Rhode Island voters favor Democrats in election.
It was a good night for Democrats Tuesday in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District David Cicilline was able to win a second term against a tough race fought against Republican Brendan Doherty. The former head of the Rhode Island State Police strongly criticized Cicilline during the course of the campaign over his final leadership of the city of Providence when he was mayor for eight before heading to Washington two years ago. In the 2nd Congressional District James Langevin was able to win a seventh term over Republican Michael Riley. Riley reportedly lent his campaign more than $600,000. Langevin cited as accomplishments his work to maintain submarine production at Electric Boat and efforts to strengthen job training …
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will tour the Jacob's Point Salt Marsh at 10:30 am on Friday.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The following is a release from the office of U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. This week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation authored by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to establish a National Endowment for the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes. On Friday morning at 10:30 am, Whitehouse will tour a marsh restoration site in Warren to update Rhode Island environmental leaders about the bill’s progress and showcase an example of the kind of project that could one day benefit from the Endowment. Whitehouse will tour the Jacob’s Point salt marsh in Warren (along the East Bay bike path), a site which was badly degraded by development and pollution. A restoration project, which benefitted from federal funding, was completed in 2010 and has …