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Patrick T. Conley is a former Providence College professor and 1995 inductee into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, for which he serves as president. He’s also the state’s first-ever historian laureate, an attorney and the author of 32 books. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. history lesson in perseverance

Patrick T. Conley  | R.I. historian laureate; Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame president; Heritage Harbor Foundation president; attorney and author Roger Williams and the...

Rhode Island Foundation offers scholarships honoring Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation invites high school seniors to apply for the latest round of Carter Roger Williams Initiative college scholarships in...
GATHERING PLACE: Anne Holland, left, founder of the What Cheer Writer’s Club, with Jodie Vinson, program manager. Holland started the club because she wanted a place where local writers of all sorts could work, network and collaborate.

A space for writers to work

Anne Holland was a business journalist working from home when she thought of creating a gathering place for writers of all sorts – journalists,...

Betsey Williams Cottage renovated, will reopen to public

PROVIDENCE – The 1773 cottage where Betsey Williams, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Roger Williams, was born and lived with her sister, Rhoda, has been restored...
THE STUDENTS receiving scholarships from the Rhode Island Foundation are, from left to right, Ngan (Kim) Le, Mount Saint Charles Academy, Columbia University; Night Jean Muhingabo, Central High School, Johnson & Wales University; Fatou Dieng, Woonsocket High School, Smith College; Taleen Donoyan, Cranston High School West, Quinnipiac College or University of Rhode Island; Diana Iglesias, Central High School, Providence College; Kelsey Dellinger, North Kingstown High School, University of Rhode Island. /COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Winners of Roger Williams commemorative college scholarships announced by RI Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Six high school seniors from Cranston, Providence, North Kingstown and Woonsocket will share $100,000 in college scholarships honoring Roger Williams, thanks to...

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