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Local fishermen this year have had a tough time with a species of red seaweed, an algae, that looks like matted hair. The algae began to bloom and spread in May. more
As a candidate, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s opposition to the pending $75 million 38 Studios deal was both a pillar of his platform and symbol of his governing philosophy of fundamentals over special deals and big projects. Looking back on four years in office, Chafee’s warnings about 38 Studios proved correct, but that didn’t prevent the company’s collapse from casting a shadow over much of his term. Even if many of his priorities never made it through the legislature, Chafee argues that history will look back favorably on his record, which includes a pension overhaul, budget stability and no scandals. more
Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree has been appointed president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Van Bree was … more
I’ve enjoyed listening to you regale me with our rich history, Old Rhody. Birthed more than 350 years ago as a “lively experiment” in religious freedom? You owned it! You were a “rocker” 300 years before the rocker phenomenon. That’s what makes this so difficult. more
Garden City in Cranston may be a sign of the future once again. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to nonprofit manufacturing incubator Tinker Bristol, which aims to facilitate a community-based approach in development of new companies. more
Forty-two Rhode Island restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites, hotels and local businesses were named 2014 Editors’ Choice winners in the Yankee Magazine Special Travel Guide’s “Best of New England” section. Featured in the May/June edition of the travel guide, on newsstands April 29, the Editors’ Choice winners were selected by Yankee Magazine’s editors and contributors and include more than 300 establishments throughout the New England region. more
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