Roger Williams University President Farish issues statement on the Violence in Charlottesville, Va.

RWU Chief Diversity Officer says: “Hate will not win. Hate will not rule.” BRISTOL, , August 14, 2017 ­­– Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish posted the following statement on his blog today regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Va. “Under the guise of exercising their rights under the First Amendment, a collection of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, members of the alt-right, and anti-Semitics gathered in Charlottesville on Friday and, outfitted for violence, paraded through the campus of the University of Virginia, brandishing torches and shouting racist and homophobic slurs as they confronted counter-demonstrators. Regrettably but not surprisingly, violence ensued, resulting…
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US Sailing Moving to Roger Williams University

National governing body for sport of sailing relocates to waterfront Bristol campus Sept. 15 BRISTOL, , August 9, 2017 ­­– Roger Williams University will become the new home for US Sailing on Sept. 15. The national governing body for the sport of sailing will move from its current location in Portsmouth, , to RWU’s Bristol campus. “This is a national organization that oversees many sailing competitions, so to have them on our campus is a feather in our cap,” RWU President Donald J. Farish said. “It is a perfect complement to RWU’s national powerhouse sailing team and to the Richard…
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Cicilline Statement on North Korea

PAWTUCKET - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today: "We cannot permit the North Korean regime to have the ability to threaten our country with a nuclear weapon. The United States must work with China and our South Korean and Japanese allies to make clear to Kim Jong-Un that there will be consequences if he continues down this path." "This is not a time for escalating rhetoric that threatens to bring the world to the brink of war. It is critical that the Trump administration work carefully, and in…
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Reed, Colleagues Seek to Raise Student Performance Through Enhanced Teacher Preparation

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to boost student achievement in classrooms nationwide, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Chris Coons (D-DE) have teamed up to introduce the Educator Preparation Reform Act (), which seeks to improve the professional preparation of teachers, principals, librarians, and other school leaders by focusing on clinical practice so that new educators are ready to meet the challenges in the nation's schools on day one. The Educator Preparation Reform Act would overhaul federal laws governing teacher preparation, including reporting requirements, accountability provisions, and the TEACH Grant scholarship program. The bill places specific attention…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces the Suspension of the Ground Search for Missing Coventry man

Rhode Island State Police Announces the Suspension of the Ground Search for a Missing Coventry Man After Five Days Without Results Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that rescuers have suspended the ground search for Michael Neary, 50, of 31 Brassie Court, Coventry, whose wife had reported him missing to the Coventry Police Department last Thursday (Aug. 3, 2017). Mr. Neary's car was found near a wooded area off Burnt Sawmill Road in West Greenwich later that morning, prompting a massive search involving more…
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Fifty-five recruits graduate from the 68th Providence Police Department Training Academy

The largest and most diverse class in the department's history has been sworn in as the newest officers representing Providence's Finest After an extensive selection process of over 2,200 applicants and the completion of 24-weeks of training, these 55 men and women represent the largest and most diverse class in the department's 153-year history. 27 recruits are first-generation citizens of the United States, nine were born outside of the United States, 19 are bilingual and the class includes 38 minorities and 12 women. "Today marks an important occasion as we congratulate the 68th Providence Police Department Academy on the completion…
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Office of Innovation Awards $600,000 to Support Personalized Learning

PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, the Rhode Island Office of Innovation and the Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP) announced the three winners of the Lighthouse Schools Challenge: Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School in Foster, Barrington Middle School in Barrington, and 360 High School in Providence. These schools were chosen from a candidate pool of 30 and will each receive an award of $200,000 to support their continued leadership on personalized learning. "Congratulations to the winning schools, and to all of the applicants who offered bold, innovative plans to inspire and engage all students," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "These…
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TICKETS TO THE TRINITY REP’S 54TH SEASON ON SALE AUGUST 8

Tickets start at $25 each for Trinity Rep’s unforgettable 2017-18 season PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep announces tickets to its 2017-18 season will go on sale tomorrow, *August 8, 2017*. Tickets start at $25 and will be available for purchase by* phone at (401) 351-4242, online at ,* or in person at the theater’s box office at *201 Washington Street, Providence*. The upcoming season’s stellar line-up of plays include the hottest new voices in theater and indelible classics, hand-selected for our Providence and Southern New England community. “As we planned the 2017-18 season, we noticed the swell of heightened communication in…
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Cicilline Statement on Russia Sanctions Law

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after President Trump signed legislation that increases sanctions on Russia and limits his ability to roll back sanctions on Russia: "Russia's interference in last year's presidential election demanded a strong response in the form of new sanctions, and the Trump campaign's well-documented ties to Vladimir Putin's regime obligated us to tie the President's hands on this matter. The bill that was signed into law today does both." "Like many, I am concerned about whether the Trump administration will faithfully execute this new law. Republicans in Congress have so far…
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Rhode Island State Police Is Investigating Fatal Crash on I-95 in Hopkinton last night

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 95 in Hopkinton around 11:50 yesterday. The victim has been identified as Elizabeth C. Kingsland, 31, of Mystic, CT, an active-duty member of the United States Navy. The crash occurred on Interstate 95 South, about two miles north of Exit 2 in Hopkinton, where the car driven by Ms. Kingsland collided with a tractor-trailer truck and went off the road, striking a tree. She was pronounced dead…
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