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Day of Peace comes to Providence

Last Sunday, Kennedy Plaza welcomed a host of international dance groups and humanitarian organizations for the seventh annual Celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace. The festival commemorates the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, though the U.N. passed a ...


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Marijuana school goes up in smoke

The New England School of Alternative Horticultural Studies — previously billed as Rhode Island's first medical marijuana school — has decided to cancel its inaugural class and indefinitely postpone operations over concerns that the Rhode Island Department of Health has not offered it explicit ...


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Victors gear up for general election

As primary tallies trickled in late Tuesday evening, it appeared the night belonged to two men connected by Providence's top office — Mayor David Cicilline '83 and his likely successor, former Housing Court Judge Angel Taveras.


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ABC drama filmed in R.I. set to premiere

People familiar with Rhode Island sights will want to add a new television show to their list this year. "Body of Proof," a new drama on ABC, has been filming in and around Providence since July, and will most likely premiere at the end of October, said Matthew Gross, an executive producer of the show. ...


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R.I. to get state education grant

State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist will be traveling to Washington this Thursday to finalize the level of funding Rhode Island will receive as a winner of the federal Race to the Top competition. On Aug. 24, the state was named a winner, joining nine other states and the District of Columbia ...


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Primary day marks crucial test in R.I.

For months, the candidates vying to replace retiring Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., have plied Rhode Island's first district with campaign advertisements, get-out-the-vote operations and policy proposals to get Rhode Island's economy back on its feet. But a bruising battle among leading Democrats threatens ...


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Block Island wind farm closer to construction

Only months ago, Rhode Island's bid to build the nation's first offshore wind farm seemed dead in the water. The state's Public Utilities Commission this spring rejected a proposed pricing agreement between Deepwater Wind — the project's developer — and a power distributor, in part due to ...


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A facelift for the Cable Car, but the love-ly seats remain

The black leather couches at the renovated Cable Car Cinema offer the coziness of a living room back at home. But the murals on the right-hand wall — in one a red brick Providence building sinks deep into dreamy underwater blue — provide a touch of surrealism for a journey into the cinematic ...


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Mayoral race heats up before Sept. 14 primary

On the eve of a hurricane last Thursday, the four Democratic candidates for mayor — state Rep. Steven Costantino, D-Providence; City Councilman John Lombardi; former Housing Court judge Angel Taveras; and returning candidate Chris Young — stood onstage at the Rhode Island School of Design ...


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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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