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The best things in life are free (or at least inexpensive)

Rhode Island has a lot going against it. The state ranks last or close to last in most economic indicators. Taxes are high and jobs are scarce. Our most prominent cultural export may be Pauly D.
Cheap thrills
By VICTOR PAUL ALVAREZ  |  January 25, 2013

Here's the essence of Rhode Island

Long after you've left the state in search of greener pastures and cheaper taxes, there will come a time when you have to explain to a child, lover, friend, or therapist why you chose to attend school in Rhode Island.
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By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 27, 2012

That sense of entitlement

I read myriad newspapers. I also listen to radio and television news reports (with an affinity for the BBC, which has always seemed to know how to do broadcast news).
Musing on “me, now, more”; hope in RI; marriage doesn’t need defending
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 22, 2011
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The best of Providence's mobile cuisine

These are the gems of this growing biz. If you’re already a regular at these places, sorry for the bigger line this time tomorrow. If you’re a rook, enjoy.
Truck nuts
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011
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Tiny Showcase grapples with a market gone big

Jon Buonaccorsi stands alongside a large, rectangular table and plays with a series of flat, wooden pieces that, when assembled, make for an arty little pizza shop that might look sharp on your mantle.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 25, 2011

Café Nuovo

Café Nuovo is one of those places you go to celebrate.
A celebratory eating adventure
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2010


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Party like it’s 2010

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. So to help you make this one count, here are some sure-thing NYE happenings, and some suggestions for the first day of '1
Get your New Year’s Eve on — and hit the ground running on New Year’s Day
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010
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Art for money's sake

This weekend, hundreds of arts marketing gurus and administrators from across the nation will descend upon the Creative Capital, aka Providence, for a four-day (October 30-November 2) national gath-ering entitled “CollaborACTION!”
Marketing dept.
By RICHARD ASINOF  |  October 30, 2009