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    News From The East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

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    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
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    An Update from the State House Last Week – More Snow and Testimonies What we hope will not become a reoccurring theme in UTD is a cancellation due to snow storms; but the possibility remains in the upcoming week. Last Tuesday all hearings were again postponed thanks to Mother Nature. However, the Wednesday Senate Labor Committee minimum wage hearing changed the quiet halls into an active ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    January Unemployment Rate Held Steady; Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 200 from December The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2018 was 4.5 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from the January 2017 rate of 4.6 percent. The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    An Update from the State House Last Week – Rallies, Snow and Testimonies Last week at the statehouse over one thousand people showed up on a Tuesday afternoon to support the right to own guns. Proponents of new gun restriction laws also were in the building; but what this author finds refreshing is that everyone was respectful. Individuals exercised their right to petition the government with ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, March 05, 2018
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    Categories: Community, Economic, Education
    Monday, March 05, 2018
    An Update from the State House: Hearing Season Begins With phase two of the legislative session, comes numerous hearings on the bills that have been proposed thus far. To date, 918 House bills and 621 Senate bills have been filed. The following key bills are scheduled to be heard this week: It’s Minimum Wage day in the Senate Labor Committee, Wednesday, March 7 th in Room 212 At the Rise. ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    An Update from the State House What’s in the Governor’s FY2019 Budget – The Last Articles  Article 15 – Relating to Children and Families This Article is set to be heard by the House Finance Committee, Wednesday, March 7 th at the Rise (approximately 4:30 p.m. in Room 35) Article 15 addresses what happens when a child in the DCYF system turns 18 years of age. Under current law, the ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chamber
    Friday, February 23, 2018
    An Update from the State House   Legislature on Break   House and Senate members as well as lobbyists could be seen scrambling with stacks of paper to meet the bill filing deadlines last week.  This is the end of phase one of the legislative session – bill preparation.  Phase two will begin when the legislature comes back from Winter break on February 26th .  Phase two is marked by ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Friday, February 23, 2018
    PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor McKee today announced $30,000 in grants secured by his office and the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to update the state’s five-year plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation each pledged $15,000 to support the initiative. The State Plan is a comprehensive blueprint for how ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Press Release
    Monday, February 12, 2018
    An Update from the State House House Finance Committee Hearing – Fees The House Finance Committee will be meeting Tuesday, February 13 th at the Rise (around 4:30pm) to hearing testimony concerning the increase in fees for selling securities in Rhode Island and increased license fees for insurance adjusters. The hearing will take place in Room 35 at the State House. The Senate Finance ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, January 29, 2018
    An Update from the State House What’s in the Governor’s FY2019 Budget Article 2 – Relating to State Funds Under current law, the Board of Education has established a restricted receipt account for the Westerly Jobs Skill Center. This facility seeks to provide job training skills to adults in order to assist them in finding employment. Article 2 expands the program by allowing ...read more
    Friday, January 26, 2018
    EAST GREENWICH PERFORMANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY MOVES ON UP(STAIRS) TO BIGGER SPACEThe grand opening and ribbon cutting is just in time to celebrate their five-year anniversaryEast Greenwich, RI – Performance Physical Therapy celebrated the grand opening of their new East Greenwich office with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, January 25 at 1 p.m. After years of steady growth in their patient population, ...read more
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Gianna Cirella Memorial Fund Please join us for the first Gianna Cirella Memorial Gala and Silent Auction. Gianna passed away suddenly at the age of 16 after a brief bout with pneumonia and sepsis. Gianna was a junior at Toll Gate High School in Warwick. She was a goalie on the soccer team and a bright student who had already set her eyes on attending college. Gianna wanted to make a ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
     
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community