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A s the summer weather takes over, it’s important to know that fishing in Rhode Island is not quite as easy as casting off … more
This year marks the 500th Anniversary of Giovanni da Verrazzano’s historic New World voyage and a European’s first documented visit to Rhode Island. This fact should not go unnoticed! … more
He’s been a champion for the Ocean State’s Special Olympians for years. It was finally their turn to let Cranston Police Detective Eric LeClerc know how much they truly valued the … more
Everyone is aware that the internet can have its negative impact on cybersurfers.  Just log in and you’ll see a widespread distribution of fake news, cyber-bullying, on-line threats, … more
By late November 2022, Tommy Hardiman’s diseased heart was failing so badly that his medical team at Tufts Medical Center in Boston feared he could soon die. For months, Hardiman, a Foster … more
In March I stood in front of the old mill and listened to the Pawtuxet River churning just beyond the brick building. Then I reached for the door with the sign, “Throat Punch Nation.” … more
Mark-Anthony Thompson loves to play Fortnite, like most modern day teens. Some evenings you can hear him warning fellow players to watch out for snipers, legendary back bling and the impending … more
He’s a successful businessman. He’s highly opinionated. And he’s someone that has had a very unique pathway to achieving his goals.  As a freshman at Central … more
When Landon Vazquez takes the soccer field, it’s hard for his mom, Erin, not to get emotional. It’s not because of the cute-factor of a bunch of 5-year-old kids running around in … more
Once he saw him play, Jamal Gomes decided pretty quickly that he wanted 14- year old Joe Mazzulla on his team. “It didn’t take long to figure out what type of person and what type of … more
Jessie Jacavone wants to spark a Frog City resurgence. He walked around the second floor of his bare Johnston mill and imagined the 17 luxury apartments he plans to build within the next year. … more
It’s the folksy, popular slogan that is just part of the rich history of the Narragansett Brewing Company.  Founded in 1890, the brewery was once one of Cranston’s largest employers … more
I went for a walk in our magnificent Roger Williams Park Zoo. It was a bright sunny day and the marvelous elephants and monkeys were out, alongside magnificent dragons and mythical marvels from … more
The circus is coming! The circus is coming! I still remember when I was a young boy hounding my parents with those words every year when the circus came to town. I remember the circus train … more
GWM: Mike, let’s start with today. You live in Rhode Island and are a journalism professor at the University of Connecticut.   Tell us about your responsibilities and the courses you … more
Alex Snow loomed large in the prison yard. On a recent Friday morning, he looked even bigger in the Johnston High School auditorium. In prison, Snow cultivated the friends he needed to watch his … more
Helen O. Larson scrawled her first poem on the schoolhouse chalkboard as the building was dismantled. About a century ago, someone bought Rockland’s school for $12, Larson told her son. It … more
I’ve been funny my whole life,” said Warwick native Bill Silas. For Silas, who has been a comedian for 16 years, March 23 will be a “huge night:” a sold out celebration … more
After morning chores at Hurricane Hill Farm, owner Drake Patten took a moment to appreciate her surroundings. “What draws the eye is the sheer beauty of the place — its woodlands and … more
It is often said that history repeats itself. I respectfully suggest that history has a little fun doing it sometimes. In June of 1772, when John Brown and Abraham Whipple and the boys met … more
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