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The Upside Down?

It’s where the Benny’s used to be. The final episode of the new season of “Stranger Things” was released today, and roughly 15 minutes into ‘The Piggyback’ you will see this young man taking target practice at dummies in the dark. (Don’t worry, no spoilers. I have no idea what’s going on. I don’t even …

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Governor’s Cup At Brown

(9.18) The grounds crew puts the finishing touches around the newly-installed artificial turf at Brown Stadium in anticipation of this weekend’s Governor’s Cup, the annual Brown vs. URI football game. The Brown Daily Herald announced last June: Brown athletics announced Tuesday that the playing surface at Brown stadium will be upgraded to artificial turf prior …

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‘Knock It Off’ Tee Gets NYT Bump

I was not expecting a New York Times column about the clash between Governors Cuomo and Raimondo to include comments from Frog & Toad owner, Asher Schofield! Frank Bruni had noted that locals were giving her high grades for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis. (NYT 4.3.20) She’s also being validated by novelty clothing. A …

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Go Rams!

And let’s hear it for Land Grant Colleges! Given what we are learning about the pernicious effects of money in the world of Ivy League sports, how about cheering for a school you don’t have to bribe your way into! The Rams will be playing St. Bonnies (17-15) at 1pm today on CBSS. Player of …

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cartoon by Randall Munroe

“Size of Rhode Island” Comparison Gets Scientific

Rhode Islanders are no strangers to comparisons of objects to the size of our state. Our diminutive 1,212 square miles of quirk has been fodder for jokes for years. Thus, it’s refreshing to have scientist Randall Munroe, who pens the webcomic XKCD, use the power of “the size of Rhode Island” for good (kind of). …

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Go Rams!

We beat the Hens. We beat the Great Danes. Bring on the Huskies! The URI Rams are 2-0 going into today’s game against Connecticut, streaming at noon on ESPN3. Providence residents may not be aware that they can beef up their home team wardrobe here in town at the URI Campus Shop in the old …

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‘RI Clam Shacks’ — Meet The Authors

(8.19) Clam cakes do not travel well. To maintain that light crusty crunch, they must be eaten on site . . . straight out of the fryolator . . . with a view of the ocean if possible. And we’re not talking fancy air-conditioned restaurants — you want a clam shack. Fortunately we have plenty …

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No Criminal Charges In 38 Studios Case

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and State Police Col. Steven O’Donnell have announced there will be no criminal charges stemming from their four-year investigation of the 38 Studios video-game debacle. (ProJo 7.30.16) O’Donnell told the crowd of reporters gathered at state police headquarters that 146 people had been interviewed, including the 2010 state legislature, except for …

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Welcome To The Patrick T. Conley Book Barn

The Rhode Island State House Visitor Center opened last December just down the hall from the Charter Museum. While the shop carries the expected assortment of postcards, prints, and state-themed tchotchkes, the bookshelves are overwhelmingly devoted to the works of “Historian Laureate”* Patrick T. Conley; I counted at least 15 different titles in large multiples. …

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