Associated Press Rhode Island Daybook for Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10.
TUESDAY, Oct. 9:
8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee follows.
8 - 9:30 a.m. PROVIDENCE — Chafee attends private government meetings, closed to news coverage. State House, 82 Smith St., Providence.
10 - 10:45 a.m. EAST PROVIDENCE — Chafee, the president of Salve Regina University, Sister Jane Gerety, toy-maker Hasbro Inc.'s chief human resources officer, Dolph Johnson, and Rhode Island Student Loan Authority Executive Director Charles Kelley introduce an online internship portal titled the "bRIdge Job Board," a website established in partnership with the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Rhode Island, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. Hasbro Inc., 200 Narragansett Park Drive, East Providence. Contacts: Chris Reilly, 401-368-3686, or Charles Kelley, 401-743-1375.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. WARWICK — Chafee attends an "Environmental Bond Rally." Near the carousel, Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick. Contacts: Rose Amoros, 401-300-9538.
3 - 4 p.m. PROVIDENCE — Chafee attends private government meetings, closed to news coverage. State House, 82 Smith St., Providence.
5 - 5:45 p.m. PROVIDENCE — Chafee attends an event titled "The Arts, An Economic Engine for Rhode Island," honoring The National Ballet of Canada principal dancer and Providence native Greta Hodgkinson. State House, State Room, 82 Smith St., Providence. Contacts: Deb Varga, 401-280-3234.
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).
James Alvarez, 401-222-2173 or 860-367-7340 (cell).
Michael Rooney, 401-222-2174.
8:30 - 10 a.m. PRIMARY CARE DISCUSSION — Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island geriatrician Kimberly A. Dodd, state Health Director Michael Fine, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts and Brown University's dean of medicine and biological sciences, Edward J. Wing, participate in The Rhode Island Foundation's panel discussion about the topic "Primary Care: The Future of Rhode Island Health Care," moderated by Lifespan health system's retiring senior vice president of community health and perioperative services, Kathleen C. Hittner, who is the foundation's director.
Location: The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Francis Street (U.S. Route 1) and Memorial Boulevard, Providence.
Contacts: Deborah Baum, 401-427-4055 or 401-258-3535 (cell).
Maria Tocco, 401-222-2371, 401-222-3844 or 401-339-0034 (cell).
10 a.m. PROVIDENCE MAYOR — Providence Mayor Angel Taveras participates in a groundbreaking ceremony for a planned $4.6 million project to expand the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program public middle school onto the former site of the Engle Tire building.
Location: Empty lot next to 75 Carpenter St., Providence.
Contacts: Andrea B. Joseph, 401-272-0881 or 401-300-7703 (cell).
Michael Raia, 401-421-2489 ext. 752.
10:30 a.m. REED SCHEDULE — While speaking to senior citizens in Woonsocket, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed discusses the federal health care overhaul, including provisions designed to reduce out-of-pocket costs for prescription medications, and students from The University of Rhode Island's "Pharmacy Outreach Program" discuss techniques to compensate for memory loss.
Location: Senior Services Inc., 84 Social St., Woonsocket.
Contacts: Chip Unruh, 202-224-4642.
1:30 p.m. MEDICAL MARIJUANA — Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union's state chapter discuss a planned lawsuit against the state Department of Health concerning the state's medical marijuana program.
Location: American Civil Liberties Union, suite 220, 128 Dorrance St., Providence.
Contacts: Steven Brown, 401 831-7171.
7 p.m. BROWN U-PHYSICISTS HONORED — Brown University President Christina Paxson and university physicists speak during a public event marking the university's role in international efforts to produce and detect a subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson.
Location: DiCiccio Family Auditorium, Salomon Center for Teaching, Brown University, 69-91 Waterman St., Providence.
Contacts: Kevin Stacey, 401-863-3766 or 401-447-3800 (cell).
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10:
4 p.m. BKC--PROVIDENCE-MEDIA SESSION — Providence College basketball coach Ed Cooley and members of the men's basketball team offer interviews.
Note: Please notify contact Arthur Parks before attending by sending an email to aparks(at)providence.edu or calling 401-865-2759.
Location: Conference room, Concannon Fitness Center, Providence College, 1 Cunningham Square, Providence.
Contacts: Arthur Parks, 401-865-2759.
5:30 p.m. TOBACCO ORDINANCE-CENTRAL FALLS — Supporters of the Central Falls Prevention Coalition at Progreso Latino and the Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network participate in a rally calling for Central Falls City Council members to pass a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the use of tobacco products within 25 feet of child care facilities, parks, playgrounds and schools in the city, and at athletic fields and public events attended by children or senior citizens.
Location: Central Falls City Hall, 580 Broad St., Central Falls.
Contacts: Vernia Carter, 401-359-9488.
Karina Holyoak Wood, 401-533-5179 or 401-595-2999.