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Country's oldest store out of business

ADAMSVILLE, R.I., July 29 (UPI) -- The oldest general store in the United States is closing its doors Sunday after being in business in Adamsville, R.I., for 224 years, its owner says.

R.I. governor vetoes 22 bills

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Rhode Island legislators learned Tuesday the governor had vetoed 22 of the bills they passed during a hectic two-day special session in October.

R.I. joins other state in furloughs

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Rhode Island is making non-critical state employees take 12 days off without pay over the next year to save money, officials said.

Chafee announces run for R.I. governor

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., says he will mount a run for governor of Rhode Island as an independent.

ACLU battles R.I. on immigrants

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union contends Rhode Island is "circumventing" a court finding on a program to find illegal immigrants.

Top RI emergency official dismissed

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Robert Warren, the head of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, has been dismissed in the wake of last week's devastating snowstorm.

Rhode Island, Oceanlinx sign deal

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- An agreement between Rhode Island's Office of Energy Resources and Oceanlinx Ltd. is pending approval of a state power bill.

R.I. gov calls on senator to give up chair

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri called on a state senator to give up a key committee chair after it was reported the lawmaker was under FBI investigation.

Pol apologizes for R.I. governor remarks

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island political consultant has apologized to the governor Tuesday for remarks about extramarital affairs aired on his television show.

More victims in blaze identified

WEST WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Nine of the 96 people killed in a Rhode Island nightclub fire have been identified, Gov. Donald Carcieri said Saturday. "We are pretty convinced there are no bodies there," he said.
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Donald L. "Don" Carcieri (born December 16, 1942) is the Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Carcieri has had a varied vocational background, having worked as a manufacturing company executive, aid relief worker, bank executive and teacher. He is an opponent of same sex marriage and has joined the National Organization for Marriage.

Carcieri grew up in an Italian neighborhood. He played baseball, basketball, and football while in high school and received a college scholarship. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Relations. Carcieri started his career as a high school math teacher, working in Newport, Rhode Island and Concord, Massachusetts. He later became a banker and businessman, working his way up the ranks to become an executive vice president at Old Stone Bank.

In 1981, Carcieri and his family moved to Kingston, Jamaica, where the future governor worked for Catholic Relief Services. Two years later, he returned to Rhode Island and became an executive at the Cookson Group. He eventually became CEO of the company's subsidiary, Cookson America. He also worked as Joint Managing Director for Cookson and helped the corporation's sales to rise from $30 million to $3 billion per year. At the request of Carcieri, Cookson established their US headquarters in an unused building in downtown Providence.

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