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COVID-19 can’t stop the bugs. Well, more accurately, the Beetles.Beetle Cats, as they are known by many who sail them, are a version of a catboat. As for the Beetle, that has nothing to do with … more
As Father Brian Shanley reflects on his 15-year tenure as president of Providence College, he remembers what his parents told him when he was applying to colleges himself.As a senior at Toll Gate … more
Michael “Mickey” Lamantia, lifelong Cranston resident, is a correctional officer at the ACI by day and sings outlaw country by night. He has worked with some of the industry’s … more
In 1905, Domenico Palmieri opened a bakery on Ledge Street in the North End of Providence.Now, 115 years later and located at 624 Killingly St. in Johnston, D. Palmieri’s Bakery remains a … more
Summer baseball has always been a part of Will Geoghegan’s life, going back to his childhood when his family used to watch Cape Cod League games while vacationing in Massachusetts.They attended … more
Lori Istok, a Cranston resident and owner of Lori’s Music Together, knows that “miracles do happen” – and she wants other families going through trying times to know it, … more
So many staples of spring and summer life in Rhode Island will be different, or absent, this year due to the pandemic. Festivals, parades and fireworks displays have been called off, while it … more
There will probably never be a May like this one in our lifetime. What is usually a month full of joy, celebration, and hope is now challenged by an enemy that we cannot see or hear – an … more
Alyssa Limperis, a standup comic, writer and actress with strong Rhode Island ties, is a minimalist of sorts. Limperis, who will turn 30 in June, has been effortlessly bringing colorful characters … more
Shepard Fairey may not be a household name to most Rhode Islanders, but most of the state’s residents are likely familiar with at least one of his works. A Rhode Island School of Design … more
Richard Boudreau has a gift. He sees things where others don’t. Yes, he sees a shovel. But he also sees the shell of a turtle, the torso of a saxophonist or the tail of a fish – or … more
With students forced to school at home, as well as forego activities such as music lessons and spring sports, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the predictability of childhood routine has … more
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