He Said ‘Rhode Island’ On The TV

In an NBC Evening News report on an image from Mars featuring the (possible) meteorite NASA has dubbed ‘Block Island’, Brian Williams compared the look of the scene to “one of those beautiful Rhode Island beaches”, whereas the scientists had meant nothing of the sort but merely thought it looked like a block. (Mars picture

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Truth and Reconciliation

One important impetus for the passage of the “Plantations” ballot measure is already manifesting: It’s illuminating the history that many opponents of the amendment’s passage are so worried about “erasing.”  (And which many don’t even know.)  It will facilitate, state-wide, the sort of conversations that were generated by Brown’s Slavery and Justice Commission. Great op-ed

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Potholes 2.0

Perhaps you have recently driven towards the Point Street Bridge under 195. It’s surprising that cars are able to make it through that minefield of potholes with their frames still intact, let alone bicycles.  SeeClickFix is a Google Map that allows people to report city problems (like potholes) and tag them geographically. According to The

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First in War, Last in Peace

Don’t forget to eat a Johnnycake or light some fireworks before Rhode Island Independence Day is over. It was just 233 years ago that the beloved General Assembly declared our independence from the tyrannical British: § 25-2-1  Rhode Island Independence Day. – The fourth day of May in each and every year is established, in this

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