Archive for: July, 2012

Hearing Planned on Conn. Medicaid Rules Changes

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two legislative committees will discuss whether to push ahead with plans to tighten eligibility rules for Connecticut’s two-year-old Medicaid health insurance program for needy adults. The Appropriations and Human Services Committee have scheduled a public hearing Tuesday to learn more about the state’s application for federal approval to change the eligibility [...]

DCR to Offer Accessible Kayaking in State Parks this Summer


The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program (UAP) is offering accessible kayaking for individuals with disabilities, their families, and friends at several locations during the month of July. Kayaking opportunities will take place at Hopkinton State Park, Douglas State Forest, D.A.R. State Forest, Charles River and Walden Pond. Adaptive equipment, teamwork [...]

Romney: Jobs Report Latest Reason to Oppose Obama

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ROXBURY, Mass. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney says the news that more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week is the latest proof that President Barack Obama should be voted out of office in November. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose by 34,000 last week. Romney cited the [...]

Conn. Education Test Scores-What They Show

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest results from two statewide education performance tests are mixed, with younger Connecticut students showing improvements, but fewer than half of 10th graders meeting a statewide goal for math, science and reading. The State Department of Education released results of the Connecticut Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic Performance Test on [...]

2 More Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed in RI

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NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Officials have confirmed two more cases of whooping cough in North Kingstown, bringing the total to eight amid a national increase in the disease. Health Department officials announced the new cases Thursday as the agency held a vaccination clinic at North Kingstown High School. Another clinic will be held there [...]

Massachusetts Jobs Decrease By 2,600


The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the total unemployment rate remained at 6.0 percent.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary June 2012 estimates show that Massachusetts lost 2,600 jobs over the month following on a revised gain of 5,000 jobs in May. Jobs which are at 3,244,500 reflect gains in [...]

RI Lawmaker Accused of Illegal Law Practice

Rep. Leo Medina

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker is facing a complaint that he practiced law without a license. The Providence Journal reports Wednesday that a Providence man alleges that state Rep. Leo Medina represented himself as an attorney and “conned” him out of tens of thousands of dollars when handling a case involving his [...]

JetBlue to Begin Flights to RI in November

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — JetBlue Airways is coming to Rhode Island. The airline said on Wednesday that it would start flying nonstop to T.F. Green Airport from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting Nov. 29. Providence becomes the 75th destination for the airline. Gov. Lincoln Chafee had lobbied the airline hard to begin service to [...]

What Government Emails Reveal about CT’s $567 Million Transportation Project

Courtesy of Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A week before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced last year that the state would build a costly and contentious bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain, federal transportation officials were asking if he would support or kill the project, according to emails between top state officials. And state transportation officials took [...]

Consumers in RI Warned of Health Care Ruling Scam

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s attorney general is warning consumers about possible identity theft and Medicare fraud by scammers apparently trying to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding the health care overhaul. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says individuals have received phone calls from people claiming to be from the federal government [...]

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