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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Trump Schemes To Make Money Off The G7

Trump at his most brazen, touting his own business as next G7 venue
By David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief

Image result for doral bedbugsThe latest proof that Donald Trump is not, and never has been, a multi-billionaire emerged Monday in France of all places.

The proof came from Donald’s own mouth, as many proofs do no matter how much our major news organizations fail to grasp the significance of his words.

Speaking in Biarritz, after the G7 meeting where six other world leaders treated him as a bizarre curiosity rather than an equal, 

Trump confirmed that he intends to host the next G7 meeting at one of his Florida golf resorts. He asserted that federal officials had looked at various possible locations and decided that a Trump property near the Miami Airport was the best.

Providing the Doral gratis, Trump could declare how charitable and public-spirited he is.

In doing so he reiterated his claim that being the leader of the free world is a money-losing job. But, Trump quickly added, he is oh so happy to forgo a fortune because he loves America more than money.

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Sept. 19 // 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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Everything at this ultra-green party will be eaten, imbibed, recycled, reused, or composted.
All proceeds will be upcycled to support our nonprofit newsroom.

VIP ticket holders get one of these nifty (reuseable) custom pint glasses free with admission. The glasses will also be on sale at our Bash. Cheers!

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Appetizers and light dinner buffet
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UPDATED: EEE is here; health officials issue stern warnings

First human case in RI confirmed.
DEM Confirms EEE In A Horse And A Third Mosquito Trap, Both In Westerly


On Friday, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced the state's first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a person over the age of 50 from West Warwick. 

This is the first human case of EEE in Rhode Island since 2010. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which performs the EEE testing, notified RIDOH of the positive result.

…Over the past few weeks, mosquitoes carrying the disease have been found in Westerly and Central Falls. This is a higher-than-average risk summer for mosquito-borne diseases in southeastern New England. Massachusetts has announced four human cases of EEE and seven cases in horses. Connecticut also has found EEE and West Nile Virus in mosquitoes and two cases in horses.

To respond to the elevated risk, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is adding traps to capture and test more mosquitoes statewide. 

Typically, DEM sets between 25 and 30 traps in Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Exeter, Warwick, Cranston, Johnston, Providence, Central Falls, Pawtucket, East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Portsmouth, and Newport. DEM will add traps in West Warwick and the northern Rhode Island communities of Burrillville, North Smithfield, Woonsocket, and Cumberland. 

Patch reports that Connecticut officials in Stonington, North Stonington and Voluntown are urging residents to stay indoors especially "from one hour before to one hour after dawn and dusk."

The federal Centers for Disease Control provides a pretty grim picture for what happens if you contract EEE.

First, NO specific antiviral treatment for EEEV infections is available. Patients with suspected EEE should be hospitalized, appropriate serologic and other diagnostic tests ordered, and supportive treatment provided.

Second, approximately a third of those who develop EEE die. Many of those who survive will have mild to severe permanent neurologic damage. Many patients with severe sequelae die within a few years.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Westerly and South Kingstown are in, Charlestown is not

By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff

A solid-waste separation tank at the sewage treatment plant in Warren, R.I., was raised to 16 feet to withstand a 100-year storm and sea-level rise. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)
A solid-waste separation tank at the sewage treatment plant in Warren, R.I., was raised to 16 feet to withstand a 100-year storm and sea-level rise. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

An innovative program has five Rhode Island communities talking about and taking action on climate change. 

Barrington, Portsmouth, South Kingstown, Warren, and Westerly are all at various stages of  planning adaptation projects, such as protecting sewage treatment facilities and preserving salt marshes and woodlands.

The Municipal Resilience Program, run by The Nature Conservancy and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, is offering $2 million to seed a range of nature-based and manufactured adaptation plans. 

The concept is modeled on programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut that look for achievable efforts cities and towns can collectively approve and complete, such as dam removal, road elevation, micro electric grids, stormwater management, backup power, tree planting, and coastal erosion control.

The intent of the Rhode Island program is to identify worthy projects and see that they get done.

Rinse and repeat

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South County "Empty Bowls" art event tickets on sale starting September 4

Volunteers at the Food Bank

Food Bank After Hours:
Where Social Hour Meets Social Responsibility

Join us for a fun evening of volunteering and networking at the Food Bank. Learn more about how the Food Bank provides healthy food to 53,000 of our neighbors in need each month. 
You’ll be making a positive impact on our community by sorting and packing donated food items for distribution, followed by a social hour with refreshments from Dave’s Marketplace, Gasbarro’s Wines and Narragansett Beer.
Thursday, September 19 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
At the Rhode Island Community Food Bank
$15 per person reserves your spot.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Man throwing a bowl at Empty Bowls

South County Artists Hold “Bowlathon” for Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Again this year, the South County Art Association supported the Food Bank by creating beautiful handmade bowls for guests to select and take home at the Food Bank’s annual fall event. Each piece represents an empty bowl in the community that we’re trying to fill.  Check out the story from the South County Independent.
And mark your calendar  - the Food Bank’s Empty Bowls fundraiser is Thursday, October 17. Tickets go on sale September 4!

Berry Popsicles

Make Your Own Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Popsicles and ice cream can make a great treat on a hot summer day. However, many store bought brands are filled with sugar and other processed ingredients. With calcium and loads of antioxidants, this Berry Yogurt Popsicle recipe makes a yummy and guilt-free treat.

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