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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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Alex And Ani, And One Of These (¥Øξ), And Energy, And . . .

. . .  you know . . . empowerment!!! Also getting the job done journalism-wise is Phil Eil over at the Providence Phoenix with his cover story of the rapidly expanding Alex and Ani empire (“It’s Alex and Ani’s State . . .”). When this business first showed up on our radar nobody wanted to

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Rhody Foursome Heading To World Yo-Yo Contest

[youtube]XODzHhU1SIU[/youtube] When did yo-yo get so cool. If the four guys I saw at WaterFire that time are any indication, the current practitioners of “competitive” yo-yo have a distinctly ‘Dog Town and Z-Boys’ vibe that I find very agreeable. Clearly music is an integral part of what they do. Seen here is Graeme Steller who,

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Atlas To Moonrise Kingdom

Thank you David Scharfenberg! You have performed an invaluable service for Rhode Island movie-goers everywhere. Check out “New Penzance = Rhode Island” in today’s Providence Phoenix for Scharf’s map to the locations Wes Anderson used in the film “Moonrise Kingdom” (with interesting tidbits). Anderson’s New Penzance is a hodgepodge of many Rhode Island treasures: Lincoln

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We’re Here, We’re Deciduous, Get Used To It

Sure, the maples will spread their limbs for anyone* but to tarnish the entire forest canopy? Sir, you offend me. Like most Rhode Islanders I get really excited when the state gets mentioned on the TV (global warming is going to be huge for us, iceberg-wise) and last night we made David Letterman’s Top Ten

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Rhode Island SOS — Same Old S#*t

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis interviewed only one person for the position as his $43,321-a-year executive assistant. That must have been one heck of an interview. Of course Eleuterio Patriarca had a great reference — his brother-in-law John Fleming, Ralph Mollis’s chief of staff. This affront comes hard on the heels of the still-to-be-resolved

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