Marie Langlois

John Foresté

Clare Russell Gregorian, a pivotal force in the establishment of Rhode Island Public Radio, wife of former Brown University President Vartan Gregorian and a staunch advocate for women’s reproductive rights, died Saturday in New York after a long battle with obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 80.

Classical High School, Providence’s by examination secondary school, is holding a 175th birthday party on March 20th.