Recycle-A-Bike Yard Sale Saturday

Bike Yard Sale — Those interested in finding a new inexpensive bike, or getting parts for the one they already own should check out the Recycle-A-Bike yard sale on Saturday. Find a metal accoutrement for artistic inspiration, a quality vintage piece, a hard-to-replace part, or a new bike to fit your life. There is a …

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Get the Lead Out!

The Providence Water Supply Board (PWSB) has embarked on Phase III of the Lead Service Replacement (LSR) project. The purpose: to replace lead public side service lines (those lines that connect the home’s plumbing to the main water line) with copper.  Consumption of lead in drinking water can result in serious health risks. According to …

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Power to the People

People’s Power and Light (PP and L), a local non-profit dedicated to ‘making energy more affordable and sustainable’, is holding its annual meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 6pm at Save the Bay Center.  The meeting agenda is dominated by a panel discussion entitled “Federal Stimulus Funds and State Funds for Sustainable Energy”. PP …

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Just What’s So Damned Strange About This Place, Anyway?

I’ve always had trouble isolating and articulating that essentially-Providence je ne sais quoi. Might it just be the summation of a million little weird things? We got this request, and thought we’d ask you folks for help: Hello! Over at the Office of Public Engagement at RISD, we are starting to build an archive project …

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