Moshassuck — Where The Moose Watered

Providence hasn’t fared too badly the past two days. Despite the shrill “flash flood warning” that blared from my phone at 2:35am, the remnants of Hurricane Ida did not unload on us the way it has elsewhere. The scope of this disaster (and all the others) will take months to assess . . . if …

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Roger Williams Creates The “Freest Place On Earth”

Should you head out into the storm today think of Roger Williams who spent 14 weeks surviving outdoors in just such conditions — exposed, hungry, and wearing 17th-century boots. Following his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his “new and dangerous opinions,” Roger learned he was to be deported back to England, and headed …

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City Residents Jonesing For Salt

Just as in ancient Rome, salt is becoming a precious commodity around these parts. Transportation officials around the state are scrambling to replace dwindling supplies of road salt. ABC6 News reported yesterday, While the state DOT was getting new sand deliveries today, the salt supply is running out. Transportation officials insist they ordered enough salt, …

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Brown/URI Basketball Moved Up To 6pm

(1.2) The Brown Athletic Department reports; Due to the impending snow event, the game time of the 155th men’s basketball meeting between Brown and Rhode Island scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, January 2 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, has been changed to 6pm. Tickets can be purchased here or in-person on Thursday at the Pizzitola Sports …

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Congress Serves Up Pork With Disaster Relief

First the bad news: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just issued its outlook for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season* and they are forecasting “an active or extremely active season this year.” Now the good news: Last night on “All In with Chris Hayes” the host (Brown ’01 B.A. Philosophy) discussed the problems the …

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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 eat your food. Zappa plays Zappa at Lupo’s has been …

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Branding The Weather

I think we can forget about the ‘Weekend in Music’ feature this week. Known cancellations: AS220 has cancelled all activities for Friday and Saturday; the Met has postponed the Friday Neighborhoods show to April 27; Firehouse 13 has postponed Friday’s Madball; Fête has postponed its Mardi Gras party. Does any of this really need to …

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Bruno Holds Down The Fort

Boy, the Brown students sure picked the wrong week to go home for Christmas. First the Brown victory over PC and now this. Come back everybody, these snowballs* aren’t going to throw themselves. Fun fact: the first Brown University bear mascot — a live bear, in 1905 — was named Helen. *Primo stuff out there.

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