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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Soccer game memorializing Newtown victims in Bristol Saturday

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

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

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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Roger Williams University students target three projects in Bristol

Two Bristol organizations, along with the Town of Bristol, will be working alongside Roger Williams University students on community projects, starting this fall. The projects, directed through the university’s Community Partnership Center, are: The Herreshoff Marine Museum: Students will pursue three projects with the museum including researching the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, incorporating

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Bristol police bust house party, charge two

Bristol police arrested two, and issued summons’ for three Roger Williams University students after busting a house party last Friday. Evan Kelley, 21, and Michael Deroma, also 21, both of 271 Wood St., were arrested on charges of providing alcohol to minors, a misdemeanor. Kelley and Deroma hosted upwards of 30 students at their Wood

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