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A bit of pleasant news as the session begins

As everybody knows, the state budget is a mess. But one glimmer of hope as the session gets underway: A ton of Reps and Senators (Dems and Repubs) have been approaching me about various posts on this blog and rifuture encouraging the vigorous development of renewable energy in Rhode Island, and suggesting that we position

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Potential RI wind projects making national news

Hint, hint, Powers-That-Be (greater than this lowly freshman’s): More national news today about the potential mega-wind developments in Rhode Island. If we get this much attention for talking about moving the projects forward, imagine how psyched people would be if we actually pushed them forward! SUGAR LAND, TX–(Marketwire – December 27, 2007) – Researched by

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It’s weird that we’re not in the “News of the Weird” more often

  Needless to say, “Weird” and “Rhode Island” are synonymous — more great press for the Ocean State: The Rhode Island Department of Health fined Rhode Island Hospital $50,000 in November because three doctors so far this year have performed neurosurgery on the wrong side of the patients’ brains. (Two patients survived.)

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Great news for the local economy!

A couple from Swansea apparently won last month’s big-ass powerball jackpot, likely yielding a whole new crop of local “believers” who will squander even more dough than they already do.Lottos suck: They’re super-regressive — far more so than casinos — and while people should be able to gamble, the state shouldn’t actively try to dupe

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Mystery Solved

LAAAAAADY…. just move the car. Speaking of doppelgangers…. when the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is being run by Jerry Lewis, whaddya expect? A cover story in today’s ProJo about ‘The Storm’ indicates that RIEMA director, Robert Warren, has been canned. Now, how do we fire the thousands of Rhode Island drivers who really bolloxed

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Thank god for as220

This week’s highlights: Geek Dinner Rhode Island’s digital innovators connect, collaborate, swap stories and spit in this casual monthly forum. Infoprenuers are the future, kid – get with it. Wednesday, 12/19 5:30-9pm FREE 12-Hour 2007 Winter Solstice Celebration featuring The United Space Rock Coalition The all-local-all-star band that recently backed up Damo Suzuki rings in

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The Malcontent: You’re Doin’ a Heckuva Job, Rhody

Now that we’ve all settled in to weather the storm, made it through the traffic, and thawed out the starving, urine-soaked children, it’s time to reflect on the way Rhode Islanders reacted with characteristic aplomb and grace under fire to a winter storm that, while unusual in its speed and intensity, is not entirely outside

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