• Reed Visits Local Small Business & Learns About Groundbreaking Work in Renewable Energy

    Reed Visits Local Small Business & Learns About Groundbreaking Work in Renewable Energy

    1/11/2019 — 

    Senator Reed paid a visit to Aquanis, Inc., a small business in East Greenwich that works to reduce the cost of wind energy by improving the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines.  This fall, Aquanis won a $3,515,113 federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), to help accelerate research into smart blade technology that could power our clean energy future and help grow jobs and opportunities in Rhode Island

  • Reed Recognizes Colt Andrews Elementary School Students & Faculty For Earning National Blue Ribbon School Honor

    Reed Recognizes Colt Andrews Elementary School Students & Faculty For Earning National Blue Ribbon School Honor

    1/11/2019 — 

    Senator Reed visited Colt Andrews Elementary School in Bristol to celebrate the school’s federal designation as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School.  The U.S. Department of Education awarded the National Blue Ribbon to Colt Andrews Elementary School for making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap, which makes them among the state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students over the past five years.  Nationwide, just 349 schools earned National Blue Ribbon Schools status for 2018, including three in Rhode Island.

     

  • Reed Visits Veteran-Run Gift Shop & Celebrate Veterans in Small Business

    Reed Visits Veteran-Run Gift Shop & Celebrate Veterans in Small Business

    1/08/2019 — 

    Senator Reed visited Operation Made, a shop selling a variety of gift items, all of which are made by veterans.  Items include home decor, jewelry, flower arrangements, photography, and more with each purchase benefitting artists and entrepreneurs who have served our nation in uniform. 

  • Reed Welcomes New Sun Country Airlines Flights Connecting T.F. Green to Nashville and Minneapolis

    Reed Welcomes New Sun Country Airlines Flights Connecting T.F. Green to Nashville and Minneapolis

    1/08/2019 — 

    Senator Reed joined Governor Gina Raimondo, State Representative Brian Kennedy, and officials from TF Green Airport to help announce new Sun Country Airline services from T.F. Green to Nashville, Tennessee and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  A long-time advocate for expansion and modernization for T.F. Green, Senator Reed voted in October to pass a five year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allocating about $90 billion to federal aviation programs over the next five years.  He has also led efforts at the federal level to work with the FAA on plans to invest approximately $110 million in modernizing T.F. Green and expanding the runway.

  • Reed Welcomes USS Arizona Relic to TF Green & Honor Those Lost in Pearl Harbor & WWII

    Reed Welcomes USS Arizona Relic to TF Green & Honor Those Lost in Pearl Harbor & WWII

    12/17/2018 — 

    Senator Reed welcomed a piece of U.S. and international history to T.F. Green Airport: a metal portion of the U.S.S. Arizona, which was sunk 77 years ago in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, inspiring the United States to join World War II.  The relic will be accepted by the Rhode Island-based World War II Foundation and will be displayed at the entrance of the Foundation’s Global Education Center on Main Street in Wakefield. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and World War II Foundation head Tim Gray served as the MC of the event, which will also be attended by WWII Veterans, URI students, State Police, Fedex representatives, airport representatives, and National Guard members.

  • Reed to Announce Project to Address Marine Debris on Aquidneck Island

    Reed to Announce Project to Address Marine Debris on Aquidneck Island

    12/07/2018 — 

    Senator Reed helped announce the start of a new, two-year project led by environmental non-profit Clean Ocean Access and funded through a grant from pollution-reduction organization 11th Hour Racing entitled “Healthy Soils Healthy Seas RI,” which will address the growing problem of marine debris by advocating for increased composting on Aquidneck Island.  Clean Ocean Access hopes the project will promote a behavioral change in Rhode Islanders by encouraging them to think more about environmentally-friendly trash removal.  The project will collaborate with local organizations Rhodeside Revival, the Compost Plant, and Aquidneck Community Table.  

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