Senator Reed met with former Providence Mayor and Paolino Properties Managing Director Joseph Paolino and state leaders at the opening of Case Mead Apartments, new Paolino Properties residential lofts in Providence.
In partnership with the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and the Providence Public Library, Senator Reed celebrated Women's History Month with a panel program that highlights local women fighting against discrimination. This year’s theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Panel speakers included Toby Ayers, Executive Director of Rhode Island for Community & Justice; Lucy Rios, Director of Prevention and Communication for the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Cheryl Burrell, Associate Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Opportunity at the RI Department of Administration; and Dr. Paola Prado, Associate Professor of Communication at Roger Williams University.
Reed Tours Displays of Scientific Ingenuity and Talent at the Rhode Island Science & Engineering Fair
Senator Reed met with middle and high school students and explored local science and engineering projects at the 2018 Rhode Island Science & Engineering Fair. The fair displayed approximately 200 science projects from across the state.
Senator Reed helped to recognize the achievements of local Eagle Scout James Bennett of Troop 11, Coventry. Bennett’s Eagle Scout Project was to host a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, and he welcomed veterans who wanted to attend “in appreciation of their service to our country and the sacrifices made by them to keep our country safe.” The event was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9404 in Coventry.
Senator Reed joined a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at the 62nd Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade began at 11 a.m., starting at Newport City Hall. The Honorable Colleen M. Hastings, Associate Judge for the Rhode Island District Court, Second Division served as Grand Marshal.
Senator Reed toured Blount Boats in Warren and attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for a new compressor unit. Blount Boats designs and builds steel and aluminum vessels, including passenger vehicle ferries, fast commuter boats, dinner excursion boats, passenger ferries, small cruise ships, bunkering tankers, tugs, commercial trawlers and wind farm service vessels.
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