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The journalist makes news; don't buy it; two fond farewells

"ri monthly has a story coming out where I am listed as one of the top 10 most powerful in ri. If they try to f*** me, I will kill them." Who said that? John DePetro, WPRO's morning talk show weasel.
Pop goes the weasel
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2010

Downsizing the Mob

The arrest of 17 people last week as part of "Operation Mobbed Up" — as well as the subsequent discovery in East Providence of human remains thought to be those of Joseph "Joe Onions" Scanlon — put front and center the bygone days of the Rhode Island Mo
State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty discusses the fade of OC in RI
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 26, 2008

Our bridges are in a heap of trouble

About 40,000 vehicles cross the Sakonnet River Bridge, which connects Tiverton and Portsmouth, most days — more than the combined traffic of the Pell and Mount Hope bridges.
Local motion
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 30, 2008

New details emerge on local post-9/11 flight

Remember the charter flights that expedited Saudi nationals out of the US soon after the attacks?
Taking off
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  September 19, 2007

Who’s afraid of medical marijuana?

Two hits of marijuana in the morning, and two in the evening before he goes to sleep.
Opponents’ fears go unrealized with the impementation of rhode island’s law
By TE-PING CHEN  |  May 02, 2007

Doherty seen in lead for state police post

Despite denials by the Carcieri administration, the widespread belief is that the governor sought the resignation of Colonel Steven Pare, the superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, and that former state police Major Brendan Doherty will be his
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 31, 2007

Pentagon withholds details of spying on anti-war groups

Given growing attempts at government surveillance, Alden Eagle, a coordinator for the Rhode Island Community Coalition for Peace (RICCP), seems right on target when he says, “Anybody is a potential terrorist.”
Surveillance Society  
By ANDREW FOX  |  June 21, 2006