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Set Clocks Back One Hour — DST Ends

Daylight saving time ends tonight, the first Sunday in November, at 2am. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour. It’s the law! (The enforcement arm of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is a joke — no tanks, no drones.) So who


Athenaeum Closed For Two-Week Summer Break

Bummer. It’s only a couple of weeks though. The Providence Athenaeum will be closed for their annual August break today through Sunday, August 16th. For those new to the area, the Providence Athenaeum is a public library. To take out books and such you must


Thayer B & J — Free Cone Day

(4.14) Through 8pm tonight Tuesday free ice cream cone at the east side Ben & Jerry’s. Thayer Street between Angell and Waterman.

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SonofaB*#%! — Filing A Pothole Damage Claim

You have seven days. The Providence City Clerk has the info and related pdf’s. Pothole claims must be filed within seven (7) days from that of the incident! If it is your intention to file a claim against the City of Providence for alleged injuries

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Julian’s New Brunch Hours

Heads up, Julian’s is now opening at 8am for Saturday and Sunday brunch. And check out the amazing circular bench with little individual seats out on the sidewalk. Genius design but impossible to photograph so here’s the horse. Brunch, 8am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday,

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Niche Marketing Doesn't Get Much Nichier

You can’t enter East Side Market without going by the magazine racks. Give it a quick scan next time and try to imagine the market research that led to this odd selection of periodicals. Perhaps there is a huge marlin fishing subculture somewhere around here

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Snow Update

Oh just park anywhere. (Actually, firemen are busy digging out the fire hydrants. Feel free to pitch in with that effort; the life you save may be your own.) Governor Chafee has declared a statewide travel ban for the day so just stay home and

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Dems Inauguration Viewing Party

(1.21) The Rhode Island Democratic Committee is throwing an Inauguration Day viewing party Monday at Rick’s Roadhouse. The President will actually be sworn in today, January 20th, at noon as required by the Constitution, but when that date falls on a Sunday they do it

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Get A Flu Shot

Do it for the herd. The Rhode Island Department of Health reports that the number of flu cases has skyrocketed.  According to the Providence Journal there’s more than one strain out there; People who have had their flu shot, health officials said, can still get

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No Bunting On Broadway

Just so’s ya know, there is an ‘Obama for President’ headquarters in Providence, but it’s not one of those places where you can drop in and get cool merch like buttons, lanyards, and bumper stickers. Obviously the campaign shouldn’t be wasting money in Rhode Island

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Viking Invasion (Empire Street Strikes Back)

Dennis McNett from Wolfbat Studios in Brooklyn will be the Artist in Residence for Foo Fest. McNett and the AS220 Industries will be building an elaborate Viking Vessel covered in screen/woodblock prints, laser cut embellishments, and theatrics that will be paraded throughout the streets during

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This Just In — Clocks Aren’t Real And Time Is An Illusion

Daylight saving time ends at 2am, Sunday, November 6th — set your clocks back one hour if you must, but it’s all totally bogus. Learn why in ‘The Illusion of Time’ the second installment of the new NOVA series The Fabric of the Cosmos this

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Old New Red Bridge Turning Orange

Contrary to all outward appearances this bridge is still open to traffic. If you slow down and scoot around the right end of the orange barrier you can keep going straight and access the exits that take you to Massasoit Avenue or North Broadway in

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Who Wants To Hear Rock At 7AM Sunday Morning

Or Sugar Ray. . . ever?  The Dose received several press releases for this weird Sunday morning hybrid event, but as soon as I saw the word ‘marathon’ I took a pass. But now that I see the race described — and examine the road

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How To Throw Out A Mattress

The Providence Public Works Department offers city residents two options for proper mattress and box spring disposal. Beginning August 1, Providence residents and property owners can dispose of their old mattresses and box springs directly at the Department of Public Works Convenience Center, 700 Allens