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Summer: A time of hunger for many children

For a kid, summer should be a time for fun, for sports and camps, for swimming and family barbeques, for family vacations and carefree afternoons. But for many children in Rhode Island and across this nation, summertime, and with it the end of school lunch programs, is instead a time of hunger. Consider a third

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Salve Regina to award 785 degrees on Sunday, the largest graduating class in university history

Salve Regina President Jane Gerety, RSM, will confer 785 degrees tomorrow (Sunday, May 20), when the university celebrates its 68th commencement on the Oceanside lawn of McAuley Hall. The academic procession steps off at 9:15 a.m., with the ceremony slated to begin beneath the commencement tent along the Cliff Walk at 10 a.m. Sister Jane will confer a

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Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 7 Preliminary Microplactics Data Results

Volvo Ocean Race: New data reveals microplastics in world’s remotest ocean

The Ocean Summit at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, will showcase innovative solutions to the plastic crisis affecting the world’s oceans. For the first time it will be streamed LIVE on Friday 8th May 0830 – 1140 EDT (1230- 1640 UTC) on volvooceanrace.com and one session will be LIVE on Facebook 0900 – 1010 EDT

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RIMTA to offer Yacht-Crew Training in Newport

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) will host a three-day training program in June to give participants the skills and industry knowledge needed to start a career as crew on a luxury yacht.   RIMTA has partnered with Ship to Shore Crew Placement Agency to run the program. Three full days of instruction will

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Tara Flynn joins The Preservation Society of Newport County as Director of Development

Tara Flynn, a Newport native, has been appointed Director of Development for The Preservation Society of Newport County.  For the past 13 years, Flynn was Director of Development for Loyola Marymount University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts in Los Angeles, CA. In the University’s last campaign she led a successful fundraising effort that exceeded

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Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

This Weekend: 25+ things to do

Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this weekend. You Might Also Like – This Weekend: Live music and entertainment listings Friday, May 18th 7 am – Bike to Work Day! 10 am to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams 12 pm to 3 pm – Gurney’s Volvo Ocean

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