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I’m not sure what it is about getting older, but it has made me less inhibited and more capable of handling everyday challenges, though not always in the most conventional way. Every morning … more
Floyd Clayton Oulton fired several shots from his revolver before throwing the weapon into the brush near his Johnston home. The 31-year-old clerical worker had come to the United States from New … more
Warwick native Andy Stone has a way of creating music that’s very balanced. While being rooted in vintage rock & roll, there’s elements of pop and new wave blended in with the … more
Television has been inundated with ads for Shark Week, including shows “Big Shark Energy”, “Deadliest Bite” and “Sharks vs Nazis”. My favorite Sharks are the ones … more
CRANSTON – “After one year from the ratification of this article, the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation … more
When it comes to talking about the history of rock & roll in Rhode Island, you have to mention John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. They originally started out in 1973 while harnessing … more
Whether you are a discerning collector or someone helping settle a family estate you always wonder what your options are when it comes to selling. When bringing any antiques or collectibles to market … more
When a person passes on from this plane of existence, their impact is often very considerable. It can be sensed within their family, their group of friends and their community as a whole. This is a … more
As I left off in my last article on cataloging Bunker Hill documents and searching in the newspapers, on May 1, 1822, the land on Breeds Hill had been purchased and an association formed to make … more
I’ve been greatly enjoying my new job as the church administrator. The position has been fulfilling and each day brings new and interesting challenges. Every day I am reminded of God’s … more
In my last blog I shared a few newspaper articles published in the early 19 th century relating to the Battle stories from Bunker Hill. As mentioned before, I started my research with 27,000 hits and … more
Bloody bouts inside the confines of a ring have been billed as entertainment since prehistoric times. Known as pugilism – or boxing – perfecting and performing knockdowns, knockouts, jabs … more
Raising five children has been a wonderful experience. I was constantly busy, always on the move, doing various things, and thoroughly enjoying watching my children grow into the adults they are … more
One of the most beautiful things music possesses is the power it has to form a community around it. In non-discriminatory fashion, it has a way of attracting folks of all walks of life while having … more
There is one harmoniously inherent trend in every collector regardless of category: We all love to get a deal. The thrill of finding something vastly underpriced compared to the next guy is the … more
Approximately 10,000 people gathered at the old racetrack at Narragansett Park in Cranston on Labor Day weekend of 1912 to stare at the sky. Up there in the clouds, “The Only Living Woman … more
As I grow older, my body is losing its youthful appearance. I’ve observed elderly individuals and noticed the wrinkles that accompany aging. I don't have many wrinkles on my face—just two … more
Providence and Rhode Island as a whole has an incredible hip hop scene with a plethora of talented artists. On a weekly basis, you can see a few of them either performing live at one of the many … more
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Battle of “Bunker” Hill loss petitions I had been cataloging in my files. I’ve also been doing newspaper searches to add more information by date … more
It’s a fact that Providence has had a stellar metal scene for the past few decades. Regardless of subgenre, there’s a guarantee that when a bunch of loud & amplified bands get … more
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