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Close Encounter with the Unknown at Block Island, Rhode Island

I have a bizarre, somewhat spooky experience to share with you. It was very well-written by the lone eyewitness of the event. The experience is an old one, but I... Read Full Post

MSI Develops LNG Bunkering Safety Training

The Maritime Simulation Institute in Middletown, Rhode Island is developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering safety training course. The first session, which is expected to begin in June,

RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents' marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a sigh of relief. According to a new study at Rhode Island Hospital which...Show More Summary

Man Tries To Rob Convenience Store Armed With Potato

Rhode Island man armed with a potato tries to rob a convenience store (via FreakOutNation) Police say a Rhode Island man carried a potato in order to pretend it was a gun while trying to rob a convenience store and a dry cleaners on Monday. The cops arrived on the scene around  2:00 p.m. and […]

Philharmonic concertmaster dies, aged 62

We regret to share sad news of Charles Sherba, concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. A statement by the orchestra: ‘With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved concertmaster Chuck Sherba. He passed early the morning of Saturday April 19, lovingly surrounded by his wife, Consuelo, and their children Claire, Gabby, and Alexander, […]

Joyce Lin is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design and...

Joyce Lin is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design and in her spare time she creates awesome interactive kinetic sculptures like the beautiful flying fish and bird study pieces pictured here. Although the design and construction...Show More Summary

URI Scientists, Collaborators Closer to Designing Vaccine for H. pylori Pathogen

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are championing a recent breakthrough in the laboratory with hopes it could lead to a vaccine against the pathogen responsible for stomach cancer and to therapeutics for inflammatory diseases.

For the Second Straight Year, Rhode Island Governor Signs “Day of Reason” Proclamation

Yesterday, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee issued a proclamation marking May 1 as the Day of Reason:

University Begs Students: 'Please Don't Take Selfies At Graduation'

Bryant University in Rhode Island is begging its students to save the graduation selfies for after the ceremony. The AP reports that University President Ronald Machtley says having more than 800 students snap photos with him as they get their degrees will slow down the already hours-long ceremony. Show More Summary

Your Mama Hears...

...from the kindly Rosetta Stone that word on the real estate street in affluent Watch Hill, Rhode Island, is that Taylor Swift may have caught a classic case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle and might be looking to quietly unload High Watch, the hulking 1930s ocean front mansion she purchased about a year ago for $17,750,000. Show More Summary

‘Electronic Behavior Control System’ by 1990s Video Remix Pioneers Emergency Broadcast Network

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Taken from their 1995 TVT album Telecommunications Breakdown, “Electronic Behavior Control System” is a prime example of the work by 1990s Rhode Island School of Design video remix artists Emergency Broadcast Network. Featuring iconic 1990s clips of Bill Clinton, Ted Koppel and Ross Perot, the video is one of a many that have been archived [...]

Bryant University to students: Don't take graduation selfies

Bryant University has reached "peak selfie." The Rhode Island school is begging students not to take selfies on stage when they receive their diplomas at next month's graduation ceremony. While the trendy self-portraits are certainly...Show More Summary

Bryant University bans students from taking obnoxious selfies at graduation

Bryant University has reached 'peak selfie.' The Rhode Island school is prohibiting students from taking selfies when they receive their diplomas at next month's graduation ceremony because it's an annoying thing to do. The school is...Show More Summary

Bryant U. Cracks Down On Selfies At Graduation

BOSTON (AP) — Rhode Island’s Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take Bryant U. Cracks Down On Selfies At Graduation - -

US city takes on Wall Street

The city of Providence is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading. ||| New York - The city of Providence, Rhode Island, is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading. Show More Summary

Bryant University Begs Students Not To Take Selfies At Commencement

BOSTON (AP) — Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas. University President Ronald Machtley (MAYK'-lee) says students ask him to take selfies on the Smithfield campus all the time. Show More Summary

The man who would save jazz

1958 Time was running out. The sun had set hours earlier, and with it any lingering goodwill the residents of Newport, Rhode Island had for the crowd in Freebody Park. It was the Fifth Annual Newport Jazz Festival, and, as would come to be the case once every summer for decades, the picturesque town was overrun with artists and fans. Show More Summary

25 Best and Worst Illinois County February Unemployment Rates, Mapped Out

Illinois' unemployment rate in February was 8.7 percent, which was the second highest in the nation ahead of only Rhode Island. But when looking at the 102 counties in Illinois, only 18 counties actually had an unemployment rate lower than the state's rate of 8.7 percent. Show More Summary

RI: RIPTA to Curtail Weekend Service on Three Bus Routes

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority plans to curtail weekend service on three of its bus routes that have low ridership and use those resources in other areas that have shown demand on the weekends.

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