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The challenge: redesign the coastline

We relate to shorelines reactively — we structure ports around jagged edges, avoid dangerous cliffs and fret that climate change will result in Hawaiian islands going the way of Atlantis.
Water Dept.
By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  June 10, 2011

Judicial ups and downs

It was about time that Rogeriee Thompson was finally confirmed (unanimously, we might add) by the United States Senate for what amounts to an historic spot on the Federal Court of Appeals.
Plus poppy hypocrisy, pressuring the Pope, and even more ‘Buttercup’ trivia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2010
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Brand new funk

Evan Hanson and Brendon Bjorness-Murano, better known as lyricist 90Sevan and beatminer/composer Low B, teamed up just seven months ago to form Broken Ground.
Broken Ground launch their Sneak Attack
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 27, 2009

Fight for your right to party

Rhode Island's tragic collision with teen drinking in recent years has heightened concern about substance abuse in the state's school districts.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 13, 2009
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Make-believe Main Street

WaterFire, bocce, oh my!
Lifestyle centers create public squares in private places. Can a nation undone by sprawl be saved by the Mall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 06, 2009

Run the gamut

Mellow out and rest up on the folk front February 5th when Maryland-based singer SUSAN SOUZA visits the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200) while on a national tour.
From death metal to ambient opera
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2009


One tough lady


Roberta Hawkins
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 18, 2008
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Down and out at Thanksgiving

In a time of widespread layoffs, decimated retirement accounts, and uncertainty about the fallout of the ongoing fiscal crisis, downsized requests for help are a sign of the times.
Social needs are rising across Rhode Island, and things will get worse before they get better
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 19, 2008

Volunteers power Habitat for Humanity

On Wednesday mornings, retirees George Issa and Gene Jolie, each 61, can be found at the ReStore on Route 2 in Charleston, one of dozens Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
Good deeds
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 25, 2008
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Heart and soul

The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
Penrose and friends bring the heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2008
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Local heroes 2008

In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2008


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Beating up on Chris (times two)

It’s nice to see the rest of the world picking up on something we Vo Dilunduhs have known for years.
Matthews gets dissected; Young goes egotistical in ATM contretemps
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2008
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How Giuliani’s presidential campaign came undone

Your superior correspondents last week had a close encounter with a couple of creatures who qualify in Vo Dilun as authentic endangered species: Republican legislators.
GOP Minority Leader Watson reveals all at Nick-a-Nee’s
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 09, 2008
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Shocker: RI GOP in disarray

An internecine battle has broken out between the couple dozen or so people who claim to be members of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
A real two-party system requires an effective minority party
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 19, 2008
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Supposed clerical reformer proves to be a control freak

The ProJo ’s front page on February 15 delivered a one-two punch to Rhode Island Roman Catholics.
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By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  February 20, 2008

The Pump House

Perched next to Rocky Brook Pond, the stone-walled Pump House restaurant — a retired pumping station for South Kingstown — has been an attractive eatery for three decades.
Bargains and coziness galore
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2007


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Vermont man, 60, walks to impeach Bush

Most people are content to mutter and complain as they wait out the final years of the Bush regime.
Take a hike
By TIM LEHNERT  |  December 12, 2007
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Soaring spirit

For travelers along Route 138 in South Kingstown, the monumental public art of Andean artist Peruko Ccopacatty has been visible for the past 20 years.
Peruko Ccopacatty’s fresh perspective
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2007
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The wit and wonder of Rhode Islandese

Just a few weekends ago, I overheard someone describe the Rhode Island accent as “between Boston and New York.”
Not for nothin’, but you can tahk like a Vo Dilunduh  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 05, 2007

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By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2007
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Pushing to replace Bush

On an overcast night in early June, nearly 100 of US Senator Barack Obama’s local supporters crowded into the Peerless Lofts in downtown Providence.
Rhode Islanders are getting busy while supporting their favorite democrats
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  July 11, 2007


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Bad neighbor policy

They are quite noisy (frequently late into the night) and leave floodlights on for days at a time.
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By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 02, 2007
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What’s next for Steve Laffey?

Can you imagine Steve Laffey — a tireless self-promoter and all-around media hog — not returning a phone call from a reporter?
With a forthcoming book about his senatorial campaign, he looms as a prospective gubernatorial candidate in 2010
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 31, 2007
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Cicione remains odds-on favorite as new GOP chair

Giovanni Cicione says he has not learned of any rivals since recently winning the support of Governor Donald L. Carcieri.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 21, 2007
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Coast to coast

Monstrous’ stealthy rise on the independent music scene has gone largely unnoticed, mainly because the trio has made most of its progress out of town, specifically in Portland, Oregon.
 Monstrous go west, find their sound, and return
By BOB GULLA  |  December 12, 2006
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A very local holiday

Gifts from the kitchen at this time of year are always welcome, and if it’s someone else’s kitchen (a miller, a mapler, a biscotti-baker), so much the better!
A gourmand’s guide to delectable food gifts
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 07, 2006


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Déjà vu all over again for RI GOP

Lincoln Chafee should be the next head of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
Carcieri faces failure in having fostered a real two-party system
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 15, 2006
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The simple pleasures of throwing dung

For city dwellers who aren’t satisfied by weekly trips to the farmer’s market, the Washington County Fair is our annual destination to re-connect with the land.
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By ERICA SAGRANS  |  August 24, 2006
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Capital power

In 2002, it was no mere coincidence that David N. Cicilline’s Providence mayoral campaign placed its campaign headquarters on Elmwood Avenue, in the heart of the capital city’s Latino community.
Providence remains the political base for RI’s Latinos
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  August 17, 2006
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RI goes (a little) green

As Rhode Islanders shed their heavy coats and wel­come spring, chances are they won’t remember this past fall and winter for the relatively mild weather.
Surging energy costs are leading the state to tap alternative sources once viewed as flaky or unproven
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  April 12, 2006