday, April 12 th at approximately 4:30 pm ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Political
    Monday, April 02, 2018
    An Update from the State House What’s Going On This Week Senate Labor Committee Schedules Equal Pay Bill and Reporting Bill for VOTE After taking testimony on S.2475 last week, the Senate Labor Committee has scheduled an April 4 th VOTE on S.2475 (Senators Goldin, Goodwin, Ruggerio, Lynch Prata, and McCaffrey) which requires employers to pay employees at the same wage rate if they work in ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    An Update from the State House Last Week – Weather Alerts and Testimonies Last Wednesday arrived with yet another cancellation due to the prediction of a snow storm. All hearings were again postponed. The Senate Labor Committee rescheduled its hearings for Wednesday, March 28 th as did the Senate Committee on Environment and Energy. What’s Going On This Week Tuesday, March 27  The Senate ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
     
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community