NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Newport resident Heather Abbott is being welcomed home today with a party at the Rosecliff mansion, attended by the governor and other officials. Abbott was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings while waiting in line to get into a restaurant. Doctors amputated part of her left leg.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Rep. David Cicilline is co-sponsoring bills designed to maintain low interest rates on student loans. Cicilline says the proposals would revamp the way student loan interest rates are calculated. He says the measures would help students avoid massive debts associated with the pursuit of advanced degrees.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - More than 3,250 students at the University of Rhode Island are set to get their undergraduate degrees. URI's 127th commencement exercises today are indoors at the Ryan Center arena. The university moved the ceremony indoors this year for security reasons. Officials cite heightened concern after the Boston Marathon bombings and a gun scare on campus last month.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut is hosting a training session beginning tomorrow for New England educators. The program developed by the National Association of School Psychologists will be held at the Storrs campus. Schools across the country have been re-evaluating security after the Connecticut school massacre.
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