Events:

News

Mouths to Feed: With schools closed, local restaurants help fulfill a need

Many Rhode Island children receive a bulk of their daily calories from free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches they receive at school. One of the challenges of closing schools for an extended period of time is making sure kids are fed. School districts across the state have planned grab-and-go meals for students to pick up […]

Read More

State Resources for COVID-19

For general questions about COVID-19, the state has set up a hotline that operates during business hours: 401-222-8022. After business hours, dial 211. HealthSourceRI has opened a special open enrollment period that will last through April 15. To enroll, go to healthsourceri.com or call 855-840-4774 Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. For information about […]

Read More

Write This Way: Readers, writers, story-lovers — you’ve come to the right place

I think the assumption is that to make it as a writer, you have to live in New York or Los Angeles or some old Victorian mansion in Maine where you write about killer clowns. You don’t really think about Rhode Island — but you really should. Rhode Island is experiencing an explosion of writing […]

Read More

Breaking it Down: A model for composting in Providence

Twenty-five years ago, when he was a gardener in Providence, Michael Bradlee, the founder of Earth Appliance, asked composting questions of clients, friends and his professional colleagues. He discovered there was a disconnect between the general public’s perception and what people were actually doing. He would hear people say things like, “Oh yeah, I compost […]

Read More

Rising with Elizabeth Rush: Celebrating Rhode Island’s one-state, one-book selection

Since growing up in Beverly, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Rush’s journeys have carried her far and wide — college in Oregon, a solo cycling trek to Alaska, a book project in Myanmar, an art gallery in Vietnam, a teaching fellowship in Maine, a research expedition to Antarctica and uncounted environmental reporting trips in between. Now a resident […]

Read More

Total Speculation: An entirely hypothetical and unverified look at 2022 RI lieutenant gubernatorial potentials

The Boston Globe’s Ed Fitzpatrick recently published his list of 2022 Rhode Island gubernatorial potentials, so naturally, I wanted to follow-up with a list of my own of who to watch for, even this early on, for the number two executive role in the state, Lieutenant Governor.   Totally speculative, and for … “fun”?  Here’s the […]

Read More

Spring Growth: New albums and local shows kick the season off right

The Z-Boys – Elwood Here’s (I’m assuming) a Motif exclusive: Elwood, the sophomore album from Newport’s The Z-Boys, hits the streets March 6. They’re a band known for their high-energy performances. With tempos and influences all over the place, it’s like a dump truck careening along the edge of a canyon road. Fans will be […]

Read More