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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

Pell Bridge temporarily closed on Wednesday due to a crash

Both lanes of the Claiborne Pell Bridge were temporarily closed on Wednesday afternoon due to a crash, according to Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). From approximately 12:17 pm to 1:14 pm, Eastbound lanes were closed due to a small tractor-trailer that had jackknifed. The trailer struck the median barrier and the impact of the

Simmons Farm remains closed due to quarantine order

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced on Monday, April 16th that they have issued a quarantine order for animals at Simmons Farm in Middletown. DEM and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are investigating the connection between the petting zoo at the farm and cases of cryptosporidiosis-associated diarrheal disease. Located at

Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission appoints new Executive Director

Commission Chairman Ruth S. Taylor has announced that the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission has appointed J. Paul Loether of Silver Spring, Maryland to serve as Executive Director. The selection follows a five-month search that evaluated 57 candidates from Rhode Island and nationwide. “Paul Loether is an experienced historian and nationally recognized historic preservation

An appeal to our readers

For those of you who follow along with what I (or we) do closely, you’ll know or remember that I recently attended a Reader Revenue conference that was hosted and organized by LION Publishers and the Center For Cooperative Media at Montclair State University in New Jersey. The bottom line from that conference – the

Harry Anderson, actor and Newport-native, has died

Several media outlets are reporting tonight that actor and writer Harry Anderson has died, he was 65 years old. Anderson was most well known for Night Court (1984), Dave’s World (1993) and Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme (1990). Anderson was born on October 14, 195,2 in Newport. “This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police

Early expansion meets new Montessori School demand

Early expansion at Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School will bring a new, larger classroom space in Fall 2018. Sea Rose Montessori opened in September 2017 providing a unique learning experience for students starting at age 4.5. This parent-led co-op school offers year-round and extended-day programming. Sea Rose reached maximum capacity in their current space as

One in five Rhode Island children live in poverty

While finding some reasons to be hopeful, the 2018 Kids Count Factbook says nearly 20 percent of children in Rhode Island are living in poverty, and large disparities exist when it comes to minorities – Native Americans, Hispanic and Black Children – and Asian and White Children. Kids Count also found that the average rent

‘Dead Man Walking’ author, Sister Helen Prejean, to present commencement address at Salve Regina University

Sister Helen Prejean, whose best-selling book, “Dead Man Walking,” sparked national dialogue on the death penalty and helped to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions, 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

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95 cruise ships scheduled to visit Newport in 2018

Newport Harbor will welcome more than 90 cruise ships throughout this spring, summer, and fall, according to Discover Newport’s 2018 Cruise Ship Schedule. Newport Harbor welcomes cruise ships throughout the year with the majority of visits from September through early November. Larger ships anchor in the harbor and tender passengers to Perotti Park while smaller vessels

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