Associated Press Rhode Island Daybook for Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15:
10:30 a.m. REED-WHITEHOUSE SCHEDULE — The schedule for U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse follows.
10:30 a.m. PROVIDENCE — U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin, Women & Infants Hospital officials including President and CEO Constance A. Howes, Pediatrician-in-chief James F. Padbury and pediatrician Betty R. Vohr, Care New England President and CEO Dennis D. Keefe, Reed and Whitehouse discuss health insurance changes and a $3.2 million "Health Care Innovation" grant from the federal health care overhaul to expand the hospital's "Transition Home Plus" program. Auditorium 4, Education Center, South Pavilion, Women & Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley St., Providence.
Noon. CENTRAL FALLS — Central Falls City Councilman James Diossa and Reed discuss community issues and efforts to increase business while meeting with community officials during a walking tour that will visit Central Falls High School, the city's Public Safety Complex, Progresso Latino, restaurants, shops and other locations. Tour begins at Stanley's hamburger restaurant, 535 Dexter St., Central Falls.
Noon. EAST PROVIDENCE — Whitehouse discusses federal retirement benefit programs including Medicare, prescription drug coverage and Social Security while speaking to senior citizens at Orchard View Manor nursing and rehabilitation center, 135 Tripps Lane, East Providence.
Contacts: Chip Unruh, 202-224-4642.
Seth Larson, 202-228-6291 or 202-329-9202 (cell).
Rich Luchette, 401-729-5600 or 401-595-2419 (cell).
Jonathon Dworkin, 401-732-9400.
10:30 a.m. NARRAGANSETT FISHING AREA-NEW TRAIL — Representatives of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, the state Department of Environmental Management and the state Department of Transportation participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Narragansett to open a 1,430-foot loop trail designed to increase access to the Black Point fishing access area's shoreline, funded by private donations and a $37,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation and the "Recreational Trails Program" of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.
Location: Black Point fishing access area, near Ocean Road and Clarke Road, Narragansett.
Contacts: Gail Mastrati, 401-222-4700 ext. 2402.
THURSDAY, Aug. 16:
8 - 8:45 a.m. GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE — Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee speaks during a breakfast marking the start of the American Cancer Society's annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" fundraising campaign, joined by Providence NBC television station WJAR channel 10 health reporter Barbara Morse Silva and Providence radio station WCTK "Cat Country" 98.1 FM broadcaster Jessica Tyler.
Location: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston.
Contacts: Graham Vyse, 401-222-8147 or 401-727-7474.
Christian Vareika, 401-222-8134 or 401-345-8287 (cell).
Christine Hunsinger, 401-222-8060 or 401-345-3282 (cell).
Samuel J. Lovett, 401-222-8147 or 401-327-4909 (cell).
Megan Lemoi, 401-473-4693 or 401-243-2628.
Tom Flanagan, 508-783-0370.
10:30 a.m. WHITEHOUSE SCHEDULE — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse visits commercial textile manufacturer Hope Global in Cumberland, as part of a monthlong "Statewide Jobs Tour" where Whitehouse is meeting with employees and small business owners to discuss the economy and efforts to increase business.
Location: Commercial textile manufacturer Hope Global, 50 Martin St., Cumberland.
Contacts: Seth Larson, 202-228-6291 or 202-329-9202 (cell).