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Salve Regina University’s Cultural and Historic Preservation program has been awarded a $39,000 grant from the National Park Service recently to conduct a site documentation project on a historic battlefield in South Carolina. more
A “Backyard BBQ” was hosted by the Ronald McDonald House of Providence on July 8 with the aim of raising funds to supplement the cost of lodging families with sick children. More than $150,000 was raised. more
Community service may be a pasttime for some people, but for Dan Corley, school reform advocate and founder of Community Preparatory School, it is the focus of his career. In 1984, Corley founded Community Preparatory School in the heart of South Providence and for the past two decades has implemented and refined innovative teaching techniques that have enabled Community Prep to grow from a small, neighborhood, inner-city school to a model in urban education. more
The Little Compton Historical Society has joined Preserve Rhode Island as a partner in hosting the eighth annual Little Compton Antiques Festival. more
An “Alice in Wonderland”-themed fundraiser to benefit the Association of Migraine Disorders’ interdisciplinary migraine pathology research will be held at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park on Aug. 7. more
Andrew Bramson has been named president and CEO of The College Crusade of Rhode Island. He previously worked for The Providence Plan, serving as development director, deputy director and most recently as director of DataSpark. He holds a B.S. in … more
Arianne Corrente has been appointed communications director at the Rhode Island Foundation. She most recently served as district director for U.S. Rep. David Cicilline. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut. more
1 Ethics reform will make it to statewide voters in November, years after legislators were removed from Ethics Commission review. Why this year? It was the convergence of a number of things. Common Cause has been out there pushing this … more
(Updated 1:27 p.m.) The executive director of Save The Bay says it is premature for the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board to make a decision on the proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville before the state adopts a greenhouse gas reduction strategy. more
Development has started on 36 affordable rental apartments and two commercial spaces in the Olneyville neighborhood this month, according to ONE Neighborhood Builders, a nonprofit community development corporation. more
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