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Five Questions With: Valerie Talmage

As executive director of Preserve Rhode Island, Valerie Talmage and colleagues have been working to find unique solutions for historic properties in East Providence,...

R.I.’s oldest home for sale at $540K following $600K renovation project

LINCOLN – Rhode Island’s oldest home, a colonial-style “stone-ender” built in 1696 at 1147 Great Road, was recently listed for sale at $539,900 following...

Rhode Island’s oldest home to be sold and reoccupied this summer

LINCOLN – Preserve Rhode Island, a 65-year-old nonprofit that fights to save historic properties, recently announced that the state's oldest home will become occupied...
THE JOSEPH Spaulding House in Pawtucket sold earlier this month for its asking price of $199,000. The home is under permanent protection thanks to an easement held by Preserve Rhode Island. / COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Sale of Spaulding House in Pawtucket includes easement protection

PAWTUCKET - A landmarked Pawtucket house is under permanent protection thanks to an easement held by Preserve Rhode Island. A historic preservation easement was secured...
AS PART OF what has been characterized as a non-financial transaction, Blithewold Inc. has taken ownership of the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum while giving a conservation easement to Preserve Rhode Island. / COURTESY BLITHEWOLD MANSION, GARDENS AND ARBORETUM

Blithewold Mansion sold, to be preserved thanks to easement

BRISTOL – A historic state landmark has changed hands under conditions that are designed to guarantee its long-term upkeep via an easement granted to...
STATE PRESERVATION GRANTS are currently on hiatus, affecting many nonprofits that rely on state funding. Above, Trudy Coxe, head of the Preservation Society of Newport County. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Preservationists eye ‘Hail Mary’

From roofs and balustrade repair to weatherproofing, nearly $11 million has been allocated in State Preservation Grants to 164 projects at historic sites across...

Who’s on the Board?

Mission: Preserve Rhode Island protects the state’s historic structures and unique places for present and future generations. Year founded: 1956 Executive director: Valerie Talmage 2017 revenue: $750,000 BOARD...
SWIM PREPARATION: Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge  from Newport to Jamestown. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Fundraising costs, benefits go beyond money for nonprofits

Once every year Narragansett Bay, from Naval Station Newport to Jamestown’s Potter Cove, is flooded with 700 swimmers and kayakers dedicated to improving and...
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