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Roger Williams University Director of Facilities Management John Tameo checks the current weather conditions at the WeatherBug monitor in his office on campus.

RWU weather station gives school, town real-time conditions

RWU weather station gives school, town real-time conditions

Bristol’s proximity to the water offers stunning views, plenty of recreation and high-value waterfront homes. It also can make predicting the weather and corresponding response a challenge, necessitating the most local forecast possible. The town now has access to real-time, localized weather conditions, thanks to a new WeatherBug monitoring system National Grid has installed at

New East Bay Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Cidalia Rodrigues, center, presented Roger Williams University President Donald Farish with the Chamber's award for Business of the Year and Bristol resident Bette Walpole with Citizen of the Year during the Chamber's annual Awards Dinner Oct. 16 at Jacky's Galaxie. 

East Bay Chamber honors RWU, Bristol resident

Bridging the skills gap between local businesses and area high school graduates will be the focus of the East Bay Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Cidalia Rodrigues, incoming chairwoman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, told a crowded room at Jacky’s Galaxie Oct. 16, that the topic was one of frustration among members. “We recognize


Joe Locke Duo in Bristol

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. Capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, he will perform a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards, blues, ballads and original numbers, accompanied by the exceptionally talented Jim Ridl on piano. WHERE: Roger Williams University, Global Heritage Hall

Lincoln and Civil War exhibit

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Roger Williams University is one of over 200 libraries selected to host the national exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Composed of digital replicas of important documents, including Lincoln’s first inaugural address and the Emancipation Proclamation, and significant images from the era, the exhibit encourages audiences to focus on President Lincoln and

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 — 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


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

RWU sailing

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,