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Salve Regina University

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

From Bagels to Bridges – Bike to Work Day 2018

It was a busy day for bikes in front of City Hall on Broadway in Newport, from the first bikes arriving to the annual Bike Commuter Breakfast at 7am, to the last to depart on the police-escorted bell-ringing Ride Round Town at 5pm. In the morning, bike commuters from NUWC, Naval Station Newport, Newport Hospital, Preservation Society,

Man’s body found in water off of Goat Island

A man’s body was discovered off of Goat Island on Thursday, according to officials. At approximately 12:06 pm on Thursday, Newport Police say they were dispatched to the Goat Island Marina located on Defenders Row on Goat Island for a report of an unconscious person in the waters just off the dock area. “Newport Fire Department arrived

7 reasons to become a What’sUpNewp Member today

You want to know what’s happening, new, and to do in your community. We make it easy. It was just a few short weeks ago that we announced our What’sUpNewp Member program would go live on May 1st. As we’ve detailed before, the decision to start a Member Program for the site, shall we say, was not

Newport Public Education Foundation names 2018 Noreen Stonor Drexel Award recipients

The Newport Public Education Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that significantly contribute to the students of Newport’s public schools. This year’s recipients are: Friends of Education: Peter and Melinda Gerard. The Gerards recently established the Loti Folk Gaffney Pell Elementary School Music

Newport Grand property sold for $10.15 million

(Editor’s Note – This story has been updated to include information from a press release that was provided to What’sUpNewp) Carpionato Group announced today in a press release that it has closed on its purchase of the 23.5 acre Newport Grand property from Twin River, LLC. The purchase is of the building and property only,

East Bay Recovery Center will open today in Bristol

Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join leaders from East Bay Community Action Program, the Town of Bristol, the Bristol Health Equity Zone, and her Health and Human Services Cabinet to celebrate the Grand Opening of East Bay Recovery Center today at 10 a.m. at the Parish Hall of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (across from the Church

Pell Center

Pell Center receives grant to provide cybersecurity training to tax preparation industry

The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has received a three-year grant for more than $130,000 from the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) to provide cybersecurity awareness and training to individual tax preparers during IRS Tax Forums across the country each year.   In recent years, individual tax preparation professionals and smaller businesses with

Coast Guard hosts Narragansett Bay Task Force training in Rhode Island

Coast Guard Station Point Judith hosted a National Association of State Boating Law and Administration boat crewman course April 23-27, in Narragansett, Rhode Island, for marine units who are part of the Narragansett Bay Task Force. The National Association of State Boating Law and Administration is a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen the ability of state and territorial boating

Annual Traffic Stop Analysis: Rhode Island has racial and ethnic disparities in its traffic stop and search data

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) posted an analysis by Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) of traffic stops on its website today. The analysis studied traffic stops by 37 municipal police departments, the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the Department

Some final notes before our Member Program goes live on May 1st

Okay, gang, a few final notes before What’sUpNewp’s Member Program that we’re all so excited about becomes a reality: First, the Member Program will officially go live next Tuesday, May 1st. At that point, only members will receive our hand-curated and crafted newsletter, What’sUpNewp Daily Edition, daily at 6 am. While there are some great benefits to

Yarnbombs being used to raise awareness for Lyme Disease

Have you noticed yarn wrapped around parking meters while walking around Newport? The yarn display, called yarnbombs, and the notes tied to them are meant to raise awareness for Lyme Disease. Which affect almost 300,000 people in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. This is the first year for yarnbombing

Newport receives new fire and rescue boat

The Newport Fire Department received its long-awaited new fire and rescue boat on Wednesday, April 25. The vessel arrived at the Newport Shipyard at approximately 2.30 p.m., after being transported across the country from California, and then was placed in the water for its first voyage — to Perrotti Park. Fire Captain Donald Gunning was inspecting the vessel

Gatehouse ceases weekly publication of the Newport Mercury

Changes are coming for the 260-year-old Newport Mercury. Newport Mercury announced in an email to advertisers this morning and in their publication later today that after publishing as an alternative weekly newspaper since 2005 and as a publication since 1758, that they would cease publication as a weekly paper and would be instead moving forward

Salve Regina University

Sister Helen Prejean unable to attend Salve Regina commencement; Roger Mandle will address graduates on May 20

Dr. Roger Mandle, Newport Restoration Foundation board president who is an expert in strategic planning for museums and universities, will address the graduating class and receive an honorary degree when Salve Regina University celebrates its 68th commencement on Sunday, May 20. Also receiving an honorary degree during the ceremony will be local philanthropist Hope H. “Happy” van

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