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RI Repository: Taking the Wayback Machine to Six Finger Satellite’s improbable history

To kick off a hopefully brighter 2021, here’s another edition of RI Repository, where we revisit notable releases from RI’s past. This year, we examine 1995’s Severe Exposure from noise rock band Six Finger Satellite. 6FS formed in Providence in the late ’80s with a lineup that included singer/keyboardist J. Ryan, John MacLean and Peter […]

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Get in the Zone: An explainer of RI’s Health Equity Zone initiative

You may have heard of this forward-thinking RI Department of Health initiative that is beginning to serve as a national model for community-driven health. But what is a Health Equity Zone, and how does it work? What Are Health Equity Zones?  Ana Novais, deputy director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, defines Health Equity […]

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Briefly Explained

In the past 12 months, Rhode Island added an additional $20 million dollars to its unclaimed funds, and a chunk of that might have your name on it! Read “Briefly Explained: Lost Money” at brieflyri.com/did-you-drop-this-rhode-island-may-have-your-lost-money to learn how you can get reunited with your wayward wealth. Briefly aims to foster an informed and engaged citizenry by connecting […]

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Opened and Closed

Opened Five Guys: 63 Airport Rd, Warwick. fiveguys.com This greasy (tremendously unhealthy) burger chain opened a new location on Airport Road in Warwick, with a mobile pick up window that already has car lines going out into the street.  Pizza Marvin: 468 Wickenden St, PVD. pizzamarvin.com This new pizzeria over in Fox Point boosts “New […]

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Gee, You’re Swell: Groundswell Cafe + Bakery pours the perfect cup for the new year

Resolutions are great, especially when they involve shaking off your 2020 coffee-run routines and reaching for a new cup o’ joe as we embrace a new year. In a push to get myself out of my caffeine rut, I ventured off-island (gasp!), and stumbled upon Groundswell Cafe + Bakery, an idyllic oasis nestled in Tiverton’s […]

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Project PVD Love

Frog & Toad, the gift shop stuffed with perfect little somethings, has become a beacon of hope during the pandemic — a place always willing to collaborate, fundraise and bring smiles to the homebound with their madcap personal deliveries. So it made sense when a Providence-based parent/teacher organization president called them to discuss a mask […]

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Raimondo Addresses the Press for the First Time in Weeks: A summary of the governor’s January 13 press conference

The circus was in town today at The Vets, as Governor Raimondo declined to answer questions from the press in her first public appearance since it was announced she was President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Commerce. State officials steered away from political questions in an attempt to orient the press conference […]

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In the Flow: A visit to Wandering Goose Acupuncture

A handful of acupuncture needles rattled in Marco Leclerc’s palm, sending my anxiety skyrocketing. I practiced some deep breathing and tried to focus on his calming voice. Leclerc is the proprietor of Wandering Goose Acupuncture in Pawtucket. He practices a fusion of classical and traditional Chinese medicine, which can include acupuncture, bodywork and herbal medicine, […]

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