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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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Plans for new pedestrian bridge approach completion

Construction on a $2 million pedestrian bridge over the Providence River is slated to begin by October 2011, said Providence Parks Department Superintendent Robert McMahon '68. Construction of the bridge — a collaboration between the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the Providence Parks ...


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New nursing school in the mix

Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island have announced plans for a new $60 million shared nursing school facility in the Jewelry District downtown, near the future site of Brown's Medical Education Building. The two nursing schools would remain separate, but would share the same building, ...


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Hope Street pub evades students

Chef Tom Crowshaw lets the plates drop against the counter. "One Silverburger and one Accidental Purist," he yells down the length of the bar before grabbing two glasses and filling them to the brim. He slides the overflowing beers up next to the two burgers, one classic — loaded with chili, bacon, ...


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Over twenty five years, and the coffee's still hot

A year before the first Starbucks opened its doors and long before there was an identifiable coffee culture in Providence or anywhere else, Charlie and Bill Fishbein started roasting and selling brewed coffee and whole beans in a cozy, wood-walled storefront on Wickenden Street.


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In Pawtucket, perfecting the roast

North of the Rhode Island School of Design, Main Street is a desolate wasteland, a drag flanked on the west by gas stations and fast food chains and on the east by a graveyard. Main Street dampens the soul.


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Lucky Clover brews pots of coffee gold

"You'll smell the berries," said Steve Peck, manager of a Wayland Square coffee shop, inhaling the earthy smell of sun-dried Ethiopian coffee. He then displays the Sumatra bean, which he said has been aged for three to five years. The Ethiopia Sidamo is another favorite, because of its "kind of lemony ...


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Madness means money for Providence

The white tents plastered in Guinness, Coors Light and WBRU posters and droves of out-of-town buses at the Dunkin' Donuts Center last week did not only indicate the kickoff of basketball's best month of the year, it also meant big bucks for the state's struggling economy. Providence College's basketball ...



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