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The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing graduate programs have risen again in the national rankings, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its new rankings Tuesday, March 30. The College's master's program is now ranked 53rd in more
FROM STAFF REPORTS Senior Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, R.I.) finished first in the 10,000m (40:12.83) as the Rhode Island College women’s outdoor track and field team opened the 2021 season at … more
Senior project.a career step? Pilgrim senior Jack O'Donnell has an attachment of the city skate park in Oakland Beach. It's where he spent a lot of his time as a kid. So, it's not surprising that he picked cleaning up the park as his senior project. He more
How to catch monster tournament fluke Fishing recreationally for summer flounder (fluke) with family and friends and fishing a fluke tournament are two different things. How different you ask? Well you can find out this Monday, April 25, 7 p.m. at a more
Rhode Island's average gas price is down one cent from last week), averaging $2.77 per gallon. Monday's price is 10 cents higher than a month ago and 72 cents higher than April 5, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 10 cents lower than the national more
Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor announced this week a new grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will use $20 million in CARES Act funds to give qualifying businesses more
The Potter League for Animals is holding a Free Drive-Thru Pet Food Pantry on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon to provide free supplemental cat food, dog food, and cat litter to all individuals who may need assistance. The distribution takes more
By ERIN O'BRIEN Pat and Alice Rooney's seven kids are adults now with families of their own, spread across the United States, from Indiana to Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, with one right here in Warwick. Despite the miles between them, Liz, Susan, more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is actively recruiting lifeguards, park rangers, facilities attendants and other key staff to fill seasonal employment positions at state beaches, parks and campgrounds during the 2021 recreation more
The Rhode Island Historical Records Advisory Board (RIHRAB) announces a free, virtual workshop on the topic of Grant Writing Basics on Friday, April 16, at 9 a.m. Presenting the workshop is Beth Plummer-Ricci, who has served as Grants Manager for more
By ELIZABETH FUSCO As a family-owned small business, Mary's Paperbacks is an oasis of calm on the busy hustle of West Shore Road for booklovers in Rhode Island. The small space, wedged between a hair salon and a diner, has allowed owner Tracey Doyle to more
Save The Bay has opened registration for its 45th annual Swim fundraiser. The nonprofit organization's flagship fundraiser typically welcomes hundreds of swimmers to the shores of Newport and Jamestown for a two-mile, cross-bay swim in support of Save more
Financial literacy is the ability to understand how to make sound financial choices so that you can confidently manage your money over the course of your life. The full breadth of financial literacy … more
The pandemic sparked by the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 blindsided much of the world. Since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March 2020, millions of people across the … more
While working with our clients, much of what we do involves Social Security optimization. There is so much about Social Security that many people do not understand. People may think they have a … more
There was a time, not so long ago in the 20th Century, when thinking (at all) about supporting yourself through your retirement years generally involved only one factor: the size and viability of … more
By ARDEN BASTIA For close to a decade, Warwick author A. Oliver Noel, 25, has been working on his debut young adult novel, Hidebound. The dystopian adventure, which hit shelves earlier this year, explores themes of self-discovery and trust, with LGBTQ more
By ARDEN BASTIA Advocates and opponents are making their stances heard as state legislators debate two bills to legalize recreational marijuana. Lawmakers in the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony regarding both bills on April 1, holding both for more
Stepping up to help our veterans Combination food and toiletry drives at Hendricken High School and St. Rose of Lima, St. Peter, St. Kevin and St. Joseph parochial schools collected truckloads of donations for Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. OSDRI more
Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday three new nonstop routes from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) to Atlanta, Myrtle Beach and Philadelphia beginning this summer. To celebrate the new … more
Hoppity hop There was music and plenty of excitement, but no dancing as Distinctive Dance Etc. North students gathered Saturday for the first annual Easter egg hunt at City Park. Dance studio owner Stacy Capone planned the event as a welcome break from more
The journey to becoming accomplished in any field is not an easy one. Halima Ibrahim knows that better than most.  Ibrahim is Rhode Island’s Junior Poet Laureate. Her road to that honor … more
The House Corporations Committee recently heard testimony on legislation introduced by Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) that would help businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis by guaranteeing that business interruption insurance more
Rhode Island College is planning a return to in-person instruction for the Fall 2021 semester. Plans for the return to campus are being made with health and safety at the center, and all plans are subject to change based on updated guidance from the more
Although the winter has come to an end, the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund continues to be available to all eligible households in the state impacted by the pandemic or another crisis. The Fund's sponsoring energy companies and its administrator, more
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