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DIVERSION: Walkers heading south on the Newport Cliff Walk are stopped at Narragansett Avenue by fencing because part of the historic walk collapsed about a year ago. Visitors are required to detour through a nearby neighborhood to reconnect with the path farther south. 

Is fixing Newport’s Cliff Walk a wise investment?

Just over a year ago, the collapse of an approximately 20-foot portion of the Newport Cliff Walk raised alarm throughout the state. Damage to Newport’s...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND has received a $3 million gift from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation to help with the modernization of the Narragansett Bay Campus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $3M from van Beuren Foundation for bay campus renovation...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The pending modernization of the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus received another significant financial boost. The university announced Monday that...
VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Road House,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance in 2020 at the theater in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Nonprofits turn to way to raise money

NONPROFIT Nonprofit organizations are lifelines for communities, helping those in need with food, medical services, education services and other community programs. Those organizations were critical...
VALUABLE PARTNER: From left, Lee Silvestre, Northeast Tech Bridge coordinator, meets with 401 Tech Bridge staffers Miguel Crisostomo-Vargas, marketing coordinator; Linda Larsen, programs and partnership manager; Christian Cowan, executive director; Susan Daly, strategic adviser; and Mary Johnson, manager, at the economic development nonprofit’s facility in Portsmouth. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Connecting tech fields for a stronger R.I. economy

PBN 2021 Innovative Companies Awards Innovative Collaboration: 401 Tech Bridge When it comes to discussing the reasons for recent revenue growth at economic development nonprofit 401...
NOT CONVINCED: Joshua Riazi, left, manager at Genesis Center, leads a culinary class in February. Riazi isn’t sold on the idea of forming an association to serve as a “chamber of commerce” for the Rhode Island nonprofit sector.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Strength in numbers? Some struggling nonprofits eye an alliance

While many nonprofits are fighting for survival amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steamship Historical Society of America knows better than most what it is...

Newport Hospital cuts ribbon on renovated emergency department

NEWPORT – Newport Hospital recently expanded and renovated its emergency department, which has nearly doubled its capacity and tripled its triage space, the hospital...
NEWPORT MENTAL HEALTH CEO Jamie Lehane, left, shakes hands with NMH Chief Finance and Administrative Officer Jason Costa after the organization received word of $213,000 in grants. /COURTESY NEWPORT MENTAL HEALTH

Newport Mental Health granted $213K by three R.I. foundations

NEWPORT — Newport Mental Health is celebrating four grants totaling $213,000 from three leading R.I. foundations that will secure the nonprofit’s ability to provide...

2017 sees largest grant total in vBCF’s 32-year history

PROVIDENCE - At $10.7 million in grants, 2017 tops the van Beuren Charitable Foundation's 32-year history as the year in which the most funds...

Rhode Island champions innovation

The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium was recently awarded an “Other Transaction Agreement” for undersea and maritime technology prototyping from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $380,000 is available in the form of Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants and Farm Viability grants for 2018.

RIDEM announces $380K in grants available for food, farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – Farm and food businesses looking to grow in Rhode Island can apply for up to $380,000 in grants available from the R.I....
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