Monday, November 5, 2012
Funds allow replacement benefits to those who lost perishable foods.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Governor Lincoln Chafee announced on Sunday that the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved $535,796 in additional federal funds for Rhode Island. These funds will allow the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) to issue SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as “Food Stamps”) replacement benefits to recipients who lost frozen and perishable foods as a result of Hurricane Sandy. “This is one more example of the helpful response of the federal government to the people of Rhode Island,” said Governor Lincoln Chafee. “SNAP benefits are 100% federal and so this help along with the aid coming from other federal agencies are key ingredients in the recovery that…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Caleb Chafee, son of Gov. Lincoln Chafee, appeared in court today on the charge of violating the state's Social Host Law.
Caleb Chafee, 18, the son of Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, was sentenced today in Washington County District Court on the charge of violating the state's social host law. Chafee pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to perform 30 hours of community service, as well as pay a $500 fine, reports "The Providence Journal." The governor's son must also write an essay and visit Rhode Island Hospital. Chafee, a graduate of the Portsmouth Abbey School, was charged with violating the social host law after a graduation party occurred in Exeter on May 28. State Police began investigating after a "highly intoxicated" 18-year-old woman was found walking along Route 102 after apparently leaving the party. This is the second incident …
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 …