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2014-01-25 23:03:51

Vineyard Vines will sponsor the 2014 RI Classic Lacrosse Tournament taking place in Newport, Portsmouth, & Bristol Rhode Island. Newport, RI (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 Boys and men's lacrosse clubs from around the country will converge on Aquidneck Island again for the RI Classic Lacrosse Tournament sponsored by Vineyard Vines. Every coach and team representative will receive a special gift pack from Vineyard Vines and every player will also receive a free surprise. July 12 & 13...

2013-11-20 23:03:23

The merger of Aquidneck Medical Associates and University Medicine Foundation on Jan. 1 2014 will bring high quality specialty care closer to Newport and Portsmouth residents and help both groups thrive under healthcare reform. Providence, RI (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Aquidneck Medical Associates and University Medicine Foundation today announced that their two physician groups will merge operations effective January 1, 2014. The new medical group will include 185 physicians and 200 staff...

2013-06-06 23:18:41

A commercial painting company in Massachusetts, ProGroup Network, recently donated their time to paint a homeless shelter in conjunction with Keller Williams RED Day and the Urban League of Rhode Island. Fairhaven, MA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of Keller Williams associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in...

2009-06-30 16:37:55

Rhode Island officials are pushing for a vote to let residents decide whether to shorten the state's formal name, which critics say is evocative of slavery. The state House of Representatives voted 70-3 to allow residents to vote on whether to shorten the name from State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to simply State of Rhode Island, WPRI-TV, Providence, R.I., reported Tuesday. The state Senate passed a similar bill, but the two houses must settle on a single version before it can...

2008-12-03 07:00:00

BRISTOL, R.I., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Dec. 6, volunteers will transfer nearly 750,000 adolescent oysters to restoration sites in Bristol Harbor and neighboring areas, culminating the third annual cycle of a joint effort between local community members and marine science researchers at Roger Williams University to bolster Rhode Island's diminished oyster population. "RWU is committed to reinvigorating Rhode Island's oyster populations," said Timothy Scott,...

2008-10-05 15:00:11

For more than a decade, efforts have been under way to not only reduce pollution in Rhode Island, but to reverse its effects by restoring salt marshes, building fish ladders around dams and planting eelgrass along the bottom of Narragansett Bay. On Saturday, some 800 scientists, environmentalists and government officials are scheduled to arrive for a four-day conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center that will celebrate and study efforts to restore estuaries in Rhode Island and...

2008-10-02 12:00:00

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Hugh Ryan of Ryan Wellnitz & Associates for CIRI, +1- 401-246-2300, hryan@ryanwellnitz.com WARWICK, R.I., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhode Island ballot Referendum 1 this November will give voters the opportunity to approve $87.2 million in state transportation bonds. In combination with $436 million in federal matching funds over two years, the bonds will provide $523 million for necessary construction and repair of highways and bridges, and...

2008-09-20 15:00:25

Blue plastic ribbons are tied high on the trees and utility poles in downtown Providence, at Narragansett Pier, at Mackerel Cove in Jamestown and in Portsmouth's Island Park -- all marking the height of the storm surge from the Hurricane of 1938. Seventy years ago tomorrow, the great hurricane sped up the East Coast, wreaking havoc along the way before slamming hard into New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. About 700 people died, including 400 in Rhode Island, all caught unawares by the...

2008-09-07 15:00:12

Elizabeth Kolbert, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of a prize-winning book about the consequences of climate change, will be the first speaker Tuesday night for the University of Rhode Island's three-month honors colloquium on global climate change. Kolbert is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Chafee Social Science Center at URI's Kingston campus. All lectures are free and open to the public. Kolbert is author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man,...

2008-08-21 15:00:43

The Aquidneck Island Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center, America's Cup Avenue at Commercial Wharf. Included will be artists in wearable art, pottery, woodworking, painting, photography and glasswork. There will also be live entertainment and activities for children, a food cafe and two full days of live music -- Celtic, flamenco, folk, Caribbean-style, classical and jazz -- with performers including...


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