Thirty-three capital grants encompassing as many projects in 17 Rhode Island cities and towns totaling $3.8 million were awarded by the R.I. State Council on the Arts in partnership with the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission as well as representatives from other historic sites Thursday.
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her 2017 State of the State Address on Tuesday focused on efforts to help support middle-class Rhode Islanders, through reduction of automobile taxes and a new scholarship aimed at students attending state colleges and universities.
Hosted at its Alfred Elson Jr. Clubhouse, the 116th annual meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket saw five new trustees appointed, three new members of the board of directors recognized and numerous employees honored.
A 365-page report detailing the 1778 Siege of Newport, a battle fought from opposing hills in Middletown that became one of the largest military operations of the American Revolution, is the result of a collaboration between students at Salve Regina University and the Middletown Historical Society.