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Cara James of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, paints the deck of the float.

A Roger Williams University tradition continues

A Roger Williams University tradition continues

RWU students have been building and entering a float in the Bristol Fourth of July Parade since 1989, to great success — most recently earning “Best of Parade” honors for the last three years. The float creation is the responsibility of the orientation student staff (with assistance from facilities staff), whose responsibilities peak in early

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

Commercial fisherman Paul Leuvilink

RWU offers spring shellfish farming class

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

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

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

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