Women Trailblazers in Music: Film to Premiere at RIC

Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky — when thinking of great composers, there is no shortage of household names. It is unlikely, however, that many, if any that come to mind are female. Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman is remedying that imbalance.  Stillman is a professor of music and RIC’s artist-in-residence and has been producing prolifically through the […]

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All That Happened Was Nothing: Right Wing Recall Fizzles

Earlier this month, Motif reported on a recall measure against North Kingstown school committee member Jennifer Lima. So what happened? Nothing: October 12 came and went and the committee petitioning for the recall didn’t turn in any signatures at all. The rumor around town is that they only gathered about 700 signatures, fewer than a […]

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A Correction

In “Trolling RI Pols: Bullying public officials for doing the right thing” by Tom Sgouros, Oct 6, 2021, we made a number of errors. In both the print and web versions of the article, we incorrectly stated that the Gaspee Project, who posted criticism of North Kingstown School Committee member Jennifer Lima, was “associated with the […]

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Unbalanced Trees and Climate Change helps Archeologist: A roundup of environmental happenings from ecoRI News

An Unfair Tale of Two Tree Canopies At the corner of John and Benefit streets on Providence’s East Side, the tree equity score — a measure that indicates whether there are enough trees in specific neighborhoods for everyone to experience the health, economic and climate benefits that trees provide — is a perfect 100. Across the […]

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Trolling RI Pols: Bullying public officials for doing the right thing

The Rhode Island arm of the national right-wing foundations — Koch, Bradley, Scaife, and others — have targeted Jennifer Lima, a school committee member in North Kingstown, with totally ridiculous accusations about critical race theory, marxism, and brainwashing impressionable minds.  The Gaspee Project, a secretive conservative Rhode Island political group, is funding the gathering of […]

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Rent Relief in RI: How to apply, progress report

Rent relief is available for RI tenants with applications accepted on the web – – and successful applicants will receive grants that do not need to be paid back or counted as income. Money can cover back rent after April 1, 2020; up to three months of upcoming rent; a security deposit if needed; […]

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RI Theaters are Reopening: New Curtain Times

Eighteen months after the doors on local theatres closed to live audiences due to the COVID-19 pandemic, curtains are rising throughout the region. Check out the theatre’s policy regarding mask and vax. In the upcoming weeks, theatre-goers can enjoy a wide variety of productions from classic Shakespeare to Broadway tours kicking off in the capital […]

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