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GREEN SPACE: 229 acres of land in northeast Cumberland has been purchased for $1.5 million, primarily for conservation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

229 acres in Cumberland set aside for water protection, recreation

CUMBERLAND -  Sisters of Mercy in Cumberland, part of an international religious institute of Catholic women, has sold most of its local property in...
STUDENTS AT RHODE ISLAND Nurses Institute Middle College check out the synthetic cadaver, which the school was able to purchase with a grant from the Champlin Foundation. / COURTESY RINIMC

R.I. nursing high school first in region to use synthetic cadaver

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College in Providence has acquired a synthetic cadaver, using the new technology in its classroom, one of...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, April 2018

1. Woolworth Building proposed for $5M residential conversion. POSTED ONLINE: APRIL 17 Providence Capital Holdings LLC, the owner of the Woolworth Building, at 185...
NINA STACK will head the Champlin Foundation as executive director starting in June. / COURTESY CHAMPLIN FOUNDATION

Stack to head Champlin Foundation come June

CRANSTON - The next executive director of the Champlin Foundation will be Nina Stack, the nonprofit agency announced Monday.Stack, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan...
CARRIE TAYLOR is the director of the Lippitt House Museum, owned and operated by Preserve Rhode Island and located in Providence. / COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Carrie Taylor

Carrie Taylor became Lippitt House Museum’s first director in 2013. Prior to leading Lippitt House, an 1865 villa on Providence’s East Side, she was...
KNIGHT STEWARDS: Jeffrey Cannell, library director of the Providence Community Library network, and Sue Gibbs, chief operating officer, inside the Knight Memorial Library, which has received $544,800 from the Champlin Foundation to go toward much-needed renovations. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Champlin Foundation grant helps fund Knight Library renovations

THE Knight Memorial Library is getting much-needed renovations this spring, as the historic community library looks to maintain its footing as an architectural jewel...
THE PROVIDENCE ATHENÆUM has received $346,782 to replace two of its roofs / COURTESY PROVIDENCE ATHENÆUM /CAT LAINE

Athenæum receives $346.8K to replace roofs

PROVIDENCE -  The Providence Athenæum has received $346,782 to replace its roofs, the nonprofit, member-supported library announced Thursday.The Athenæum received $224,820 from the Champlin...
On Friday, Keith Lang announced he plans to retire as executive director of the Champlin Foundation effective June 30. / PHOTO BY MICHAEL SALERNO

Lang to retire from Champlin Foundation

CRANSTON - After 18 years at the helm of the Champlin Foundation, on Friday Executive Director Keith Lang announced his retirement effective June 30.“It’s...
RIVERZEDGE ARTS HAS purchased the former Second Avenue School in Woonsocket, where the organization has been based since 2014, and plans a renovation and structural upgrade in the spring. / COURTESY RIVERZEDGE ARTS

Riverzedge Arts purchases former Second Avenue School in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Riverzedge Arts, based out of the former Second Avenue School since 2014, has purchased the building and plans a renovation and structural upgrade this...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE was awarded a $455,550 grant from the Champlin Foundation to renovate its chemistry facilities. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Champlin awards RIC $455,550 grant to renovate chemistry facilities

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island College has been awarded a $455,550 grant from the Champlin Foundation to renovate the instrument room and chemistry teaching labs...
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