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Whereas many of the traditions upheld by the wedding industry can be stilted and old-fashioned, a young Rhode Islander is working to change the definition of what wedding jewelry can be. Lincoln … more
Reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent William J. Kole has long been fascinated with the prospect of people living past 100 years of age. His own grandmother lived to be 104. “Her life … more
Jason Cabral was named executive director of The Gamm last August. Since then, as he put it Monday,” my job is like keeping all the balls in the air.”  His focus has been on the … more
It was a few weeks after Thanksgiving in 1968. Joe McNamara was a Pilgrim High senior who had just completed what he felt was a good season as a member of the Pilgrim High football team. He was about … more
Earlier this month, Governor Dan McKee stood at the head of the State House chambers to give an optimistic address to all of Rhode Island and, while it was his speech, he was not the only one who … more
For three weeks out of the year, Rhode Islanders are afforded the opportunity to celebrate an art so fundamental to the human experience that one might forget it’s an art at all: storytelling. … more
You certainly need no introduction to the radio and online audiences of NewsTalk 99.7 & AM 630 WPRO. Still, how about giving us an overview of your responsibilities? Primarily, I report … more
After a combined 104 years serving customers, two managers at Twin Oaks Restaurant are finally retiring. Managers Joe Ferro and Mike Regine worked their last shifts in December before both … more
Bruce Cousineau’s special sauce, which he has heard described as “marinara meets Mexico,” was first created because he didn’t want to throw away extra árbol peppers … more
You are the Target 12 investigative reporter and managing editor. Give us an overview of your responsibilities. I wear two hats at WPRI. As an investigative reporter my role is to bring things … more
It all seems so plausible. Rhode Island is a small state geographically and in terms of its population. For years the Ocean State has been the testing ground for new products and with a once … more
You could hear the buzz and see the second look of someone trying to think of where they knew him from. Yes “that guy” was in the line waiting to purchase his normal coffee-to-go at … more
Johnston-based Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) has more than doubled its capacity to help former servicewomen in need of a helping hand and a warm, safe bed. Last Monday, their newly … more
Rhode Island’s pirates have evolved, crawling from the sea onto land and up your front porch steps. More than 300 years ago pirates spent their summers trolling the shores of New England, … more
I have to admit that I love the name. As someone who grew up in the “hippie” era and attended college in bucolic Vermont, I’ve seen my share of unusual names.  Names like … more
I first met Nilton Cardenas on Nov. 8, at the opening of an exhibition he organized at the Cranston Public Library, titled “Lines of Feeling/Lineas de Sentimento.” Twenty-one black … more
In this cynical age, when our itineraries are delivered so lifelessly straight to our pockets, let us take a moment to be grateful for the unique blend of wholesomeness and suggestiveness found in … more
Surely Hillary Gillinder holds the record for fostering, not that anyone has an official count. She has personally fostered 225 “kids.” Hillary doesn’t have any children of her … more
Brady Knight may not be a household name, but it may soon become one as the 23-year-old Bryan Wolfendon continues to use it as a pen name when publishing his own line stories for children from … more
When Tim Perry gets home from his IT job he turns on the TV, but he doesn’t watch it. Rather, he takes out an Exacto knife with its razor sharp blade and begins carving a pumpkin. These … more
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