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File photo of the track and turf field at Portsmouth High School. The track’s lanes have since been striped.

Portsmouth/RWU athletics pact moves forward

Portsmouth/RWU athletics pact moves forward

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee Monday night agreed to move ahead with a deal that members say will benefit athletes at both Portsmouth High School and Roger Williams University (RWU). PHS wants a new practice facility for its swim team, while RWU needs a NCAA-grade track and field complex. Monday night, the committee voted 6-1

Franklin Tunche shucks oysters at the raw bar in Roger Williams University's dining hall as part of the school's Eat Local Challenge Tuesday.

Roger Williams chef meets ‘Eat Local Challenge’

Chef Jonathan Cambra and his staff face a major challenge every day: preparing tasty, nutritious meals for as many as 6,000 people. On Tuesday, he had an even greater challenge: Prepare all that food using nothing but local ingredients. “We want local food first, every day,” the Roger Williams University chef said. While the Roger

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RWU student charged with fleeing after hitting pedestrian

A Roger Williams University student has been charged with fleeing the scene after hitting a pedestrian on campus. Matthew B. Russett, 20, of 102 Harryel St., Pittsfield, Mass., was reportedly speeding through the campus in his Dodge Dakota pickup truck in the wee hours of Sept, 14, jumping a curb and hitting another student who

The Portsmouth High School new turf field and track as it appeared Monday. The track still needs to be striped for its running lanes. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth, RWU mull sharing of athletic facilities

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School needs a place for its swim team to practice and compete, while Roger Williams University (RWU) covets a track and field facility that’s up to NCAA standards. Ongoing discussions between the two entities could lead to an agreement that would help both schools without costing taxpayers anything. According to School

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RWU athletes celebrate most successful year in school history

Capturing numerous championship wins and qualifying for NCAA tournaments, the student athletes of Roger Williams University finished the academic year by making it the most successful in the 42-year history of athletics at the university. Roger Williams’ Athletic Director Dave Kemmy shared the school’s athletic milestone. “The accomplishments reached far and wide across the department,

Chef Johnathan Cambra puts the finishing touches on one of the Low Carbon Diet Day featured dishes.

Extreme food makeover

Roger Williams University’s reduced carbon “foodprint” loses nothing in translation. Last Thursday, April 24, Roger Williams University’s dining services went on a low carbon diet. No, that’s not a typo — and not to be confused with low-carb — grains and beans were front and center on the menu at the University’s Upper Commons dining

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RWU to test emergency siren today

If you hear alarms blaring just before noon on Monday, there’s no need to run for a fallout shelter. It is only a test. Roger Williams University will conduct an operational test of its Emergency Siren Warning System at about 11:55 a.m. on Monday, April 21. The system, which broadcasts an 850-Hz siren tone, was

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