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Local marijuana-growing class to start this month

When medical marijuana became legal in Rhode Island in June 2007, Luis Hernandez figured it would only be a matter of time until a school teaching proper growing techniques sprang up. As he watched years go by, nobody took action, and he decided to take matters into his own hands. His school, the New ...


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Chipotle to bring locally grown flavor to Thayer

The competition for Mexican food on campus is about to spice up. Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open a Thayer Street location around November, said Chris Arnold, public relations director for the company. The restaurant will move into the space previously occupied by Roba Dolce on the corner of ...


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Central Falls district moves forward

Two months after school officials agreed to rehire teachers and faculty who lost their jobs at Central Halls High School, the district is preparing to rehabilitate the underperforming school for the upcoming academic year.  The mass firings that sparked national headlines originally came in the ...


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R.I. governor's race heats up in time for fall

Despite its liberal reputation, Rhode Island has picked a Republican governor in seven of the last nine election cycles. One Republican whose name won't be on the ballot — term-limited Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 — will leave his successor the top job in a state saddled with double-digit unemployment, ...


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Brunch on Broadway, with fresh flavors and flair

Outside, crowds have begun to gather in anticipation, and inside, ovens and stoves are nearly warm enough to welcome the hundreds of orders they will field that day. A full staff has spent the past hour cracking eggs and readying potatoes, and the aroma of fresh drip coffee now seeps through the locked ...


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Amendment hits legislators close to home

An amendment requiring state lawmakers to immediately begin paying 15 percent of costs for their state-provided health care plans was tabled in the early morning hours of April 14 after members of the state House of Representatives expressed concern that voting on the amendment was an ethical violation. ...


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Attending - and governing - the schools

David Quinn GS is leading a double life. A Brown graduate student currently earning his Master of Education by day, he serves on the Seekonk, Mass. school committee by night.He was elected on April 5 in an uncontested election. To win the position, he had to run a "sticker campaign" in which voters ...


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Raking out trash and debris, volunteers clean up Gano Park

Gano Park was seasonably gray beneath Saturday morning's steady drizzle. But by noon, volunteers had cleared piles of trash, wet logs and debris from the banks of the Seekonk River. As the chainsaws slowed, community members spoke of a renewed life for the park — of boat ramps and bike paths — ...


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State House weighs two bills ending ban on pot

Two bills that would end the criminal prohibition of marijuana use came before the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee last Wednesday. The first bill — proposed by Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, whose district includes College Hill — would legalize the drug under certain conditions. ...


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U. donates $50,000 for flood relief

In response to historic flooding across much of Rhode Island at the end of March, the University donated $50,000 last week to the United Way of Rhode Island's Flood Recovery Fund. Brown community members affected by the flood have also begun to take advantage of University emergency relief programs. ...


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Local inventor goes Banana-grams

Age-neutral, board-free and un-scored; fast-paced, portable and creative: These are just some of the words used to describe Bananagrams, a word game invented by Pawtucket native Abe Nathanson.


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Cupcakes, snuggles on Wickenden

The frequenter of chic East Side eateries cannot help but be haunted by the ghost of the Blue Elephant — former resident of 312 Wickenden St. — upon entering the building's new pristine foyer. But the Duck and Bunny, which opened in February, soon coaxes nostalgic memories out of mind.


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Books and beauty: This girl has it all

Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo '11 defies all stereotypes, and with a vengeance. The junior is concentrating in Educational Studies, she hopes to enter Brown's Masters of Arts in Teaching program and she plans to apply to Yale Law School — on top of maintaining her responsibilities within the Miss Rhode ...





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