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RWU offers spring shellfish farming class

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Commercial fisherman Paul Leuvilink

The Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development is presently enrolling students to its non-credit course in Practical Shellfish Farming for the spring 2014 semester. This course will provide interested individuals the technical information needed to confidently undertake a small shellfish farming enterprise in Rhode Island and nearby areas of southern New England. […]

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Barrington’s team OVERFLOW wins Robotics championship

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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When Brian Francis attended an open house for Kickemuit Middle School, a few LEGO Robotics participants were there, presenting information about the program. That year, the KMS team had built a chain reaction robot, and instantly, “I was hooked,” said the KMS sixth-grader. “I think it’s really, really cool,” he said, “and very fun.” Brian […]

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Roger Williams University grants $2,500 to continue Bristol’s summer movies series

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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The Bristol Economic Development Commission is one of eight Bristol entities awarded a grant by Roger Williams University in December. That grant — $2,500 — will be used to buy a mobile film entertainment system that the EDC will use for its Film Night in the Park series, which started in summer 2013. This summer, however, […]

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RWU Dance Theatre in concert

By   /  December 4, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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New and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. WHERE: RWU Performing Arts Center, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol. WHEN: Thursday, December 5 through Sunday December 8. All performances at 7:30 p.m. except Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. COST: $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors. MORE […]

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Barrington council quiet on manager’s call to professor’s boss

By   /  October 11, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Council president June Speakman (center) and councilor Ann Strong (right) will spearhead a subcommittee focused on establishing standards for the Spencer Trust.

June Speakman wants to see the numbers. The president of the Barrington Town Council said she has tried to contact Roger Williams University professor Lynn Ruggieri, who recently conducted an analysis of whether Barrington saved money through privatizing trash and recycling collection services in 2010. Ms. Speakman said she e-mailed and called Ms. Ruggieri regarding […]

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Bristol cops bust two RWU weekend house parties

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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When raucous noise from 96 Franklin St., filtered to nearby neighbors, Bristol police were called to end the house party. Officers were dispatched to the home at 11:25 p.m. Oct. 4 and could immediately hear loud voices and music coming from the south side of Franklin Street. One officer deployed the noise meter, which issued […]

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Bristol icon to be inducted to RWU’s Hall of Fame

By   /  October 7, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Bristol icon Hector Massa will be among those inducted into the Roger Williams University Athletic Hall of Fame this month. Having served 16 years as athletic director (1972-1988), he was proud of the fact that several of his teams, including men's hockey and men's basketball, were nationally renowned.

The second class of the Roger Williams University Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 26, during Homecoming Weekend, in the Campus Recreation Center. Athletes who will be honored include Vivian (Vieira) Byrnes ’96 (women’s soccer, women’s basketball), Spencer McCombe ’97 (wrestling), Peter Doucet ’01 (wrestling), Sara Coleman ’03 (women’s tennis), and […]

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Soccer game memorializing Newtown victims in Bristol Saturday

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Portsmouth High School striker Jessica Kaufman corrals a pass during a game last month. The PHS team will face the Newtown (Conn.) High School girls' soccer team in an exhibition fund-raising game Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at Roger Williams University.

BRISTOL — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ soccer team will play an exhibition game against Newtown High School (Conn.) this Saturday, Oct. 5. The game is part of the team’s ongoing fund-raising efforts in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012. The exhibition game will be held at 6 […]

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Professor’s case study leads to confrontation with Barrington town manager

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  News  /  7 Comments

Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis, shown at a previous meeting.

Lynn Ruggieri was looking for a case study to share with her students, but what she found instead was an uncomfortable confrontation with the town manager in Barrington. Ms. Ruggieri, a professor of accounting at Roger Williams University, said that after analyzing the trash privatization financials for the town of Barrington and bringing her findings […]

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Roger Williams University digitizes old Bristol Phoenix papers

By   /  September 9, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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Bristol news dating back 176 years is now within reach of everyone’s fingertips. Students, researchers and local residents alike can access early issues of Bristol’s newspaper of record, The Bristol Phoenix, without stepping foot into a library. Partnering with the Rogers Free Library, the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society (BHPS) and Rhode Island Historical Society […]

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