Monday, January 14, 2013
The Congressman tells students he does believe in climate change and says development of a variety of alternative energy sources are needed to change that.
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin visited Mr. Rath's freshman Honors Biology class last week to give an award to Julian Wu, who placed second in the state in a cyber security challenge. But he stayed extra to answer questions from the students, including this first one: "Do you believe in global warming?" "I do," Langevin replied. "I can tell you the science is overwhelming that global warming and pumping greenhouse gases into the environment, it's a man-made problem." Another question had to do with whether or not the federal government was supplying enough money to develop alternative energy sources. Langevin said the best-case scenarios have the private sector coming up with solutions but that government seed money is usually required. …
Friday, January 11, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin comes to the high school to make a surprise presentation to Julian Wu.
The surprise unfolded before an unsuspecting class of Mr. Rath's Honors Biology students: a parade of adults poured into the lab room, two of them known to at least one of the students: Julian Wu. That's because they were Julian's parents, Wei Liang and Yao Bian Wu. The entourage came with U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, who was there to award Julian for having placed second in the state in a national cyber-security challenge, and 34th in the country. Students who competed in the contest, which was administered in Rhode Island by New England Tech and McCabe Software, did so completely independent of school. According to Langevin, the hope is that students who get involved will give some consideration to making a career in cyber security, a …
Friday, October 5, 2012
One local resident believes Independent Abel Collins should be allowed into TV debates with Rep. Langevin and Republican Mike Riley.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Concerned citizens should be roused to action in light of the controversy surrounding Congressional debates in Rhode Island’s Second District, specifically with regard to refusals by both Democratic incumbent Jim Langevin and Republican candidate Mike Riley to participate in any form of public debate with Independent candidate Abel Collins. This began with Langevin’s and Riley’s withdrawing from a WJAR roundtable discussion upon word of Abel Collin’s inclusion, and this has been followed by a scheduled WPRI debate between the two to the exclusion of Mr. Collins. It is shameful to think that our own Congressman Langevin, or challenger Mr. Riley, would refuse to engage with a candidate whose voice likewise represents the views of a …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Collins, an independent, is a lifelong Rhode Islander who has been gaining prominence in the state over the past few years as an organizer, environmental activist and voice for the disaffected.
Pledging to bring government back to the people, Abel Collins, a 33-year-old child of Matunuck, environmental activist, poet and political newcomer announced he is challenging Congressman James Langevin for Rhode Island’s second congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “This campaign is going to be about more than just making a point,” Collins said last week from the podium of the State House’s state room at a press conference where he announced his candidacy. “I am in this race to win.” Collins is a graduate of Brown University and a program director for the Sierra Club. He lives in Matunuck with his wife and four children. Collins, running as an independent, has four major platform issues that will be the focus …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The congressman visited the theater along with a handful of other Main Street businesses.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
An East Greenwich landmark has been missing from Main Street for the better part five years, but the Odeum marquee will soon light up again, and Rep. Jim Langevin stopped by this week to lend his support to the historic theater. “One of Rhode Island’s strengths has always been a strong arts community, and the Odeum is undoubtedly one of our most storied treasures,” Langevin said during a visit to Main Street businesses Tuesday. “The types of entertainment certainly changed over the years since the Vaudeville acts of the 1920s, but the Odeum remained a special place to see a show." That special place has been closed since 2007 after the theater faced challenges in complying with new fire code regulations. But after receiving a $141,900 …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Here are 5 Things to know today, April 3.
1. Meet your Congressman. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) will continue his Rhode Island Skilled Economy (RISE) Tour in North Kingstown and East Greenwich today. Langevin is expected to be at the Odeum Theatre at noon today after a tour through Toray Plastics in North Kingstown. East Greenwich businesses scheduled to be visited include Main Street Coffee, Greenwich Odeum, Smyle!, Hair Plus, Colonial Shoe, Symposium Books, and Back to Basics. 2. The School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at East Greenwich High School. See the attached pdf for a look at the full agenda. 3. The Cove Commission is scheduled to meet at East Greenwich Town Hall, 125 Main St. today at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.eastgreenwichri.com for more information. 4. …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
All agree one area in need of improvement is getting students to think earlier about what their college tuition dollars will buy them.
Representative James Langevin was in town Monday afternoon, paying a call on New England Tech to discuss the ways in which businesses and schools are collaborating to get people trained to fill available jobs. Again and again, it came down to the fact that not enough students are following the career paths that will end in jobs right now. “There are a lot of companies looking for the same talent,” said Pat Blakemore, NEIT’s director of career services. “There are not enough young people going into these career trends. I don’t think enough is happening at the high school level.” Donald Nokes, president of Warwick-based IT services company NetCenergy, agreed. “There’s a lot more that can be done on the high school level in my opinion. I’m …