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RI Spotlight: Nowell Academy
May 3, 2017 No Commentby

RI Spotlight: Nowell Academy

On a Friday afternoon, at the end of the school day, Gioconda Ruiz and Krissia Barraza head out the back ...

Downtown Design Review Committee Review: The Cambridge Innovation Center
May 3, 2017 No Commentby

Downtown Design Review Committee Review: The Cambridge Innovation Center

  The Downtown Design Review Committee (DDRC) meets monthly to approve all renovation and construction in Providence’s D-1 zoning district.  ...

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Press, Press Secretary, Dumpster fire, Hard Drivin', Bombs
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Press, Press Secretary, Dumpster fire, Hard Drivin’, Bombs

Huge Blunder at Urinal? Phillipe and Jorge fear that GateHouse Media, absentee owners of the Biggest Little’s organ of record, ...

News Analysis: Why Are Rolling Papers Taxed As Cigarettes?
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: Why Are Rolling Papers Taxed As Cigarettes?

Rhode Island is unusual among the states for a tax policy that treats rolling papers as equivalent to cigarettes, such ...

Cannabis Legalization in RI: Where's Our Law?
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Cannabis Legalization in RI: Where’s Our Law?

Massachusetts voted and decided to legalize marijuana. It then promptly shot itself in the foot over the question of how ...

Hummel Report: Politics in Town Manager Choice
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Hummel Report: Politics in Town Manager Choice

Immediately after North Kingstown’s new town council took over in early December it had an important – and pressing – ...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: More Dinosaur than Elephant
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: More Dinosaur than Elephant

Before the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shuts down forever after nearly a century, their second-to-last shows will ...

Full Interview with Graham Parker
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Full Interview with Graham Parker

  Full interview with Graham Parker (see introduction/overview). Graham Parker: Helloooo, John, how are you doing? Graham here! John Fuzek (Motif): ...

5 Fun Things - 419 - 426
April 18, 2017 No Commentby

5 Fun Things – 419 – 426

For 4/20 itself, look here! For Earth Day (4/22), look here! For shameless self-promotion of Motif’s own 2017 Music Awards ...

420 Events
April 18, 2017 No Commentby

420 Events

RI doesn’t really have much in the way of significant 420 events (hint-hint, pre-legalization party planners…) Here’s some stuff we ...