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Quiet Moments

Everyone needs some time to think. Don’t say you don’t have enough time, you have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein and others. Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action. Our brightest future hinges on our […]

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BikeLife Lives Matter: By working together, cities and bikers can reach a solution

In 2017, the Providence town council wrote an ordinance that allows Providence police to confiscate and destroy illegally ridden ATVs and dirt bikes. This October, the City of Providence, in a show of enforcement, publicly demolished 33 dirt bikes and ATVs. One week later, during a ride-out on October 18, 24-year-old Jhamal Gonsalves was involved […]

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Rhode Island in a “Tough Spot”: A summary of the governor’s October 15 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave an emergency COVID-19 presser today at 1pm. There were big upticks in today’s COVID data; DOH reports 228 new cases since yesterday. There are 129 people hospitalized for reasons related to COVID-19. Of those, 12 are in the intensive care unit and five are on […]

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In Their Own Words: Jennifer Douglas (D), Senate District 34

We talked to many of the local candidates running for public office in the upcoming 2020 election. We asked each of them the same set of questions, with the promise to print their answers only lightly edited for clarity. The following answers are from Jennifer Douglas (D), running against incumbent Elaine Morgan (R), for RI Senate District 34.  […]

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Just Dance!: Inaugural Motion State Dance Festival to take place at the WaterFire Arts Center

Dancers both local and national will converge in the Creative Capital to showcase the latest in contemporary dance at the inaugural Motion State Dance Festival, held Thursday, March 5, through Saturday, March 7, 2020. Hosted by the WaterFire Arts Center, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night will feature award-winning, genre-busting artists in solo performances. Interspersed between […]

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Glow Up: Parkists in Residence provide space for people to rediscover their creativity

From installations and exhibits to restorations and residencies, historic places love opening their doors to artists. The ACT Public Art program offered a particularly warm welcome to creatives with its “Park-ist In Residence,” which involves artists bunking at homes situated on “two of Providence’s most unique and underutilized parks,” according to the call for entries. […]

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